Brewed by Slaterís
Style: Bitter
Stafford, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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 Ďmaltyí mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (9661) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2010
Half, gravicask, shared with Finn at The Bree Louise. Bright copper coloured body with ruby highlights. Aroma of dark fruits and sweet malts. Chocolate, fruits and caramel in a jam-like taste profile. Fine bitter round off (Euston, London 28.09.2010).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Staffordshire Beer festival, Seven Stars, Bristol 6/10/10. Amber coloured with a slight, off-white head. Malty aroma with some sweetness and lick of grassy hop. Flavour of cereal malts with a short, bitter finish. Forgettable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2010
23rd July 2010. On tap at the Old Dispensary - Aldgate E1. Slightly hazy amber beer. Decent white head. Nicely balanced even malt and juicy orange hop. Misses a few marks for an appley streak. In good nick but possibly a few more days in the cellar would have been good. Perfectly drinkable nontheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (3481) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2012 Pours a rich brown, slightly oaky on the nose but a big burst of malt, with underlying sweetness and rich woody hops on the palate. Full bodied with lingering bitter and nutty finish. Re-rated in bottle, malty nose with hint of pepper & hay hops, crisp & malty, but a very faint metallic tang too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2013 Cask conditioned handpump The Piper Kettering A light amber coloured beer with an off-white head and lacing. The aroma is fruity with a hint of pear. Light fruit in the mouth. Fairly uninteresting but goes down ok. Score 3.0
Subsequent rating scored 2.9 Score unaltered

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2008
Cask, dark amber coloured beer with some rubby shine. No carbonation and a small off-white head. Fruity caramel malty aroma, with a full creamy palate. FInish is bitter, roasted fruity with a long bitter and dry ending. Nice one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (8704) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2008
Cask, gravity at the Kings Arms Beer Festival, Kidlington, Oxon 28-03-08 Mid amber pour some jaminess and marmalade flavours otherwise my scant notes on this one would indicate that there is little more going on. OK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ George Inn, Eccleshall ST21, UK. Unclear medium orange color with a average, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, light hoppy, flowers, light yeasty, honey ? Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (150108)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2007
A Mes rate: Cask at the Wenlock. Golden brown with a thin white film. Malty and dull with notes of tea. Very slight hops. Very boring beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2007
Copper with a short head. Slightly sweet, malty, maybe even musty scent. Excellent mouthfeel: slightly thick with a hint of carbonation. Sweet with some bitterness. Full of toffee, caramel, some milk chocolate but with an odd sweet aftertaste.

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