Review - Otter Creek Brewing Co.'s Otter Mon
"This dark creamy stout is brewed with black malt, roasted barley,flaked barley, and caramel malt. Raw sugar cane provides a sweet tooth of rum-like flavor and aroma. East Kent and Liberty hops add balance to the sweetness." -- Otter Creek
Pours a dark chocolate brown color which produces a nice medium-sized tan head with great retention. Sticky lacing forms rings around the glass, leaving fizzy bubbles that look festive. Completely opaque body, dark as a new moon night. Aroma is powerful and enticing, with some burnt malts with coffee notes, charcoal, some creamy milk chocolate notes, and oatmeal flakes. Initial taste is bittersweet with some strength behind it, which continues through to the finish with excellent consistency. The oatmeal taste really comes through in the finish. Light to medium weight creamy body, there's an oily film left behind with some soft carbonation and a lingering burnt coffee malt taste. Tasty, not as creamy as expected, although this is dubbed as a 'Jamaican-style Stout', so this would be a more drinkable stout in a warmer climate with the lighter body and a surprisingly clean finish for a stout.
Reviewed on June 5th, 2008.