In a nutshell: A limited edition 75cl bottle of vintage strong ale from south London's Wimbledon Brewery.
The lowdown: Back in the middle ages where illiteracy was high the strength of a beer was denoted by the number of Xs - the more there were the stronger it was. The 'K' in this instance means this one is a keeper, and while delicious now, can be laid down like a fine wine and will evolve over time. It has velvety notes of rich, warming autumn fruits overlaid with hints of spice and Seville Orange with a satisfying bite on the finish.
Style - British Specialities ABV 10.0% - Very Strong
The Wimbledon area of south west London has a long history of brewing going back at least as far as the middle ages. This the current one was started in 2014 by Mark Gordon who, after a career in the City, had ambitions to brew internationally renowned English beer in the town where he lived. He recruited Derek Prentice who, through his career, has brewed at many famous London breweries including Youngs, Trumans and Fullers. The current brewery is situated close to the site of the medieval Merton Priory.
One of their aims is to emulate the quality and values of the brewery of the same name that preceded them in the nineteenth century, namely to use the best ingredients to make top quality English ales.