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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (3307) - Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2007
It was hard to discern the appearance since it came in a brown bottle, but what I could see looked quite drinkable. Aroma is strongly malty upon first opening the bottle. Flavor is thin but pleasantly malty, with fruity hints and a smooth finish that has a slight hoppy-bitter undertone. Pleasant and refreshing to drink.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
damienv10 (108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2007
Dark red copper with a an off white head. Very mild nose of toffee, bananas, and hops. Round on the palate with just enough carbonation to keep it from tasting flat. Not a whole lot going on here except the nice straightforward bitter hops on the finish. I taste maybe a hint of cherry where the malt is supposed to be, thatís about it. Simple, but Iíve had a lot worse.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 21, 2007
Bottle. Amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruit, toffee. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fukito (738) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 30, 2007
Bottle at Proeflokaal, march 07, shared with that dutchman, Jbrus. Very nice, bittersweet spicy aroma. Great spicy, fruity, nutty flavor with some light caramel notes. Chewy, biscuity malt and a nice filling sensation. Golden, shinny color and a nice white head. Very nice chatty ESB with a nutty touch

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2007
Bottled. Light herbal and bit fruity but faint aroma. Amber color, off-white head, good lace. Caramel increasing to woody/nutty, almost roasted, fruity, average body. Very nice, flavorful, refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slayer85 (1050) - Firenze, ITALY - FEB 10, 2007
Bottled. A cloudy amber beer with a big and persistent head. Aroma of hops. The flavour is malty and toffeish, with a distinct bitterness in the end. Medium/full body. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 29, 2007
Bottle. Amber colour with a nice frothy white head that lasts for a while. Aroma is quite fruity with toasty caramel and bitter hops. Flavour is quite smooth and fresh, with fruity hops, little bit of vanilla, toasty caramel and nice toasty malts. Dry bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (3769) - - JAN 28, 2007
rich caramel color with no head. murky. aroma of caramel apples. flavor is caramel apples and bitter hops. medium bodied. very smooth. nicely done.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (4526) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2007
50cl bottle from Waitrose. Reddish orange in colour with a thin ring of white head; intense fruity aroma with traces of cherry, peach and tangerine; full in the mouth with a rich caramel , malty, toasty flavour; lasting bitter fruity aftertaste - an excellent bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5542) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse, 500 ml bottle - nice bottle - like the otter on the label. Dark orange to amber pour with a soft pillowy white head that sticks around for a while. Aroma is a bit "off" with some hints of aquarium water, but mellows as it warms and presents some subtle mintiness. Full bodied bitter flavor with some peach notes, mint and a bit of ripening vegetable funkiness. Clean even mouthfeel with a tad bit of harshness in the finish. Overall, enjoyable, but think it would have been more enjoyable from the cask in a dark English pub - this one seems to be a bit worse for the wear on the trip over.


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