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Double Stout - Hook Norton Brewery Co. Ltd.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

128 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 9
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hook Norton Brewery Co. Ltd. visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Stout |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-18-2003)
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3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue IV:

Calling your beer a "Double Stout" is quite deceiving to the US market--where double means big (alcohol) and bold (flavors). We're not sure why they call it this ... let's just find out.

Rich, dark brown in color. Nearly opaque with some ruby hues and topped with a creamy tan head that's got some legs. Toasty aroma, hint of brown bread with mineral and metal beneath. Smooth on the palate, with a nice, rounded but surprisingly light-bodied consistency. Touch of acrid notes in the front that taste like weak coffee, followed by a soft residual sweetness and distinct toasty malt character. Faint notes of bitter chocolate, dollop of caramel as things warm and more toasty notes. Touch of grass, floral pith, rough leaf around the edges, but no real bitterness. Mostly acrid, but nothing overwhelming. Brown breads and crusts toward the finish, which goes bone dry. Grainy linger.

A solid brew with a lot of flavor (meets the bold criteria, at least in part), but why this is a "Double Stout" remains a mystery.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2010 14:34:32 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Double Stout from Hook Norton Brewery Co. Ltd.
87 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.