The Cognac of beer styles, this ain’t your knock-off bevy, though celebration abounds. Otters ’23 shrewdly works integrated malt layers with expansive effect: raisin toast, orange cake, apricot marmalade, banana bread, touched sugar, Jersey caramels, veiled oaky impart and booze warmth. There’s also cellar potential, but why wait? Unless you’re building an Otter vertical – a fine notion that your future self will be very proud of. Go you!