Sticke It To The Man - O'Fallon Brewery
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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
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
2.95/5 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
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
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
2.4/5 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
3.18/5 rDev -4.5%
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.
01-24-2011 01:34:52 | More by MasterSki
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
3.43/5 rDev +3%
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.
01-01-2011 00:39:26 | More by Bitterbill
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
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
3.08/5 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
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
2.7/5 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
2.78/5 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
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
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
4.13/5 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
4/5 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
4.25/5 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
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
Sticke It To The Man from O'Fallon Brewery
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