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Sticke It To The Man | O'Fallon Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mcallister on 08-02-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,726
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
84
pDev:
14.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of barnzy78
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Photo of Steedee
3.55/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I thought this was a better beer than the previous reviews gave credit for. Of course I was drinking it on a cold night sitting around the camp fire.
This is a strong, heavy beer, with plenty of alcohol kick. More malty flavor than bitter, but it has a nice balance. Has some spice and fruit flavors. Could easily be compared to a double bock. I did not see the color or the head. Carbonation was medium.
There was little or no after taste, which made this drinking experience a pleasant one.
You can not drink to many of these before inebriation.
I would buy this beer again, but have been unable to find it in the ST Louis area.

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Photo of Vern41
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of Sammy
2.8/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Drainpour, bought in Cleveland. Pours dark with faint beads of a head. Malty, raisin and chocolate aroma, and some coca cola. The taste is chcooalte and mollasses, didn't work for me. Middling mouthfeel. Weak for the style. Didn't feel like 10% but some alcohol warming.

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Photo of Duff27
3.31/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Inch tan medium tan head on a dark dark red almost brown beer. A lot of crud came out of the bottle with the pour...will drink anyways. Some lacing and a thin head is left throughout the entire drink.

S- Smells like a brown ale, cola-like. Maybe some dark fruits.

T- "Molasses". Dark fruits, no hops detected. Crisp-like spice on the back end...also this is where the 10%abv comes through.

M- Smooth medium mouthfeel. Well carbonated.

D/O- Taste initially was okay. As it warmed the thought of finishing the whole twelve ounces seemed like a daunting task. I agree with whoever said there was a slight "medicinal" taste as it warmed." I should have split this bottle with someone.

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Photo of bluejacket74
2.97/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle. Served in a stange glass, the beer pours a murky brownish/red color with about a half inch tan head and some sediment floaties noticable in the glass. Head retention and lacing are both OK. Aroma is bready malt, dark fruit, toffee, and some caramel. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's the addition of some booze, molasses, and a medicinal flavor that was noticable as the beer warmed up more. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's slick and syrupy with a good amount of carbonation. The more I drank of this, the less I liked it. I don't think it's a bad brew at all, but in the end I just didn't care too much for it.

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Photo of coldmeat23
3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

GLASS: Stange
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees

This pours up a murky, dark golden brown color. It forms a small head of light brown colored foam, which dissipates fairly quickly. It leaves a spotty surface covering film. The lacing is in medium-thickness strands, which are nicely sticky.

Loads of big malt notes are on full-attack. Light touch of roastiness. Big, bready, yeast notes. Light hints of dark fruits, packed in dark brown sugar. Light boozy presence.

The booziness is much more pronounced in the flavor. After that, the taste follows the nose quite well. There is an unexpected light trace of coffee notes. A nice touch of leather.

This is almost full-bodied and has a light level of carbonation. It is quite smooth and has a good touch of creaminess to it.

This is very tasty and easy to drink. It has a bit of booziness which will keep you from drinking it to excess. It is also a great example of the style, though a little bit 'boosted'.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.46/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - pours a dark caramel-red. A thin cover of pale mocha that laces thinly but well.

Aroma - light grain, some faint toastiness and sweetness.

Taste - the grain base starts out decent enough but a little weak on flavor when cold. As it warms up, it has an almost woody flavor. The hops come in quickly and with some nice citrus, on the grapefruity side. Definite snappy bitterness following as some abv heat creeps in. Finishes warm with fading bitterness.

Mouthfeel - bigger bodied than I expected. Good smoothness and pretty crisp as well.

Drinkability - a little strong for extended sessioning, but a pretty good little night cap.

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Photo of rmalinowski4
2.12/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a deep Carmel/amber color with very little head to no head. Poured a little too aggressive and dumped the yeast, floaties are large and they cloud the appearance.

Smell is Carmel and dark fruit. Figs, plums and the like smell very sweet. Can detect almost no hop presence. The fruit smell is extremely strong and overwhelming.

Taste is dark fruit, almost like prune juice, with a little caramel malt. Can detect no hops. The alcohol is not hidden well at all, very hot on the finish.

The mouthfeel is thick and syrupy. The carbonation is high, so with the thickness, it feels weird.

Overall, this beer is a mess. The dark fruit up front is overwhelming, the alcohol on the finish is way too hot. There is no hop taste of any kind at all. The mouthfeel Is off. There's just too much wrong with this, I won't have this one again.

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Photo of abrand
3.47/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into lost abbey glass. No date on bottle.

Pours an amber color with absolutely no head after an aggressive pour. Some carbonated bubbles line the outside of the glass but quickly fade. Appearance resembles tea. Smells of sweet caramel, malts, some fruits including plums and fig, and a subtle but present hop presence. Taste has plenty of caramel but also has a sweetness from maple syrup. Mouthfeel is also somewhat syrupy. Quite a bit of alcohol is on the palate as well. Overall this is a decent brew. Truly unique and a new style for me. Taste is nice with the sweetness.

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Photo of DesMoinesMike
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'll sticke it to my taste buds with this brew. It's full-bodied and high alcohol lets it's presence known. It has a dark ans cloudy brown look with a ton of sediment swirling about the bottom. The aroma is a mix of maple syrup and plum. The aroma is more plum with sweet malt and a hint of orange. It's smooth but leaves a bit of a tingle. It hides the alcohol well. It's very nice and worth another try.

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Photo of bort11
3.49/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pub glass. Very weak head, a 1/4 inch at the most, with no lacing. Very disappointing. I wasn't sure what to expect from this style, but do expect a decent head. It's part of the visual enjoyment of drinking a beer. Body has a caramel color, much more interesting than then head.

Smell is a big improvement over looks. There is a lot of sweet caramel aromas. A little burnt raisin bitterness. There is a mild alcohol burn in the background. Taste has more caramelized sugars and figs. The alcohol warmth comes off as burnt orange peel. It is strong but flavorful.

Mouthfeel has a medium body with a thin carbonation. There is a light creamy texture that goes down smooth. This is very easy to drink at 10% ABV.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.82/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I did not know what I was buying with this one. A surprise. I also am unfamiliar with the style. I may have had one a couple times. It would not attract me normally, but as an interesting change of pace ...

This one tastes bold. And strong. I can feel the hair on my chest getting thicker (I really don't need this). The color is a near perfect dark orange. The boozy taste goes well with what I have been eating and drinking. Actually I think this style would go well with heavy food with moderate flavors. It would be the focal point of the meal.

I will have this again (even though I WORK for the man - I am a henchman, don't ya know).

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Photo of BB1313
2.43/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

No date. 12oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. Looks nice. Pours a nice average brown, kind of deep, color similar to iced tea. Nice white head that that doesn't stick around for too long, decent lacing. The aromas aren't bad, lots of malts, faint amount of hops. There's a decent nuttiness to this one. I'm also picking up some chocolate and maybe some vanilla and dark fruits. The taste is completely unbalanced. Whatever flavors they were going for, which seemed like nice flavors, are drowned in alcohol. Very boozy. Finishes very warm. Mouthfeel isn't that bad, it's undercarbonated, but seems light and thin for how heavy the beer is, surprisingly smooth mouthfeel. Drinkability isn't good. The flavors were disguised with the alcohol, which is extremely noticeable.. not too pleasant. I actually considered pouring it out, but I don't do that.

Too boozy. This doesn't make a bad sipper though.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a plastic tumbler.

Best or worst name ever. Not really sure which yet. Regardless, it pours a clear russet-amber topped by a half-finger of sandy foam. The nose comprises light maple syrup, toffee, and orange peel. The taste holds notes of toffee, orange peel, and a strange combination of char and rubber. Blechhh, I hope this is just a bad bottle, but no one else around seemed to have the same painful experience I was having. Must just be me. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, not too big a fan of this. Period.

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Photo of evanlarkin
3.91/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
Brown with some red around the edges. Held up to the light, it's absolutely crimson. No visible carbonation, and just a white ring around the edges without a real head.

Smell:
Clean and boozy, with a very rich caramel smell. Sweet and malty with some slight banana aromas.

Taste:
Sweet like molasses or brown sugar, with lots of caramel malt. Not bitter in the least. Kind of boozy (at 10% it's to be expected), with an aftertaste reminiscent of chocolate and cognac.

Mouthfeel:
Low carbonation and a full body. Slightly creamy.

Drinkability:
Reasonable. I find this to be really tasty. It's very flavorful, but also high in ABV. I got the bottle for free, so I can't say much about cost, but the beer itself is great overall, as long as it doesn't cost a fortune.

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Photo of mdfb79
2.82/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary tulip.

a - Pours a deep mahogany color with one inch of light tan head and light to moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of fruity malts, figs, bready malts, and Play-Doh. Also light nuts and caramel malts. A little odd thanks to the clay/play-doh smell coming through.

t - Tastes of alcohol, nuts, caramel malts, dark fruits, and bready malts. A little too alcoholic, but better than the smell.

m - Medium to full body and low carbonation, thick body and a bit hot.

d - Overall I wasn't too impressed with this one. Something seemed off in the smell; nothing offensive, but not good. Taste was slightly better but the alcohol hurt it. Wouldn't seek out again.

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Photo of JamnesCameron
2.48/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a short tumbler.

Pours a deep ruby, with a thin light tan head, that falls rather quickly. Leaves a wisp of foam, some lacing, but it slides down into the beer quickly as well.

Aroma of dark fruits, figs, raisins. Some anise. No real hop aroma.

First sip is of alcohol, dark fruits, plums, raisins. No hop flavor. No real bitterness perceived. Tastes more like a strong Scots Ale. Very malty. Nothing alt about this, much less sticke alt. It's all alcohol and malt.

Mouthfeel is full, sticky (no pun intended), some warming alcohol. Carbonation has no impact on flavor or mouthfeel. Actually tastes a little flat.

For a Scots Ale, this would be pretty good. As a sticke alt, not so much. Not sure what they were trying to hit with this, but I call it a swing and a miss. Not impressed.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.2/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to emerge077 for this random beer. Served in a stange-like taster glass. A 10% Altbier - hmmm...

A - Transparent caramel brown color with ruby highlights and lots of bubbles. Pours with a dime of off-white foam that settles to a thin ring and a few bubbles on top. A few tiny splotches of lace.

S - Fruity esters, some alcohol, nutty malt character, bread and yeast.

T - Taste is brown sugar, nuts, sarsaparilla, and booze. The alcohol is a little bit too harsh for my liking. I don't like this as much as the nose, as it's sort of solventy and unpleasant.

M - Creamy, viscous body that has a bit of grain to it, low carbonation, a little bit of warmth. Finishes very sticky.

D - I foolishly opened this expecting a nice session beer and didn't notice this was a Imperial Sticke. I'm not sure I've ever had a craving for such a thing. Don't think I'd have this one again, as it took me quite a while to work through all 12oz.

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Photo of katan
3.97/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz into a pint

A - Pours a thick and opaque, somewhat hazy looking dark brown to copper color. Head formation was off white, very small, leaving behind only a very light film.

S - Caramel and toffee, very large malt profile. Lightly nutty. A small amount of yeast breadiness.

T - Starts off very malty, caramel, toffee. Very bready, sweet, some brown sugar and perhaps some raisins. Hopping is restrained, malt forward. Finishes with lots of alcohol warmth and a strong bread/yeast note.

M - Moderate to strong body, thick and creamy. Also a stronger carbonation profile which tends to lighten up the beer. Finishes sticky/cloying. Some alcohol warmth.

D - Flavors are easy on the palette, able to really take in the complexity. The ABV in this beer is very hidden - sneaky. Not filling but the thickness probably wouldn't lend towards sessioning.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle courtesy of russpowell. Thanks Russ!

A 10% abv Alt Bier? Oh well, it's zero F outside, heading for between 10 and 15 below with a ton of snow on the ground and still snowing.

This pours a really dark and murky brown with a small but firm head of off white foam.

The smell is not really strong but I get some dark fruits with some sweet malt. No noticeable bitterness.

Tasting this "beast", yeah, I do get some hop bitterness up front but then it settles nicely into dark fruit mode. Dark pitted fruit, some raisin, really quite fruity and quite hot. Loads of warming with every swallow but welcome: see my intro to my review.

Fairly light bodied, just creeping over into medium territory, the same can be said about the carbonation which makes for a pretty smooth mouth feel.

A sipper for sure but not a chore to drink. I like.

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Photo of sixerofelixir
3.54/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle with Julian date inkjetted on the neck.

Pours a clearish, iced-tea brown. A fine, tan head stickes it to the glass. Smell is molasses and caramel and toffee and other assorted good candy malt hues. A little bit of spice attempts to keep things in balance. First taste is hot and syrupy. A few unidentified flavors come to the front along with some fig. An alcoholic presence lingers for a while, and the feel is viscous and finishes bitter. Interesting complexity after-the-sip. Drinkability above average. This is an interesting brew, but borders just a bit too much on the medicinal side.

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Photo of Frosty80
3.85/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Color: pours clear, medium golden-brown. sits slightly hazy, deep caramel

Smell: rich malt character, showcasing bready German varieties along with a slight fruitiness, slight floral hop character and a sharp, but balanced, alcohol presence

Taste: first thing to take note of is the alcohol. seems to be just a little boozy. a profound but noble hop bitterness is balanced well by a very clean and crisp bready malt and minute fruity character. finish is clean, balanced and slightly dry.

Mouthfeel: smooth, low-medium body with lo-medium carbonation

Notes: strong, malty - yet well hopped - ale that drinks like a lager and approaches light brown ale characteristics

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Photo of Brent
3.08/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Seemed way too heavy handed for the style - at times knocking on the door of barleywine. Hazy caramel brown. Sweet malt aroma. Up front sweet malt - caramel and brown sugar - followed by a blunt hops bittering, combining for bittersweet finish that was discordant. Boozy alcohol bites at the end. A fair bit of brown sediment at the end of the last pour. Not digging it.

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Photo of alexgash
3.08/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle.

Muddled ruby body is somewhat hazy. Small, short-lived, light beige head. A few bits of lace. Slightly boozy nose, with notes of sugary tropical fruit, Juicy Fruit gum, and a hint of caramel.

Lightly toasted malts up front give way to caramel-tinged fruit. And I mean lots of fruit. Tropical and juicy with ample sweetness. Almost juice-like. Somewhat boozy. Strawberry and cherry juice before a dose of mildly bitter hops in the finish. Warming, with lingering fruity sweetness. Medium-full body with a slightly sticky feel. A little too one-dimensional.

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Sticke It To The Man from O'Fallon Brewery
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