Drip Drop Coffee Stout | Otter Creek Brewing

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BA SCORE
3.97/5
Very Good
94 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:
#10,669
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
94
pDev:
9.32%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
35
Trade:
0
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Photo of q33jeff
3.61/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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01/12/19

Can to sniffer.

Dark black, small off white head. Thinnish.

Aroma is mostly strong coffee.
Taste is also mostly coffee.
Thin feel.

Ok. Lacking complexity and any other flavors besides coffee.

**

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Photo of PaleAleWalt
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EatonHops
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LarryV
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours with about 3/8" head with an aggressive pour. Fades almost immediately to a thin ring of tan foam. Aroma is mostly coffee, but fairly light. Immediate coffee flavor followed by a little sweetness. Slight char, chocolate - reminds me of eating chocolate covered coffee beans. Mouthfeel is thin but creamy - pretty decent, I wouldn't turn one down.

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Photo of tone77
3.59/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a black color with a 1 inch head. Smell is strong of black coffee. Taste is of coffee, some light cream, little else. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a smooth and decent beer, but a bit of a one trick pony.

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Photo of Act25
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Autumnal, great nose for a coffee stout. Otter Creek does Stout well.
a) Pours dark black, with a dense half finger head, abundance toffee lacing.
s) best part: large roasty, fall earth and leaves, chocolate chips, espresso, hop.
t) Big flavor too, nothing overwhelming general well balanced expression of roast malts, coffee, chocolate, hops grass, fall earth and leaves.
f) medium bodied, dry yet creamy, ample carbonation. Missing a smoothness found in the best.
o) Otter Creek scores a top coffee stout here.

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Photo of Categart
4.61/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of OKbrew89
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Coffee is prevalent on the nose and in the taste. Enough roasted malt to remind you it's a beer. Low carbonation and medium-light body.
Good coffee presence but the body was lacking. Very much enjoyed it.

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Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours jet black with a khaki colored head, some lacing. Smells like coffee,cacao nibs,damp hay. Tastes like coffee,toffee,mild hop presence. Feels a tiny bit viscous for a low ABV stout. Overall not bad. Would have again. Also have to give Kudos to Otter Creek for using organic coffee !!

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Photo of jaxon53
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rockonkg_17
4.82/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GuitarIPA
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I want to love coffee stouts as much as I love coffee, but as with most - this is for people who take cream and sugar with their coffee. Needs more dark roast/espresso flavor and a more bitter finish for me.

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Photo of jayseghi
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt3
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CHickman
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
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 +0.8%
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 +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PatGreer
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
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%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bad_Attitude_Brews
1.91/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of WunderLlama
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
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 -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 57md
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
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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Drip Drop Coffee Stout from Otter Creek Brewing
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 94 ratings