Brewed by Otter
Style: English Strong Ale
Honiton, England


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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
Bottled 06/05/12. A russet coloured beer with an off-white ring of head. A fruity aroma with sweet and slightly sugary notes. Predominantly malty but the hops are there too and give good fruitiness. A nice long finish. Boozy and tasty.8

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8073) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2006
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (8062) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2012
Cask at Walsall Beer festival. Amber orange pour with a small white head. Fruit and malt in the aroma And flavor with a little alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2007
(Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm, 16 Nov 2007) Dark reddish brown colour with frothy beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dried fruit, orange peel and earthy hops. Malty taste with dried fruit, citrus and earthy hops. Slightly above medium body. A good deal of malt sweetness shining through with a warming whiff of alcohol in the finish. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Bag O’Nails, Bristol 17/1/08. Orange coloured with a decent, off-white head. Caramel and red fruit aroma with some earthy hops. Full mouth feel with more malt and a long bitter finish. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2005
A Mes rate: 50cl bottle from Waitrose. Yum. This is really quite good. Butterscotch and sticky toffee with a hint of vanilla and then some hops in the nose. Very brown coloured body with just a wisp of an off white head which leaves a little lacing. Gentle and sweet malts with some caramel and a very pleasant hoppy finish with just a lick of alchohol and gradually growing sweeter as it lingers. Very nice indeed. The more I drink of this the better it gets. Had to get this rate in quick as this stuff is a sinker. Very pleasantly surprised.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsga (6919) - 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. It’s OK, but boring. (0.5l bottle.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6781) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2007
Bottle (500ml) shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a hazy orange-amber with a spare diminishing bubbly white head. Aroma of caramel malt, fruit, some sweet candy and hops. Flavour of caramel malt, lightly burnt or toasty with some sweet fruit and a mild but decent bitter finish. Average bodied. Flavour’s better then the aroma suggests, all in all it’s not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6526) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (6461) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2012
Copper-brown in colour with a strong aftertaste, although the strength is hidden somewhat by the fruity sweet flavours which are also evident in its aroma.

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