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

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4144) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StueyD (1239) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2006
A copper brown coloured beer with a thickish white head. A mellow malt aroma with a slightly sweet, vinous smell. The taste is bitter, of toasted malt and the miney element again. Along with a biscuity hop flavour. The finish is quite smooth and malty. (Cask - The Fox & Hounds, Heacham, Norfolk).

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2011
The Felix Holt (JDW), Nuneaton (Slater’s Premium Bitter’). Copper with a thick off-white collar draping the glass. Muted orange and blackcurrant aroma emerging from the foam; taste orange and red apple fruitiness receding into a lingering cashew aftertaste. Hops, yeast, malt. Good rounded bitter that’s not afraid to taste of something.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2386) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with small head. Aroma of toffee and hops. Taste is toffee, hops and fruity malts. Medium bodied. I quite like this one. A good decent bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomciccateri (1021) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 10, 2014
On Cask at Charles Dickens Pub. Pours a clear dark amber with lasting white head and lace. Slight malty aromas. Medium body, mellow maltiness with slightly sweet flavor balance, nice woody character, mellow, dry hop finish. A classic nitter?

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2004
Cask Conditioned, at the Market Porter, Borough, London .
Hazey, golden honey colour, with a viscous look and feel. Smoked malt aroma. Generous malty complexity. Rich and smooth mouth feel. Extremely good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonMoore (1902) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2006
Cask handpump at Fanny’s Ale House, Shipley. Copper coloure with thik white head. Malty fruity and caramel aroma. Hoppy and fruity flavour. Smooth and drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4090) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1482) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
On cask @ Uxbridge Arms, Chasetown - light amber coloured body with an off-white head and lacing. The aroma is fruity with a hint of pear. Light fruit in the mouth, then a big bash of vanilla ice-cream. Really enjoyed this one.


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