Scheduled to launch this September this will be the third beer in the worldwide phenomenon that is Robinsons Brewery's beery tie-up with rockers Iron Maiden.

 

The limited edition brew, which follows last year's Trooper 666 seasonal offer, is a porter based on a very early Robinsons recipe first brewed in the 1850s.

It was designed by Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson and head brewer Martyn Weeks and takes its name from both the colour of the beer, which glows read when held up to the light, and the song "The Red and the Black" from Iron Maiden's 2015 album, The Book of Souls.

""I like tasting outside the box. Stouts and porters were virgin territory for me so I just went by feel," said Bruce.

"Martyn and I hope we have created a new take on a classic beer and one which I hope will tickle the taste buds of ale fans in a pleasantly unexpected way."

The beer weighs in at 6.8 per cent ABV in bottle or 5.8 per cent in cask, which makes it the strongest beer in the range to date.

Read Bruce Dickinson's exclusive blog for Inapub here.