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Smoked Porter - O'Fallon Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

457 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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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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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

Colorado

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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jaydoc

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-23-2013 04:17:23 | More by jaydoc
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CoryK

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

12-09-2013 04:53:49 | More by CoryK
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ChicagoNick

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-27-2013 00:16:23 | More by ChicagoNick
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enelson

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

11-25-2013 16:47:45 | More by enelson
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mwar

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-17-2013 18:59:16 | More by mwar
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Allurex

Kansas

2/5  rDev -48.2%

11-13-2013 06:16:35 | More by Allurex
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-02-2013 01:24:14 | More by BlueMoon10
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

11-01-2013 02:33:29 | More by OKCNittany
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chinchill

South Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 23:12:12 | More by chinchill
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep black meets the eye but the real dark brown coloring reveals itself at the edges as a small bit of light is able to penetrate. The head was a bit fizzy, mounted well but dissipated quickly.

The scent is smokey with a sweet dried meat aroma. Beef jerky and a cured smoked pork aroma are also evident. Plenty thick in the nose it's just short of truly telling.

Not a lot of porter character here this seems to be all Rauschbier. The taste is more to the sweet smoked meat. A note of true smoke passes the palate near the finish. The meat flavors are more pork, with an above average sweetness and then a dry Smokey finish.

The feel is a bit thin but good enough, less carbonated than it appears and slightly dry.

Overall, I really like this. Just a step below the true German Rauschbier it has true character.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 20:52:12 | More by KYGunner
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camartin27

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-10-2013 00:31:07 | More by camartin27
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HarmonMW

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-26-2013 01:17:55 | More by HarmonMW
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tourdot

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-20-2013 21:31:51 | More by tourdot
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-19-2013 20:15:03 | More by ejimhof
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Chris77McGrath

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-27-2013 19:55:30 | More by Chris77McGrath
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csfcmitchell

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-22-2013 04:23:47 | More by csfcmitchell
Smoked Porter from O'Fallon Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 457 ratings.