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Otter Creek Stovepipe Porter - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

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Otter Creek Stovepipe PorterOtter Creek Stovepipe Porter

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BA SCORE
86
very good

782 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 782
Reviews: 499
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 19
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

28 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-17-2001)
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appears a dark brown with a caramel, cola toned edge. A thick beige head slowly fades out into a head of 1/4" fluff. Lots of scattered bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of smoked malts, roasted barley, caramel, espresso, bitter cocoa, wet hay, and grass notes.
Taste is of the aromas but it seems to be missing something. Not sure what it even is...there seems to be a good rythmic bassline going but it's missing the charm of the melody on top of this beer. It's almost like there are hints of greatness that fall short into a somewhat bland flavor. Hmmm.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, fizzy, with some bitter hops tingling the back of the tongue before fading to a semi-dry, thin finish.
For some reason, I remember this beer being much better several years ago. Perhaps my tastes have changed?

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2011 02:36:21 | More by weeare138
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Otter Creek Stovepipe Porter from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
86 out of 100 based on 782 ratings.