Black Hemp | O'Fallon Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by zeff80 on 01-27-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
89
Reviews:
45
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
13.89%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Jason_cs
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance is a jet black colored body that leaves an off-white one finger head that lasts for at least thirty seconds. The body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising. A thin, nice foamy filmy lacing appears and lasts through half way through the beer and then spider webs into oblivion. The smell has chocolate up front with some light malty-aroma like qualities inside of a sort of coffee. The taste is balanced between the previously mentioned flavors and adds an earthy sort of hemp as well. On the palate, it sits about a medium on the body with a dry aftertaste. It still feels great on my tongue and maintains a decent drinkability for the beer. Overall, this is a good beer for me, though the hops were more subdued than most "black ales" (mostly non-existent) I still liked it and would have it again.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.06/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

If it's black, does that mean it has more THC...? Anyway, this stuff pours a dark black-garnet topped by a finger of sandstone foam. The nose comprises char, light vinyl, mandarin orange syrup, and a dash of cocoa powder. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a good element of dark greenery tossed in for good measure (or variety...whichever you prefer). The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, this particular black ale just didn't do it for me. The darker aspects were too charred, to plastic-y, and the hoppier aspects didn't meld with the darker entirely well. Still, there was a definite focus on balance, which was almost achieved.

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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Black Hemp from O'Fallon Brewery
3.6 out of 5 based on 89 ratings.
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