Whiskey Barrel Smoked Porter | O'Fallon Brewery

BA SCORE
88
very good
120 Ratings
Whiskey Barrel Smoked PorterWhiskey Barrel Smoked Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
O'Fallon Brewery
Missouri, United States
ofallonbrewery.com

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by karst on 03-03-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
120
Reviews:
97
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
13.07%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
4
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 120 |  Reviews: 97
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

over three fingers of frothy, rocky light brown bubbles create a nice head. Slowly fades to leave a wall of lace behind. Body is the blackest brown with the brown only poking through when held to light. Nose is full meaty smoke and full sweet bourbon that mix together very well. With first sip you get an ashy smoke feel that is like a good cigar. The bourbon feel is sweet and adds an element of richness and unique balance to a smoked beer. The more you drink it almost becomes chocolatey and creamy on the back of the tongue. There really is a lot going on here. This is a truely fine and amazingly drinkable porter. Mouthfeel is appropriately thick.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of katan
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz into a pint

A - Pours dark brown to almost black, with just a few amber colors shining through the corners. Head formation is mocha colored. Very dirty.

S - Lightly smoky nose, very restrained overall. Perhaps a bit of oakiness, but I wouldn't say it is obvious.

T - Starts off lightly sweet, a few burnt flavors start to come in. Mid-stream a more smoky flavor comes through. Finishes with bourbon flavors finally making their appearance. A not very strong beer in any way - probably a good thing for a smoky beer.

M - Moderate body, moderate carbonation. Somewhat sticky in the finish, but balanced overall. No alcohol warmth.

O/D - A somewhat boring beer, probably because I let it age too long. Nothing strong about it. A bit filling, but thankfully not too palette wrecking. I guess I wouldnt buy it again, but glad I had it.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of billab914
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2010 vintage poured into my Dogfish snifter. It poured dark brown in color with a thin tan head scattered across the top of the beer.

The aroma shows a good amount of smoke and roastedness to it. It blends in pretty well with a milk chocolaty, caramel sweetness of the base porter. I t has a bit of a milk stout like quality to it. The smoke is pretty nice though.

The taste shows some really nice smoke throughout as well. I get a little bit of a burnt, bitterness in the finish as well. The base beer again has a little of a sweet, milk stout like quality with some brown sugar, milk chocolate and caramel coming through.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied for the style with carbonation being moderate. Overall it was a pretty good beer, but not an outstanding one. I'm a big smoked beer fan and this one did have some very nice smokiness to it that I really liked. The base beer however seemed a little thin and overly sweet though. It almost seemed like a smoked sweet/milk stout.

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.57/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a nonic pint glass.

Big thanks to Trxxpaxxs for this bottle!

Bottle #41/2398, dated 1/10/10. Reviewed blind as part of Blind BIF 6. It pours a murky black-brown topped by a finger or so of dusty tan foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, light campfire smoke (wood and all, kids), molasses, and a touch of graham crackers. The taste brings on more of the same, with the smoke lagging behind the general wood and a newfound sense of whiskey (not too strong, but definitely there). The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a somewhat thin feel. Overall, a nice barrel-aged brew, but unfortunately one that sacrifices a good deal of smoke to the barrel, which doesn't add enough to make up for the loss. Still enjoyable, though.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of jera1350
4.39/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle #576 of 2398 from 01-10-10. From a Chicago trip almost two years ago.

Solid black color with a fizzy tan head that shrinks down to a ring very quickly. A little lacing however.

The smell is basically two components and they are both awesome: smoke and whiskey. Almost like a straight up shot of whiskey with a piece of smoked wood dropped in.

Holy hell! Huge smokey bacon and campfire malt flavor with a very nice backing of whiskey. Not hot and boozy, just mellow smoke and whiskey. A nice smokey charred wood and bacon flavor all the way through and into the aftertaste. Just awesome. So much flavor for a seven percent brew.

About medium bodied and pretty smooth. Dry and smokey feeling.

Really, really enjoying this. I think the close to two years of age has a lot to do with the flavors just marrying and bringing the flavor profile together. It's nice too, that it's only seven percent. Most beers with this flavor are around the double digit mark. Hopefully I come across this beer again in the future.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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Whiskey Barrel Smoked Porter from O'Fallon Brewery
3.98 out of 5 based on 120 ratings.
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