Otter Mild (aka Dark)
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Brewed by Otter
Style: Mild Ale
Honiton, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask: Special - JDW Spring festival, 2010.
Hops: Challenger, Northern Brewer, Styrian Goldings, Willamette
Traditional, dark brown beer with a soft mouthfeel and malty base flavour, balanced by fruit and a chocolate bitterness, leading to a gentle, bitter finish.
aka Dark in the South West England

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ JDW - The Paramount, 33-35 Oxford Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England M1 4BH.

Clear medium to dark amber color with a large, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, dusty coffee. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100425]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (18660) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2010
16th April 2010. Clear brown beer. Light semi soft and semi dry palate. Mild tangy fruit - orange and subtle plum underpins a little mild toasty malt. Easy drinking and inoffensive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (17618) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2010
UPDATED: APR 21, 2010 cask at standorder JDW ... copper brown ... thin tan head ... light toffee and deep roast malt nose .... nice soft chocolate roast ... little toffee ... light coffee bitter linger ... really nice ...4.1 tk2 ... brown ... thin tan head ... sweet malts ... light soft ovaltine toffee ... soft ... very tasty ... very easy drinkin... 4.0

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (15314) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2010
Cask handpull at Westgate, JDW, Mass Spoon Rating. Very dark brown with a thin dark beige head. Ok, that is a good mild. Very good dark malts, not overly roasty, more of a dark fruity mild. Lovely roasty aroma, then some really good berry fruits in the mouth and then a juicy fruity finish. Man this is good. Shows you don’t have to go extreme to make a really good beer. Loved it. The juiciness is outstanding. Black cherry mostly. Bit of blackberry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub (11464) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2010
Cask conditioned at The Grapes, Oxford. Black with tan head, ruby hue. This could well be the best lower ABV mild I have had. Beautifully balanced between a rich fruity malt with a summer fruit character and a good level of hop for a little bite. Wow was all we could say when we first set into our pints. I’m so glad I had this in great condition, fantastic stuff Otter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2010
Cask Handpump at the Paramount JDW, Manchester 25/04/2010 Some roast aroma. Copper coloured smooth on the palate and fruity with a hint of dryness in a slightly burnt roast finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8906) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2010
Cask, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Oadby. Flavours are light roast coffee with chocolate milkshake. Earthy peat notes, too. Flavours are light roast malts with some grapefruit bitterness and... Oh it’s all gone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2010
UPDATED: APR 25, 2011 Cask conditioned handpump High Cross Leicester. A dark mahogany coloured beer with an off-white head and lacing. A smoky, roasty, slightly fruity aroma leads to a similar mouthfeel but with especially good smokiness. A good balanced tasty mild. Score 3.6
Subsequent ratings scored 3.6 and 2.7. Average becomes 3.3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7712) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2011
Cask handpull, SIBA Champions Fest 2011, The Canalhouse, Nottingham. Pale chestnut with copper edges and a slim ivory collar. Very milky mocha and toasted wholemeal aroma, with some jammy hedgerow fruit. Mouth a lovely rounded coffee-meets-raisin type-thing, dusting with chocolate. Some really good, Germanic malt fullness. Can easily see why this is rated so highly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2010
A Mes rate. Cask at Baker Street ’Sporks.Dark mahogany but more brown than black and a very good off white head and lace. Plenty of condition in it. This is a bloody excellent mild. Light and fruity on the nose. Really good in the mouth. Hints of coffee and chocolate, roasty and toasty but it’s all just... erm... mild. Faint tartness and mineral notes that remind me of Harvey’s Sussex and that’s nothing to complain about at all. Good earthy malt finish with something slightly herbal in it too. This is a little peach if you ask me. Throughly accessible, effotlessly drinkable and does everything it should do. Took me all of five minutes to down it. I didn’t mean to, I just suddenly realised it was gone. Excellent stuff.

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