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Otter Creek Stovepipe Porter

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Formerly brewed at Otter Creek Brewing
Style: Porter
Middlebury, Vermont USA

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RATINGS: 641   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a traditional porter, made to warm the bones. Nearly black in color, Stovepipe Porter has a rich palate and a roasted, hoppy and slightly herbal aroma.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle:   Dark brown, ruby or garnet hues, moderate to large frothy light beige head, spotty lacing.   Roasty nose, semi-sweet, cocoa and some chocolate, along with some lactose.   Moderately hopped on the tongue, remains a bit sweet (sweeter than most), with a nice roasted background mixed with a bit of dark chocolate or cocoa.   Nice!   I like this in that its not overly hopped.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, although it does coat well.   Slight ash on the finish, remains roasty with some bakers chocolate like background.   Fairly tasty!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (1831) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2013
Bottle. This porter has some nice roasting and liquorice flavors going on. Worth a 6er.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ADesenberg (592) - Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2013
Draft: dark brown, almost black, with a tan head. Like roasted chocolate... Aroma and flavor. Good, but nothing to write home about.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
VALIS (228) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Roasted malt smell, a little chocolate. Very smooth, crisp Porter without giving up taste. Not watery, just balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reberiii (329) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2013
12oz pour from bottle. Dark, cocoa foam. Bitter finish with a slightly thin pallete. Enjoyable, but not elite.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nakedwhendrunk (2113) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 7, 2013
It pours a dark brown leaving the same color body with a one inch off white head that lasts for about thirty seconds. Some nice standard light foamy lacing appears around the sides of the glass. No carbonation is seen rising. The smell centers around the coffee with some chocolate in the background. Some light honey appears. The taste is pretty much the same, but in a good way. The palate is about a medium with nothing harsh on the tongue, just an overall standard feel. With the ABV where it is, this is still a very drinkable beer. Overall, this is your typical American Porter, nothing special, but nothing bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (722) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Poured black with thick beige head (very nice). Aroma is of roasted malts hints of smoke. Smoky flavors with touches of caramel or molasses and coffee; leaves you with a dry finish, is definitively a beer made to warm you up as a porter should nice representation of this style of beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bth122 (1267) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle. Poured a black color with two finger frothy head. Aroma is coffee bean, cocoa. Medium light bodied. Creamy palate. Slight milkyness. Ok. Easy to drink darker beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2009) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Opaque black/brown color with an off-white head and streaks of lace. The taste is oily caramel/chocolate roasted malt with a hint of smoke. The flavor gives way to small bittering near the finish, but the sweeter taste lingers far into the finish. Decent porter, but a little heavy. Not one that cleanses and refreshes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2309) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 20, 2012
On tap at Strange brew, comes to the table a solid dark brown/black color with a smallish creamy off white head that doesn’t last very long. Smells of chocolate and caramel with hints of roast and earthy hop. The flavor is toffee caramel, brown sugar, and chocolate, with hints of roast and earthy pungent hops. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Nice simple porter, certainly nothing that’s going to rock your world, but a nice drinker just the same.


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