Sticke It To The Man - O'Fallon Brewery
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4.25/5 rDev +27.6%
Poured this brew into a 3 Monts Tulip...
Body wise, this is pretty murky and brown in color. There is a finger thick amount of white head that retains very well.
In the aroma arid hops aroma is upfront, with slight hints of caramel in the end.
The taste is rich and chocolaty at first, goes into a cola middle and dives into an herbal/coffee/semisweet chocolate finish with some ethyl kicks.
This is a pretty tough beer... Feel wise it's crisp and prickly upfront, and not too oily in the middle, but the warmth from the alcohol is there to make sure you don't just guzzle this beer.
It's a pretty far fetched Alt beer, but I see similarities with the olde German style. I guess if you add steroids to Hannen Alt, this is what you get.
11-21-2010 00:00:26 | More by TheSarge
4.13/5 rDev +24%
Poured into a 12 oz. stange glass, which worked perfectly.
Dark, saturated burnt umber tone. Light tan foam, a finger or so, then it settles to a skim with wispy edges. Lace drips its way back into the liquid and hangs around the edges.
Alcohol is somewhat perceptible, along with some toasted malt character and hoppy spice. Bready, tobacco, brown sugar.
Fruity esters surface in the taste, cantaloupe or melon, plum, dried fruit and bitter walnut. Low to medium bitterness, hop flavor is herbal, earthy, and fresh. Very malty, a rich blanket of toasty malt tidal waves across the palate. Carbonation is somewhat low, but it doesn't distract. Definite sipper.
11-24-2010 00:29:25 | More by emerge077
4.1/5 rDev +23.1%
Pours a some what murked up & thick brown/chestnut with a pinky of tan head. Some lacing & average head retention
S: Herbal & woody hops mix with brown bread.
T: Follows the nose along with figs, raisins, dryness & grainy/boozey persimmons up front.
MF: Chewy as all get out, a touch warming, fantastic balance, creamy carbonation & a touch of grainyness. Figs, grainy brown bread, booze & dryness are on parade as this warms. Finishes dry with grainy figs & pomegranate, plus a touch of boozey cherry & some solvent boozeyness as well
Drinkable as a double alt can be. I like where O'Fallon was reaching for on this, I hope we see more such as this in a 4 pack format! A touch warm booze-wise. I would happily pick this up as a seasonal release; if an option
11-26-2010 05:29:31 | More by russpowell
4/5 rDev +20.1%
A: Dark brown and hazy with a full light tan head.
S: A slight roasted character. A little tart as well. A good amount of malt aroma in there along with some floral hops and a slightly bready yeast smell.
T: Sweet ripe fruit, dark slightly burnt caramel. The fruit comes for a second pass in the finish, as well as a dash of earthy hops. The after taste is roasted grain.
M: Medium bodied. medium carbonation, and very smooth.
D: Very nice, enjoyable. A very smooth and creamy mouthfeel, with a flavor that it quite delicious. Not amazing, but very good, and it hides it's alcohol well.
11-23-2010 01:02:28 | More by Beejay
4/5 rDev +20.1%
I'll sticke it to my taste buds with this brew. It's full-bodied and high alcohol lets it's presence known. It has a dark ans cloudy brown look with a ton of sediment swirling about the bottom. The aroma is a mix of maple syrup and plum. The aroma is more plum with sweet malt and a hint of orange. It's smooth but leaves a bit of a tingle. It hides the alcohol well. It's very nice and worth another try.
03-16-2011 02:32:53 | More by DesMoinesMike
District of Columbia
4/5 rDev +20.1%
Brown with some red around the edges. Held up to the light, it's absolutely crimson. No visible carbonation, and just a white ring around the edges without a real head.
Clean and boozy, with a very rich caramel smell. Sweet and malty with some slight banana aromas.
Sweet like molasses or brown sugar, with lots of caramel malt. Not bitter in the least. Kind of boozy (at 10% it's to be expected), with an aftertaste reminiscent of chocolate and cognac.
Low carbonation and a full body. Slightly creamy.
Reasonable. I find this to be really tasty. It's very flavorful, but also high in ABV. I got the bottle for free, so I can't say much about cost, but the beer itself is great overall, as long as it doesn't cost a fortune.
02-13-2011 01:48:11 | More by evanlarkin
3.98/5 rDev +19.5%
12oz into a pint
A - Pours a thick and opaque, somewhat hazy looking dark brown to copper color. Head formation was off white, very small, leaving behind only a very light film.
S - Caramel and toffee, very large malt profile. Lightly nutty. A small amount of yeast breadiness.
T - Starts off very malty, caramel, toffee. Very bready, sweet, some brown sugar and perhaps some raisins. Hopping is restrained, malt forward. Finishes with lots of alcohol warmth and a strong bread/yeast note.
M - Moderate to strong body, thick and creamy. Also a stronger carbonation profile which tends to lighten up the beer. Finishes sticky/cloying. Some alcohol warmth.
D - Flavors are easy on the palette, able to really take in the complexity. The ABV in this beer is very hidden - sneaky. Not filling but the thickness probably wouldn't lend towards sessioning.
01-18-2011 04:48:17 | More by katan
3.9/5 rDev +17.1%
On tap at Sycamore.
A - Poured a clear, dark brown color with a small, tan head of foam. I had lengthy head retention and left patchy trails of lace on the glass.
S - Aroma was floral and malty. Not much else.
T - It had a nice spicy hop bite upon first sip. Very malty flavor with some sweet caramel.
M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied brew with a dry finish.
D - O'Fallon had their ABV cap lifted and they've gone big with a 10%+ Wee Heavy and now a 10% Altbier. This is quite good though.
11-16-2010 05:48:10 | More by zeff80
3.83/5 rDev +15%
Color: pours clear, medium golden-brown. sits slightly hazy, deep caramel
Smell: rich malt character, showcasing bready German varieties along with a slight fruitiness, slight floral hop character and a sharp, but balanced, alcohol presence
Taste: first thing to take note of is the alcohol. seems to be just a little boozy. a profound but noble hop bitterness is balanced well by a very clean and crisp bready malt and minute fruity character. finish is clean, balanced and slightly dry.
Mouthfeel: smooth, low-medium body with lo-medium carbonation
Notes: strong, malty - yet well hopped - ale that drinks like a lager and approaches light brown ale characteristics
12-15-2010 06:12:54 | More by Frosty80
3.83/5 rDev +15%
I did not know what I was buying with this one. A surprise. I also am unfamiliar with the style. I may have had one a couple times. It would not attract me normally, but as an interesting change of pace ...
This one tastes bold. And strong. I can feel the hair on my chest getting thicker (I really don't need this). The color is a near perfect dark orange. The boozy taste goes well with what I have been eating and drinking. Actually I think this style would go well with heavy food with moderate flavors. It would be the focal point of the meal.
I will have this again (even though I WORK for the man - I am a henchman, don't ya know).
03-05-2011 01:14:34 | More by schoolboy
3.8/5 rDev +14.1%
I was kind of excited when I saw this bottle on the shelf the other day. Never heard of this particular offering from O'Fallon, but I loved the label with the tattoo with the knife going through the letters "BMC" so I figured I would buy it alone for that. Hopefully the taste makes me smile like the picture does. Review is from notes taken on 12/2/2010 and poured from the bottle to a snifter.
Appearance: Pour is a dark toffee brown and starts with really no head at all, just a thin and faint skim and a thin ring around the surface; body is dark and a little murky, not a ton of light coming through but enough to show some chestnut highlights; a lot of oily residue is left on the sides of the glass when I swirl it around; one lone spot of lacing is left behind, and even it slides back into the beer.
Smell: A lot of sweet liquor-like booziness on the first whiff; candy cola scent in there as well from some well boiled and roasted maltiness; some pine as well; very interesting, and boozy... very boozy.
Taste: An interesting mix of flavors -- I really haven't had many altbiers so I'm not really sure what I'm looking for going into this one, but there is definitely a lot of the liquor-like alcohol and a lot of the sweet, cola or root beer-like flavors; a definite grassy and piney hop presence blends in with all of this; it's not bad, and a varied array of flavors from bitter and piney to uber-sweet candy-like maltiness to the big booziness.
Mouthfeel: body is of medium weight and it has very soft carbonation that leaves the body relatively smooth, but the alcohol makes up for that as the gums are left very tingly and the belly is left very warm; a moderately thick, dry sticky coating is left on the roof of the mouth.
Drinkability: It's interesting, and makes for a good sipper, but it's definitely not something I would seek out on a regular basis due to the higher ABV. The flavors are good, but again, not something that I would like a lot of as the sweetness and booziness really become a bit much to me after a bit as well.
12-03-2010 03:11:27 | More by bamadog
3.71/5 rDev +11.4%
Aroma is syrupy with some alcohol undertones. Flavor is nicely balanced with strong, slightly roasted malt just barely balanced by hops. Mouthfeel is pleasantly full bodied, satisfying with surprisingly little alcohol burn considering the 10% ABV. This is among the most drinkable strong beers I've had, especially for the $1.99 I paid for it.
The current version is 7.5% ABV. I haven't tried it, but it would likely be a bit lighter.
06-19-2013 19:34:58 | More by HeightsEats
3.68/5 rDev +10.5%
A - Despite the twist off I got a 1/4 inch of head that pulls back to a thick lace ring. Beer is a rich deep amber color, clear and vivid.
S - Caramel malt, touch of biscuit, and a dose of floral hops. Doesn't smell as sweet as I hoped.
T - A bit of caramel malt, dry biscuit malt taste, and some floral hops that rounds out the dry finish I tad but it really fades to nothing. Balanced despite the higher ABV.
M - A tad harsh which I didn't expect for such a moderate ABV. The taste of the alcohol is rather hidden so it is drinkable
Overall a double Alt brewed by O Fallon is not terrible but its just not worth the $3.50 I paid for the single.
07-18-2013 04:39:42 | More by DrDemento456
3.6/5 rDev +8.1%
I thought this was a better beer than the previous reviews gave credit for. Of course I was drinking it on a cold night sitting around the camp fire.
This is a strong, heavy beer, with plenty of alcohol kick. More malty flavor than bitter, but it has a nice balance. Has some spice and fruit flavors. Could easily be compared to a double bock. I did not see the color or the head. Carbonation was medium.
There was little or no after taste, which made this drinking experience a pleasant one.
You can not drink to many of these before inebriation.
I would buy this beer again, but have been unable to find it in the ST Louis area.
11-20-2011 16:52:14 | More by Steedee
3.58/5 rDev +7.5%
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees
This pours up a murky, dark golden brown color. It forms a small head of light brown colored foam, which dissipates fairly quickly. It leaves a spotty surface covering film. The lacing is in medium-thickness strands, which are nicely sticky.
Loads of big malt notes are on full-attack. Light touch of roastiness. Big, bready, yeast notes. Light hints of dark fruits, packed in dark brown sugar. Light boozy presence.
The booziness is much more pronounced in the flavor. After that, the taste follows the nose quite well. There is an unexpected light trace of coffee notes. A nice touch of leather.
This is almost full-bodied and has a light level of carbonation. It is quite smooth and has a good touch of creaminess to it.
This is very tasty and easy to drink. It has a bit of booziness which will keep you from drinking it to excess. It is also a great example of the style, though a little bit 'boosted'.
05-18-2011 22:49:00 | More by coldmeat23
3.53/5 rDev +6%
12 oz bottle with Julian date inkjetted on the neck.
Pours a clearish, iced-tea brown. A fine, tan head stickes it to the glass. Smell is molasses and caramel and toffee and other assorted good candy malt hues. A little bit of spice attempts to keep things in balance. First taste is hot and syrupy. A few unidentified flavors come to the front along with some fig. An alcoholic presence lingers for a while, and the feel is viscous and finishes bitter. Interesting complexity after-the-sip. Drinkability above average. This is an interesting brew, but borders just a bit too much on the medicinal side.
12-29-2010 17:52:15 | More by sixerofelixir
Sticke It To The Man from O'Fallon Brewery
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