Brewmaster (168) - USA - JAN 29, 2002
Nothing special - but pretty good........................................... greatgoods1299 (8) - USA - JAN 29, 2002 does not count
Hummm...what can one say about this beer! I tastes as good as it looks! It is worth a try! However, if your into cheap domestics, stay away! You will hate it! I would guess the low opinions by some is due to this? jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2002
Persistent hop bitterness, more than what I like in a porter,and a rather syrupy start. pivo (2688) - GERMANY - JAN 7, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2004 A complex offering from a solid New England micro. The nose gives off a distinct coffee-like aroma - kinda grainy too. The color is deep, dark brown. A roasted, malty taste is the predominate flavor component. Smokey at times. Tobacco? Little hop flavor. The palette is sharp and cutting, but a bit too thin compared to what the color might suggest. Good transitions from beginning to end. Overall a good interpretation of the style. ribrewmaster99 (11) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 27, 2001
Otter Creek is a top notch New England micro, and they have created a top notch porter. A rich roasted barley malt flavor, beautifully balanced with hop. Nice dark black color, with a nice creamy tan head. Great roasted malt and hop aroma. Overall, the best porter I've found.
ericmoss3799 (73) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 21, 2001
I nice dark smokey porter that is more like a Scotch Ale then the Winter's ale. jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2001
Black/red...ok head,roasty malt aroma, nice roasty taste, hints of chocolate,something else..something herbal maybe..it was weird..unpleasant..i tasted it in the pale ale as well..maybe a house thing. A good sharp porter,...pretty damn good after having it a few times..anchor is still the best...so far oneeye1399 (28) - Pasadena, California, USA - NOV 18, 2001
Roasted, smokey and bitter. I thought this one was incredibly good.......... muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2001
Nice, strong, complex aroma, with coffee and smoke most predominant. Typical color; quick-dissolving head. Very bitter, but with nice body; hardly any sweetness, which I expect a little of even in the robust style; not much exciting on the palate. Typical product from this brewer; ok. daboskabouter (1469) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2001
smokey sweet aroma. Nice amount of carbonation. Reddish-brown with a little lace. Good bitterness. Love the smokey flavors.