Odell Cutthroat Porter | Odell Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
1,231
Reviews:
419
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
Wants:
148
Gots:
212
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,231 |  Reviews: 419
Photo of RyanK252
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours deep brown with a slight ruby tone and a creamy mocha head that settles to a firm layer and leaves some nice lacing.

S: Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, a bit earthy, and a hint of burnt toast.

T: Roasted malt, coffee, hint of chocolate, a little smokey burnt toast, earthy, dark fruit, and a little bready toffee sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Very solid porter. I wish the chocolate in the nose came through a little more in the taste.

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Photo of EvanRobertson
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Braseltonage
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Irrationalist
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of basaywhat
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a robust foamy tan head. Nose of chocolate and smooth roasted malt. Medium in body and smooth creamy mouth feel. Flavor is dark roasted malts with nice chocolate. Finishes bitter.

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Not my favorite style but a certain winner amongst the choices available at HEB. My girl loves it. Light bodied but flavorful, coffee roast beer. Light mouth feel, inoffensive but full of robust flavors. Even if you don't drink coffee there's something to appreciate here. Balanced, tasteful malt profile and a dry finish. Good beer.

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Photo of princessbay710
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I didn't know a beer could taste like that, kind of like a zesty coffee soda. The only porter I have to compare it to is St. Arnolds Icon series Coffee porter, along with a Xocaveca stout by Stone which it is nothing like. Exceptionally clean finish.

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Photo of acashk
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmmbeer89
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A little on the light side for a porter, It makes it a little more smooth but lacks in flavor as a downside. It's also light on the ABV% as most porters are more than %5.

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Photo of Dougology
4.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwmoore
3.56/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mountaincoffee
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Akeah
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ToddSoonerFan
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Yankeejw
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ferb
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Porters are the style that I drink most often, and I enjoy Cutthroat. The color is dark with ruby edges in the light, and the head forms nicely in eggshell white with tiny, prickly bubbles, and it looks slightly oily on the edges of the head as it thins to a ring around the glass.

The aroma is that of the roasting process, much like coffee that is roasted beyond "medium." There is a little grain and coffee there as well. The aroma describes the taste as well, but add a charcoal edge and a whisper of the "sour(?)" quality I pick up in some British porters.
As I said at first, I enjoy porters, and this is one in my weekly rotation nearly without fail. It is a world class example of the type to me.

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A pretty basic porter. Relatively flat, even by the style standards. It has a little bit of a syrupy aftertaste. The roasted malts feel a little hollow.

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Photo of B-Stad
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Very dark brown, minimal creamy head. Sweet, roasted chocolate and toffee smell. Hints of coffee as well. Tastes rich, dark, and smooth. Aftertaste is a delicious roasted/toasted chocolatey-coffe. The malts really come out on the palate after exhaling. Mouthfeel is bubbly, almost slightly warm. Very good carbonation. It's a rather drinkable Porter, but doesn't sacrifice taste or mouthfeel which is very cool. The ABV hints at that. I really enjoyed this beer. It has been added to the shortlist of my favorite porters. The name and artwork are awesome. Highly recommend trying if you have an affinity for the style. 93/100

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Photo of yankees27
3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LukeGude
3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Closer to brown ale than stout. Hint of roastiness/biscuits but finish is light

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Photo of Alan_Bats
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L- very dark and inviting
S- coffee and other roasted aromas. Not a very strong smell.
T- great roasted malt character. Sweetness is strong but not overbearing
F- Very smooth with great mouth feel, medium bodied

An excellent porter that seems to be trying very hard to not be too heavy. I would say they succeed at almost every level.

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Photo of couchsitta
3.72/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigbelly
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jewellrunner
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cultclassic89
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Average.

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Odell Cutthroat Porter from Odell Brewing Company
4.08 out of 5 based on 1,231 ratings.
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