It's black and it's 6 percent in alcohol, so you may well be surprised when you put a glass of Prancing Pony's Black Ale to your lips as it's a light-bodied and rather easy-drinking affair. Designed to appeal "equally well to lovers of stouts, porters and dark ales" by the brewer, it's perhaps best thought of as having the colour of a stout, some of the dark malt flavours of a stout and porter and the light body and floral hops of a dark ale. There's a "late, lingering, moderate bitterness to balance the initial sweetness", with those in the know suggesting it's great with slow cooked meat dishes like shanks, beef cheeks, stews and bakes.
- Black Ale
- 35 IBU