BREWED BY: Daleside Brewery Ltd, Camwal Road, Harrogate, HG1 4PT www.dalesidebrewery.com
AVAILABILITY: Generally available, all year round; bottled variety also available.
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 5.3% (1 pint = 3.0 UK units)
APPEARANCE: Dark mahogany in colour with a thin, white, short-lived head.
FLAVOUR: Rich and malty; sweet but not overly so; slightly spiced and subtly hopped so that only a background bitterness is detectable. Hints of dates and raisins are evident in the aftertaste. Very, very moreish.
APPEAL: REGULAR. Rich, smooth and semi-sweet; seems to caress the tongue.