This 4.5% ABV "Blood Red Ale" that has "Escaped from Britain" is a limited edition release from Newcastle. Originally from Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, they are now owned by Caledonian Brewery of Edinburgh, Scotland. It is brewed with rye malt.
The beer pours a dark chestnut or light mahogany in color. There is over an inch of thick off-white foam. The aroma is light caramel malt, a touch of spicy rye, with that tangy, mineral note that seems classic to all Newcastle beers. The taste is toasted and roasted malt that immediately merges into a tart fruitiness, like dark cherries. It has good flavor but drinks light and refreshing. This is one of the better of the limited releases from Newcastle. Hail Geordies!