Dark and strong. Full of sweet malt character, toffee and liquorice. Chased along by a big hard hitting bitterness with blackberry, citrus and aniseed. The sort of beer to poke you in the eye and pinch your Christmas presents!
A straw-coloured bitter which initially seems sweet, but a complex dry, hoppy taste soon predominates.
Probably the best example of the traditional Black Country style of bitter. No better partner to a lunchtime snack!