Sticke It To The Man - O'Fallon Brewery
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2.1/5 rDev -36.9%
Pours a deep Carmel/amber color with very little head to no head. Poured a little too aggressive and dumped the yeast, floaties are large and they cloud the appearance.
Smell is Carmel and dark fruit. Figs, plums and the like smell very sweet. Can detect almost no hop presence. The fruit smell is extremely strong and overwhelming.
Taste is dark fruit, almost like prune juice, with a little caramel malt. Can detect no hops. The alcohol is not hidden well at all, very hot on the finish.
The mouthfeel is thick and syrupy. The carbonation is high, so with the thickness, it feels weird.
Overall, this beer is a mess. The dark fruit up front is overwhelming, the alcohol on the finish is way too hot. There is no hop taste of any kind at all. The mouthfeel Is off. There's just too much wrong with this, I won't have this one again.
05-07-2011 01:16:58 | More by rmalinowski4
2.2/5 rDev -33.9%
No date. 12oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. Looks nice. Pours a nice average brown, kind of deep, color similar to iced tea. Nice white head that that doesn't stick around for too long, decent lacing. The aromas aren't bad, lots of malts, faint amount of hops. There's a decent nuttiness to this one. I'm also picking up some chocolate and maybe some vanilla and dark fruits. The taste is completely unbalanced. Whatever flavors they were going for, which seemed like nice flavors, are drowned in alcohol. Very boozy. Finishes very warm. Mouthfeel isn't that bad, it's undercarbonated, but seems light and thin for how heavy the beer is, surprisingly smooth mouthfeel. Drinkability isn't good. The flavors were disguised with the alcohol, which is extremely noticeable.. not too pleasant. I actually considered pouring it out, but I don't do that.
Too boozy. This doesn't make a bad sipper though.
03-03-2011 18:45:35 | More by BB1313
2.35/5 rDev -29.4%
Been in the fridge a while, so...
Pours a chunky amber brown color with a moderate half inch cream head that dissipates quickly.
Aroma is a bit smoky, with phenolic rubber and caramel malt sweetness dominating. There's a hint of floral hop.
Flavor is just not good. Lots of alcohol present, with a slightly burnt malt background and floral hops at the finish. It's a bit bitter.
Body is fairly thick, with low carbonation and a significant astringency at the finish. There's substantial alcohol burn.
Overall, not at all impressed.
07-22-2012 04:11:57 | More by barczar
2.4/5 rDev -27.9%
Poured into a short tumbler.
Pours a deep ruby, with a thin light tan head, that falls rather quickly. Leaves a wisp of foam, some lacing, but it slides down into the beer quickly as well.
Aroma of dark fruits, figs, raisins. Some anise. No real hop aroma.
First sip is of alcohol, dark fruits, plums, raisins. No hop flavor. No real bitterness perceived. Tastes more like a strong Scots Ale. Very malty. Nothing alt about this, much less sticke alt. It's all alcohol and malt.
Mouthfeel is full, sticky (no pun intended), some warming alcohol. Carbonation has no impact on flavor or mouthfeel. Actually tastes a little flat.
For a Scots Ale, this would be pretty good. As a sticke alt, not so much. Not sure what they were trying to hit with this, but I call it a swing and a miss. Not impressed.
01-24-2011 01:47:38 | More by JamnesCameron
2.7/5 rDev -18.9%
Consumed 11/28 poured in to a pint glass
A: This beer pours a murky, milk chocolate brown. A 1/4 inch of khaki colored head sits on top. Head disappears immediately and leaves no lacing to speak of.
S: Nose is BOOZY! Under the booze, you can pick out a bit of caramel and toffee.
T: Taste is extremely boozy as well. Caramel, toffee and molasses give a real sweetness to the middle of this. Some raisin mingles in.
M: Medium body, medium carbonation, chewy feel with a sticky finish.
D: Goes down ok, big kick, somewhat filling, ok representation of style. I wouldn't grab this one again in the future as the booze is a bit too much for me.
12-07-2010 15:47:51 | More by Jayli
2.75/5 rDev -17.4%
Drainpour, bought in Cleveland. Pours dark with faint beads of a head. Malty, raisin and chocolate aroma, and some coca cola. The taste is chcooalte and mollasses, didn't work for me. Middling mouthfeel. Weak for the style. Didn't feel like 10% but some alcohol warming.
08-28-2011 02:38:59 | More by Sammy
2.78/5 rDev -16.5%
12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.
My first altbier, as far as I can recall.
Pours a beautiful cherry-mahogany, a bit turbid, with a thin head. Not much carbonation.
Nose is interesting; fruity, molasses, maybe a hint of rye bread. Green banana, sour cherry, and something akin to spritzy lemon-lime soda. Mild on the whole.
Mild, too, on the palate, perhaps more so than the nose. A bit unpleasant, really, the more of it I drink. Tannic and chalky, boozy, a bit of astringent nuttiness, mild tart cherry, somewhat grainy. Quite full bodied, drying finish. A bit oaky, it seems, which unfortunately only adds to the tannic woodiness instead of giving some nice caramel and vanilla notes. I'm really not sure just what to do with this beer.
12-03-2010 21:26:24 | More by wnh
2.85/5 rDev -14.4%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary tulip.
a - Pours a deep mahogany color with one inch of light tan head and light to moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of fruity malts, figs, bready malts, and Play-Doh. Also light nuts and caramel malts. A little odd thanks to the clay/play-doh smell coming through.
t - Tastes of alcohol, nuts, caramel malts, dark fruits, and bready malts. A little too alcoholic, but better than the smell.
m - Medium to full body and low carbonation, thick body and a bit hot.
d - Overall I wasn't too impressed with this one. Something seemed off in the smell; nothing offensive, but not good. Taste was slightly better but the alcohol hurt it. Wouldn't seek out again.
02-09-2011 23:57:38 | More by mdfb79
2.93/5 rDev -12%
12 ounce bottle. Served in a stange glass, the beer pours a murky brownish/red color with about a half inch tan head and some sediment floaties noticable in the glass. Head retention and lacing are both OK. Aroma is bready malt, dark fruit, toffee, and some caramel. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's the addition of some booze, molasses, and a medicinal flavor that was noticable as the beer warmed up more. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's slick and syrupy with a good amount of carbonation. The more I drank of this, the less I liked it. I don't think it's a bad brew at all, but in the end I just didn't care too much for it.
07-05-2011 23:16:00 | More by bluejacket74
2.93/5 rDev -12%
A- Dark brown topped with a thin off white head. Head dissipates almost immediately to a ring and leaves little lace on the glass.
S- Sweet malt, caramel, and molasses, there are some biscuit notes in there as well.
T- Malty and sweet right away, caramel and candied fruit provide the backbone of this one. Some heat from alcohol at the finish and sweet blackstrap molasses as the final note.
M- Thick and vicious in the mouth, with low carbonation. It leaves a coating on the palate as well.
D- Too sweet for my taste, there is no counter balance to the sweetness. The 10.0% ABV is easily notice at the finish and in the nose at it warms.
Alt beers are one of my favorites styles, but not this one. It's a little too sweet and boozy for me.
12-11-2010 23:18:16 | More by ToddT
2.95/5 rDev -11.4%
Served in a plastic tumbler.
Best or worst name ever. Not really sure which yet. Regardless, it pours a clear russet-amber topped by a half-finger of sandy foam. The nose comprises light maple syrup, toffee, and orange peel. The taste holds notes of toffee, orange peel, and a strange combination of char and rubber. Blechhh, I hope this is just a bad bottle, but no one else around seemed to have the same painful experience I was having. Must just be me. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, not too big a fan of this. Period.
02-13-2011 23:43:54 | More by TMoney2591
3.08/5 rDev -7.5%
Seemed way too heavy handed for the style - at times knocking on the door of barleywine. Hazy caramel brown. Sweet malt aroma. Up front sweet malt - caramel and brown sugar - followed by a blunt hops bittering, combining for bittersweet finish that was discordant. Boozy alcohol bites at the end. A fair bit of brown sediment at the end of the last pour. Not digging it.
12-14-2010 16:54:37 | More by Brent
3.08/5 rDev -7.5%
12 oz. bottle.
Muddled ruby body is somewhat hazy. Small, short-lived, light beige head. A few bits of lace. Slightly boozy nose, with notes of sugary tropical fruit, Juicy Fruit gum, and a hint of caramel.
Lightly toasted malts up front give way to caramel-tinged fruit. And I mean lots of fruit. Tropical and juicy with ample sweetness. Almost juice-like. Somewhat boozy. Strawberry and cherry juice before a dose of mildly bitter hops in the finish. Warming, with lingering fruity sweetness. Medium-full body with a slightly sticky feel. A little too one-dimensional.
12-12-2010 02:25:40 | More by alexgash
Sticke It To The Man from O'Fallon Brewery
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