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Brewed by Otter
Style: English Strong Ale
Honiton, England

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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   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."

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chubbyhubby (11) - - JAN 2, 2007
Fruity, grassy aroma. A touch of grain, oats and loads of English hops in the back of the nose. Medium to full in body with a marvelous lush mouth feel that is just as crisp as it is smooth. Bursting with caramel malt (probably Maris Otter) and juicy fruit, hop bitterness is solid and flexes with a sharpness and toffee flavour. Malt is pretty thick with hints of bread crust and toasted grain. Lots of fruitiness with a wondeful toasty, biscuity, yeasty back.This beer pours a rich copper colour with a cloudy, light brownish highlight. A healthy off white lace wraps the inside of the glass with ample stickiness. Smells of soft caramel and toasted malt biscuit and bread with a dash of buttery toffee. Honey-like toffee and a currant and berry mix for fruitiness. Light twinge of ester alcohol in the nose. Smooth upfront with a light to moderate carbonation. Jam-packed with malt flavours of toasted caramel. Diacetyl is significant yet not to the point of being out of balance. The warming alcohol brings forth fruitiness and esters to round this big profile out. Hints of dark toffee and light berry fruit add to the complexity. Hop bitterness drops a great finishing flavour and oily herbal character. Caramel and grain in the finish with slight tangy hop overtones. Bitterness seems a step up for its style which is fine considering all of the malt flavour to deal with. This is a tremendously killer brew with expressive hop notes, balancing malt, and complex flavours flailing everywhere. A brew I will definitely revisit more than others in its category.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (11413) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2017
Cask hand pull at the moon under water Watford Jdw. A deep amber copper coloured pour with a lasting beige head. Aroma is burnt toffee apple, brown sugars, little hot alcohol. Flavour is composed of.. Flavour is composed of sweet jammy fruits, toffee and liquorice,. Palate is sticky sweet, liquorice, smooth Cask condition. Not bad. Little hot alcohol in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (7731) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2017
Cask handpull at Hamilton Hall as Otter Head, 5.8%. Dark amber orange, still and translucent with an enduring foamy beige head. Aroma is toffee, bread, golden syrup and honey. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is honey on toast, some astringent resinous hops, spicy with some booze. Not too sweet despite the rich malts giving a honey vibe. Actually pretty good but Id only want a half.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (7039) - Troms, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2016
Fra fat p Brass Monkey, Plymouth 22 Sep 16. Mrk gyldenbrun. Juice-aktig. Lett plommearoma. Smaken fyldig. Sherry. Trr avslutning. Hadde vrt et utmerket dessertl.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (2459) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear amber colour with a thin off white head. Aroma of fruitcake, raisin, some toffee, slight red berries, a little red wine, a hint of brown sugar and subtle spicy hops. Taste of raisin, dark fruit, some red berries, slight fruitcake, a little toffee, a hint of metal and subtle spicy hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A bittersweet, fruity, spicy hop bitterness in the finish. I like the complex aroma, the fruit and the amount of hoppy bitterness balancing out the heavy sweetness, however its not rich in flavour enough. Decent though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (12071) - Troms, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2016
Cask ale, shared with Finn at Brass Monkey. Deep mahogany coloured body, Frothy beige head leaving crocheted lacing on the glassware. Chocolate malts on the nose, lightly roasted. Fine blended taste profile of chocolate malts and dried fruits. Malt-fruity bitterness to a pleasant finish. Medium bodied. Perfect drink after my bacon and chicken salad (Plymouth 22.09.2016).

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerNinjaUK (438) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2016
Pint in London Inn, Torquay. Pours rich dark brown with bubbly of white head that recedes with significant lacing. Aroma raisins, port, rich maltiness. Strong alcoholic taste. Sweet in the palate.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
lokis333 (464) - Birai, LITHUANIA - MAY 24, 2016
Clear copper color with small tan foam. aromas of fresh ground malt, dusty flour, grains and hay. Palate, full body, thick-ish texture and sweet sugary finish. Taste, sweet of malt, biscuits and grains (simple). Overall, sticky, sickly sweet, not esiest beer, nice but not for me.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Halfling_4132 (104) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2016
Appearance-light copper brown with disappearing golden foam, aromas- sweet malt, dates, and caramelised chestnuts (marrons Glacs). Palate- medium to full bodied, quite flat and quite sticky and oily in texture. Taste- malt, simple, dissapointing. Overall- great aromas but somewhat lacking in palate and flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1567) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2016
From the cask at Reading Beer Festival 2016. Complex, malty and clean, and tasty and well rounded beer. Otter have gone up in my estimation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcinG (755) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2016
Butelka 500ml. Mahoniowy ciemny kolor. Piana zoltawa dosc wysoka szybko opadajaca .Aromat nikly slodowy . Orzechy chmiel ciastka delikatny karmel.W smaku slodkie wyrozniaja sie orzechowo- owocowe nuty. Lekko slodowo -karmelowy finisz. Pijalne

Marcin G


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