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Brewed by Otter
Style: English Strong Ale
Honiton, England

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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Ingredients: Maris Otter malt; Challenger, Fuggles hops.
"Fruity aroma and taste with a pleasant bitter finish. Dark brown and full-bodied."


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10816) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2007
500ml Bottle from Jungle Jimís. Poured hazy dark amber with medium white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Medium aroma of fruity, malt and yeast. Medium body. Good flavor of sweet malt and medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Above average bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2007
Totally fruity and toasty, bready. Melds together very well. Peach in the aroma. Minerally water. I could drink this all day. I love this type of English bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2007
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear, nutty brown with a small, off-white head. Fat aroma of caramel, nuts and roasted malt. Medium body with roasted caramel accents with a short, dry bitterness. Sort of a "mini Barley Wine"! 130507

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsga (6240) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2007
Small white coarse head. Hazy orange-red body with light carbonation. Oily caramel and perfume aroma. Roasty caramel taste with resiny notes. Oily, dead mouthfeel. Vague, resiny aftertaste. Itís OK, but boring. (0.5l bottle.)

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gr0ve (2142) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2007
500 ml bottle. Hazy dark amber colour. An extremely coarse off-white head. Rich caramelly aroma and slightly oily. Peppery and appley. Malt flavour is slightly off, but is quite rich. There is a hint of oxidization. Fig-like flavours. A little hop bitterness in the finish, but mostly watery aftertaste except for perhaps a little more of the figs. Overall not very interesting, even a little dull.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUN 12, 2007
Pours a deep amber with an off white head. The nose is greeted with the aromas of caramel, fruit, and toffee. Flavor has caramel, fruit, and hops.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer4000 (4529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2007
500ml bottle. Slightly hazy mahogany red body with a beige head. Fruity, malty aroma. Flavor is sweet malt, licorices, slightly roasted and caramel. Really nice bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14702) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2007
Bottle at home ... Golden ruby ... Sweet caramal malt nose ... sweet ... syrupy ... lots of caramel ... bit of malt fruit ... little salt.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2523) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Iím normally not a big fan of ESBís.....but the guy at the beer store sold me on it. Pours out a somewhat murky dark caramel color with a tiny white head. Aroma slightly bitter, little toffee. Taste is sweet malts, toffee, caramel and slight fruit. Finish is a dry and bitter. I liked this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gethinbeer (2172) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2007
Toffee syrup and chocolate aroma. Amber in colour with a thin white head. Nutty flavour, malt and barley with a rich smokey taste. Very nice beer, tasty and smooth to drink. Very enjoyable.


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