Beer Hook Norton, Double Stout, 500 ml
Beer inky black color with large froth tan.
In perfectly balanced taste of beer rich coffee and chocolate tones are supported by hints of malt, licorice, plum. The finish is dry, bitter.
The aroma of beer is dominated by notes of roasted coffee, there are subtle shades of sweet chocolate and caramel nuances of herbs, licorice and fruit.
Beer goes well with barbecue, meat (beef, pork, smoked meat, game), and with dark chocolate and desserts.
The line "Hooky" - a series of surprisingly vivid, lively and true English ales of the highest quality, created from natural ingredients that will give you pleasure in combination with a variety of meals and snacks, and without food.
Referring to a series of "Hooky" beer brewers Double Stout brewed Hook Norton ancient recipe of a century ago, which is held in the strictest confidence. The name of "Double Stout" beer get not only for the rich character, but also because in its production uses two types of malt - black and brown. Black malt gives the beer is very dark in color and enriches tantalizing aroma of roasted coffee beans and toast, familiar to fans of the English stout. Brown ale malt imparts dryness.
In 1849, John Harris moved to the town of Hook Norton in Oxfordshire, where he bought a farm of 52 hectares with a malt house, and was engaged in selling malt. Brew beer for sale Harris began only in 1856. Three years later, Hook Norton Brewery purchased a pub, in 1869 - the building closed down brewery Brewery Lane, by 1907 the brewery had already 14 houses and 4 beer, and now Hook Norton complex consists of 44 buildings.
In 1887, after the death of John Harris, plant management took over his nephew Alban Clark, who spent a global reconstruction of buildings of the brewery. By the end of the XIX century on the first floor of a new six-storey building was erected a steam engine, it still works and is one of the last remaining in the country.
Enormous interest in the brewery at the end of the XX century has pushed owners Hook Norton tourist center open to the public. Center hotel is located in Old Malt House, and he Visitors Center was officially opened by Her Royal Highness the UK. At the beginning of the XXI century has seen many changes that affect the beer market. Despite strong economic pressure and closure of many pubs, the demand for regional brewers el to a certain extent been able to reverse the general trend. Trying to keep up with the times and recognizing the need to pay closer attention to the needs of today's beer drinkers, Hook Norton brewery in 2012 restructured its product portfolio and developed a completely new, identical, recognizable label.