Beers as good as 1845 remain few and far between. I think of this as a classic English bitter. It’s a dark beer, with loads and loads of taste and complexity, but above all else it has SUBTLETY! Beers like this aren’t brewed much in the USA, where the liking is still for beers of this nature to be either enormously hopped or have massive ABV’s.
The aroma starts the experience. It reminds me of Celebrator Dopplebock, with layer after layer of fruity alcohol. The first tastes are all encomposing because they give you everything! You get the warm alcohol, the deep rich malt, a little bitterness, then the refreshing blast – it’s all there.
The look is stunning, ruby red highlights agaianst a mahogany backdrop with the perfect head. The head lingers – it looks like you are drinking real beer! For me, although this is not necessarily perfect, it’s a beer that I consider to represent everything a beer should be. Deep and satisfying. Enjoy.