Sticke It To The Man - O'Fallon Brewery
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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
3.5/5 rDev +5.1%
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.
03-15-2012 20:52:20 | More by Monkeyknife
3.25/5 rDev -2.4%
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-.
01-08-2012 01:58:25 | More by BedetheVenerable
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
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
3.33/5 rDev 0%
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.
08-10-2011 01:32:36 | More by Duff27
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
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
3.48/5 rDev +4.5%
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.
05-18-2011 02:07:23 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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
3.48/5 rDev +4.5%
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.
04-08-2011 04:38:32 | More by abrand
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
3.5/5 rDev +5.1%
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.
03-05-2011 05:21:40 | More by bort11
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
Sticke It To The Man from O'Fallon Brewery
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