Sticke It To The Man - O'Fallon Brewery

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Reviews: 41
Hads: 79
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 10.56%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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O'Fallon Brewery visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: mcallister on 08-02-2010

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Photo of rmalinowski4
2.12/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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. (838 characters)

Photo of BB1313
2.43/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

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. (911 characters)

Photo of JamnesCameron
2.48/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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. (802 characters)

Photo of Jayli
2.65/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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. (649 characters)

Photo of Sammy
2.8/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

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. (270 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
2.82/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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. (736 characters)

Photo of wnh
2.83/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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. (746 characters)

Photo of bluejacket74
2.97/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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. (653 characters)

Photo of ToddT
2.98/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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. (746 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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. (587 characters)

Photo of Brent
3.08/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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. (370 characters)

Photo of alexgash
3.08/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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. (572 characters)

Photo of MasterSki
3.2/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to emerge077 for this random beer. Served in a stange-like taster glass. A 10% Altbier - hmmm...

A - Transparent caramel brown color with ruby highlights and lots of bubbles. Pours with a dime of off-white foam that settles to a thin ring and a few bubbles on top. A few tiny splotches of lace.

S - Fruity esters, some alcohol, nutty malt character, bread and yeast.

T - Taste is brown sugar, nuts, sarsaparilla, and booze. The alcohol is a little bit too harsh for my liking. I don't like this as much as the nose, as it's sort of solventy and unpleasant.

M - Creamy, viscous body that has a bit of grain to it, low carbonation, a little bit of warmth. Finishes very sticky.

D - I foolishly opened this expecting a nice session beer and didn't notice this was a Imperial Sticke. I'm not sure I've ever had a craving for such a thing. Don't think I'd have this one again, as it took me quite a while to work through all 12oz. (937 characters)

Photo of BedetheVenerable
3.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12oz brown screw cap; awesome label. No date on this, but I'm pretty sure this is a little bit over a year old; drank one of the 4pk, cellared the rest.

Appearance: Attractive walnut beer with a bit of sediment in suspension and a nice dark ivory cap which shows pretty nice retention.

Smell: Noble hop presence up front, which I wasn't quite prepared for somehow. This is fairly clean, though there is a nice bit of dry, toasty caramel in support of the hops. Light traces of alcohol. Not a ton of depth, but pleasant, and I'm typically not one for big Noble Hop aroma or flavor, except in Pilsners.

Taste: Bitter leads here as well. Some light herbal and floral hop flavors, with a decent kick of hop bitterness, a bit surprising actually. The bitterness is clean, but at almost IPA levels. Hop flavors are balanced with smooth but present alcohol, with some light, dry caramel notes in the background.

Mouthfeel: On the light side of medium, smoothly alcoholic

Overall: Really cool that O'Fallon took a shot at this style, even this over-the-top interpretation. It's not unpleasant in any way but, for me, there's not enough malt to support the high hop rates and the alcohol (which, to be fair, doesn't taste like 10%). This was $9.99 a 4pk...at that price, I MIGHT pick this up fresh if they were to brew it up again. I'd have to give this one a B-. (1,376 characters)

Photo of Duff27
3.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Inch tan medium tan head on a dark dark red almost brown beer. A lot of crud came out of the bottle with the pour...will drink anyways. Some lacing and a thin head is left throughout the entire drink.

S- Smells like a brown ale, cola-like. Maybe some dark fruits.

T- "Molasses". Dark fruits, no hops detected. Crisp-like spice on the back end...also this is where the 10%abv comes through.

M- Smooth medium mouthfeel. Well carbonated.

D/O- Taste initially was okay. As it warmed the thought of finishing the whole twelve ounces seemed like a daunting task. I agree with whoever said there was a slight "medicinal" taste as it warmed." I should have split this bottle with someone. (688 characters)

Photo of secondtooth
3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clean ruby-amber, with substantial off-white head. Exquisite, detailed lace. Beautiful!

Nose is caramel malts all the way. Hops here are dialed way back. Malt fans, rejoice!

Taste is also a more toasty caramel malts, with subtle hints of an almost fruity note submerged beneath. Sticke Alt is a rich tasting experience, with nary a hint of the high 7.5% ABV. A solid drinker, but, for me, one to enjoy slowly. (419 characters)

Photo of Bitterbill
3.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle courtesy of russpowell. Thanks Russ!

A 10% abv Alt Bier? Oh well, it's zero F outside, heading for between 10 and 15 below with a ton of snow on the ground and still snowing.

This pours a really dark and murky brown with a small but firm head of off white foam.

The smell is not really strong but I get some dark fruits with some sweet malt. No noticeable bitterness.

Tasting this "beast", yeah, I do get some hop bitterness up front but then it settles nicely into dark fruit mode. Dark pitted fruit, some raisin, really quite fruity and quite hot. Loads of warming with every swallow but welcome: see my intro to my review.

Fairly light bodied, just creeping over into medium territory, the same can be said about the carbonation which makes for a pretty smooth mouth feel.

A sipper for sure but not a chore to drink. I like. (845 characters)

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.46/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - pours a dark caramel-red. A thin cover of pale mocha that laces thinly but well.

Aroma - light grain, some faint toastiness and sweetness.

Taste - the grain base starts out decent enough but a little weak on flavor when cold. As it warms up, it has an almost woody flavor. The hops come in quickly and with some nice citrus, on the grapefruity side. Definite snappy bitterness following as some abv heat creeps in. Finishes warm with fading bitterness.

Mouthfeel - bigger bodied than I expected. Good smoothness and pretty crisp as well.

Drinkability - a little strong for extended sessioning, but a pretty good little night cap. (646 characters)

Photo of soju6
3.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep amber color with a tan head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of malt caramel, dark fruit and hint of alcohol. Taste of malt, caramel sweetness, bit of dark fruit and spice. Mild bitterness with a dry but slightly sticky finish. Fairly medium body, smooth and malty with a definite feel of the alcohol. Enjoyable beer, reminds me of an Altbier but with a extra splash of alcohol. (391 characters)

Photo of abrand
3.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into lost abbey glass. No date on bottle.

Pours an amber color with absolutely no head after an aggressive pour. Some carbonated bubbles line the outside of the glass but quickly fade. Appearance resembles tea. Smells of sweet caramel, malts, some fruits including plums and fig, and a subtle but present hop presence. Taste has plenty of caramel but also has a sweetness from maple syrup. Mouthfeel is also somewhat syrupy. Quite a bit of alcohol is on the palate as well. Overall this is a decent brew. Truly unique and a new style for me. Taste is nice with the sweetness. (599 characters)

Photo of Tone
3.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/4 inch head of an off-tan color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight hops, hint of roasted malt, slight caramel malt, and slight pine. Fits the style of an Altbier. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, caramel malt, hops, slight citrus, hint of roasted malt, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, not complex and weak appearance, but decent aroma, blend, and body. (465 characters)

Photo of bort11
3.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pub glass. Very weak head, a 1/4 inch at the most, with no lacing. Very disappointing. I wasn't sure what to expect from this style, but do expect a decent head. It's part of the visual enjoyment of drinking a beer. Body has a caramel color, much more interesting than then head.

Smell is a big improvement over looks. There is a lot of sweet caramel aromas. A little burnt raisin bitterness. There is a mild alcohol burn in the background. Taste has more caramelized sugars and figs. The alcohol warmth comes off as burnt orange peel. It is strong but flavorful.

Mouthfeel has a medium body with a thin carbonation. There is a light creamy texture that goes down smooth. This is very easy to drink at 10% ABV. (739 characters)

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle a dirty mahogany color with floating sediment and a thin off-white head.

Faint malty aroma with a touch of dark fruit and an earthy graininess.

The taste was malty with a bit of dark grains. The 10% was fairly well-hidden. A touch of bitterness in the finish.

Lighter bodied with a sharp carbonation.

A decent Altbier but nothing I must have again. (376 characters)

Photo of barczar
3.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Tried years later, in 15, and it's more bearable, with notes of toffee dominating. Smoke is subdued. (638 characters)

Photo of sixerofelixir
3.54/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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. (604 characters)

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Sticke It To The Man from O'Fallon Brewery
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