A beautiful dark amber coloured ale with a typical bitter style thick creamy head. It has a lovely hoppy aroma on pouring and I can actually smell the pepper that it mentions on the label. It does have a lovely crisp taste with a malty kick in the aftertaste. The carbonation is perfect making it a nice smooth pint and exactly what you would expect in a traditional bitter. The head is quite a revelation as it doesn't just lace, it actually sticks to the side of the glass. I'll need a brillo pad to get it off - both the glass and my upper lip!
A very nice bitter that leaves little bursts of flavour on my tongue between every sip.
Brewed by Butcombe Brewery, Bristol