This is a full, malty beer with nutty overtones and dark chocolate character well-balanced with classic English hops. Perfect for settling down next to the fire on a cold, snowy day, perhaps with a slice of Christmas fruitcake.
It has a dark orange colour and Fuller’s typical interplay of appetising flavours: in this case, fruity yeastiness; earthy, herbal hoppiness; and a big, firm, nutty, sweetness that suggests crystal malt. Slips down with perilous ease. My choice to welcome this new year, at my local pub.