Otter Creek Stovepipe Porter - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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Reviews by nhindian:
3.5/5 rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3
12oz bottle poured into a Dogfish Head Signature glass. Bottle generously provided by CharlieMurphy as an extra, thanks man!
A - Pours an oily black color, before setting in on a dark, rustic brown around the edges. Completely opaque besides when I take a sip, when I can peer into the thinner parts and can see some slight carbonation. Only about a half-finger of head on this beer, with okay retention. Lacing is sporadic at best.
S - Most of the nose consists of a rich, roasted espresso smell that permeates the entire length of the aroma. A noticeable smokiness is also present, and smells strangely like cigarillos and tobacco leaf. A slight spiciness rounds out the rest of the nose.
T - While the nose seems a bit disjointed at times, the taste does an adequate job of unifying most of the notes. It starts with the same roast as in the nose, but the tobacco and spicy hops join it soon after to create a more harmonious character. Still getting a cigar flavor here as well. About halfway through the taste, the flavors conspicuously drop out for a moment, leaving a watery feeling and taste before transitioning into the finish, which is spicy and smoky.
M - Mouthfeel is moderately light-bodied with relatively low carbonation. Probably the worst part of this beer, Stovepipe Porter doesn't exactly feel great on the palate, at times being too thin and imparting a watery feel. The lack of substantial carbonation makes it feel lifeless at times.
D/O - Drinkability is moderate. I have to see, this beer grew on me throughout the bottle. I'm glad I refrained from writing it off completely, as it allowed me to really dig into the nuances as it warmed. Still, the mouthfeel is a big problem in an otherwise solid beer.
Serving type: bottle
09-06-2011 05:46:15 | More by nhindian
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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
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