Whiskey Barrel Smoked Porter | O'Fallon Brewery

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Whiskey Barrel Smoked PorterWhiskey Barrel Smoked Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
O'Fallon Brewery
Missouri, United States | website

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.

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120
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
13.07%
 
 
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Photo of Hojaminbag
4.42/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the many beers I got from Hwwty4. Thanks Bill!

A dark, almost opaque brown with ruby colored edges. A nice looking brown head that rises about two fingers but disappears quickly, leaving just a thin layer on top of the body. Has some nice, thick sticky lacing.

A distinctive smell of smoke and whiskey comes through; a pretty good combination.

I like the original smoke, and I think this is a well-done barrel aged version. Up front is a molasses type sweetness that fades into some moderate whiskey flavors. After that comes a good blast of smokey flavor with just a touch of dark fruits. The smoke is much stronger and goes through to the finish and leaves a smokey flavor in the aftertaste too.

Mouthfeel is about par for the style.

This is a drinkable porter. I love how the smoke and whiskey complement each other; a nice balance.

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Photo of erosier
4.62/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A big thanks to tedpeer for this one!

L: Pours a deep black color with a short and thin tan colored head that laces a bit on the way down the glass.
S: Smells of sweet toasted and roasted malts, and then a huge whiskey and rum aroma that comes through strong at the end of the nose.
T: Much like the aroma, this one has a very nice sweet roasted malt base, a hint of rum, then a nice big bourbon taste that wasn't as powerful as I was expecting, which is nice. The flavors blended very well for a really nice porter flavor.
M: Very smooth, warming, perfect amount of carbonation.
D: Very drinkable, this bomber was done in no time.

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Photo of ThreeWiseMen
3.01/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Sampled this at an epic tasting hosted by EinWeizenbitte. Thanks a ton Todd!

Appearance: Dark brown-black body with lighter brown around the edges. Creamy khaki head sits on top and retains pretty well. Great lacing for a barrel-aged beer!

Smell: Smoke, rum, some whiskey and vanilla characteristics. Having trouble getting much else out of it, especially with the barbecue going outside. Still, it seems like the nose should be much more pungent on this one; it's pretty weak for barrel-aged beer.

Taste: Smoke, charred wood, and whiskey, but pretty mild on the whole. Some vanilla and estery alcohol. Barrel-aged eh? For a couple weeks maybe? Tastes like it was run through a barrel on it's way to being bottled. Weak.

Mouthfeel: Dry and medicine-like. Oily I guess, and kinda thin. Low carbonation. Just not good.

Drinkability: This was the weakest barrel-aged beer I've ever had. The barrel-aged flavors that do come through even taste a bit artificial. Not feelin' it.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark brown with garnet highlights. Light brown head lasts for only a couple of seconds. Half roasted and half smoked malts give the aroma of robust coffee and dark chocolate. The whiskey barrel imparts some faint sweetness and even fainter bourbon notes. I also get a hint of the tire aisle at Sam's Club?!?!? The taste starts heavy with roasted and smoked malts. The middle of the palate quickly sweetens with some smokey vanilla and mocha. The finish showcases smooth vanilla, boubon, oak, and a little earthy peet. You can feel a little of the alcohol. Gives this oaken brew a little warmth, and makes it a nice median sipper/session beer.

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Photo of beachbum1975
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to DrewOSU for sharing. We are currently watching the Unrated version on Sex Drive (wow)! Notes from 3/11/2009.

Pours as a porter should... Super dark brown with the smallest amount of light able to penetrate through. Little speckles of lacing around my oversized cab glass.

Smells mostly of peat and earthiness with some dark fruits like plum.

Flavors like the nose (Peat and earth), but follows with some light, sweet maltiness. Light, light essence of whiskey, as the name implies...

Surprisingly light bodied with medium to full flavor. Nice...

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Photo of sonicdescent
4.6/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Big thanks to BrewCzar for pointing me in this direction with my ISO: Under the Radar brews, and even more thanks for sending one my way.

This pours nearly black with brown/ruby highlights when held up to the light. The head is fizzy at first, like a cola, but dies down into a resilient full crown. Very nice lacing.

Smell is very light in the whiskey note, which is nice to not have it beat you in the face every time. Smoke, tobacco, some light chocolate, and vanilla, but that may be a product of the whiskey.

Taste is very very good, just the right amount of whiskey. When I have a barrel aged beer, I like when the barrel flavor compliments, not overtakes the characteristics of the base beer, and in this case, you have an already good base with O'Fallon smoke, with some just a little more than subtle hints of whiskey. This is really great, and goes down so easy.

Mouth is thin to medium, which is unfortunate because I think a little more body could have elevated this into the stratosphere. It works and I can't really deduct points because it is to style, but my thoughts none the less.

Wow, this is excellent. Very rarely will I trade for a beer more than once, but this may be the exception. Thanks again BrewCzar, if your other offerings are anywhere near this one, you and I may have some more business to take care of.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

(Served in a dimple mug)

A- This beer pours a jet brown body that holds a oatmeal tan lumpy head for a good while. The only carbonation is a few tiny bubble stuck to the glass.

S- The nose is very clean with a faint hint of smoke coming through but no band-aid qualities. As the beer warms quite a bit some lighter notes of dark malt come through but are still covered by the smoke.

T- The big earthy whiskey taste has some creamy flavors to it with some brown malt flavors. There is no boozy flavor to the whiskey but it does have a smoked bacon flavor. As the beer warms there is a watery taste that comes through followed by a light sweaty note that leads into a smoky note in the finish.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a watery texture but no alcohol heat is noticed.

D- This beer has a big smoky flavor with some whiskey flavors but I seemed to miss the porter. Most of the malt flavors are missing or covered up by the smoke but atleast the smoke is a good flavor with no band-aid/plastic notes at all.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received in trade from jtrockchalk, thanks for the opportunity.

Pours a solid dark brown and faint ruby highlights when held to light. Thinnish off white head lingers for a short while and leaves minimal lacing. Smell is bourbon up front and strong. Some smoky peat a bit of chocolate some wood as well. Taste is a bourbony oaky affair with some roast bitterness at the finish. The mouthfeel is oily/watery. I think the underlying porter doesn't have enough body to stand up to the thinning properties of the bourbon barrel. Carbonation is light. I actually enjoyed this one a lot, but would have loved it with a thicker body.

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Photo of akorsak
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Update on Batch 3, Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 23 Year, bottle 946 (of 960) courtesy of hwwty4.

The nose is pleasantly smoked with a strong bourbon presence of vanilla and oak. The bourbon is smooth, well-ingrained in the beer.

The taste is sharp with the smoked malts driving a chewy, meaty flavor. The bourbon is hot, a counterpoint to the smoke, that is vanilla and pepper and wood. The smoke is fuller, overtaking the porter, and an improvement over Batch 2. The bourbon never overpowers but does leave a sweet boozy finish.

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A wax-capped bomber of Batch 2, the Buffalo Trace Ancient Age barrel, courtesy of hwwty4.

A: The porter is a dark cola-colored ale, dark caramel and chocolate in tone. An off-white tan emerged on pour quickly melted away to a thin band.

S: The aroma is a tempting blend of smoke and whiskey. The smoke is the more dominant aspect, thick and meaty, but the whiskey is not slouch. Sweet corn and vanilla augment the smoke without getting in the way.

T: The ale is surprisingly smooth, neither element overasserts itself. Darker malts, touches of chocolate and burnt bread signify the porter. They are mixed with relaxed smokiness. The smoke is much more focused in the aroma. As the smoked porter flavors pass, the Buffalo Trace Ancient Age whiskey emerges. The flavor is surprisingly boozy, much like a glass of bourbon. Corn, char and vanilla beans highlight the whiskey, along with a peppery bite. For as strong as the flavor is at times, it is fleeting, quickly vanishing to leave only a touch of bourbon on the tongue.

M: The mouthfeel is not as robust as I'd expected. The plus side is that the whiskey flavors don't destroy the tastebuds and this is a much smoother beer to sip over the longhaul.

D: The alcohol level is nice n' low, even if the ale has a distinct whiskey kick. From a snifter, the bomber'll last several hours, assisting me as I watch Resident Evil: Extinction.

5-Jul-08 Batch 2: 4/4/3.5/4/4.5/3.85

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Photo of brdc
4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was traded with a kind BA, in person during DLD 08. Unfortunately, I do not know his avatar.
Pappy Van Winkle barrel.

Nearly impenetrable black, frothy light tan head that dissipates rather fast, but leaves a lot of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Aroma is a very nice, well balanced and complex mixture of vanilla, oak, bourbon, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, and smoke. Not overly smoked as some have mentioned, but keep in mind I am a big fan of smoked beers, so it is never too much.
Medium bodied, a bit thinner than I would have liked, this being the only significant flaw, but not a major one.
Similar to the aroma, the flavors are a very nice, complex blend of bourbon, oakiness, roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate.
A marked improvement over the original version, with a bit more body would make a spectacular beer. Too bad this specific barrel will not come around anymore.

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Photo of DrewOSU
3.57/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this bottle off a trade from Monsterfat

A: Pours dark brown with a 1/4 inch khaki head. Spider web like lacing on initial pour. Spotty lacing after finishing the glass.

S: A salty smoke, a little peat and earth. Do not detect any whiskey notes as expected, however.

M/T: Light to medium body, a little watery. The smoke flavor punches you right in the mouth. Very unbalanced flavor, its like chewing on a BBQ woodchip. I am hoping that my pallet adjusts by the end of the glass. Again, I do not detect any whiskey barrel influence anywhere. After my first glass, this beer mellows out and becomes very tasty.

D: The smoke is thick. It does disapate on the pallet after a few drinks, so it does come a little more sessionable.

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Photo of PirateUlf73
4.41/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1 pint 6 fl oz bottle, poured into a very large mug. Label has some writing in marker reading, "#221 of 960" and the date April 10, 2008.

A: Black as midnight with a huge tan head. Retention and lacing were excellent, considering the beer is almost a year old.

S: A very woody aroma up front. It's hard to pick up anything other than the oak, but I managed to smell some smoke and roastiness. Very strong. It's like smelling a fresh-cut oak log, almost.

T: A strong oak character in the taste as well. The roasted character comes out a bit more, as well as the bourbon flavor, which seems surprisingly well-blended. Sort of reminds me of sitting around a campfire. Smoky, complex and delicious.

M: Heavier side of medium-bodied with lower-than-average carbonation. Feels very slick and velvety.

D: Forget the 7% alcohol content. This beer is a sipper, and a damn good one at that.

The card that came with the beer informs me that the beer is O'Fallon's Smoke porter aged in barrels that previously held Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve bourbon. While I do not claim to be a whiskey connoisseur, I can tell that the flavors meld very nicely. The oak character was a bit overpowering in the smell, but the taste made up for that. I saw this bottle on the shelf for months at my local beer store. I bought it up when it was the only one left, and I'm glad I did. This is my first go at a barrel-aged beer, and I'd call it a rousing success. I don't know off hand if this is a yearly release, but if you find it, BUY it!

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Photo of bassmantin
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a moderate brown with small creamy head.

The smell contains dominant notes of whiskey. I wish I knew more about whiskey so maybe I could identify the barrels they used. The taste is extremely smoky, and the whiskey taste is very strong. This beer has some intense flavors. This beer reminds of drinking whiskey and smoking a cigar. Pretty pleasant sensations. Extremley smoky.

We'll see if this taste gets old or not, but overall this is a very interesting beer.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Toasted in Bill Bland's honor this evening. I didn't know him but he just *looked* like a friendly guy you would like to sit and have a beer with. From one beer advocate to another, well done, sir!

Appearance - pours a brownish cola into a Belgian glass, but sets up totally opaque. A thin head of light mocha doesn't get far before trailing away to a wispy covering.

Aroma - has a very woodsy, earthy aroma. I get a hint of whiskey but it's mostly wood. Some smoke, but no malt revealed here, a little disappointing, but the smoke and peat may be too much to contend with.

Taste - the first taste certainly shows off some smoked malt. That segues so smoothly into the peaty, whiskey character that you have to pay attention to sense when it occurs. Very nice transition there, a bite of sour mash on the swallow, followed at long last by some nice roasted grain character. A last little bit of char as this winds down with some faint wood/whisky sourness and even a touch of chocolate as it warms. A very smoky exhale breath, nice!

Mouthfeel - pretty smooth for as bubbly as it feels. Good solid weight to it, right on.

Drinkability - very nice! Lots going on here, a very interesting and enjoyable bomber. Lots of flavor in a respectable 7% package. Here's to Bill... :-)

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Photo of brewcrew76
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Black with brown edges and a tan head that dissolves quickly.

S - Roasted malt, very smokey, campfire and peat smoked malt. Bourbon notes as it warms.

T - Roasted malt, campfire, oaky bourbon, woody, smokey enough to create some meaty flavors, ashy campfire after it has gone out for the night.

M - On the thin side with a good deal of carbonation.

D - The campfire aspect fades as it warms and it settles into a nice smoked bourbon blend.

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Photo of waltonc
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Looks like Coke.
S: smoke and whiskey.
T: Smoke, whiskey, kind of sweet. Coupled with the mouthfeel, this is a little like what I'd imagine a smoked, barrel aged milk stout would taste like.
M: Fairly light bodied, and fairly high carbonation.
D: At 7% ABV, it's no problem polishing a bomber of this, but I wonder why it isn't offered in 12 oz bottles. Those looking for a big, heavy bourbon barrel aged brew will be disappointed. But this is a nice change of pace from those types of barrel aged dark beers.

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Photo of RodBurg
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours deep brown with ruby highlights. A thick, fluffy tan head forms and leaves generous lacing.

Smells heavily of wood smoke, bourbon, and charcoal. Lighter scents of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, toffee, and oak are also present.

Taste follows the smell pretty well. Lots of bourbon and smoke. There are also lingering chocolate and coffee notes.

Tasty and smooth. I think the bourbon compliments the smoke very well. The medium body is great with the full flavors.

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Photo of sfreshnock
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz. Bottle, enjoyed in a tulip.


I have never had an O'Fallon brew before this gem, now I will seek them out. First off this is a very balanced beer, many barrel aged beers have a dominate bourbon flavor. O'fallon struck a perfect balance between roast, smoke and bourbon. The appearance is right on except for the head, it comes and goes leaving little evidence it was ever around. No evidence of alcohol in the nose, just a small hint of whats to come. Bourbon hangs out in the back of my tongue with subtle smokey notes in the aftertaste. This beer is not overly complex but it's appreciated. Beer finished clean and dry, waiting for the next gulp. Very drinkable, I will purchase this one in the future if available.

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Photo of jwinship83
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- this one pours a jet black with a finger of beige colored head that recedes to a creepy looking thin film across the top of my glass.

S- roasted malts and alot of the vanilla and whiskey associated with oak. some liquid smoke in here too, but not as much as i was expecting.

T- wow...lots of whiskey in this one. the barrel tastes come through alot stronger than the smokiness, which is in there too. loads of oak-y vanilla, some chocolate, roasted malts, and a hint of dark fruits.

M- thinner than i would like and overly fizzy from too much carbonation.

D- easy to finish and not as over the top smoke flavor as O'Fallon's original smoked porter combined with a relatively low ABV makes this something i could easily have a couple of in a sitting. a pleasant surprise you should check out if you run across it.

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Photo of GbVDave
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an oxblood-red wax sealed 22oz bomber into a Kentucky Breakfast snifter.

A: Pours a sinister looking pitch-black color, with only the slightest bit of lighter brown at the edges. Capping this is a darkish khaki-colored head that dissolves rather quickly and turns into a thin skim and thick & bubbly ring. Some random ropes and splotches of lace left behind.

S: Delicious aromas of deeply roasted malt, campfire, whiskey barrel oak, and dark chocolate.

T: See above. Subtle hints of whiskey along with roasted malt, milk & dark chocolate, cherry, firepit, oak, and citrus-y hops. Nice whiskey flavors in the lingering finish.

M: Porter thinness that thickens as it warms and a creamy texture that is complimented by a bit of spicy bitterness and tangy citrus.

D: Begs to be consumed. Very easy on the palate and doesn't destroy the tastebuds like I expected. This was my first beer from O'Fallon and I must say I'm very impressed.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.8/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I was super thrilled to be able to score a couple of these, I had waited a long time to try this gem. A smoked whiskey beer, what more could I ask for! Served chilled this twenty two ounce bomber was poured into a pint glass and consumed on 12/22/2008.

Wonderful rich looking pour. A deep, dark brown color with a ton of rich tan lacing throughout the glass. Competely opaque with no light shing through and the two inch head of chocolate on top only settled down gradually by the end of the session.

The aroma was to die for. Rich notes of whiskey and campfire aromas mixed seemlessly into a roasted malt and light coffee like smell. The flavor though was simply superb. Touches of oak and roasted caramel mixing with lots of peat and whiskey barrle goodness. So rich and full, even as it warmed it was second to none in the smoked flavor. This was easily the best smoked beer I have ever had. Such a rich mix of barrel flavors and the whiskey just presented itself in the perfect mixture. Full bodied with wonderful carbonation and the alcohol was no where near too strong, in facvt it came off just right.

Overall I was floored by this one. One of the better beers I have had this year hands down. I am very happy to have a couple more of these to settle down with, they will make fine additions to the cellar.

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Photo of brewintheLou
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an almost black with a one inch head which was quickly gone with little lacing.

Smell reminds me of a campfire or the smell of the fireplaces burning in the neighborhood on the first cold night.

Taste starts off with a creamy roasted malt, then the smoke hits, not too much though. Seems pretty well balanced to me.

I like the mouthfeel up front, but it gets a little thin at the finish.

This is a very drinkable beer. Not too smokey and not too sweat.

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Photo of cschepers
4.41/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance - Wax-topped 22oz'er. No fancy handwriting on my bottle, so I'm not terribly sure which whiskey this was aged in... :-( Dark brown, bit light for a porter. Tiny bit of lacing here and there.

smell - Smoke, woody smoke. Smell a little bit of whiskey in there. Like my bbq'er, in a good way...

taste - Whiskey & smoke upfront. No real hops to speak of, not much porter to speak of either.. Little bit of sweetness here and there. Kind of reminds me of roasted red meat and an old campfire, in a good way... Boy, that doesn't sound right, but its not too bad. Some whiskey in the aftertaste; not too bad really, and I'm not much of a whiskey person. Definitely gets better as it gets warmer. Don't think i've had many beers that tasted better at room temperature. Man, I'd love it served right from the barrel..

mouthfeel - Definitely on the thin side, like the 'normal' smoke porter. Carbonation is about normal for a porter, a bit on the low side.

drinkability - Not too high, not too low. I like smoke beers, but its just not something I can drink a lot of. This is good, but I'm not sure if I like it a whole lot more than the regular smoked porter. The price definitely drives the drinkability down, and I appear to have gotten a better deal than most on this ($12). I'm conflicted a bit. I guess I'd recommend it to anyone who's interested in smoked beers and whiskey-aged beers, but I don't think I'll be buying more. On the other hand, it'd sure go well with a nice steak. Or the bowl of chili i ate with it.

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Photo of Goliath
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

So yesterday was my 24th birthday and I didn't review any beers. I decided that this would be a perfect beer to celebrate the occassion though because the bourbon barrels this beer was aged in were first filled in 1984 which happens to be the year of my birth. So I guess you could say that something in this beer is as old as I am.

Bottle #652 of 960
Pappy Van Winkle edition bottled April 10, 2008

It pours much lighter than I would have assumed, but it is basically the same color as the regular smoked porter. However, it's black once poured and opaque through the center. Light brown/amber edges allow some light through. The head is thin and light tan in color. Poor retention and no lacing.

I like the aroma quite a bit. The dominating aroma is definitely bourbon with a strong oaky quality. Somewhat sweet as well with the lingering presence of smoke. The bourbon in the nose kind of reminds me of some bretty beers I've had, wierd. Some indistinct roasty malts as well.

The taste is ok. I think the first thing I get is the oaky bourbon tones which are slightly sweet. I like them quite a bit too. On the finish is where the smoke comes in. It's drastically different from the regular smoke that's for sure. I'm not entirely sure what to make of it, but the warmer it gets the more it's growing on me.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. I would much prefer a thicker body and less carbonation.

Drinkability is fairly low. It's a bourbon heavy beer and the original smokiness gets lost. It's almost like taking a shot of cheap bourbon, so I"m not sure how great it really is. I'm underwhelmed and slightly disappointed, but happy to have the experience nonetheless. Long story short, I would not even consider paying $20 for a bottle of this again. Pappy Van Winkle is not worth the price of this beer.

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Photo of BradLikesBrew
4.42/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Seriously Paul, where did you get all this glorious beer? Oh yeah, you trade. Thanks to all the other BAs who helped make this happen (whether they knew it or not).

Reviewed from notes from my mindbogglingly awesome beer infused pre-wedding party on 10/10/08.

Oh, and it looks like this review pushes me into the Zealot of Beer category. Yet another reason this was an amazing weekend I will never forget (in case the wedding wasn't enough).

a: The body is the color of coca-cola.

s: pure bourbon. ok, maybe a little smoke too.

t: Bourbon-soaked smoked ham in a bottle. Why don't they call it that? Bourbon, smoke, vanilla, oak, a little sourness and some smoked meat.

m: Medium body, not as heavy as I expected, which helps.

d: Sweet! Smokey yes, but there is so much more to it. Stone and Alaskan might have the rep, and they deserve it, but O'Fallon makes a smoked porter that is as good or better and this barrel aged version is even better.
How long will O'fallon continue to sneak under the radar?

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Whiskey Barrel Smoked Porter from O'Fallon Brewery
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