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Brewed by Otter
Style: English Strong Ale
Honiton, England

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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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."


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2007
Bottle (500ml). Shared with blankboy and tupalev, my bottle. Cloudy ruby-amber with a small frothy wisp of head. Light, dry, herbal aroma, raisins and light cherry - odd (6-). Taste is dry, herbal bitter, light sweet malt, roasty, vague dry cocoa in the finish. Watery, thin body, solid dry astringency, the malt finishes quickly, dry spicy yeast lingers for quite a while. The taste really saves this one, the mouthfeel and aroma aren’t that solid.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (6235) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2006
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6178) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2007
Bottle: Poured a red-orange shininess with barely a head. The aroma is a musty fruit, the flavor leaning more to a very sweet malt and a mushy earthy finish. The body is lighter than the muddy flavor profile would suggest. , but this is a hearty and flavorful English ale. (#3048, 8/3/2007)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6166) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2007
Lightly hazy dark copper pour covered by an irregular and small white head. Sandy and lightly earthy nose with a pleasantly minty hop twist that contrast with the toasty and biscuity malts whose sweetness escapes the hops’ radar. Medium bodied, moderately high carbonation. Good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2006
CASK at Charlies. Amber colour with a small tan head. Malty, Fruity aroma and a light sweet fruity taste. Medium body with a sweet dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (6019) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Poured a light brown color with an off white head. Aroma was dried fruits and some caramel and biscuts. Flavor was actually alot fuller than I had expected, nice mleding of sweet malts and some hop bittering and biscut flavors.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5862) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Bottle. Copper to near dark brown pour. Very murky. Small random bubbles gathered together on the right side of the glass. Nose is caramel, sweet malts, flowery hops and apple skins. Taste is hoppy and floral with more apple skins, soft caramel and sweet malts. Very bitter taste and lingering bitterness throughout. Body is soft and light-medium. Carbonation is there but seemingly faded. Ends with more caramel, sweet malts, apple, floral hops and some earthy hops. More bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (5681) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (5675) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Pours like a brewed ice tea, complete with tea-ish head. Scent is caramel, pepper, dark fruit. Taste is very bready and dry... Sweet front, bitter back. A very good ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (5652) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Half-pint at the 2014 Lincoln Beer Festival. Good looking dark, deep brown beer with a full white crown on top. Malty from the start, this is a fruity, wholesome brew that oozes flavour. The hops keep the maltiness in check to produce a lovely blend that is easy to drink, mildly bitter towards the finish.


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