Sigmund (4506) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml brown bottle, courtesy of Cardinal pub, Stavanger. ABV is 5.8%. Reddish amber to brown colour, low off-white head. Minimal carbonation, nearly flat. Moderate but nice aroma of caramel, toffee, berries and dried fruits, with some oak in the background. Flavour has plenty of caramel, and a substantial bitterness in the finish and aftertaste, and a sweetish reminder of the relatively high ABV, but little else than that. Not an easy-drinking ale this one, and not particularly interesting either. Still better than many run-of-the-mill ales.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber colour with a small beige head. Malty, caramel and chocolate sweet aroma with notes of dark fruit. Malty, caramel sweet flavor with dark fruit notes.
joergen (18850) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange coloured with an off white head.
Aroma of dried fruits, malts and caramel.
Flavour of malts, caramel, fruits and hops.
bierkoning (9563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange brown color, cloudy. Salty aroma with cookie dough and licorice. Malty, salty flavor with licorice, cinnamon and cookies. A pleasure to drink!
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wet earth, caramel, toffee, chocolate and molasses in the sweet aroma. Clear deep mahogany coloured body is topped by a fine bubbled and lasting, off white head that coats the glass. Strong malt forward flavour evokes toffee, caramel, chocolate with a hint of butterscotch. Light bitterness offsets all that sweetness. Medium body with fair carbonation that is gently effervescent. Cask. I think I had this at The Old Inn in Widecombe on the Moor.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle. No yeast at the bottom. Reddish brown colour with a little head. Nutty and malty aroma with notes of hops. Very tasty flavour of malt, alcohol and with notes of hops and toffee.
Skinnyviking (6223) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Off-white head. Hazy amber body. Fruity malt aroma. Caramel and sweet berries and the end a bit of bitterness suiting the beer very well.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I’m not sure this is really bottle conditioned, as there was no sediment, their other beers are pasteurised and no mention of it being bottle conditioned on the label. Pours a dark amber or brown colour and no head at all. At first it has a heavy chill haze but it clears completely half way down. Aroma is fruit malt, caramel. To taste much the same, quite strongly flavoured with sweet malt and a bit of jam, very low carbonation.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber, hazy, clearing slowly. Malty aroma. Taste is sweet, strong and full of caramel and bitterness. Utterly delicious and by far the best Otter beer I have tried so far.
bhensonb (9831) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of malt and fruit. Amber color with a great tan head. It persists. Flavor is fruit and malt. Malt persists. This reminds me more of an American brown than an English ESB. Finish is malt, tempered by bitter.