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Odell Cutthroat Porter - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

845 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 845
Reviews: 359
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 117
Gots: 62 | 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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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-13-2011 22:01:54 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a very dark brown with a short tan head and a bit of lacing. The nose brings some roasted malt along with chocolate and coffee. The flavor isn't quite as integrated as the nose, with the coffee and chocolate not mixing all that well with the roasted character. Overall, however, the feel is quite good and this ends up drinking quite well, and I love how Odell has quite low ABVs on many of its regular offerings.

10-31-2010 15:32:32 | More by Thorpe429
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

01-04-2012 02:50:44 | More by nmann08
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.47/5  rDev +9%

Sepia with generous scarlet highlights, capped by an expansive hot chocolate-colored head. Cutthroat looks for all the world like a stout. The impressively firm head persists nicely and leaves more than a little lace in abstract patterns. Splendiferous nose of semi-sweet chocolate syrup laced with a half-shot of espresso. A freshly baked pan of chocolate fudge brownies perhaps?

Now this is a porter! Thick and rich, but not heavy, the mouthfeel is a pleasure as the beer glides down my gullet with the greatest of ease. It'd be a shame if the flavor couldn't keep pace, but it does. As it is in the nose, so it is on the palate: fudge brownies liberally spiced with cinnamon and studded with chunks of tangy, sweet, dried autumn fruits.

This beer, more than most, is a perfect example of why I prefer porters to stouts. What I actually prefer is a beer that lives in that netherworld between the two styles. In other words, a thick, rich, creamy, roasty, chocolatey, hoppy, drinkable beer that improves as the bottom of the bottle approaches. I just described Cutthroat Porter to a 'T'. Odell has reason to be proud.

09-13-2004 15:20:34 | More by BuckeyeNation
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brentk56

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.4%

Appearance: Stoutlike in appearance, with an almost pitch black color topped by a creamy tan head; several shards of lace linger above the foam

Smell: Coffee roast, but with clear tones of citrusy hops

Taste: Roasty, up front, with a burgeoning citrus hop flavor that stands up to the roastiness almost immediately and winds up somewhat dominant, after the swallow, though the coffee malt flavors linger on the tip of the tongue

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Not what I was expecting in a porter, this is almost in the Black IPA territory; rather good, once I got over the hurdle of what I was expecting

Thanks, welosiped, for the opportunity

11-19-2010 02:21:45 | More by brentk56
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.4%

dark brown with a nearly black look to it and a nice two inch head of tan. The aroma was loaded with chocolate and rich roasted malts. Big sweet profile here. As I go in for th first taste I am over whelmed with cocoa and rich dark tones. Nice touches of molasses and rich sweet flavors that carry over into a huge sweet finish. Big body on this and a great easy drinking feel.

11-04-2011 01:57:40 | More by mikesgroove
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.78/5  rDev -7.8%

Any friend who brings a good beer back from an out of town visit, suddenly becomes a good friend -- thanks Brad. After sampling many Porters on this particular night, this one takes a back seat compared to other American Porters we had. The malts take a chocolate-heavy malt character, with undertones of Columbian coffee, buttery pecans, and milk sugars. The hops certainly balance the sweetness, but do little to bring flavors and nearly no aromatics. The beer is lighter in body and color; reminescent of Engish-type Porters. The roastiness is very smooth, allowing the beer's body to become more apparent. The beer is thin, but malty; making it very easily drinkable. Nice beer, just on the lighter scale of most Porters; especially American varieties.

09-12-2007 21:22:40 | More by BEERchitect
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -2.9%

Bottle courtesy of Beerandblues2: Poured a pitch-black color porter with a nice medium foamy head with great retention. Aroma of chocolate malt with some nice roasted notes is really enjoyable. Taste is dominated by the chocolate malt with again some nice roasted malt to balance and light hops at the end. Body is quite full but could have been creamier IMO. I have to admit that this is very well done and would be nice as a session porter considering the low alcohol %.

02-22-2007 19:27:38 | More by Phyl21ca
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womencantsail

California

4.33/5  rDev +5.6%

Thanks to BigDank for sending this one as an extra in a recent trade.

A: The pour into my Stone nonic pint glass is nearly black in color with a thin off-white foam which sticks around through most of the beer.

S: The nose has some very pleasant chocolate and coffee notes, just what I like in a porter. The roasted malt adds a nice balance to the sweet chocolate aromas.

T: The flavor starts out with a smooth, velvety, milk chocolate flavor followed by coffee and roasted malt. There is hint of vanilla on the back end as well. A slight bit of smokiness lingers after the sip is over.

M: The body is medium, but maybe a bit on the light side, unfortunately. The carbonation is moderate, and overall, the beer is quite creamy on the tongue.

D: One of the better porters I have come across. Great chocolate, coffee, and malt flavors and at a low ABV, a great beer to drink a few of in a night.

01-28-2010 05:55:11 | More by womencantsail
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-05-2011 22:39:29 | More by kjkinsey
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

05-31-2014 08:17:53 | More by zestar
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

11-17-2011 03:18:15 | More by Texasfan549
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-13-2013 21:01:26 | More by spycow
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

08-25-2013 00:11:45 | More by jaydoc
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

08-30-2013 20:01:49 | More by GRG1313
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.48/5  rDev +9.3%

Dark brown body with little light getting through with aa single finger tan head. Aroma. Flavor is excellent and may be the best porter I have had and includes roasted malts, smokey notes, burnt toast with a smooth chocolate malt flavor. Light to moderate carbonation and on the heavier side of medium body. Odell is becoming my favorite brewery. So many of their beers are top of the line and full flavored.

04-21-2012 23:34:19 | More by kylehay2004
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev -5.9%

This poured out as a nice deep brown color with a light tan head on top. The lacing is great just like many other Odell brews, there is also a solid retention as well. The smell of the beer has an earthy roasted aroma with some chocolate aroma and grass in there. The taste of the beer is chocolaty with a earthy bitterness and yeasty finish. The mouthfeel of the beer was medium bodied and smooth, nicely carbonated as well. Overall this beer is very nice, great sessionable porter, well worth looking into.

02-28-2013 02:49:33 | More by Knapp85
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-16-2011 21:26:45 | More by JAHMUR
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zeff80

Missouri

4.08/5  rDev -0.5%

A - Pours out a jet black color with a one-finger mocha head. Leaves small amounts of lace.

S - Smelled of caramel and chocolate.

T - It tasted of roasted malt and coffee notes. It has a sweet taste at the swallow.

M - It was crisp and medium-bodied.

D - This may be one of Odell's best beers. Great flavor.

01-06-2007 21:54:31 | More by zeff80
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev 0%

Nice, creamy tan colored head that lasts fairly well. Very deep, almost black in color. Strong aroma of sweet chocolate malt. The flavor bursts into your mouth with a good level of carbonation and a light/medium body, full of rich roasty notes. There's not much in the middle but it finishes with very light coffee and toffee notes and a swirl of hop. The finish is soft, and gently flows away leaving a dry bitterness and lingering roastiness.

07-24-2002 18:21:30 | More by NeroFiddled
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

01-23-2013 06:10:08 | More by RblWthACoz
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.58/5  rDev +11.7%

Acquired via trade from timbro81, so a big Thank You goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is roasted coffee and dark malts, intense but straight-forward and very pleasant.

T: The taste is creamy and malty with flavors of black coffee and vanilla. There's a very mild but quite complimentary hops presence that helps give a nice balance. There's not much else going on here but I like it for its simplicity. The after-taste is slightly smoky and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean for a style that is usually a little sticky.

D: Very tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, decent kick, excellent representation of style, this one is definitely up there among my favorite porters, it's one that I could drink quite a few of over the course of an evening.

02-27-2008 05:16:07 | More by TheManiacalOne
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nickfl

Florida

3.65/5  rDev -11%

A - pours with one finger of off white foam on a dark brown body with alittle bit of light showing through. The foam settles slowly and leaves excellent lace.

S - earthy malt with some chicory and cacao.

T - dry caramel malt with some light chocolate a bit of today I'm the middle and a finish of slightly spicy coffee and a hint of smoke.

M - medium body, moderate carbonation, and a fairly dry finish.

D - a bit dry for a porter in my opinion, but not bad. The earthy coffee and light smoke works well with the chocolate and dry caramel.

11-22-2011 03:24:45 | More by nickfl
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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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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.2/5  rDev +2.4%

Appears dark chocolate caramel cocoa with ruby highlights forms a tan head leaves even streaks of full lacing. Aroma has herbal hops and a bit of some grassiness dark chocolate creamy tones with a touch of coffee soft layers of dark roasted malts slight acidic tart character to it. Taste has doughy chocolate flavor with creamy malt ball highlights light cappuccino character herbal grassy hops seems fluffy like an oatmeal stout great session porter. Mouthfeel has a creamy texture even carbonation extremely smooth medium bodied porter. Drinkability, Odell has become one of the prime prospects from Colorado a defintie must stop if ever driving through like I have in the past, sessionable...the definitive version.

02-22-2006 19:09:33 | More by WVbeergeek
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Odell Cutthroat Porter from Odell Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 845 ratings.