Just kegged this up. Here's the recipe I used:
69.8% Maris Otter 6.82#
10 Munich 1.01
5 Aromatic .5
5 Caramunich .52
5 Crystal 90 .52
2.5 Special B .26
2.5 Chocolate .31
.2 Black patent 13g
35g Fuggle pellets (4.2%) - 60min
24g Fuggle pellets (4.2%) - 0min (steeped for 10min before turning on chiller)
I had crazy efficiency on this batch so my OG was 1.051 with an FG of 1.019.
I'm not saying this is a Newcastle clone but it's in that range, with some extra flavor. Aroma is roasty and earthy, like mushrooms, leaves, dark chocolate, and a grainy mash. Mouthfeel is pretty light, which contributes to its drinkability and thirst quenching. It starts with a light sweetness up front which turns to a bready roast at the back of the palate. The English hop character is present throughout (very impressed with the results of the hop steeping). There isn't a lot of caramel sweetness - it's more complex than that. Again, the sweetness is like a dark chocolate - subtle and complex but noticeable. Heavily toasted bread crust is also a good descriptor.
I just want to emphasize that this is in no way cloyingly sweet. I'm sure some people are having heart attacks out there because of the amount of crystal malt as well as the "high" FG, but I invite you over to the dark side where we love crystal and especially love malty English yeast strains.