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Smoked Porter - O'Fallon Brewery

Smoked PorterSmoked Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

447 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 447
Reviews: 342
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%


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 tito42:
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tito42

Missouri

4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into an imperial pint, no freshness date.

Appearance: Dark chocolate color and almost completely opaque when held up to the light. Cocoa head that dissapated quickly for me but left nice lacing.

Smell: It really smells like hickory liquid smoke to me, with a little maltiness. Smoother than actually putting your nose to a bottle of Liquid Smoke (TM).

Taste: Liquid, cherry-smoked ribs. Roasted malt and a lot of smoke, but it doesn't taste burnt. Balances surprisingly well and the smoke and a slight bitterness linger in your mouth.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, not as creamy as I remembered. A good deal of carbonation, but it doesn't dry the mouth like other porters I've tried recently, even with the smoky character.

Drinkability: BBQ in a beer bottle. I'm actually slightly embarrassed this is brewed in a St. Louis suburb and not here in Kansas City. This is my favorite porter, and I was happy to find a sixer on sale for $7.49 at the Hy-Vee today.

If you are adamant about not liking smoked beers, you may not like this. But I highly recommend giving it a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2011 03:32:01 | More by tito42
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-16-2014 02:15:19 | More by CWhite
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-14-2014 00:02:48 | More by DaveMiller
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Rizalini

Nevada

4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

O - It's a pretty solid smoked porter. If I could get this regularly here in Las Vegas, I think I would probably purchase this one again.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 01:54:59 | More by Rizalini
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 19:05:30 | More by superspak
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle labeled 1942OF2 at 45 degrees into goblet; newer label than shown on BA; this one has 2004 award
Aroma of smoke, not overpowering. More of hardwood than peat
Head small (1.5 cm), light brown, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to nothing
Lacing none
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor slightly sweet, smokey. No alcohol, no hops, no diacetyl, maybe some roasted malt. Ends with a light smokiness.
Palate medium to full, watery, carbonation lively

OK, I’m a fan of rauch beers and porters, so maybe I was expecting too much. While there is definitely a pleasant amount of smokiness in this beer, the only characteristics of a porter present are the color and palate. Perhaps the brewing process for this beer has changed since the 2004 award or perhaps my expectations are too high; either way, this beer is mediocre at best. The fizzy, completely diminishing head detracts from the appearance (and my enjoyment) of this offering.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 14:18:00 | More by Ozzylizard
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CiderGoggles

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-24-2014 05:13:40 | More by CiderGoggles
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DruC4

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-10-2014 02:08:26 | More by DruC4
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threedaggers

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -22.3%

03-07-2014 03:28:58 | More by threedaggers
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tmm313

Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured pitch black in the glass. 1 finger tan head with nice lacing.

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!

T- Beautifully balanced and complex. Smoked pork, chocolate, molasses, dark fruit, coffee, and slight bready malts mingle together and merge to form some amazing flavor combinations.

M- Medium body with nice carbonation. Drying.

O- I really enjoyed this beer! I wasn't expecting the meaty flavors in the least, but I was pleasantly surprised how well it worked. I would have this again in a heartbeat.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 20:02:34 | More by tmm313
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harpus

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

02-11-2014 05:30:51 | More by harpus
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DougT

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Black with dark brown edges. 2 finger tan head disipated quickly. Leaves a layer of foam but minimal lacing.

Smells strongly of smoke. Dark fruits, red wine, and a little like a stake on the grill or bacon. Very appealing.

Taste is not as complex, but good. The smoke is there. Not too sweet. Not too bitter. A nice porter. The smoke really adds a lot.

Mouthfeel is a little light for a porter but there is enough fizz to keep it interesting.

Overall it's good. It's a drinkable porter and the smoke makes it interesting.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 04:08:07 | More by DougT
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darthvohn

Texas

3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Glass Used: Tumbler

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.

Smell: Like smoldering firewood, smoked bacon, with a bit of hop and malt character.

Taste: Smoked ham, malty porter. This is quite enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Thick with a bit of mouth coating.

Overall: Being my second smoked beer I've had, this one I like. This would be an awesome after meal drink. Nothing I would want to session, but a relaxation brew. Recommend.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 23:49:27 | More by darthvohn
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EdFed

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-01-2014 04:54:16 | More by EdFed
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Golden32

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

01-27-2014 20:20:38 | More by Golden32
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JustinWhipple

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-27-2014 03:57:07 | More by JustinWhipple
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MaillardRx

Kansas

1.13/5  rDev -70.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Yuck.

A: Dark, no lacing, minimal head, very unflattering

S: Smokey, smells like barbecue potato chips

T: Repugnant, it tastes like liquid smoke

M: Nothing much here, almost flat

O: I never thought I would find myself saying I regret drinking a beer, but alas here we are. I felt sick to my stomach afterward. Maybe I got a terrible batch, as others seem to like it, but this was a violent assault on my taste buds, and later, my GI tract.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 19:37:04 | More by MaillardRx
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-17-2014 19:22:57 | More by mfl620ks
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IrishFrenchman

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

01-14-2014 05:21:50 | More by IrishFrenchman
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pitch black with 1.5 fingers of tan milky head, spotty lacing.
S - Excellent aroma, nice hickory and oak, some burnt bacon, a little nutty, toffee and biscuit notes.
T - Taste lacks in the smoke, could use a lot more, a good porter though for sure, nice rich malt, a little bit of that bacony type flavor, toasted grain, a little nutty too.
M - Very creamy and rich, but still on the medium side.
O - Good Smoked porter, just wish it had more potency in the flavor.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 04:25:10 | More by Omnium
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garuda

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-08-2014 23:34:00 | More by garuda
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ArmedsouthernEr

Mississippi

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

01-05-2014 04:29:20 | More by ArmedsouthernEr
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WDJersey

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

12-31-2013 02:06:42 | More by WDJersey
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metter98

New York

3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is essentially jet black in color—only faint traces of red are visible near the corner of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a quarter finger high light tan head that died down ,leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a thick collar around the edge of the glass.
S: The smell has moderate aromas of smoked peat are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of smoked peat along with slight hints of molasses.
M: It feels light-to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is not your average smoked parter—it has a strong amount of smoked peat in the aromas akin to something you would expect from a stronger stout.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 01:48:42 | More by metter98
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Brinks

Alabama

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-27-2013 20:26:42 | More by Brinks
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Smoked Porter from O'Fallon Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 447 ratings.