Double Stout
Hook Norton Brewery Co. Ltd.

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Hook Norton Brewery Co. Ltd.
England, United Kingdom
English Stout
Ranked #29
Ranked #16,146
3.9 | pDev: 10.51%
Jun 06, 2023
Sep 18, 2003
Notes: A blend of malts gives Double Stout a character all of its own. Black malt enriches the colour and teases the palate with an unmistakable ‘toast’ flavour. Brown malt gives it the dryness.
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Rated: 3.87 by Dethark from England

Jun 06, 2023
Rated: 3.06 by stephenlee93 from England

Feb 25, 2023
Rated: 3.93 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Mar 04, 2022
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Reviewed by James94 from England

4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
L: Dark, with lighter hints towards the bottom of the glass. Good lacing.
S: Chocolate, toffee, caramel, coffee, fudge, wheat, dark fruits
T: Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, coffee, raisins, treacle
F: Slightly overcarbonted, medium-to-well bodied

O: 4.5
Jan 18, 2022
Rated: 4.59 by Daneve76 from Australia

Jun 07, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
500 ml bottle conditioned, will soon be available at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 4.8%. Black colour, moderate beige head. Pleasant mildly roasty aroma, notes of mild coffee, dark chocolate and woodwork, a hint of liquorice. The medium dry flavour has the same elements as the aroma. I don’t know what makes this a "double" stout, but it is nice enough to drink anyway.
Apr 19, 2021
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Reviewed by flyingpig from Scotland

3.42/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe (£2.29):
Very deep & opaque chestnut to mahogany with with half cm, thin tan head that's wavy & thick, covering the surface well with a few bubbles through it. Roasted malts & chocolate come through initially with some faint smoked notes & a little sugar without anything dominating then light coffee & an earthy bitterness see things out. The roasted malts are stronger with the taste, I got some coffee & an earthy bitterness, dark chocolate around the middle then light smoked flavours to finish. It's smooth with a medium body & decent balance, it was a fairly standard stout that could've been a little fuller. 
Dec 03, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by Stengelfoot from California

Mar 26, 2020
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L- It's after dark this evening and I've just a reading light on, held up right near the bulb it's pitch black except for at the junction of the side/bottom where I can see glimpses of deep chestnut/red. Pours with 5-10MM dark beige head that holds well.
S- Chocolate and coffee.
T- Roasty-toasty, chocolate, smoke galore. It doesn't seem to have that thin [watery] yet bitter edge common in the mega-brewery stouts, which is the reason I usually simply avoid stout. This is entirely different, so much better it's very surprsing, I hadn't realised stout could be like this.
M- slightly to the rich-side of the dry>
Nov 05, 2018
Rated: 4.08 by TheCrowsEye from California

May 03, 2018
Rated: 3 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Aug 12, 2016
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Reviewed on the "1001" list, it should be there.
This was an enjoyable and pleasant stout that many American brewers should try to emulate. In my book a stout can be both extreme and good if the brewer is talented. But to improve our chances of finding balance, stouts should be like Hook Norton's.
Jul 16, 2016
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Reviewed by drmeto from Germany

3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
-pours the darkest of brown with very faint ruby tinges and a big,foamy,beige head
-spicy,grassy,coffee,zest,plums,dark chocolate
-nutty,coffee,spicy,grassy,plums,licorice,brown sugar,raisins,black bread
-medium carbonation
-medium body
Very full-bodied for a 5% Stout
I don't think a regular Stout can be much better than this
Jul 03, 2016
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Reviewed by Spike from England

3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
500ml bottle.
L: Black with a sliver of ruby edging. Massive, four fingers of khaki foam leaves sheets of lacing.
S: Sweet coffee, chocolate & wood smoke. Not overdone.
T: Charred malts, coffee, spicy bitterness. Very subtle sweetness.
F: Light body, almost thin, with solid carbonation and a nicely dry finish.
O: An highly drinkable, low ABV, charred, smoky, dry stout.
Dec 24, 2015
Rated: 3.55 by risenz from England

Oct 02, 2015
Rated: 4.43 by 123321123321 from Alabama

Sep 01, 2015
Rated: 4.45 by pchalkius from Germany

Aug 20, 2015
Rated: 3.61 by stephenlee from England

Jul 20, 2015
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Reviewed by captaincoffee from Virginia

3.46/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours very dark with a thick tan head and much lacing. Nose is...mostly missing. Just a little coffee and roasted grains, but not much. Taste is...did they really label this double stout? Flavor is okay, but just lacking all round. Medium mouthfeel. Not something I'll get again.
Jun 26, 2015
Rated: 3.64 by EdmundBlackadder from Ohio

May 23, 2015
Double Stout from Hook Norton Brewery Co. Ltd.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 160 ratings