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.