Drip Drop Coffee Stout | Otter Creek Brewing

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3.96/5
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82 Ratings
Drip Drop Coffee StoutDrip Drop Coffee Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing
Vermont, United States
ottercreekbrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with the fair-trade organic, medium-dark Tres™ blend of beans from Vermont Coffee Company®, Drip Drop features a full-bodied flavor profile rich with slightly sweet notes of chocolate and caramel derived from a heavy dose of dark malts with a touch of brown sugar to reveal subtle notes of plum and vanilla.

The aroma is highlighted by notes of coffee, chocolate and a touch of roast with minimal hop notes in the background.

Added by superspak on 07-17-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,651
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
82
pDev:
9.34%
 
 
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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of jayseghi
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt3
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CHickman
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap it pours pitch black color and had a 1-2 finger foamy tan head that faded slowly and left minimal spotty lacing. Weak looking for a stout, but decent overall. Aroma was coffee, roasted chocolate malts, burnt coffee grinds and roasted grains mixed with a little sweetness. Tastes like it smells with the additions of cocoa powder, chocolate milk, light char and more roasted malts. Rich but not over the top, this was very smooth, light and easy to drink.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On nitro-tap at the Vermont Brewers Festival

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Photo of bdiiorio
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PatGreer
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Almost entirely black, with some dark brown at the bottom of the glass. The head is beige, small, and dies away fairly fast; but a thin ring remains, leaving spotty lacing.

S: Medium to dark roast coffee; slightly nutty, but leaning smoky and roasted. Moderately coffee presence well-balanced against malt character. Bitter chocolate, cacao, and burnt toast, with just a hint of vanilla.

T: Follows the nose. Moderate coffee character of medium/dark-roast black coffee, roasted and borderline acrid. Dark chocolate, bitter cacao, and burnt toast. Not much sweetness here, mostly just roast and bitterness. Black coffee and earthy bitterness lingers.

F: Medium-light, moderately carbonated. Drinks easily, but grows a little watery.

O: A decent coffee stout.

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Photo of MaineBeerDrinker
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bad_Attitude_Brews
1.91/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of WunderLlama
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into pint glass at The Top of the Hub

Dark brown liquid, thin brown layer

Aroma of roast malts, chocolate

Taste of chocolate, cocoa nibs, roasted malts

Thin light mouthfeel

Good beer

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Photo of Fitzy01
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 57md
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark brown color with a finger of beige head. The nose has mild roast and some nice hoppiness. The coffee is clearly present in the flavor but I would hesitate to call it bold. The body seems about right for the style and ABV.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmdrpi
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

on nitro pour, into a nonic pint glass

black in color, thick off-white creamy head. nice coffee aroma, and similar flavor. bitter chocolate and roasty coffee without being too acidic or harsh. mouthfeel is nice but body is a bit thinner than I'd like.

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Photo of Abstractspirit
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
3.04/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

L — Pours a fairly dark black body with a two-finger tan head produced with aerated pour. Decent retention and some lacing
S — Stale espresso, char, cacao powder, smoke, cinnamon
T — Instant coffee, ash, char, pear, and a hint of brown sugar
F — Very strange mouthfeel. Starts with a very aggressive burnt character that is not at all supported by the watery body. It’s lightly fluffy at first but then falls off mid-palate. After that it’s just a stale coffee mess with some weird sour fruitiness as well
O — Low ABV coffee stouts are just not my thing I guess

61/100

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Photo of Chackman151
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of smcolw
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Thick, frothy beige head. Rich blanketing lace with definitive thicker rings in between. The liquid is dark ruby brown where no light shines through the edge.

Definite black coffee aroma.

The nitro pour makes this a smooth, rich, and creamy stout. Again, the coffee absolutely dominates the entire taste. Modest "carbonation" as expected. The finish and aftertaste are simply more black coffee. If you like your stouts like an iced coffee with carbonation, this fits the expectation.

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Photo of ChipChaight
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oberon
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Came from the nitro tap a deep cola color with a cascading medium beige head,very caramel latte-like in the nose with hefty roast and sweet almost buttery caramel coming thru,moderate chocolate as well.A full creamy nitro feel is in my opinion usually good for the style and it is here.Dark roast coffee upfront on the palate with more chocolate coming thru than in the nose,some more of the sweet caramel comes thru in the finish.A smooth creamy well rounded coffee stout here.

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Photo of Nucleosynthesis
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmpiresFall666
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brureview
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I wasn’t expecting much but this turned out to be an excellent low ABV coffee stout.
Dark chocolate color, 2F head.
Excellent aroma: not over roasted coffee like in many coffee stouts. A medium to light roast aroma which transitions well to the taste.
As the beer warms up, sweetness settles in with the chocolate.
Light body which suit suits the coffee and light bitterness.
Excellent beer. Low ABV.

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Drip Drop Coffee Stout from Otter Creek Brewing
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 82 ratings