Very full bodied, rich and sweet with a higher bitterness to provide balance. Bursting with malty, biscuity and fruit cake character from the mixture of pale, amber and crystal malts. Masses of tropical fruits and floral fragrance from the hops in particular the fragrant, floral and spicy fuggles. Very complex, rich and warming.
Big, fat and hearty dishes, followed by spicy pear pudding or a good aged cheese and a long doze in a cosy chair.