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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 KYGunner
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.

KYGunner, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of camartin27
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

camartin27, Oct 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

HarmonMW, Sep 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

tourdot, Sep 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

ejimhof, Sep 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Chris77McGrath, Aug 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

csfcmitchell, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Rihup, Aug 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

ahommell, Aug 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

memphischas, Aug 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Paul_Apsley, Jul 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

pathman, Jul 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

bigpoppa67, Jul 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

BlackBeerDown, Jul 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

freewill35, Jul 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

livingtodie, Jun 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Smextongo, Jun 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

dalepryor, May 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

psdonnelly, May 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

estlinska, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in an Alchemist pint glass.

A - Half-finger of tan foam settles to a thin cap, thicker collar and minimal lace. Very dark brown body with some raisin transparency at the edges of the glass.

S - A mix of caramel, chocolate buttercreams, smoke, roasted malts. Fairly restrained smokiness actually, with more sweetness than I typically expect from a smoked porter. Perhaps a tad buttery, but it isn't offensive. Gets increasingly hammy as it warms up.

T - Taste is a bit more smoked and meaty, with notes of coffee, roast, and light char in the back end. Perhaps a touch of dark chocolate and bread as well, with significantly less sweetness to it although a bit more comes out as it warms.

M - Mildly roasty texture, but with some creaminess to it as well. Medium-low carbonation, medium body. No alcohol presence, and mild lingering smokiness on the palate.

D - I enjoyed this, as it wasn't overpoweringly smoked and had some nice balance and depth to it. There's a hint of a diacetyl that might bother some, but I wasn't particularly bothered. Probably wouldn't have more than one in a session, but a beer I'd drink again.

MasterSki, Apr 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Derekvagedes, Mar 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

smonice, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of GossageBrewery
4.63/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured this American smoked Porter from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Not sure why I have waited to try this for so long, here it goes....

Porter pours a pitch black color, produces a nice tan head, nice retention and it leaves some lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of roasted barley, smoked meat, nuts and do i dare say coffee beans? Medium bodied, the first thing that I detect is how smooth and creamy this ale is- High marks for mouthfeel. Foundation of smoked grain, roasted malt, dark coffee, subtle sweet molasses and spices. One of my first "Smoked Beers" I have sampled, and I am a fan. If you enjoy American Porters, this should be on your most wanted list...

Why did I wait so long?

GossageBrewery, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of egrace84
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

egrace84, Mar 12, 2013
Smoked Porter from O'Fallon Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 464 ratings.