This 8.5% ABV ale is from Robinsons Brewery in Stockport, Cheshire, United Kingdom. They have been brewing since 1899 and this is their flagship ale. The beer pours a mahogany dark brown and ruby. There is a short head of light brown. The aroma is caramel, roasted malt, raisins, nutty, with a tart note of dark fruits. The taste is richly malty and follows the aromas, with lots of dark caramel and dark fruits. It has a nice tingling carbonation. It has enough bitterness to never get cloying and still has a moderately dry finish. This is an excellent English ale!