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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."


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11786) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2007
brown with a small white head. Somewhat weak caramel, chocolate aroma with a hint of dried fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour

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   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.

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   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.

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   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.

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   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
unstablefable (227) - SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2012
Pours a dark amber with a nice frothy white head, aroma is dried raisins, dates, taste is pleasent, bit fruit with some caramel, chocolate but metallic undertones.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johndoughty (4278) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2003
Strangely lacking in body for a 5.8. per center.Not a lot of flavour although a slight fruitiness does fight its way through.Quite pleasing browny/red appearance but all round a bit dissapointing.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (30467) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2004
[Cask at Jyske Řldage 2004, Kolding] An amber beer with no head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of diacethyl and caramel.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (9302) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2005
Cask at The Royal Oak, Lyndhurst-Bank : Amber coloured, nearly no head; vinous fruity nose, some traces of liquorice and alcohol; sweetish-fruity start; sweetish flavour; ending in a bitter-aromatic and sweet finish; a warming, pretty full-bodied and well-rounded brew !

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 21, 2007
Bottle. Amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruit, toffee. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.


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