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Brewed by Otter
Style: English Strong Ale
Honiton, England

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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johndoughty (3956) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (34741) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5224) - 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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10452) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2007
Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, hop, malt. flavour is caramel, hop, malt. Ok beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 14, 2007
Cask, GBBF 07. Dark chestnut, creamy head. Nose is some floral hops, something not too pleasant. Mouth is some fruity sweet malt, some caramel malt. Bit over-sweet and dark fruity.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Bottle. Lightish amber body, minimal carbonation, what head manifests contains large, loose bubbles and does not last long. Malty nose with a hint of the Fuggles. Thin body, smooth, quaffable, mild bitterness, some Fuggles notes.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6066) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2006
I’m not sure this is really bottle conditioned, as there was no sediment, their other beers are pasteurised and no mention of it being bottle conditioned on the label. Pours a dark amber or brown colour and no head at all. At first it has a heavy chill haze but it clears completely half way down. Aroma is fruit malt, caramel. To taste much the same, quite strongly flavoured with sweet malt and a bit of jam, very low carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer4000 (4440) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
freekyp (1483) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Part of an English Bitter tasting in Ocean NJ on 10/06/2007. Pours a slightly cloudy dark amber, courtesy of bottle conditioning. Aroma is buttery with a definite candy character. The flavor is much the same, with a light insistent sweetness. Hops tend to become more apparent towards the end of the swallow, with the malt dropping off quickly and the bitterness increasing resulting in a long hoppy finish. I could have used a bit less of the candy character in the malt.


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