If there were complaints to be had about the otherwise highly drinkable Trooper collaboration between Iron Maiden and Stockport’s Robinson’s Brewery, it would be that (a) it isn’t dark enough, and (b) it isn’t strong enough. Both these errors are corrected in the new Red ‘n’ Black limited edition, released today.
Named after a track on the band’s most recent album The Book of Souls, it comes in at a tasty sounding 6.8% and has – if photos are to be believed – a curious but appealing red and black colour, and has a “caramel backbone” and a “liquorice and honey character”, according to the brewers.
Designed by Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, the beer is unfortunately unlikely to be as widely avaialable as Trooper, but can be ordered in cases here. If we manage to get hold of any (hint, hint, Robinsons) then we’ll let you know what it is like.