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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

783 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 783
Reviews: 499
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 19
Gots: 20 | 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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Ratings: 783 | Reviews: 499 | Display Reviews Only:
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troegaarden

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +31.2%

10-30-2012 03:27:25 | More by troegaarden
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animalchin

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +31.2%

11-28-2011 22:19:27 | More by animalchin
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andylipp

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +31.2%

12-09-2011 01:37:36 | More by andylipp
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DrTorque

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +31.2%

07-30-2012 22:59:48 | More by DrTorque
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +31.2%

11-21-2011 21:15:12 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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malthus617

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +31.2%

12-11-2011 22:44:10 | More by malthus617
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WildMaverick1200

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +31.2%

01-27-2013 01:07:16 | More by WildMaverick1200
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MarkNNJ

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +31.2%

08-23-2013 20:28:38 | More by MarkNNJ
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ucis

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +31.2%

12-14-2011 18:57:42 | More by ucis
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jak

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +31.2%

12-14-2011 17:46:22 | More by jak
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pauljunk

Virginia

5/5  rDev +31.2%

08-13-2012 00:34:09 | More by pauljunk
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Bowersm

Connecticut

4.98/5  rDev +30.7%

Used to drink this beer over lunch in the winter while working downtown in Rochester, NY as a respite from the daily monotony of my editorial job. I didn't have it for many a moon until two nights ago and found it to be even better than I remember it. The taste is not overly complex, but strong and flavorful with a nice roasted aftertaste. It goes down really easy and despite being a dark porter is the sort of beer that I could drink many of without getting too filled up. I rate this beer as one of the highest quality that I have had in a long time and look forward to having many more! Cheers!

11-12-2012 22:26:47 | More by Bowersm
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pbrian

Connecticut

4.78/5  rDev +25.5%

There are a ton of flavors going on in this brew. Nice fresh hops flavors greet you at the door, roasted malts take you around and the trademark Otter Creek yeast bite says hello now and again. Take away the Otter Creekness and you have something very similar to Sierra Nevade Porter. A great beer.

03-25-2002 08:48:35 | More by pbrian
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PatriotsRule

Massachusetts

4.78/5  rDev +25.5%

This is an excellently crafted brew.
A: Deep mocha with a quarter inch off white head and light beautiful lacing
S: Hints of caramel and chocolate, smoke
T: This is truly elite in its balance. An aptly named porter.
M: Crisp and smooth.
O: One of my favorite Otter Creek beers and beers from anywhere ever!

11-07-2012 23:10:23 | More by PatriotsRule
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hbis2gut

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

With the exception of some Scandinavian porters I have had,
Synbrychoff, etc..)
Vermont easily comes in second place for best Porters. Both Otter Creek and
Catamount brew porters the way I believe they should be.

05-21-2001 11:09:05 | More by hbis2gut
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iBodhisattva

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

08-19-2012 17:51:30 | More by iBodhisattva
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kdivers

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

07-05-2013 01:13:59 | More by kdivers
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prisdefer

New York

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

03-11-2012 01:08:25 | More by prisdefer
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Iris4Thug


4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

08-31-2012 00:52:49 | More by Iris4Thug
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Shiredave

New York

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Bottling date 6/29/04. Good info on the beer and brewery on the label.

Stovepipe pours a deep chocolate brown, completely opaque in a pint glass. Tall, dark tan head forms and slumps quickly. Some smears of lace slide down the glass.

Aroma is huge with roasted malt, chocolate and hints of smoke. Some earthy hop fades in and out - great smelling Porter - very inviting.

Flavor is balls on style IMHO. Lush and semi sweet up front with complex notes of cherries, licorice, coffee and burnt caramel. Smooth and oily mouth feel, slightly thin ( draft is fuller) but nicely balanced with firm hop bittering .

Hop dryness blends with dark grain chalkiness in harmony to finish this off. Lingering bitter is off set by a tasty toffee kind of thing coating the roof of your mouth.

An outstanding porter that has long been one of the better American versions of the style.

12-17-2004 04:22:04 | More by Shiredave
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dragonclan15

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

At first I was not sold. I actually didn't care for the beer. But following a few more sips I realized just how good it is. I think it was the "smokey" flavor that threw me off originally.

A nice dark color with a nice malty smokey aroma. The beer goes down well and the more I drank it the more I found I really enjoyed it.

Has a fantastic coffee and toffee taste to the beer.

03-08-2011 04:15:05 | More by dragonclan15
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nwatson

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

11-15-2012 06:37:24 | More by nwatson
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Murph

Arizona

4.6/5  rDev +20.7%

Pours a nice dark browish amber with a creamy tan head. The smell has hops, roasted malt bitterness, and some chocolate?. This beer is loaded with flavor. It starts with roasted malt bitterness but then the bitterness changes to the hops which make themselves known very well. There is also som sweetness that I can't quite pick out. Maybe bittersweet chocolate but I am not sure. The Moutfeel is creamy and clean and the brew is very drinkable. This is definitely going to merit being bought again by me. A very nice porter.

04-22-2002 09:41:46 | More by Murph
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jellis00

Virginia

4.6/5  rDev +20.7%

A: Quite dark. Almost in penetrable.

S: Coffee ish. Some burnt hints. You can smell the malt.

T: Very tasty. Intense. Bitter and smoky. Lots of burnt flavors.

M: Pleasant with an acidic punch. Not overpowering. Medium carbonation.

O: One of my new favorite porters. Very surprised by this beer and I recommend it.

10-07-2012 02:08:28 | More by jellis00
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yisseroff

New York

4.55/5  rDev +19.4%

A- Poured a shiny dark brown in my trust Woodstock pint glass with beige/brown head that didn't stick around for the ride but left some lacing on the side in its memory.

S- At first classic malt. Then, rich and dark toffee and coffee combo. Pretty nice.

T- My first 5.0! After each cleansing-of-palate I was full-on attacked by this beer's arsenal of flavor. Dark chocolate, toffee, fresh coffee, with the perfect nuance of sweetness all combine for an intense yet very handleable taste here.

M- I would have expected a porter like this to be a bit fuller, but it's pretty OK. Nice amount of carbonation.

D- I was halfway through the beer before I realized I should slow down. I'm loving this beer right now.

02-25-2011 01:44:57 | More by yisseroff
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Otter Creek Stovepipe Porter from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
86 out of 100 based on 783 ratings.