kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Otter Head
Source: Brewfest, Classic City
Appearance: hazy amber, frothy off white head,
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma with a brown sugar sweetness and light earthy hops,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, dark caramel and brown sugar sweetness, light earthy balance,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle. Nice toffee-caramel sweet malt aroma, light diacetyl, with some grassy fruity hops. Tea. Nice smooth character. Medium amber-brown clear with a bit of haze, topped with an off-white lacing thin head. Medium watery body with medium-heavy carbonation. Starts fairly sweet with apple skin, light grainy tea, caramel with a bit of toffee and butter. Watery with a bit of acidity. Light grassy-grainy bitterness comes in at the finish, with a smooth nutty bitter after. Not a bad bitter, but maybe a bit too carbonated. Fairly clean.
renffisch (808) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pint at the sloaney pony. buttery decent dark mahogany beer. was very much in conversation when i had it. was pleasant smooth strong and lubricated my tongue well :-)
patrick767 (3571) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle - Pours hazy light brown with almost no head and very little carbonation. It has a mild aroma of caramel malt. The flavor is led by toasty toffee malt and has some mild hops. It has a medium body and a light, bitter finish. This beer is pretty average. I really should stop paying the high prices for the many mediocre to average English bitters that seem to be so common now.
nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is buttery and malty with toffee and hops. The appearance is hazy amber with a thin head. The flavor is bitter and much like the aroma. The palate is slick. Overall itís decent.
Palidor19 (2948) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2008 a tad buttery. nice caramel malts. gives off a fruity taste with a mild yet flavorful hop presence. I enjoy this one
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
20080422 50cl bottle picked up at Spirits in Red Bank. Teak color with small but lasting off-white head. Aroma is simple, but fully pleasant and comforting with a mildly mulch-like tinge and some earthy hops atop the prospect of rounded, bready malts to come. And they do. Nice enough on the palate, itís maybe a bit thin and still, but perhaps an attempt at recreating the cask feel...more likely poor overseas handling. Despite the relatively light body, the malts seem potent for a beer of medium alcoholic heft and the finish is long and satisfyingly coating. There is a bit of an off flavor lingering at the end that reminds of the previous atrocity I just now dispatched in the drain, the Hoppy Otter. Itís a bit on the vegetal side and nothing I look forward to dealing with again. Perhaps itís just the lingering after effects from that other mess, or perhaps itís something with the Otter yeast I donít dig. At any rate, this one is much better than the previous and something Iíd drink again if it was cheaper.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - APR 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasty little English style ale. Cloudy brownish orange with the tiniest of heads. Caramel malt aroma with a smooth, mild taste. Malty and slightly smoky sweetness. Full bodied. Nice.
MarkBarnes (375) - Waterville, New York, USA - APR 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Apr. 3, 2008; pint+ bottle purchased for $5 at Chanatryís Market, Utica, NY. Murky-brown pour; big caramel-candy aroma. Notes of ripe fruit. Pretty full-bodied for the style, with medium bitterness. Seems quite sessionable. Would definitely have this again.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the White Horse, Parsons Green, 25th March 2008. A hardly carbonated, mahogany brew. Strong aroma of rich caramel malt and alcohol. Dark fruits come through in the taste and there is a good warmth to the palate. A decent strong ale.