I didn't need to taste this to know I'd like it! A strong ale that glows a lovely deep dark ruby in the glass and I got an aroma of treacle as I poured it. It has a reasonable head that reduces quite quickly but my first sip was DIVINE!!! There are so many flavours evident in each mouthful: treacle, dark red fruit (perhaps cherries), liquorice and a hint of chocolate.
This is a dark and decadent ale and Ale definitely be seeing you again, Old Peculier!
Brewed by Theakston, Ripon