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

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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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klink40

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stovepipe is an phenomenaly well-brewed, highly drinkable porter. It is super smooth and carries subtle coffee/cocoa flavors that become more intense during the aftertaste. Overall taste is not overbearingly strong and mouthfeel is much lighter than your average porter. Alcohol level is average and well-balanced for this readily available porter.

I love imperial porters/stouts as well but if that's what you're looking for, look elsewhere. This pairs great with steak, bbq, or any hearty meal.

I highly recommend this beer, especially in the cooler months but I think you'll find it enjoyable year-round.

Ice cold and on draft is best for this beer(I always prefer draft) if purchased from bottle be sure to drink from glass (pint) for full satisfaction.

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2010 03:28:16 | More by klink40
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CaptYellow

New York

4.55/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is a lovely porter with a nice, sweet smell and black colour. However, I suggest you try it mixed too. With a lager, the colour is still blck. Perhaps a cream ale would give it a nice, balancing creaminess. As it is, it's a very drinkable porter. It has a bitter taste upfront that rounds out its otherwise mild taste. The bitter is followed by caramel notes. And the aftertaste is enjoyable and long lasting- enjoyable enough to want another swig.

Serving type: growler

02-14-2009 15:55:37 | More by CaptYellow
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hyland24

New York

4.55/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured it from a bottle into a Guinness style pint glass.

It poured dark brown almost black with a inch thick tan head similar to a creamy root-beer. It showed ruby hue's when held up to the light. The lacing stuck to the sides of the glass and remained throughout in circles showing the level at each sip.

The smell was malty, with strong coffee scents and a slight smokiness.

The taste is great. Strong immediate coffee, followed by serious smoke. Creamy coffee holds strong finishing with a slight hoppy bite. The aftertaste is equally as good with the smoky, nutty flavor remaining long after the swallow.

The mouthfeel is top notch. The porter is medium to full bodied and well carbonated for this style of beer. It coats the mouth completely leaving a long lasting pleasant smoky aftertaste.

This porter is a must have. The perfect example of this style of beer. The taste is complex with several different layers of flavor that all mix extremely well. I highly recommend this beer to everyone wether you like porters or not.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2008 01:28:33 | More by hyland24
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HossMcGraw

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a prime example of a great porter. It could stand to be a bit more bitter, but overall it is exceptional. Not too light and not too heavy, the drinkability is wonderful. The flavor is very similar to Shakespeare Stout, but this beer focuses more on the hops than the malty chocolate flavor. It is filling, yet refreshing which is a pretty rare combination. It's definitely become one of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2002 21:43:31 | More by HossMcGraw
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RugbyGreg

New Jersey

4.53/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer for the first time in Boston at the Barking Crab. Reservations ment nothing, so we sat at the bar and ordered appetizers. I asked the bartender his recommendation and afterwards I thanked him repeatedly. This beer is dark and rich, but paired well with oysters. Stuck with the beer all night. Fantastic!

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2010 16:35:08 | More by RugbyGreg
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yossarian14

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark brown to black until you hold it up in the light. Wonderful reds and mahogany outline and highlight this smoky sexy delight

S - Spiced smoked meat, roasted malt

T - lots of smoke but not so heavy that it overwhelms. A burnt coffee flavor. a slightly bitter finish with a campfire that hangs around between each sip

M - Creamy with just enough carbonation.

D - So very drinkable, but take your time. Its a hearty porter and gets better as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2008 00:54:18 | More by yossarian14
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jefftuck47

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

03-04-2013 23:32:18 | More by jefftuck47
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dantsbeats

New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

01-31-2012 05:16:58 | More by dantsbeats
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

08-10-2013 02:25:18 | More by EBeckett3
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hkyplyr73

New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

09-07-2012 12:56:35 | More by hkyplyr73
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Ablackbrew

New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

01-02-2012 16:48:29 | More by Ablackbrew
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kevgod

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

01-07-2012 18:09:06 | More by kevgod
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morrowd3

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

07-07-2013 01:26:16 | More by morrowd3
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joshtrich

New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

08-05-2012 16:26:49 | More by joshtrich
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bspain5

New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

06-08-2012 01:42:30 | More by bspain5
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weaselchew

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

12-20-2011 19:49:12 | More by weaselchew
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jandadeboer

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

03-07-2014 23:49:34 | More by jandadeboer
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

11-28-2011 22:57:08 | More by nmann08
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

11-24-2011 16:23:31 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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yergermeister

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

04-19-2012 14:03:55 | More by yergermeister
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NHSTEVE

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

07-01-2012 20:15:17 | More by NHSTEVE
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pagardner

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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jagada

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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totgolfer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

02-09-2013 02:22:58 | More by totgolfer
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druptight

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

01-21-2012 02:59:57 | More by druptight
Otter Creek Stovepipe Porter from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
86 out of 100 based on 782 ratings.