This is a lovely light ruby / dark amber colour with a small but rich and creamy head that lasts. I was struck by a mouthwatering fruity malty smell as it was being poured.
It does indeed have a very nice taste, perfectly malty and mellow. I got a distinct taste of dark fruit, perhaps black cherries and an unusual, but pleasant, aftertaste of dark chocolate.
This would be a lovely winter warmer ale and as I live in the North East, Ale be seeing you again!
Brewed by Sambrooks Brewery, London