Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Hook Norton Brewery Double Stout

The Hook Norton Brewery is in Oxfordshire, U.K. and has been brewing since 1849, and their brewery is still powered by a steam engine.  Their beers are considered "real" English ales by CAMRA (the British organization, Campaign for Real Ale).

This 4.8% ABV beer pours densely black, with a massive, towering head of light brown foam.  The aroma is dark roasted malt, smokey, chocolatey.  The taste is a delicious dark cocoa, dark roasted malt.  The finish is dry with no off-putting tart notes.  This is a deep, rich, delicious stout.

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