berkshirejohn (4956) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle from Lidl. Copper coloured with a thin, fading, white head; aroma of roasted grains; in the mouth the grains are toasty with lots of sweet caramel - not sure if I’d spot the oats if I hadn’t read the description, but once you know they are there they stand out; the finish is rather lacking, but overall this isn’t a bad "heavy" style bitter.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 06/10/12. A dark brown to chesynut coloured beer with a whitish head. A very husky oatsy beer. Highly malty and grainy. Coffee flavours. I like the malts in here. I can see this being a marmite beer, but a grainy malty beer serves me well from time to time.
deanso (6192) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thin white head. Clear ruby pour. Nice enough bitter. Subtle bitterness
zacgillbanks (2888) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Lidl, Wrekenton, Gateshead. A brown beer with a sweet toffee and red fruity flavour with a malty finish.
ralphdot (1004) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
4.0% deep amber colour with a good head, roast malt aroma, malty bitter taste, slightly too much carbonation.
rauchbier (3645) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, from Lidl, Scunthorpe. Deep chestnut, thin but lasting off white head and low condition. Gentle burnt toast, sweet malt and earthy hops in the nose, quite dry with a roasted barley note initially in the mouth with a slight caramel sweetness and a developing hoppiness that becomes quite pronounced, muted finish with a low chalky burnt note and earthy hop bitterness
undercurrent25 (1578) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy with balanced malts on the first taste, quite a complex beer with cereals and caramel on the palate
alexcandy (59) - Whitstable, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bought a bottle of this from the Shepherd Neame Brewery Store.
Aroma-Not to sure about, there was an aroma of rotten veg. Also some sweetness.
Appearance- very dark brown with a light head
Taste-Burnt oats, or burnt toast, doesn’t last long. Some sweetness, its not unpleasant.
Overall- Its ok not my favourite beer, I don’t think I would buy this again there are better beers from Shepherd Neame.
joe19612 (2034) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Lidl Blackwater. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin white head. The aroma is full of dark malts, the taste is very malty with a sweet bitter finish.
invinoveritas (39) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite a dark ale, quite thin consistency but with a thick, almost creamy head. Pleasant aroma of porridge oats and roasted barley. Tastes of roasted barley, but quite well balanced. Texture smooth, but somewhat watery. Overall pleasant, but not mind-blowing.