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Black Hemp - O'Fallon Brewery

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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
O'Fallon Brewery visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: zeff80 on 01-27-2011)
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Photo of vande
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

A: Dark blend of black and brown....with a very light lacing hugging the glass...head quickly disappeared.

S: Hard to get hints of anything... [could be my slight cold...or not..]

T: malty, nutty, pleasant after taste...

M: carbonation is present. not a lot to the body. Easy to drink....

may add more as it warms.. definitely worth a pick up. Probably one of the better O'Fallon's I've tried.

vande, Mar 18, 2011
Photo of bnes09
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%

Very dark brown and mostly opaque. Thin tan head with some lacing.

Rich, malty and nutty aromas. Also a distinct piney hop in the nose.

Roasted malts are strong from the get go ranging from roasted almonds to semi-sweet chocolate. Spicy hops are assertive and add some more bitterness. Underlying biscuity smoothness. Finish is semi-dry with some earthy tones.

Nice medium-body. Slightly high carbonation.

Highly drinkable and very tasty. A little different but in a good way.

bnes09, Mar 16, 2011
Photo of russpowell
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%

Pours mahogany with a finger of mocha colored head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Grassy hops, toasty malt, some grainyness, all fade as this warms

T: Slight plum flavor up front then flinty mineral & grassy hoppyness, plus a touch of licorice up front & dryness, plus a bit of pumpernickel. Wet cereal & charred grain as this warms along with more grassy, plus a touch of lemon hops. Finishes fruitty (plums & apricot), with grainyness, dryness & grassy hops

MF: Light/medium bodied, firm carbonation & okay balance

Drinks okay, started out fairly interesting & then just kind of faded away. This beer drinks more like a schwartz bier with some rye thrown in, but the hops outta whack.. Brown ale is probably is accurate as my call on it. Wouldn't say no to one, but wouldn't really seek this out

russpowell, Feb 25, 2011
Photo of Jayli
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Consumed 2/14
Poured in to a pint glass

A: This beer pours a deep, opaque black with a one finger of sudsy, khaki colored head. Head retains nicely and leaves wispy lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is grainy, nutty, caramel and a hint of raisin.

T: Taste starts slightly roasty. Sweet caramel notes, light raisin notes and milk chocolate filter through the middle. Finish has a touch of char and coffee.

M: Lighter side of medium body, medium carbonation, crisp, clean body.

D: Goes down easy, quite tasty, not too filling, mild kick, nice representation of style. This was a very nice beer that is worth drinking for a while.

Jayli, Feb 22, 2011
Photo of SupaCelt
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%

Scab ruby pour with a tan head twinged with crimson. Short duration of head activity. Some lace in the aftermath.

The nose is brown sugar rich and milky sour.

The taste is fresh under lightly toasted cocoa with another bit of sour and stale. A noticeable bitterness. Something is just a bit outside here.

The mouthfeel is fluffy and industrious. Not so heavy but about right for the taste.

The drinkability is average. This is not a remarkable brown ale in comparison to others on the shelf. This brew does not inspire an ucontrollable urge to experience it anew. Probably not a repeat in the future.

SupaCelt, Feb 21, 2011
Photo of bfields4
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%

Pours a very very deep amber. Close to black with an amber hue. Nice frothy head That gives a good lace.

Smokey roasted malts. Resiny hop/hemp smells really come through nicely. The hemp really does well to exemplify that aroma.

Taste while good is a bit of a let down from the aroma. Theirs a piny oily hemp/hop bite that mellows to a nice dry malty finish. Maybe a bit of a yeast zing here and there.

Very light body. Kind of Irish Dry Stout esque. Nice beer. Breaks the mold a little, but could use a little something else to give it that push over the edge.

bfields4, Feb 18, 2011
Photo of DannyDan
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%

A. Pours a black body with a tan head that has good retention, carbonation, and lacing.
S. Has a grassy herbal earthy aroma.
T. Taste some grassy and citrus hops up front, followed by a hint of chocolate malts and a slightly sweet syrupy taste to it. Not sure what the alcohol content is but can taste some alcohol in this one too.
M. A sticky sweet syrupy feel on the lips and cheeks.
D. This is a good drinking light to medium bodied beer that is pretty good.

DannyDan, Feb 14, 2011
Photo of brew3crew
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%

A-dark black with reddish hue around the edges
S-some roastiness and hemp fill the air
T-light hemp taste, kinda chocolatey. Very well blended
M-light bodied and smooth
D-nicely drinkable. Pleasantly surprised.

Better than I expected,but still just ok.

brew3crew, Feb 10, 2011
Photo of Recordgrooves
4.47/5  rDev +25.6%

Poured mine into a pint glass, drink this one on the warmer side to enjoy the full flavor.

All the flavors blend perfectly & the only downside is the alcohol content, wish it was 10% or higher.

Ingredients: toasted hemp seeds, oats, malted rye, wheat, Amarillo and Citra hops and a Belgian Yeast strain. 5.8%

Mmmmm Delicious!

Recordgrooves, Feb 02, 2011
Photo of homebrewhawk
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%

12oz. bottle served in a shaker pint. Poured a deep brown/black with a finger of tight bubbled tan head. Bottle conditioned. Dark malts, chocolate along with a bit of citrus hops in the aroma. Lighter sided of medium bodied. More chocolate malt and maybe some black patent in the flavor. Decent amount of hop bitterness. Dry malty finish with the chocolate malt lingering. Instead of a black IPA, just a black PA or is that an oxymoron! Very drinkable beer.

homebrewhawk, Feb 01, 2011
Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev +9%

Added as an American Brown Ale because I believe it is the style that most closely matches. Otherwise, I don't think it fits a style listed on here.

A - Pours out a deep, deep, dark brown color. Looks almost black unless you look at the bottom of a snifter. It had a small, khaki-colored head of soapy foam that left minimal lace.

S - Chocolate, some roastiness and herbal smell that I assume in the hemp seeds.

T - Chocolate with a nice roasted malt finish. There is a grassy/herbal hop presence.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

D - Not sure what I drank, but it was good.

zeff80, Jan 27, 2011
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Black Hemp from O'Fallon Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.