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Smoked Porter - O'Fallon Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

464 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 464
Reviews: 342
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 37
Gots: 17 | 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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Photo of tmm313
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.

tmm313, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

harpus, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of DougT
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.

DougT, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of darthvohn
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.

darthvohn, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of EdFed
4/5  rDev +3.6%

EdFed, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of Golden32
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Golden32, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of JustinWhipple
4/5  rDev +3.6%

JustinWhipple, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of MaillardRx
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.

MaillardRx, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of mfl620ks
4/5  rDev +3.6%

mfl620ks, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of IrishFrenchman
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

IrishFrenchman, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of Omnium
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.

Omnium, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of garuda
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

garuda, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of ArmedsouthernEr
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

ArmedsouthernEr, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

WDJersey, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of metter98
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.

metter98, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of Brinks
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Brinks, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

jaydoc, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of CoryK
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

CoryK, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of ChicagoNick
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

ChicagoNick, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of enelson
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

enelson, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of mwar
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

mwar, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of Allurex
2/5  rDev -48.2%

Allurex, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of BlueMoon10
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

BlueMoon10, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of OKCNittany
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

OKCNittany, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Undated 12 oz bottle with updated label showing the 2004 GABF Gold medal (best smoked beer).
Pours a very dark reddish-brown with a small, weak head. Lacing is nonexistent.
Aroma: rather strongly smoky such that the other dark roasted malts are nearly hidden. A hint of sweet, dark fruits.
The flavor is less smoky, but still at least medium.
Feel: medium-full body with (overly) light carbonation.
O: a rich, smoky porter that will work great with beef and other meats.

chinchill, Oct 29, 2013
Smoked Porter from O'Fallon Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 464 ratings.