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Smoked Porter - O'Fallon Brewery

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457 Ratings

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Ratings: 457
Reviews: 342
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 30
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
O'Fallon Brewery visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dark, rich and smoky…this classic porter is brewed with 63% German smoked malt and makes a perfect after dinner (or anytime) sipper for those who love a “bigger” beer. Winner of the Gold Medal in the 2004 Great American Beer Festival® for best Smoked Beer in America!

24 IBU

(Beer added by: maxpower on 12-26-2002)
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Reviews by alleykatking:
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3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks for the beer Vinnie (VinnieVanGogh)! Poured from 12oz bottle.

A- Poured a deep dark brown almost black color. When held to the light there is some light brown hues on the edges. One and a half finger tan head shows light retention overall. No real lacing on the sides of the glass as everything falls back into the beer.

S- Smoked aroma right off the get go. A little mix of both smoked meat and light campfire smoke. The underlying aroma is roasted coffee along with very light chocolate. The smokey aroma really dominates this beer overall from start to finish.

T- The smoked flavor comes right off the bat with a hint of smoked meat and campfire. Middle of the beer has some light sweet malts and roasted coffee flavor. The backing is where the smoked meat comes back a little more flavorful than the first time around. Hint of alcohol right on the backend really gives a nice kick in the ending of the beer.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is a little light for the style. Smoked meats and light campfire smoke are left on the palate. Aftertaste is a lot more smoke with a hint of coffee and light alcohol. Flavors were very smoked forward and balanced more so to that. No off flavors were present in this beer. Light alcohol drying on the palate.

O- This was a nice smoked ale. Nothing top notch in my book but better than average. The smoke really drives this beer and for that it makes it a little one trick pony. The ABV is low enough you could drink many of these but the smoke flavor might tend to be a little much for most people.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2011 05:16:35 | More by alleykatking
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Poured from a 12oz bottle I've had in my cellar for about a year (not intentionally, just kinda happened that way), into a tulip...

A - Pours a very dark cola brown, with a creamy light brown head that's about a finger thick. Some pretty thick lacing on the sides as the head falls.

S - Very nice smoke aroma that is very prominent. Smells like a good smoked porter should.

T/M - The taste is where it seems too fall off a little bit for me. Waviering on the thin/watery side, the mouthfeel leaves a little something to be desired. The flavor however is a little bit better. The base beer is noticable, with some dak fruits and char that are associated with a good porter. The smoke is more in the aftertaste, but not too much.

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12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours clear very dark reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, smoked meat, roasted malt, toast, biscuit, light coffee, light nuttiness, herbal, and toast/smoke earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of dark/bready and smoked malt notes; with good strength. Taste of chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, toast, biscuit, smoked meat, light raisin, light coffee, light nuttiness, herbal, and toasted earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, toast, biscuit, smoked meat, light raisin, light nuttiness, herbal, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a bit. Nice balance of dark/bready malt and moderate smoked malt flavors, but lacking in robustness; zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy, smooth, and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice smoked porter. Good balance of dark/bready malt and moderate smoked malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. Not as robust or smokey in the flavor as I had hoped for, but nicely enjoyable otherwise.

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S- At first, I was stunned to smell Canadian Bacon. I expected smoke, not meat! As it warmed, it reminded me more of pork rib burnt ends with dark fruits, chocolate, and molasses. I was conflicted in the beginning, but halfway through, I couldn't keep my nose out of this thing!

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Appearance: Dark espresso brown with a mocha colored foam; the head quickly recedes leaving a ring around the edge of the glass and a thin film of patchy bubbles.

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Smoked Porter from O'Fallon Brewery
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