Odell Cutthroat Porter | Odell Brewing Company

Odell Cutthroat PorterOdell Cutthroat Porter
BA SCORE
85.5%
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4.07 w/ 1,245 ratings
Odell Cutthroat PorterOdell Cutthroat Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
odells.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Not quite a stout but definitely no lightweight, Cutthroat Porter is smooth and robust. Inspired by the classic London porters, we use dark roasted malts to create a deep, rich color and flavor that hint at chocolate and coffee. We named it Cutthroat Porter as our tribute to the Colorado state fish – with its own rich heritage and unmistakable dark coloring. And while we’re big fans of small batches, here’s to the currently threatened Cutthroat population reaching mass quantities.

Added by Todd on 05-19-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,420
Reviews:
423
Ratings:
1,245
Liked:
1,065
Avg:
4.07/5
pDev:
10.07%
Alströms:
4.4
 
 
Wants:
155
Gots:
219
Trade:
3
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown body with little light getting through with aa single finger tan head. Aroma. Flavor is excellent and may be the best porter I have had and includes roasted malts, smokey notes, burnt toast with a smooth chocolate malt flavor. Light to moderate carbonation and on the heavier side of medium body. Odell is becoming my favorite brewery. So many of their beers are top of the line and full flavored.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of jaydoc
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is a fantastic porter, shouldnt be surprised from odell... pours a THICK dark brown with a small mocha head. smells like a coffee milkshake with a strong roasted backbone and a slight alcohol tinge, dark chocolate, and a bit of sweet. tastes like much more than a standard porter, huge profile complimenting the nose. full bodied and mellow as it warms. drinkable despite the full body, might become my go to this winter. yum yum yum

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Knapp85
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This poured out as a nice deep brown color with a light tan head on top. The lacing is great just like many other Odell brews, there is also a solid retention as well. The smell of the beer has an earthy roasted aroma with some chocolate aroma and grass in there. The taste of the beer is chocolaty with a earthy bitterness and yeasty finish. The mouthfeel of the beer was medium bodied and smooth, nicely carbonated as well. Overall this beer is very nice, great sessionable porter, well worth looking into.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Any friend who brings a good beer back from an out of town visit, suddenly becomes a good friend -- thanks Brad. After sampling many Porters on this particular night, this one takes a back seat compared to other American Porters we had. The malts take a chocolate-heavy malt character, with undertones of Columbian coffee, buttery pecans, and milk sugars. The hops certainly balance the sweetness, but do little to bring flavors and nearly no aromatics. The beer is lighter in body and color; reminescent of Engish-type Porters. The roastiness is very smooth, allowing the beer's body to become more apparent. The beer is thin, but malty; making it very easily drinkable. Nice beer, just on the lighter scale of most Porters; especially American varieties.

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3.4/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into (real) pint glass in high altitude Denver, CO.

A: Pours a dark non-transparent black with a two finger head of decent cream and mild thickness.

Sm: Musty-but-nice scent of roasted barley (my favourite), lots of hops, and just the right amount of malt. Very appealing.

T: Creamy, inviting finish bleeds into the body, which is built very nicely for a porter, with roasted barley and other hints of notes like caramel and maybe even a little toffee or chocolate. Complex but balanced. Finish complements the beer nicely.

Mf: Coarse as it needs to be. Dry at the climax, but it might be better with more dryness.

Dr: At this price range and availabity (in CO at least), it's hard to do better.

***
10/24/15 2nd impressions:

Classic porter taste with a robust dark malt backbone. Dark malts are supplemented by specialty chocolate malts and a hint of roasted barley. Suggestions of faint milk chocolate and coffee. Sweetness is dialed in near perfectly. Well balanced across the board with adequate complexity to appease the discerning drinker.

Highly drinkable, and thankfully widely available in Colorado. This classic porter is up there with fellow American offerings like Deschutes' Black Butte and Great Lakes' Edmund Fitzgerald. A beer I'd want a 6-pack of in my fridge anytime. What a great go-to.

Low B (3.51)

***
2017.08.16 impressions from a(n aged) bottle:

B- / WORTHY

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Photo of dmorgan310
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Stoutlike in appearance, with an almost pitch black color topped by a creamy tan head; several shards of lace linger above the foam

Smell: Coffee roast, but with clear tones of citrusy hops

Taste: Roasty, up front, with a burgeoning citrus hop flavor that stands up to the roastiness almost immediately and winds up somewhat dominant, after the swallow, though the coffee malt flavors linger on the tip of the tongue

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Not what I was expecting in a porter, this is almost in the Black IPA territory; rather good, once I got over the hurdle of what I was expecting

Thanks, welosiped, for the opportunity

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3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours out a jet black color with a one-finger mocha head. Leaves small amounts of lace.

S - Smelled of caramel and chocolate.

T - It tasted of roasted malt and coffee notes. It has a sweet taste at the swallow.

M - It was crisp and medium-bodied.

D - This may be one of Odell's best beers. Great flavor.

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3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Beerandblues2: Poured a pitch-black color porter with a nice medium foamy head with great retention. Aroma of chocolate malt with some nice roasted notes is really enjoyable. Taste is dominated by the chocolate malt with again some nice roasted malt to balance and light hops at the end. Body is quite full but could have been creamier IMO. I have to admit that this is very well done and would be nice as a session porter considering the low alcohol %.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of superspak
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, best by 6/10/11. Pours crystal clear dark brown color with a nice 2 finger fairly dense tan head with very nice retention, that reduces to a fairly thick lacing cap. A nice amount of lacing clings to the side of the glass as well. Aromas of toasted malt, caramel, chocolate, nuttiness, molasses, and a bit of spice. Very nice aromas here with excellent strength as well. Taste of big toasted malt, chocolate, caramel, molasses, spices, and nuttiness. A fair amount of bitterness on the finish, with a bit of lingering notes of chocolate, toasted malt, caramel, and spices. Very nice balance of flavors as well. Medium carbonation and body, with a nice creamy and smooth mouthfeel. No alcohol noticed on the taste or finish as expected for 4.8%. Overall, definitely an excellent and well made porter that I wish I could get on a regular basis.

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4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mothman
3.45/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into Great Lakes snifter.

Pours about 1/2 finger of beige head that fades to a ring fast. Pours a copper brown, but settles black in the glass.

Aroma: Very roasted here. Almost has some smoked flavors. The malts almost seem burnt. It also has some sharp rich cherry/raisin flavors. As it warms, notes of dark chocolate and coffee roast show.

Taste: Very big roasted flavor again. I think I taste some cherries in here as well. It has chocolate and coffee with some fresh earthy hops to add a touch of bitterness to it as well.

Mouthfeel: Roasted, rich, and crisp(odd). Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends very roasted.

Overall, this beer is a ton of roasted malts. It has some decent flavors and I think it is fairly good. However, this is a porter you need to be in the right mood for. Relatively drinkable.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Odell Cutthroat Porter from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85.5% out of 100 with 1,245 ratings
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