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Otter Creek Stovepipe Porter

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

bottled
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2009
Bottle at Monks Café, Wallingatan. Black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, hay, coffee and dark chocolate. Roasted flavour of coffee, dark chocolate and hops. Dry roasted finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19976) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2010
Bottled at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stokholm. Near black, rich airy head. Mild chocolate/licorice aroma. Dry with spritzy, rounded mouthfeel. Salty, roasty and bready with medium-light body and non-intimidating flavour intemsity. Salty ansiseed finish. Heavy carbonationa makes it feel a bit blown up or diluted.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (15360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2009
Draught at Pony Bar, New York
Dark mahogany color. Light coffee aroma. Dry coffee flavor, quite bland, no chocolate; dry finish; like an office coffee. Useless.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2009
Bottle at home ... Thanks to Space Coyote for this one ... deep brown thin tan head ... Big roast malt little chocolate malt ... mily malts .... sweet roast ... little toasted oats ... little hop ... quite nice

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13458) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Draft at Paradiso Georgetown. Purple brown color, beige head. Aroma of coffe grounds. Taste is cocoa and dilute coffee. Nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2001
Dark mahogany; light coffee nose; mellow palate with a good bit of smoke; thin in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor of malt, cocoa, and vinous.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11900) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2010
Tap at Swift. This is exactly what I expect out of a porter. Pitch black with a firm, off-white head. Nose of burnt malts, coffee and some chocolate. Flavor was dominated with dark, roasted malt character but there were also some pleasant hop notes. More coffee notes. Rich and creamy, this was an enjoyable drink. Slight lingering roasted malt aftertaste. Really good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - APR 3, 2002
Delicious porter -- bitter roasty aroma translates wonderfully into the taste -- it stays nicely on the tongue, and dissolves into a mild aftertaste. Deep brown with a pleasant creamy head.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11533) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 22, 2007
The aroma is primarily coffee, backed by some darkly roasted malt. Opaque brown/black color with an off-white head that filmed, but laced at the edges of the film. Medium bodied; moderately carbonated. Thins as the carbonation leaves, but it touches on creamy, and the coffee will not quit. There is light sweetness accompanied by dark roasted malt, and there is enough bitter hop to balance the whole. It’s the best porter I can recall - but my organic database is hard to call up. At this moment all I can say is that it is really very good. Really.


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