A recipe from the Barclay Perkins archive, and a link to a brewing tradition that was huge in London, and made London famous, for over 200 years. And it's black, not brown. This is not a beast of a beer, despite the abv. It is round and smooth. Gentle. Well behaved. You could introduce it happily to your mother-in-law. All cream and chocolate after the cocoa aroma, then leading to dark fruits, dried fruits, raisin, fig, prune. Even plum. Some sour berries. And the longest finish of herbal bitterness, with hints of lightly roasted coffee.
9.5% ABV. 330ml.