This is a creamy, full bodied malty brew, satisfyingly rich with distinct caramel and coffee notes. A combination of crystal and roasted malts give the stout its deep, dark flavour topped of with a creamy, thick tan head. Unlike some stouts, it isn't overly bitter due to careful use of traditional English hop varieties in the brewhouse. Winner of the CAMRA Winter Beer festival in Derby 2013. In WW2 Ratliffe's Stout was sent out as a gift by Phipps to the Northamptonshire Regiment who were a part of the Desert Rats and they continued to supply the regiment as they fought through North Africa and Italy.