Brewed by Otter
Style: English Strong Ale
Honiton, England


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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (6029) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer5000 (5955) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2007
500ml bottle. Slightly hazy mahogany red body with a beige head. Fruity, malty aroma. Flavor is sweet malt, licorices, slightly roasted and caramel. Really nice bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
thedm (5799) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2008
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of frothy fine to large sized tan colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a slightly hazy softly carbonated brown colored body and a poor lacing. The weak aroma was malty bready and dough. The crisp mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The weird off the mark flavor contained notes of malt and hops. Not one that I would likely buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Cloudy amber beer, with a very small, fizzy lace - quite a yeasty and bready aroma, with a lot of caramel, toffee, and nutty character, and a soft underlying earthiness - the flavor starts off with moderate fuggles bitterness and strong herbal, tea-like qualities - this quickly makes way for brown sugar, toffee, and hazelnut - some subtle notes of citrus and fruit pulp - yeasty near the finish - there is a nice earthiness to this one throughout, which lends a nice dimension, and makes the beer stand out - very bready at the end - different and interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5634) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2007
Bottle. Sweet fruity malt aroma, yeasty apple cider with bubblegum. Opaque cloudy brown pour with a delicious creamy beige head. Medially bitter taste, nuts and strong caramel mixed with light roast and earthy toffee. Soft mouthfeel, saliva-inducing flavor and a medium-thick body. Abrupt dry finish and aftertaste. No carbonation here at all. Somewhat vegetal tone, in line with a pumpkin beer but without that specific flavor. All malt and no hops. Very drinkable, but not really a standalone brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2007
From the bottle this pours a hazy brownish amber body with a small off-white head that produces spotty lacing. The aroma has caramel, orchard fruit, butterscotch, and a soft floral/herbal bitterness. Creamy in the mouth, the caramel and butterscotch are moderately sweet, just at a level to deal with the steady hoppy bitterness. Nice mildly bitter finish, making this a pleasantly sessionable ale.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5545) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Pours hazy amber into an English pint. White head quickly subsides to pancake surface. Caramel and resin aromas. Silky with upfront caramel and a lasting sour malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark amber body with a quick diminishing off white head. Nose of fruity esters, apples, toffee, and hints of caramel. Taste is similar has a full body with a mild bitter finish. Floral accents and a hint of nuttiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2003
Caramelly toffee malts. Orangey and spicey, with some alcohol noticed in the future, sweetish, with some bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (5401) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2012
50cl bottle. Pours a lovely amber with gentle bubbles and a nicely proportioned head some of which remains. The nose has raisins and flour. The taste has flour and toffee this time and chocolate biscuits on the finish. The palate is rich but very tight, then a compact middle section which continues into a long dry finish. Overall, a nice strong bitter.

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