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Brewed by Otter
Style: English Strong Ale
Honiton, England

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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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."


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (1103) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2009
Draught. Clear coppery brown, good thick white head. Slightly tangy aroma, maybe apples. Creamy body with medium carbonation. Fairly tangy fruity foretaste with finish that is moderately bitter and has a malty marmitey lingering taste. Nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Pint bottle. Pours a cloudy reddish brown with just a thin ring for a head. The nose is fruity iced tea and sweet malt. The taste is caramel, light chocolate covered raisins and bitters in the finish. Thinner mouthfeel and pretty flat. Tastes better than I thought it would from the aroma, but nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2009
River water brown body, reddish tint along the edges. Diminishing, foamy head and little to no lacing. Medium bodied with a surprisingly hot aftertaste. Nice bitterness although the beer starts out sweet. Strong toffee and tobacco aromas with some prunes mixed in. Raisin and toffee taste with a peaty flavor. Bitterness is there, but little hop flavor. Applesauce aftertaste proves interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (5116) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2009
12oz Bottle – 99 Bottles – Federal Way, WA
Aroma: Nice bitter malt aroma.
Appearance: Light brown in color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor: This was great ESB good malt with a good hops flavor.
Palate: Dry Finish, with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall: I was impressed with this EBS a very good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (2593) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 11, 2009
A brownish-amber pour with carbonation bubbles that cling to the glass and give off the appearance of ice crystals. Thin beige head. A fruity, malty, and sweet aroma. The mouthfeel is medium-heavy. The taste is bitter but bold with a dryish finish. True to the style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2009
Cask. Clear copper with a good-sized head. Sweet citrus scent. Quite sweet in the mouth but also watery. Some carbonation. Very malty with mown grass and roasted nuts. Not bad.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2009
Pours a deep copper/brown, without much of a head. The aroma is very malty, with some citrus notes. Heavy, with a sweet malt and molasses flavor. A bit flat in the finish

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - APR 7, 2009
UPDATED: APR 8, 2009 Pours a murky brown with a very thin white head. Mouth is kind of flat, almost no carbonation. Flavor is complex and hard for me to describe. Very strong roasted malt, some juicy hops, and a little bitter chocolate. Interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - FEB 9, 2009
Taste 2/9 bottle. Looks: Dark cloudy tea colored body with a thin tan head. Aroma: Sweet malt (almost syrup) with some yeast must in the background. Taste: Very malt heavy, a little hops coming through in the finish. Yeast and hops are in the background for the style.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Bottle at the Sharp Edge 02.06.09. Pours hazy caramel brown, off white head. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, and alcohol. Flavor is dried fruit, caramel, honey, prunes. Thin body. Not very bitter.


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