Based on a recipe from a London Brewery in 1890.
Simple recipe massive taste. Dark, dark black. Oily texture. Loads of rich dried fruit and alcohol warmth rum and raisin. Then a herbal hop bitterness on top of huge lingering espresso. Hints of leather, tar, smoke, vanilla and chocolate. Roasty.
Supreme Champion, International Beer Challenge, 2011
Gold Medal at the SIBA National Brewing Awards, 2011: Supreme Champion: Best Bottled Beer in Britain