Really nice surprise! It’s quite a light coloured ale so didn’t expect such a rich flavour. Can definitely taste a bit of brandy or toffee in this.
Great beer, plus it has a great story…
When Nelson was killed at Trafalgar his body was preserved in a cask of brandy during the trip back to England. Legend has it that thirsty sailors snuck drinks from the cask carrying Nelsons corpse. This gave rise to the phrase for illicit drinking, “Tapping the Admiral”.
It’s amazing how many beers Shepherd Neame actually sell!