This beer was brewed to commemorate 'Black Tom' who fought in the English Civil war Battle of Winceby in Lincolnshire.
Like a moth to a flame, I was drawn to this dark ruby beer and I wasn't disappointed. You can just see the dark ruby glow in my photograph and it is very dark - it looks almost stout-like.
My first taste was like eating a bag of liquorice allsorts - not overpowering by any means, but enough to tell you with your eyes closed that you were drinking a dark ale. The label states spicy notes but I found it a bit more fruity than spicy. It's not overly fizzy, there's no nasty aftertaste and the head clings to the glass until the last drop. A perfect dark ale.
If you like stout and porter you will love this! It's going on my shopping list.
Brewed by Batemans in Lincolnshire