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Odell Cutthroat Porter - Odell Brewing Company

Odell Cutthroat PorterOdell Cutthroat Porter

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

789 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 789
Reviews: 355
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%


Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Not quite a stout but definitely no lightweight, Cutthroat Porter is smooth and robust. Inspired by the classic London porters, we use dark roasted malts to create a deep, rich color and flavor that hint at chocolate and coffee. We named it Cutthroat Porter as our tribute to the Colorado state fish – with its own rich heritage and unmistakable dark coloring. And while we’re big fans of small batches, here’s to the currently threatened Cutthroat population reaching mass quantities.

(Beer added by: Todd on 05-19-2001)
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Reviews by alphagnome:
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alphagnome

Iowa

4.7/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Appearance:
Pours a deep brown color, one shade shy of black and practically impregnable by light. A thick, delicate head sits on top of this fantastic looking beer with authority and rides the glass to the last drop, leaving plenty of lacing to remind you of what once was.

Aroma:
The aroma is ripe with rich, bitter cocoa and fresh coffee grounds. It's simple but delightful and begging for another whiff.

Taste:
Words describing the aroma can be said about the robust flavor. Rich, bitter chocolate reminiscent of a Lindt dark chocolate truffle. Roasted coffee and dark malt. The warmer this one gets, the more the bitterness shines through. For the style - it's perfection! A molasses sweetness is present but vague.

Mouthfeel:
Silky-smooth medium body, more stout than porter though. Otherwise beautifully executed. Carbonation is light but spot on for the style and the finish is a bit on the dry side.

Overall:
All in, this is a fantastic brew and lives up to the hype surrounding it. If you find it, I highly recommend grabbing it - I know I will be!

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 03:08:08 | More by alphagnome
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Jparker37

Wisconsin

3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a nonic pint. Best before 5/3/14

A - Decent clarity, dark brown. Great cap of tan head that holds strong. Tons of lacing.

S - Huge munich malts. Fainter chocolate. Clean.

T - Rich toasty malts that are bright. Roast malts dry up the flavor. Sweetness is minimal. Finish is crisp and aftertaste is short.

M - Medium to medium-light body, medium-high carbonation, semi-dry.

O - Malt pops in the taste and is never really sweet. Great look, very sessionable.

Recommendation - Easy to drink a six pack and well worth it.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 02:01:36 | More by Jparker37
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3/5  rDev -27%

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4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into 3/4 glass.

Thick black with an off white head, good retention.

Smell - Caramel, Brown Sugar, Coffee

Taste - Caramel and Coffee all the way through, slight hop kick at the end

Mouthfeel - Smooth, goes down easy, so smooth you can't tell it's 5+%

Good for after a days work and even at a BBQ with a steak.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 20:09:15 | More by Sam-VW
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

03-16-2014 12:19:52 | More by TooGood
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

03-16-2014 04:17:04 | More by kmanjohnson
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

03-14-2014 03:07:18 | More by SavageHopHead
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

03-06-2014 02:09:33 | More by JoeSatran
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a snifter on a cold icy Sunday morning. Deep dark and thick with a chocolate brown color...almost black. Nice off white head, dissipated rather quickly. Sticky lacing throughout review.

Mostly bitter dark chocolate on the nose...maybe a hint of caramel coffee.

Nice carbonation on a medium balanced mouth feel...a semi sweet tootsie roll creaminess in the middle followed by a dry dark bitter chocolate finish. As with the beginning of the taste the finish is a hit of tiny bubbles popping in my mouth/throat.

A decent porter from Odell, I prefer mine a little more sweet, the bitter finish lingers a little long for my liking. Gets better as it warms, probably won't buy again but wouldn't turn a free one down...

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Huge thanks to MilwaukeeCrusher for bringing this beer up north last summer.

A: Pours a black-brown with 4 fingers of dense tan head which slowly dissipates to a 2 finger puffy layer with plenty of lacing.

S: Rich pudding cake, malty sweet with caramel sugars together roasted coffee. Slightly alcohol esters on the finish.

T: Dark cocoa powder, caramel and roasted coffee. Taste is similar to the smell but is more bitter and less sweet.

M: Smooth medium bodies with low carbonation.

O: One of the better porters I've had - the taste is a bold as many stouts and it is only the lower ABV that points to a porter - worth seeking out if you can find it in your area or can find someone to trade it with you.

Serving type: bottle

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4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
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A fine, flavorful porter that has some nice, deep and complex flavors. A little lighter in feel than some porters, but the taste and appearance really hits the mark. Smooth and alluring.

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Odell Cutthroat Porter from Odell Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 789 ratings.