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Otter Creek Twentieth Anniversary Ale

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Otter Creek’s Twentieth Anniversary Ale is a homage to our long-running flagship… Copper Ale. With four times the malts and hops, the traditional flavor is a bigger, bolder and more complex ale that can be savored for years to come. It features a blend of six malts with German & American hops and is a celebration of Otter Creek’s 20 years of craft brewed ales in Middlebury, Vermont

ChazyRPh's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Hazy reddish brown pour with no head. Butterscotch, ethanol predominant in the nose. Smells delicious. Big slap of ethanol immediately hits you, butterscotch esters start to come through and it finishes with heavy chewy malts. A bit unbalanced, should shelve this for a while and try it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (3023) - Mt Reclusion, Vermont, USA - OCT 10, 2015
This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a slim finger’s worth of white to off white foamy head that dissipated pretty quickly. The smell starts off with sweet milk and dark chocolate and a light coffee to balance underneath slightly. The taste was mainly sweet through the milk and dark chocolate. A light sweet sticky chocolate aftertaste runs into a sticky sweet cocoa finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation seemed to be barely there - I’m thinking the bottle was a bit old, eh, no worries. Overall, I’d say that this was a pretty good American Strong Ale that I would have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nasmith003 (175) - Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2015
Malty aroma with hints of bourbon. Amber color. Strong malt backbone only slightly cut by the hops. Finishes with a malt aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (1234) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2015
Aroma if malt, barley and sour mash, pours a cloudy cooper color with a short lasting tan well lacedhead. Taste of malt and bourbon slightly sweet with a malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (1328) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Light brown color, small off white head, large amounts of sediment. Sugar and malt aroma. Medium body with a sweet malt flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
vtafro (5269) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2014
(Backlog) Bottle. Amber copper pour with no head. A very amped up amber ale, some normal malt and some off tones including metallic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (3180) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle that I had in my beer cellar for 2 years. Poured dark amber with a small off-white head, no lace.. The malt aroma was caramel with light hops. The body was medium texture and creamy, with soft carbonation. There was a sweet flavor that I couldn’t quite place, but there was a very nice balance between the malts and hops. The alcohol was partly hidden by the malt. Very warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmericanHobo (69) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2014
A nice copper ale that has a bold, complex malty taste. A bit chewy but would never guess its 12%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (3062) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours caramel brown with a average tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, fruit vanilla and raisins. Flavor was sweet and boozy with caramel, fruit, raisins, toffee, alcohol and had a hint of chocolate with a warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - SEP 13, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a deep amber color with very minimal head which dissipates quickly. Aroma of dark fruit and caramel that is very sweet with noticeable alcohol. Very malty, caramel and hints of raisin type flavor. Alcohol taste is strong. Mild hop bitterness. Sticky syrupy mouthfeel with a medium body and light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3326) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 27, 2013
bottle thanks to adamjackson! big sweet rumcake. sweet raisin and plummy booze dough. port. pleasant fruit character. better than expected. plummy twangy fruit and booze. touch metallic. okay. becomes quite sweet and boozy as it warms. warming at least.

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