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Otley Oxymoron

Brewed by Otley
Style: Black IPA
Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Cask & bottle; Regular.

This beer was originally a collaboration with Gazza from Steel City Brewing. It is now a permanent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (4569) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2016
Aroma is quite prominent in green, resinous hop. Fairly hoppy flavour with a decent roasted malt bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (1175) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2016
Cask at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A deep brown colour with a medium beige head. Aroma of grapefruit, slight resin, subtle lemon, roasted malts, chocolate, a little coffee and some earthiness. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, a little coffee, some resin, slight grapefruit, subtle earthiness and herbal hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, roasted, chocolate bitterness with a subtle resinous aftertaste. A really nice dark beer, more stout than black IPA but the subtle hoppiness is enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (1517) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - DEC 13, 2015
BOTTLE 50 CL. Opaque black, beige head with good lacing. Nice aroma: hoppy - mint and lemon rind, malt sweetness that blends nicely with the hops and just a hint of roast. The taste is balanced between hops, light malts and chocolaty roast, fresh hoppy bitter finish. Easy drinking, though the body is lacking at times. Still, a very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
canddw (75) - - OCT 19, 2015
Dark like a stout with foamy thin head. Smokey, metallic nose with rich fruity notes. Clean, balanced taste with smoke, burnt caramel, coffee, blueberry, strawberry. Burnt bitter toast in a long gentle finish. Smooth, oily palate. Accomplished brew.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (5513) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2015
50cl bottle from Marks & Spencer, Camberley. A glossy pitch coloured pour with a loose tan head; creamy chocolate aroma; sharply bitter taste with a dry lactic body; leading to cofee grounds and burnt sugar and a long dry coffee finish. A pleasant drink, but to me this more a "stout with attitude" than a Black IPA,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (8341) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2015
Cask at 6 degrees north. Pours black, nose is puff candy, toffee, roasted, taste is sweet, bitter roasted malts, light fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4524) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle. Black beer with a strongish light brown coloured head. The aroma is roasted with a touch of yeastiness, and the flavour is quite bitter with heaps of bitterness, some coffee, and yeastiness. Overall a nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
niquillis (2312) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2015
Cask at Smithfield, Hanley. Pours black brown with a light tan head. Nice hoppy beer, some roast, nut, bubblegum. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
androman (1288) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2015
50cl bottle at home from beerritz, uk. Body is nearly black, head is small, beige, creamy, mostly lasting, good lacing. Nose is fruity light roasty, flavor is dark chocolate, toffee, coffee, dried fruits. Light sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Finish is long lasting heavy dark chocolate bitter, later mostly hoppy. Full body, thin texture, average carbonation. Excellent easy dessert beer, simple but very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (2284) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2015
Bottle thanks to Ashton McCobb. Pours almost black with beige head. Nose is chocolate, dark malts, . Taste is grassy hops, chocolate, some coffee.

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