Look at that lovely perfect thick frothy head and delicious deep toffee amber colour. It also has a lovely malty smell so I couldn't wait to dive in.
There is a multitude of flavours bursting out of this one: toffee, fruits, biscuit, malt and spices. I really didn't expect something quite so pleasant from the unremarkably labelled bottle. Jail Ale looks like a bitter but there is no metallic aftertaste, just a lip smacking delicious creamy flavour. There is a slight aftertaste but it's more a strong bitter citrus rather than the metallic tang I would have expected. The head is so thick that it leaves tremendous lacing on the glass.
As I drank more I noticed more sweetness but the aftertaste also became more prominent and I'm not sure I can get away with it. I feel like I have sucked the pith of a lemon, although I did stop noticing it after a while. First impressions were good but it was slightly spoilt by the overpowering citrus as I supped.
Brewed by Dartmoor Brewery, Princetown