Double Stout | Hook Norton Brewery Co. Ltd.

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3.91/5
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152 Ratings
Double StoutDouble Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hook Norton Brewery Co. Ltd.
England, United Kingdom
hooknortonbrewery.co.uk

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Todd on 09-18-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,381
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
152
pDev:
10.49%
 
 
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12
Gots:
9
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Photo of JonnoWillsteed
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
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>

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beginner2
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Photo of drmeto
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L:
-pours the darkest of brown with very faint ruby tinges and a big,foamy,beige head
S:
-spicy,grassy,coffee,zest,plums,dark chocolate
T:
-nutty,coffee,spicy,grassy,plums,licorice,brown sugar,raisins,black bread
F:
-medium carbonation
-medium body
Very full-bodied for a 5% Stout
O:
I don't think a regular Stout can be much better than this

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Photo of Spike
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 500ml bottle.

L: Black with a sliver of ruby edging. Massive, four fingers of khaki foam leaves sheets of lacing.

S: Roasted coffee, chocolate & wood smoke. Not overdone.

T: Roasted malts, coffee, spicy bitterness. Very subtle sweetness.

F: Medium body with a soft texture and solid carbonation. Very dry finish.

O: An enjoyable, highly drinkable, low ABV, smokey and very dry stout. Hoppy & bitter rather than a rich and smooth but I’m ok with that.

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Photo of risenz
3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 123321123321
4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pchalkius
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stephenlee
3.61/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of captaincoffee
3.46/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

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Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vinicole
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cask conditioned. The Reindeer Inn Banbury.
Very dark brown. Thick and dense cream head. Looks delicious.
Aroma of toasted bread with chocolate spread.
Robust coffee with a light bitter finish.
Rather thin but smooth due to the manner dispensed.
Just how an everyday stout should be.

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Photo of steverx8
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maxist
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cydrman
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of wrightst
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of WillWillows
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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Double Stout from Hook Norton Brewery Co. Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 152 ratings