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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

789 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 789
Reviews: 499
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 19
Gots: 21 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

InspectorBob, Aug 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Mart1, Apr 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

brez8791, Sep 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a very dark brown, with some ruby notes if held up to the light. There is a very modest brown head that settles in to a ring around the glass. There is some lacing and the retention is modest but not great. There is not a billowing froth to this beer so retention is in context. This is a medium bodied beer with some, but not lots of carbonation. The smell is coffee, molasses, and very roasted malt. What strikes one most about this beer is its overall dryness and lack of sweet malts in the background. The beer has a rather acrid tang, a burnt and smoky character, and a lingering aftertaste. There is a definite hop backbone to this beer, but the hops are not estery. The mouthfeel is slightly tilted to the creamy side, but the lingering, burnt aftertaste is just a bit over the top for me. I do like the hop balance, but I appreciate less the lack of some sweet malts to balance out the harsh bite. Not a bad porter, but not my favorite either.

albern, Feb 19, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

GCBrewery, Feb 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

MikeCactusGordon, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of beerguy101
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown color. Small white head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee and vanilla. A medium to lighter bodied Porter. Malts are chocolate and toffee. Hops are a little spicy. Nicely balanced. It perhaps a little thin tasting for a porter, but I’ve noticed this “fault” a lot lately. Is it a trend or a redefinition of style? Still it a nice very drinkable porter. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

beerguy101, Jan 05, 2004
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

doggball, Jul 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Jumski, May 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

KYboymatt, Sep 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

DmanGTR, Jan 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

agreenman19, Jan 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Proclarush, Dec 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

dunix, Oct 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

BillRoth, Dec 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This wasn't too bad. The beer was given to me from a friend and I gladly accepted because I'd never had it before. The pour was a deep brown that only shows up as black once it's in the glass. The head was durable and tan. The smell was rich and roasted much like coffee but more burnt smelling. The taste was very burnt, surprising how much of that bitter burnt toast was in there. Very interesting taste. The mouthfeel was pretty light so you can have more than one of these in a sitting without filling up too much. Good stuff!

Knapp85, Apr 03, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

ejh06752, May 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

hphilip456, May 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

sneaks2210, Nov 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

noremac423, Dec 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Molson2000, Oct 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

rlamoy, Jun 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

jayhunter357, May 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a 12 oz. black bottle with a bottled-on date on the back label.
A: This beer pours a very dark brown-amber, almost black color with a large amount of thick, creamy, dark head. The head recedes slowly and leaves a solid ring of sticky lacing. Beautiful and tempting.
S: Rich and chocolatey with roasted malts and some hidden notes of deep fruits, maybe cherries.
T: First tastes of chocolate and malts, and this is followed by some slight bitterness which continues to the end. Mostly tastes of solid malt with some sugars and earthy flavors underneath. Overall, pretty smooth. Not all that complex, but still quite pleasing and an enjoyable mix of flavors.
M: Kinda full, and certainly pleasing. Not too heavy in the stomach, despite its full smell and taste.
D: Reasonable. Not too heavy as far as porters go, so I could have more than one of these if I felt like it. I think this beer would be best when it complements a nice, filling meal.

LeftyBWS, Jul 30, 2007
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

BodiesLexus, Oct 27, 2013
Otter Creek Stovepipe Porter from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
86 out of 100 based on 789 ratings.