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Odell Cutthroat Porter - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

849 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 849
Reviews: 359
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 117
Gots: 64 | FT: 3
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 lynchmob9:
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lynchmob9

California

3.85/5  rDev -6.1%

A - dark syrupy brown. Head disappeared quick w/ no lace.
S - cocoa, brown sugar, milk chocolate, Nestlé quick.
T - espresso, dark chocolate, like 86% Trader Joe's cacao dark. Thin, mouthfeel disappears quickly but flavor lingers and grows.
O - like it. Couldn't have but one or two but was enjoyable.

04-12-2012 04:19:02 | More by lynchmob9
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ArrogantDeadGuy

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +2%

Cellared for 24 months and pours black with a two fingers of ecru head. The aroma is rich with notes of coffee and sweet malt. There is a little astringency on the nose as the fizzy head reduces. The body is thin with and the flavors are A-typical. Great coffee notes and bittersweet chocolate. The flavors are great and the aromas are great teasers; the body is just a little shy of great. This is a good sessionish beer at 4.8%, I just can't get over the thin character.

01-01-2011 05:01:33 | More by ArrogantDeadGuy
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joemetric

Kansas

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-10-2014 17:26:29 | More by joemetric
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12oz bottle. Label states 4.8% abv. Pours into my glass a deep dark brown with a tight bubbly light tan cap on top. Aromas begin with roasted, lightly smoky malts. A touch of cocoa and some black coffee are in there along with a little dark fruit and a slight caramel.

First sip brings a roasted dark malt upfront with a touch of burnt smokiness. Cocoa and coffee flavors intermingle with some dark fruits as well. A light citrus hop is there on the finish as well as enough bitterness to cut through the semi sweet malt.

Mouthfeel is smooth and easy drinking with a nice punch of carbonation. Not an extremely robust porter, but a tasty one all the same that goes down easy. Yet another solid brew from Odell. Too bad this isn't available around me, but if it is around you grab some when you're in the mood for a porter!

11-15-2007 01:58:28 | More by orbitalr0x
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blitz134

California

3.8/5  rDev -7.3%

Close to pitch black, but when held to the light shows through with some brown and garnet highlights. Thick tan head on top, reduced to a thin layer of tight foam. Nice lacing coats the glass.

Dark toasted malts dominate with plenty of dark coffee. A touch of bittersweet chocolate as well. Some fainting sweet malt hints come in as well.

Flavor is good, but lacks something. Chocolate and dark toasted malts again. Nothing is really in the finish though. A bit simple for me.

Mouthfeel is really good though, except for a bit too much carbonation. Makes this porter sharp tasting. Besides that this one has a nice creaminess to it.

Good drinkability, it has a lot of high points to it, but just lacks in the taste department. I'd gladly have a couple in a sitting though.

08-22-2006 01:02:27 | More by blitz134
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

08-15-2012 04:57:26 | More by danthehopslamman
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

12-27-2013 15:51:40 | More by SD-Alefan
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

03-01-2014 05:11:52 | More by DaftPatrick
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Beaver13

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%

12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights. It has a frothy light beige head that goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet chocolate and some burnt coffee.

The flavor is sweet chocolate malts and some burnt roastiness with a touch of fruitiness and a little lactose. It has a lightly bitter coffee finish. It's medium bodied with a good amount of velvety carbonation.

Overall, this is a well balanced porter - maybe a tad on the sweet side. This is a great fall back beer that I find myself drinking often.

08-23-2005 06:03:56 | More by Beaver13
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

05-22-2013 02:41:21 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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mverity

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

05-25-2014 04:45:01 | More by mverity
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +8.5%

Presentation: 12 oz brown long neck bottle with a bottling date in the bottom left hand corner of the label. Label has a blurb about the beer.

Appearance: Black as night with a wispy lace yet a small cake of foam forms in the middle, good retention as the lace sticks to the glass.

Smell: Roasted aromas, creamed lightly sweet coffee. Toasted and roasted malt mix yet more roasted than toasted.

Taste: Impressively smooth mouth feel with a medium to full body. Rich roasted flavour going borderline astringent. Hops tingle all throughout the mouth with a vague bitterness that gets clouded by more everlasting lingering roasted malt with caramel undertones though still leaves a trail of earthy minty flavour to the finish. Roasted flavours are not over bearing but at a perfect level of balance with hints of light charcoal and over caramelized sugar.

Notes: Profound in character, Odell’s was aiming for the middle ground between Porters and Stouts … good stab at it. A more than decent Porter it is, I’m quite fond of this palatable brew.

10-31-2002 07:30:12 | More by Jason
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tjthresh

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

On tap at Barley’s. Some floral and citrus hops with roasted malts. Vary dark brown to black. Full, lasting, tan head, with good lace. Light roast flavor. Little bitterness. Fruity. Pretty thin. I think this is supposed to be a robust porter. Somthing is wrong. I may re-rate some day.

08-22-2005 17:24:20 | More by tjthresh
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Billolick

New York

4.2/5  rDev +2.4%

12 ouncer allowed to warm up for about 30 minutes, "070209" etched by a computer on the label. Best before dating? Pours dark dark brown, near black with some dark ruby highlight shining through the gloom. Dark tan head, creamy, frothy and then down to a tiny bubble film and leaving splattered strands and fine spots of lace after a bit more then a gentle swirl. The nose is the first highlight for me. Rich notes of dark chocolate are noted in prominence. Full flavor porter, more chocolate noted on the tongue, along with dark malts, and then a moderate drying hop presence late. Smooth on the tongue. Very enjoyable brew. Nice job here by Odell.

03-01-2009 23:03:08 | More by Billolick
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bsp77

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +1.2%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Very dark reddish-brown with thin tan head and not very much lacing.

Smell: Mostly molasses and milk chocolate,with light roasted character and some spicy hops. Smells bitter and dry.

Taste: The taste follows the smell, with an emphasis on chocolate and molasses. The roasted malts and bitter hops build throughout and become more apparent at the finish.

Feel: Moderately low carbonation, body is not very full but is extremely smooth and creamy. Actually, the smoothness is unheard of for an under 5% abv beer (my bottle says 4.8%). Dry finish.

Drinkability: Great example of an everyday, sessionable Porter that relies more on a smooth overall balance than going the overly roasted route. While not one of my absolute favorite Porters, this may be the most drinkable one I have ever had. Another winner from Odell.

09-03-2010 01:53:25 | More by bsp77
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Prospero

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-10-2014 19:47:59 | More by Prospero
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deebo

Minnesota

3.15/5  rDev -23.2%

Drank a pint on nitro-tap

A-Thick creamy tan head-black as midnight

S-Dark chocolate, coffee type toasted malt

T-Smoky dark toasted/burnt malts, no detection of hops

M-Average for the style, creamy

D-Easy to drink throughout a pint

Overall-average, a nice beer

04-03-2011 21:21:56 | More by deebo
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

09-17-2012 21:51:46 | More by NilocRellim
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mjtiernan

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-15-2011 04:08:00 | More by mjtiernan
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mrw1zard

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-17-2014 17:10:11 | More by mrw1zard
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fionn13

Ireland

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

08-06-2012 12:49:56 | More by fionn13
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +6.1%

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Pours a very dark blackish brown with a little bit of reddish/orange color at the bottom of the glass. Lots of bubbles and a huge five finger beige head with good retention. Lots of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A pretty big roasty aroma. Dark roasted malts with good hints of chocolate, coffee, burnt caramel, toffee, and some nuts. A little brown sugar, milk, and some light dried dark fruit. Very roasty aroma overall with a little bit of smoke. pretty solid.

Taste: Roasty and dark like the smell indicates. Dark roasted malts with notes of chocolate, coffee beans, nuts, milk, smoke, and burnt caramel and toffee. A little brown sugar and molasses. Very subtle hint of dark fruit. Some earthy hops provide some balancing bitterness in the back end. Very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy. Slick and very smooth.

Overall: A very good take on the American style Porter. Nicely roasty and robust while still going down pretty smooth and easy.

07-26-2012 05:51:05 | More by MattyG85
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buyyourfreedom

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

01-30-2014 17:04:14 | More by buyyourfreedom
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Hairrrrrrrr

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-24-2013 23:27:10 | More by Hairrrrrrrr
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

A 12oz bottle with a date of October 2011 - I assume this is the BB date, so it's a bit old. Oh well. Picked up from my local beer specialist. I love the artwork on the label.

Poured into a Delirium chalice. An exceptionally dark brown hue that looks black as night. Produces an impressive head of creamy light brown foam with great retention; this slowly reduces to a surface layer. Leaves behind evidence of bottle conditioning. Aroma of rich roasted malt with a spicy quality. Hints of burnt grain, coffee, cocoa, brown sugar, aromatic hops and yeast.

Tastes of roasted malt with with a dry, malty bitterness. Notes of burnt grain, dark malt, coffee, dry yeast and subtle stewed hops. A lingering bitter finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with fantastic body. Pretty astringent. Aftertaste of bitter roasted malt.

Excellent - a superb porter. The balance and body are fantastic; the roasted malt flavour and bitterness seem perfectly tuned. Lovely beer - grab one if you come across it.

03-18-2012 02:30:14 | More by jazzyjeff13
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Odell Cutthroat Porter from Odell Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 849 ratings.