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Snake Pit Porter - Oaken Barrel Brewing Company

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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oaken Barrel Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-14-2003)
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Reviews by Phocion:
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Phocion

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My girlfriend brought a couple bottles back from Indiana this summer. Had one a couple months ago, and tonight seems like a nice, cold night to review the second one.

12 ounce bottle poured into a shaker pint. Dark brown, almost black body, with just a hint of red underneath a half-finger but moderately retentive frothy light-brown head. Moderate lacing.

Aroma is full of toasted, nutty, and light caramel malts. Slight hint dark-fruitiness and a coffee/chocolate aroma that increase as the beer warms.

Flavor is a little thinner than anticipated, and somewhat lactic. Coffee tastes are much more noticeable, along with roasted malts. Somewhat sugary. Slight charcoal flavor.

Body is a bit too light for the style, with medium carbonation. Very slick mouthfeel.

Definitely drinkable, but not exactly what I think of when it comes to a Baltic Porter. It's worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 23:23:08 | More by Phocion
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DoctorEvil65

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7%

07-17-2014 02:26:10 | More by DoctorEvil65
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aklude

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-09-2014 21:24:19 | More by aklude
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Highstplz

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

05-04-2014 23:37:51 | More by Highstplz
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dcisco44

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-14-2014 21:34:03 | More by dcisco44
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dunlap926

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-14-2014 21:32:07 | More by dunlap926
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robwestcott

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7%

03-10-2014 21:06:10 | More by robwestcott
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bralston345

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

02-08-2014 22:06:04 | More by bralston345
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ChrisWashington

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

12-30-2013 04:26:26 | More by ChrisWashington
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Theniz

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

12-08-2013 10:14:03 | More by Theniz
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NooseJustice

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

12-01-2013 23:03:18 | More by NooseJustice
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mpayne5

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

10-29-2013 23:01:23 | More by mpayne5
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Zanico

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

10-20-2013 00:07:17 | More by Zanico
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MSandahl23

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-27-2013 18:30:05 | More by MSandahl23
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ahommell

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-03-2013 01:36:48 | More by ahommell
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with a 1/4 inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent. The aroma is light, it smells like roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Good thing the taste is stronger compared to the aroma. It tastes like roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and burnt/charred malt. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit coating with low/moderate carbonation. I liked this brew, it's certainly worth a try. $1.99 a single.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 00:51:48 | More by bluejacket74
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AmitC

New York

3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

Color is dark brown. Peat black inside the glass. Just about half a finger thick tan colored head with not much retention. Decent lacing.

Aroma is of charred and roasted dark malts. Not much booze coming through. Strength is moderate.

Taste is of charred malts and roasted. Very little coffee. Mild flavor. Semi-sweet finish. Somewhat dry as well.

Mouth feel is medium bodied. Low to moderate carbonation.

Average stuff all over.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 20:01:28 | More by AmitC
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ifixufly

Indiana

3/5  rDev -19.8%

03-31-2013 03:57:26 | More by ifixufly
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TerryB

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-30-2013 12:41:35 | More by TerryB
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bohemyth

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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BWED

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler.
Received this in an Oaken Barrel sampler pack.

A- Black with dark brown highlights. Light tan, one finger head that dissipates rather quickly. Not very much lacing.

S- Strong coffee with a bit of chocolate. No strong hop aroma.

T- Slightly lighter than the smell. A little coffee, a little roasty.

M- Full bodied, but not heavy. The only attribute of this beer that resembles the style, in my opinion.

O- Okay, but I think this leans more to the stout end of the spectrum. The aromas and tastes are very bold and dark. I wanted a little more caramel subtlety than coffee. It doesn't taste bad, but I think branding it a porter is a slight misrepresentation of the beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 02:40:29 | More by BWED
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psmith161

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

01-24-2013 00:24:42 | More by psmith161
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jimbrinkruff

Indiana

3/5  rDev -19.8%

12-11-2012 03:51:57 | More by jimbrinkruff
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Lynn

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7%

12-09-2012 23:09:46 | More by Lynn
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ajkiser12

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

11-27-2012 19:44:28 | More by ajkiser12
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Snake Pit Porter from Oaken Barrel Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.