Double Stout | Hook Norton Brewery Co. Ltd.

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BA SCORE
3.9/5
Very Good
151 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:
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Added by Todd on 09-18-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,586
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
151
pDev:
10.51%
Bros Score:
3.65
 
 
Wants:
12
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9
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4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beginner2
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.

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Photo of drmeto
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
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
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 500ml bottle.

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

S: Wood, coffee & chocolate. Not overdone.

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

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

O: An enjoyable, highly drinkable, low ABV, smooth but bitter stout. My favourite beer from Hook Norton.

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Photo of risenz
3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pchalkius
4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of captaincoffee
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.

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Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vinicole
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
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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3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Chemister
4.25/5  rDev +9%

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Double Stout from Hook Norton Brewery Co. Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 151 ratings