Otter Creek Stovepipe Porter | Otter Creek Brewing

Otter Creek Stovepipe PorterOtter Creek Stovepipe Porter
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this with a nice steak and was very satisfied. Poured out a pitch black and with about a half inch of head that dissipated quickly to leave almost nothing behind. The nose was descent with hints of roasted barley, some black patent and some coffee tossed in. Taste was a lot better than expected. A smooth combination of the roasted barley and other dark malts with a solid amount of earthy hop bitterness to back it up(right up front but fades but finishes strong). The body had a thickness that was balanced well between the dark textures of the roasted/black malts, sweet creamy burnt caramel/coffee middle and the sharp bite from the hops. This has always been a confident 6-pack buy for me.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The head is pretty white. It goes away for the most part, but provides lovely lacing. The beer is colored a very dark amber (almost opaque). Smells smoky and hoppy, not as much nut and chocolate as most porters. Tastes better than average. Burnt. Not as hoppy as I expected. The hops are there, but you have to taste quick before the the smoke screen masks it. The campfire also dominates the mouthfeel. Pretty light, though. I enjoyed this beer and would have it again. I'd love to try in on cask.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured cold into a pint glass this porter shows classic dark, near opaque brown black with mahogany edges and a decent light tan head with solid lacing. The aroma is a pleasant coffee bitterness with a mild milk chocolate wash. The first taste brings mostly a tangy coffee bitterness with a nice tingly effervescence. The bitterness takes on some charcoal sharpness, no chocolate here that I can sense. There's not much else to grab onto. It's solid, medium bodied with lively carbonation and quite drinkable if you like the style. Nothing wrong here. The coffee does take on a bit of a hop dryness but I could use a little more sweet hop quality here, this is more grassy. But it's good.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of mltobin
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was part of OC variety 12 pack from a trip to VT.

Appearance is black with a small mocha head. Smell is a mix of roasted malts, some coffee & chocolate too. Stovepipe porter tastes a bit metallic in addition some of the aforementioned elements from the aroma that continue as you sip. MF is medium, low carbonation level. This porter from Otter Creek drinks fairly easily. It is a solid beer and goes well with some dessert.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark coca-cola ebony with little head. The aroma is musty and there are tinges of chocolate, coffee, smoky grains, and roasted nuts. Seems pretty complex, but the taste is not quite so. It is mostly heavy on the roasted part, and it does not morph much from beginning to end. Still, it's a pleasant, rather light, taste for a porter. The mouthfeel is not too thin but a smidgeon bubbly for my palate. Generally, I'd say a good choice for autumn.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Lucky 7 Porter.

A: Dark brown with one-finger, tan, fizzy head that lasted a minute or two. Okay lacing.

S: Caramel malt and fruit.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Smokey and toasted malt.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

O: Both of these porters were just above average. Nothing special about either one. I think they were pretty comparable - no winner here.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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