BREWED BY: Lymestone Brewery, The Old Brewery, Mount Road, Stone, Staffordshire ST15 8LL www.lymestonebrewery.co.uk
AVAILABILITY: Generally available, year round.
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 5.4% (1 pint = 3.1 UK units)
APPEARANCE: Very dark brown, almost black, but with ruby coloured tones. Head is thinnish and cream coloured.
FLAVOUR: Bitter-sweet with a roasted, almost burnt malt bitterness blended with vine fruit sweetness and citrus fruit tang.
APPEAL: FREQUENT. A dark ale, with hints of a dry stout (though not quite as bitter,) or of a porter.