Notes taken from England trip, July 2007 – thanks Chris! Sometimes appears as 300 Year Old Ale, sometimes as Battle of Britain Ale.
NIce, mid-dark brown pour with a creamy head and nice lace. Good caramel notes with some light nut. Mouthfeel is average. Dry fruits, hop finish.
I don’t think that this is very well described as an Old Ale at all. Lacks the true sweetness and heaviness required for that style. As such this might be better described as an ESB. This didn’t take away my enjoyment, I just thought it was a little misplaced in terms of style.
IN short, a nice simple, English bitter.