Thursday, 24 January 2008

Review: Double Stout

Double Stout from Hook Norton Brewery Co. Ltd.
Rating: A-

Appearance: very dark, deep garnet in color. Two finger, off-white head that exhibits excellent retention and lacing. Bottle is well-presented, with helpful tasting and pairing notes. Either the label has changed since the picture was posted, or it's a different label on each side of the Atlantic.

Smell: iced coffee aroma, with a bit of toast. smells great, with a bit of malt sweetness (cocoa?) in the background as well

Taste: brown bread, coffee, decent hop backbone. dark fruits in the middle, cocoa shows up at the swallow and resolves to a smooth, easy finish. the best British beer I've had since I arrived here, I think.

Mouthfeel: moderate body, good carbonation

Drinkability: High! Recommended. Only problem is it's from Oxfordshire instead of Cambridgeshire :)

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-24-2008 19:49:33

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