Otter Creek Stovepipe Porter

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 632   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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.

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joergen (29397) - 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.

Travlr (26288) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Draft at Paradiso Georgetown. Purple brown color, beige head. Aroma of coffe grounds. Taste is cocoa and dilute coffee. Nice.

cgarvieuk (26100) - 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

omhper (25835) - 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.

Leighton (22555) - 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.

fiulijn (21470) - 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.

Theydon_Bois (20929) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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!

Oakes (19045) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2001
Dark mahogany; light coffee nose; mellow palate with a good bit of smoke; thin in the finish.

jtclockwork (17469) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2010
It’s a pretty average porter. Dark pour. Nice chocolates in the nose. Taste is malts, some chocolates. Slightly dry finish. Rated 11/22/02

bhensonb (15861) - 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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