generallee08 (759) - New York, USA - JUN 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The body is solid black and completely opaque. It pours thick and slowly, raising a tall tan head. The head has good retention and hangs on long after the first sip making lots of cool lace patterns on the glass. It has deep rich chocolate notes with dark roasted malty sweetness. There are lots of nice roasted malt notes up front and throughout. In it there are notes of dark roasted barley, dark/milk chocolate and even some coffee notes as well. It has only a mellow sweetness before some of the hop notes move in and they add there bitterness, dryness and leafy almost metallic flavor notes. The body has a solid feel with a smooth texture and mild carbonation.
Fred82 (2119) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber thanks to duchessedubourg. Age unknown but was told this was pretty old.
Appearance : Pitch black red with brown creamy head.
Aroma : Light hops with nice roasted malt and nice sweetness. Light chocolate and light coffee.
Taste : Roasted malt with raisins and red fruits. Light chocolate. Finish roasty with light chocolate. Nice hops too.
Overall : Really mellow and well balanced. Smooth finish. Nice sweetness with nice hops. Really enjoyable. Nothing crazy, just well made.
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: snifter. pours an abyss like brown. light brown head. low retention rate and light lacing.
S: licorice, coffee, toffee, and chocolate in the nose.
T: tons of licorice, some coffee and toffee definitely present. not too much hop flavors, just the bitters. a little smoke as well.
M: light to medium bodied. low carbonation level. very silky.
D: its a nice stout but nothing exceptional. nice to have tried it but nothing to write home about. I couldn’t finish the bomber...just got sick of the flavor.
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1pint 6oz bottle into an Otter Creek glass. That came as part of a three pack gift set. The bottle itself has no freshness date or abv% on the label but it has a nice deScription of the beer.
Appearance: The body is solid black and completely opaque. It pours thick and slowly, raising a tall tan head. The head has good retention and hangs on long after the first sip making lots of cool lace patterns on the glass.
Small: It has deep rich chocolate notes with dark roasted malty sweetness.
Taste/Palate: There are lots of nice roasted malt notes up front and throughout. In it there are notes of dark roasted barley, dark/milk chocolate and even some coffee notes as well. It has only a mellow sweetness before some of the hop notes move in and they add there bitterness, dryness and leafy almost metallic flavor notes. The body has a solid feel with a smooth texture and mild carbonation.
Notes: Overall it’s an enjoyable stout and it’s very much in keeping with the style.
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Black in color, dark chocolate hues, large frothy light brown head, fairly decent lacing.   Sweet malt nose, slight coffee.   Also has a decent milk sugar aspect.   Smooth malts on the tongue, roasty,
with lactose like sweetness.   A little thin on the backside, but I half expected that.   Slight hop aspect on the finish, a little apple skin.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Very sessionable, at least for me.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20091228 Bomber from gift set, Honeygo WS. Near black color with tall, creamy tan head that fades to a lingering film. Aroma is deep and rich with caramelized sugars, rum raisin ice cream, prune, black cherry, pitch. It’s quite inviting actually. Creamy, full body is coating and mousse-like and yet rather quaffable and refreshing. Flavor is mostly very toasty, burnt malts and has some thin sweetness but that dissipates mid palate giving way to a grass, pine and woody bitterness to finish. I’m surprised by how much I enjoyed this one. It would make a nice addition to their regular lineup.
smcolw (601) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beige head that settles into a fine layer of bubbles. Leaves spotty lace. The liquid dark, dark brown where no light shines through.
Dark malt aromas with oak and brandy notes. Dark chocolate smell.
Rich flavor of black patent and chocolate malts. The finish is lasting tastes of burnt toast and modest hop. The body is as expected. I suspect the alcohol is elevated but it blends well with the strong flavors. Overall, an easy stout to drink.
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of vanilla toffee and chocolate covered cherries. Flavors of vanilla, chocolate, and some aged rum. Smooth and well balanced.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice aroma, molasses, hops, exotic spices. Pleasant, lightly sweet flavor has some nice dark roasted character. Mouthfeel is rather thin, and the flavor is lacking a real middle and finish, but, all in all, this is quite nice.
matthewjk (1004) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2009 Ya Mon, not bad at all. I’m always on the lookout for high quality beer that doesn’t break the budget. Ottor Mon was moderately priced (around $5 for 22oz bomber) and delivers a nice bold taste. Little thin on the palate, but that can be forgiven. Coffee Stouts are one of my favorite varieties--if not thee favorite--and this is definitely worth trying if you like this sort of beer style. Also, this is my first beer from Otter Creek and I’m liable to try more; I would love to get a hold of their imperial stout.