Japalo (1832) - DENMARK - DEC 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@courtesy garry&caroline. Copper clear small head. Intens malty aromas of Toasted cookie notes. Light Caramalty biscuit flavours. Very slight sweet dry. Love it for its maltiness.
johndoughty (4981) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a lovely malty aroma. Clear bottle.. Surprisingly robust for its strength. Unusual quite classy label.Far better than I expected.
SarkyNorthener (4059) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from lidl. Dark copper beer with small head. Aroma of malts and burnt caramel. Taste is burnt caramel, oats and malts. Good.
maeib (8749) - 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.
invinoveritas (116) - 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.
ralphdot (1034) - 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.
AtronSeige (1262) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Fault: Highly Oxidized, paper., Malt: dark fruit, bready. Hops: musty.
Appearance: Dark copper, clear body. Medium, off-white head. Good retention, dense.
Flavour: Medium-high bitterness, medium-light sweetness. Caramel, biscuit, lingering bitterness, light paper, slight astringency, Floral hops, dry finish
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-light carbonation. Creamy.
Overall: The oxidation is overpowering on aroma, but it does dissipate, allowing other aromas to come through. Although the oxidation can be tasted, it is not as aggressive.
500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter
SilkTork (5541) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2016
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml clear glass bottle, filtered, from Lidl. Cheap as chips. This is a malty beer with some chocolate notes and a fair degree of mustiness rather than bitterness. Tastes old, but not bad. There’s something, for me, quite attractive about a low abv malt accented beer. Easy drinking and quite flavoursome with enough character to make it interesting. There’s not many beers like this, and it could be an opinion divider. I like it.
undercurrent25 (1949) - 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
zacgillbanks (4454) - 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.