This is the area where the borders between ale and lager start to muddle. Not as rich as a 7.5% ale would be but that allows you to get the hops. And you’re prepared to accept the cold and the gas a bit more. For a big brewery offering that is very goodEarned the Crisp as Day (Level 4) badge! Earned the 2X (Level 71) badge!
Had this back in 2016 but this seems to be an entirely different beast. Less ‘ruby’ and more ‘near black’ it tastes like a caramelly bitter but feels more like a dark ale without any sharp edges. Absolutely loving my first non-Torrside cask at Shrub Club.