Thornbridge Raven is an American style Black Ale/IPA. Although this is available here in the US, this bottle was hand delivered from merry old England. Thanks Jamie!! Strong and pungent onion hops on the nose, very west coast IPA. The taste is very complex with flavors of pine, onion/garlic, citrus, tropical fruit, bitter chocolate, hints of coffee and roasted malt. This is very well balance and it gets better as it warms with a nice long lasting bitter finish. It loses some points with me for the onion flavor, but otherwise I am impressed with the quality. This is light years from your average pub lager!