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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: 643   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.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bdgf06 (19) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Great color and character. Smooth aroma without the bitter aftertaste of some porters. Comparable to Guinness without heaviness and better flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikem409 (1491) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with big big tan head beautiful. Not much aroma slight roast. Taste is very thin light coco so so porter

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9280) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
Poured from a 12oz bottle (thanks to Dave L from PA - drank Apr ’12) at room temperature into a snifter to an off black, dark chestnut brown colour with a thin tan head which soon reduced and dispersed to little more than a puddle atop the glass. Lacing present above the beer line throughout drinking. The aroma was non too powerful. A little roasted malt with a modicum of coffee and biscuit in the background. A solid tasting porter dominated by roast malts and chocolate, the latter which I didn’t really pick up on the nose! A little tobacco and wood in the background and a sweetish malty finish. The mouthfeel was just right for me, medium in body with a smooth finish and minimal carbonation. This beer invites you back for more with every sip and I only wished I had another bottle to crack open! Overall a decent porter and certainly one I’d go for again. At room temperature from the off, this beer got better on each reviewing field, the aroma and appearance were ok, but the all important (to me) taste and palate were excellent! Definately one to visit again!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle. Coffee brown color. Foamy dark tan head. Rich coffee and nutty aromas. Very malty flavor in coffee and nut, roasty, and a touch of herby hop. Rich character and drinkable. I enjoyed this very much.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LetsGoState (600) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Appearance is a small brown head with nearly black color. Aroma is a sweet coffee. Taste is a blend of chocolate and coffee. Overall definitely my style.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (3725) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2012
This is a decent porter. Pours very dark with a slight brown head. Has a hint of bitterness to it, which is probably from the hops. Roasted flavors really come through.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reggiedunlop (3121) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Pours dark brown with a creamy medium tan head...nice lacing and retention. Aroma is lightly roasted and slightly nutty...touch of metallic. Flavor is roasty...mild char...touches of chocolate and cocoa. Mouthfeel is light/medium with a roasty, charred finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 24, 2012
12oz Bottle. Tasted at the RIFT Porter tasting. The weakest porter of the evening in my opinion. Salty, warm, watery pretzels come to mind, followed by carob and toast. This just doesn’t develop malt depth and manages to push out a range of odd starchy flavors in the process.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewBoxer (2063) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Draft. Deep black. Hoppy and malty at the same time. Really crisp for a dark beer. Really good

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2012
Bottle at Shop-N-Save event, 4/21/12. A quality porter; my favorite of the event. Roasty scent with a medium bodied, crisp finishing palate. Very roasted coffee taste through and through.


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