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Black Hemp | O'Fallon Brewery

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Brewed by:
O'Fallon Brewery
Missouri, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by zeff80 on 01-27-2011

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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 46
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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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5/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

: A nice thick, dense head that was a medium tan color. A good lacing. Below the head the beer was a very dark brown.red hue, but the center remained opaque.

S: The aroma had dark roasted malt and light caramel.

T: The taste consisted of roasted barely and a little dark roast

M: The body is medium-heavy and very smooth; and, there is very little carbonation.

O: This beer was awesome

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4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is definitely not an allgrain brew, judging by the odd taste I can't quite finger... Its smell is a hint of either chocolate or coffee, can't quite decide. Poured into a 4oz taster, it still produced a fairly nice lacing. This definitely exudes comfort, not quality. The drinkability overpowers what it lacks in smell, taste, and mouthfeel. One I would come back to, without reason.

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3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very surprising bitter finish. Funktastic flavor that is very difficult to pin down. I thought possibly from the yeast but dismissed this shortly thereafter. In my opinion, this most likely originated from the use of extracts and or adjuncts in this brew. Would not ever buy again. Sorry O'Fallon's...

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3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

There was a faint date stamp on the neck, but it was some type of code and useless in identifying when the beer was bottled.

A: A slow pour into a standard pint glass resulted three fingers of thick, dense head that was a medium tan color. In a few moments the head dissipated to about a quarter-finger and left a good lacing. Below the head the beer was a very dark brown. When held to the light some light passed through the edges of the glass and there was a red hue, but the center remained opaque.

S: The aroma had dark roasted malt and something like rope and leather. (Was that the hemp?)

T: The taste consisted of roasted barely and a little dark roasted bitterness along with some malted barley sweetness; and, these flavors were joined by a purfumey and slightly flowery flavor along with a rope flavor. I guess that is the hemp.

M: The body is medium-heavy and very smooth; and, there is very little carbonation.

O: Okay, so I took a flyer on this one. It was on sale at a craft beer shop. I’m glad I tried it. It had a base of a pretty good black ale, and then it had all of these unusual flavors from the hemp. These flavors seemed to fit pretty well with a dark beer. This is not a “must try,” but it is certainly different, enjoyable, and adventurous – just what I like in a craft brew. So, this one get a few bonus points for being a little different.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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2.23/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: black in color, 1/4 inch head, opaque, moderate carbonation

Smell: hemp and light earthy hops

Taste: hemp, and light charred malt with a tad bit of chocolate

Mouthfeel: light bodied borderline watery, medium carbonation, sweet with a slightly bitter backbone

Overall: I really like this style and this one was a disappointment. I think this would be a bit better with some more body and a bit more hops. If I was not grading to style, I may make this a 2.5 max, but there are way better beers from this brewery and in the style. I am not likely to pick this up again.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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2.93/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I bought this single brown 12oz bottle at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL as part of a build-your-own 6 pack for $9.99. No information about the beer on the label other than to say "Malt Beverage Brewed with Hemp Seeds".

The beer poured an opaque black color, but it showed some ruby/purplish highlights around the edges when held to light. I got a 1-finger tan head out of it, but that faded away quickly and left almost zero lacing on the glass.

Not much smell to this. I can barely pick up a little roasted malt, some weak coffee, and a little chocolate.

Tastes like weak coffee with some roasted malt thrown in. There's a touch of sweetness to it, but an even bigger touch of bitterness to balance it out. Not sure what the hemp seeds do but I don't taste anything unusual that I could chalk up to the hemp.

On the light side of medium bodied with only moderate carbonation.

It's drinkable, but I was sort of disappointed that there wasn't more flavor to it.


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4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep dark cola black with a modest thick brown head that lasts a long time and leaves thick coated lacing.

S: Dark roasted malts, milk chocolate, smoke, toast

T: Sweet, roasted nuts and toasted, roasted chocolates, and yes - some subtle hemp undertones.

M: The most striking thing about this might be the smooth silky texture, with tiny little foamy bubbles. Heavy full body, very thick and extremely smooth.

O: This attests to hemp's amazing flexibility and its unending usefulness in the production of nearly every product. Hopefully we can one day see a hemp world instead of a plastic one. Aside from that, this is one amazing ale.

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Black Hemp from O'Fallon Brewery
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 90 ratings
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