Brewed by Slater’s
Style: Bitter
Stafford, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Cask; Regular.
Rich amber coloured beer with hints of caramel, malt and a complex fruit hop aroma developing into a bitter finish and balancing the well rounded ‘malty’ mouthfeel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4275) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2012
Sep 2011: Three pints taken during a ‘Meet the Brewer’ evening at my local Wetherspoons. This amber bodied beer looks and tastes like a good quality British Best Bitter should; the aroma given off is predominately of hops, but malty esters are also in the mix. The taste is a subtle caramel and toffee blend of malty molasses, a hop undertone of bitterness is there at first, but hides as the malts assert themselves. Leaning towards creamy, but quite getting there: it shouldn’t, it’s a Bitter not a Stout. Very easy to drink, especially when the brewer is regaling stories of ‘dare doing’ and adventure while you attack his beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1414) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2011
First tasted this in Coanes, Johnstone in February 1997. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear ruby red in colour with a thick off white head. Creamy toffee in the short aroma. Creamy mouthfeel and superb lacing. Mixed malts give a robust maltloaf flavour with sweet syrupy raisins and prunes in the mouth. Slight prickle of spicy hops present in the quick aftertaste but not as cloying as Slaters Bitter. Finish is malty with sweet fruit notes of dates and molasses. A decent session bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (21155) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2011
Cask. Orangeish amber colour with a small head. Aroma is malty, rather herbal and floral with some slight hints of toffee and nutty notes. Flavour is herbal, earthy, toffeeish and mildly grassy as well. Wellbalanced, but a bit thin in the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4114) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2011
Bottle.My first thought was what a boring name-not much imagination here. There is nothing really premium about this beer. It is well bottled but just above the mundane with no really outstanding flavours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tommann (2922) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours orange amber with a medium head. Aroma is bready malt. Taste has bread throughout. Low bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kermis (5871) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2011
Bottle shared at tasting. Pours golden amber with small white head. Sweet malt and fruit aroma. Flavor has fruits and cereal. Low carbonation. Simple and uninteresting. (Rated 2011/05/06)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (5835) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2012 50cl bottle shared with 2 friends. Ok white head. Blond colour. Nice beer with a slightly bitter after-taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5345) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2011
Cask at the Lord Moon of the Mall, London, as Slaters Premium Bitter. Amber colour, low head. Moderate aroma, some fruit and toffee. Smooth flavour, tolerably well balanced between the malts and hops. A decent bitter, "typically English".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
berkshirejohn (4718) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2011
Cask at the Claude du Vall (JDW), Camberley. Golden amber with a thin white head; earthy malt aroma; herbal bitterness in the mouth with some toffee malts; and an earthy finish. A plain and simple bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnRMurdoch (3460) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2011
Cask @ The Crystal Palace. Mild grassy malt aroma. Hazy golden brown colour. Tastes of grassy ginger malt. Quite smooth.

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