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Otter Creek Stovepipe Porter | Otter Creek Brewing

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Otter Creek Stovepipe PorterOtter Creek Stovepipe Porter
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800 Ratings
Otter Creek Stovepipe PorterOtter Creek Stovepipe Porter

Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
28 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-17-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 800 |  Reviews: 501
Photo of acarroll413
2.81/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

poured from a 12 oz bottle into a glass

A- i must just be in love with dark beers, i thought this beer looked great, but i deducted points from it because there was absolutely NO head on this beer, well not a real one anyway. there was this small layer of white film floating above the beer for about 5 seconds after i poured it but that's all

S- roasted, smokey malt. not bad overall, but not as good as some stouts.

T&M- honestly, i still cant taste the difference between this and a stout. i guess my pallate is just not that refined. anyway, not a bad tasting beer, but a little thick and not as carbonated as i would have liked. tasted lots of roasted malt, but honestly i didn't mind it as much as some others (mcarroll10177)

D- maybe it'd be better on tap, but the liklihood of finding that on tap is slim to none and slim just left town. so i probably wont drink this again.

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Photo of MisterDeeds
2.86/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a deep black with a creamy tan head.

Smells fairly malty and roasted. Some coffee and dark chocolate notes.

Hits up front with sweet malty flavors, and finishes with a dry roasted coffe bitterness.

Slighty thin for what I expected from the style and color. The aftertaste is a bit too bitter for me as well.

Worth a taste, but I don't see myself going for many of these.

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Photo of TAMU99
2.86/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Not bad, more stout than porter

A - Black/reddish, pours clear with a think dark tan head that leaves a heavy lace
S - malty, barley with a mild white grape (think wine) bouquet
T - Ric, strong burnt toast with hints of roasted nuts. Very little sweet flavor to balance.
M - Smooth, lingering
D - ok, if you prefer the bitter of stouts over teh sweetness of porters, then maybe this one's for you

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Photo of Pabs311
2.86/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

welll this is a beer... dunno bout a porter though. i guess i'm used to big baltic and english porters, this one just didnt stand up to my expectations.

A- very dark brown with a nice thick creamy head. some lacing.

S- very light and mality with some subtle chocolate and coffee, but not nearly as robust and powerful as i would like from a porter.

T- The tatse was disapointing. It had some of that coffee & chocolate but seemed as though they had cut their batch in half with water. very light flavor profile for a porter adn somewhat dissapointing.

M/D- The mouthfeel was very light for a porter. i was dissapointed with this too. i like nice full bodied porters that coat ur palate and stay there for while. This one was there in gone and a flash. very drinkable, i guess itd be good if u wanted to pound back a few porters insetad of ur run of the mill american lagers.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
2.86/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed on 5/8/08. Bottle. Pours a dark black with a light mocha head that leaves pretty lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast, coffee. Flavor of the same, some chocolate, some alcohol (weird, since this is only 5.4%) also a weird taste I can't quite place. Thin, watery palate. This is ok, I guess. I wouldn't get this again though.
6/4/5/3/13 (3.1/5)

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Photo of tweeder263
2.88/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured out dark but transparent with a nice dark ruby color.Aone finger tan head.Smells of dry coffee.I wish i could say more for the taste but its almost watery,dont get me wrong theres nothing wrong with it,but,it tastes of a watered down bland porter.Dry coffee flavors mostly come through.Tight slightly bitter finish.Mouthfeel,,watery. An ok porter,,theres many others id reach for besides this,,not very impressive.

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Photo of mcallister
2.89/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a choclatey brown with a lovely inch high tan fluffy head. Very sticky lacing left behind.

Not much on the sone. Some roasted malt, bitter choclate, and coffee hints.

Light watery mouthfeel. Hints of coffee, unsweetened choclate, fennel, roasted choclate malt, and vanilla. A 30 second finish leaves the tongue somewhat dry from the hop texture.

Overall an average porter that I wouldn't drink much of. I choose to move to the next beer.

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Photo of wac9
2.9/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

wow everybody like this beer i dont get it, does nothing for me taste a little hoppy and leaves a bad after taste too bad to each his own i know what i like and dont like. gonna keep trying new beers it pour great , it black o yeah but lacks taste except for the hop in it not for me

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Photo of travolta
2.9/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle.
Apperance: No head, or head retention. Black in color, but reddish brown in the light.

Nose: Sweet carmel, Coffee, Brandy.

Taste: Sweet at first, toffee, and roasted coffe. i didnt get much flavor out of this one.

Notes: I enjoyed drinking this, but as I said i didnt get much flavor, it was a simple dark beer. i hate that.

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Photo of clvand0
2.91/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours a very dark color with an off-white head that quickly dissipates and leaves little lacing on the glass. The aroma is very strong of coffee … and then some coffee. Oh yeah, there's some coffee in the nose, in case I didn't mention it. The flavor is filled with ... umm ... yeah, coffee. Very strong coffee character. Some dark malts are there too, but they are overtaken by the ... coffee. Has a bitter hoppy finish methinks. Not bad, actually if you like coffee. Honestly a decently done beer, but it could use more hop character and some more standard dark malts. Worth trying.

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Photo of Utica_Brew_Review
2.92/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Black opaque beer. Period. Dry hoppy milky aroma. This is a porter?! Taste is like a porter meets a beer. Milky, chocolatey flavor that stays true to its aroma. Complex mouthfeel. Complex but much more bitter than we think it should be. Has the basic favors but doesn't take it to the next level.

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Photo of MillRat
2.93/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle dated October 2007. Pours a dark, nearly opaque brown with a small tan head that recedes to a persistent ring. A slight burnt smell with some sweet malt aromas. Leads off with a slightly sweet malt flavor that is quickly dominated by a mildly acrid bite that suggests an overuse of black patent malt. Any hop bitterness is lost in the roasted malt edge. The body seems a little thick at first, but that is quickly cut away by the bitterness and carbonation. With less acridity and a bit more hop action and malt flavor, this could be quite drinkable, but that roasted malt acridity wears out its welcome pretty quick.

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Photo of IrishRedRock
2.94/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Yikes...poor-ter. Looks like soda, with hardly any head atop and quite fizzy. Aroma has some hops and toasted malts with a bit of dark chocolate, but it's all rather faint. Has some hazlenut notes in the finish with a slightly bitter hop flavor to balance. And thin! This is one of the thinnest porters I've ever sampled. So many better examples of the style, this one is doesn't compare to many of its counterparts.

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Photo of rastaman
2.95/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle. Sweetish. Cookies and chocolate malt. Low bitterness, not too challenging, an easy swiller. Also tended to feel a little stale on the on sip, but it wasn't a big problem, the main problem was it was perhaps a touch too thin, but it was perfectly drinkable in the end.

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Photo of biglite351
2.96/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - looks like rootbeer. Both in color and in the larger bubble, quick vanishing head.

S - the smell is weak and a little bitter.

T - mild flavor, nothing special. It isn't bitter, which is good. No real after taste.

M - nice amount of tingle, but the brew is a bit thin.

D - it is workable but it would not be my first choice.

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Photo of TheKingofWichita
2.98/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep dark black color with a thin brown head and some decent lacing. Smells of roasted malts, smoke, and booze. Tastes of roasted malts, smoke, hop bitterness, coffee and burnt brown sugar. Mouthfeel is pretty nice and has good medium body and a little carbonation. Drinkability is decent enough.

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Photo of beerdedg
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Segelstrom
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Sagehawk
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of AWS2111
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of chrispoint
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of TheBigBoy
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of balinor
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of vmorrison01
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of erlenmeyer
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Otter Creek Stovepipe Porter from Otter Creek Brewing
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 800 ratings
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