Otter Creek Stovepipe Porter - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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Reviews by Ego:
4.38/5 rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
been on an otter creek kick lately.. aren't otters cute?
dark but not dikembe mutumbo dark, thin head which is espresso colored.. and sticky. not much else to say about the look. it says porter, it looks porter, it is a porter, the head that remains holds a grudge against you and just sits there staring at you....
wow. awesome burnt flavor right up front, no bones about it. it is strong and aromatic. It isn't a "smoked" flavor like smokehouse sausage or the like but more like burnt malts or burnt chocolate. excellent. coffee and chocolate notes combine for an intense blast to the nostrils. the best description is a night by the fire in a bottle. This is frankly wowing me. it is like taking the char sticks of a hiking fire and jamming them up my nose. I'm reminded of the Dragonslayer by middle ages but honestly this is more intense. there is a really nice malt layer here also.
a bit light feel for a porter but that would be my only complaint. enough carbonation to make this work, drying roasted flavor makes this like coffee. I can hardly get over the smell of this one, still. it has active bitterness on the pallette but yet finishes with the roasted/burnt flavor. This could rival some brewer's russian imperials flavor wise. Needless to say I am impressed. The bitters from the hops make this better for sure, they are there.
great beer. For the price as nice as it gets for complexity in the style. Excellent.
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2006 06:04:55 | More by Ego
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4.18/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped with 3414-091212. Sampled on January 20, 2014 and I have to think it is well past its expiration date.
The pour is dark brown with a short-lived tan colored head. Great color.
The aroma is of dark malts, smoke, butter, and earthy hops.
The body is in the medium range with a creamy texture.
The taste is much like the aroma with a decent dark malt forward character, mild sweetness, burnt barley, and a fairly mild hop finale. A pretty well balanced Porter that is easy to drink.
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2014 21:43:57 | More by puboflyons
Otter Creek Stovepipe Porter from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
86 out of 100 based on 782 ratings.