Smoked Porter | O'Fallon Brewery

BA SCORE
87
very good
515 Ratings
Smoked PorterSmoked Porter
BEER INFO

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

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dark, rich and smoky…this classic porter is brewed with 63% German smoked malt and makes a perfect after dinner (or anytime) sipper for those who love a “bigger” beer. Winner of the Gold Medal in the 2004 Great American Beer Festival® for best Smoked Beer in America!

24 IBU

Added by maxpower on 12-26-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
515
Reviews:
358
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
12.69%
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
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For Trade:
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Photo of D1noB
2.88/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

After the first taste you it starts to go down easier, the first bit is a shock. Smokey, grilled taste, some malts but the smoke up front will drive the taste.

Taste Rating in Words: Similar to eating an overcooked burger from the grill.

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Photo of chuckgietzen
3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HopHunter19
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - cool bottle. Not pouring this one. I don't believe pouring a beer should be a requirement for a beer review.
S - huge smoke, chocolate malts. Dark roasty malts. Everything a smoked porter should be.
T - big smoke taste, chocolate malts, roasty dark malts, slight coffee, milk chocolate, cream, bbq
M - medium mouthfeel, alc covered. Aftertaste is smoke, malty.
O - pretty perfect smoked beer. Things that could add to it - if it were a bigger beer, heavier mouthfeel, more dark beer flavor. Barrel aging this IF it was a bigger beer would be AMAZING, like Stones smoked old guardian or the bruery smoking wood - god damn both of those were amazing.

Music for this beer: Coheed and Cambria 21:13

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Photo of q33jeff
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

**
12/04/2016
Bottle to paper cup.

LOOK: dark black, grayish head.
AROMA: smoke, vegetable.
TASTE: smoked barley, ash, touch of spurned a late, but mostly malty and Smokey.
FEEL: a touch thin, lacks body,low carbonation.

Good beer.
**

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Photo of Azpittil57
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drstalker
2.79/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of mikr
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of ZEB89
4.44/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown color with brown head that fizzes away really fast. Aroma has smoked malt, charred wood, sweet toasted malts and some brown sugar. Taste starts slightly sweet and malty with some brown sugar and caramel and finishes slightly more roasty and more balanced but overall it's still on the sweet side. Medium body and carbonation. Overall it's a legit smoked porter but it's not special in any way.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harrison8
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with an 8mm khaki head. Head retention is so-so, with no lacing. Rich biscuit, toasted, and roasted malts, mixed in with a whiff of smoke in the aroma. The flavor profile has a layer of smoke throughout, with other notes of roasted and toasted malts. It tastes and feels dark with a wonderful smoke layer mixed in at a good balance. Mouth feel has a medium consistency and is otherwise velvety. Overall, it's a wonderful beer. The smoke is kept at a nice level. It is reminiscent of walking into a quality barbecue joint.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of mccorak
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mm9899
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of andycorns13
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jmd1978
3.57/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark color with tan head. Smell of smokey malt with notes of chocolate and caramel. Taste the chocolate and roasted malts with smoke at end during the finish. Taste like eating smoked meats or the char on a BBQ pork steak (it's an Stl thing). Really enjoyable beer that always taste better than it sounds.

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Photo of hopsputin
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a: black in color, not much light penetrating. a little brown towards the bottom of the glass. nice, rich 2-3 finger tan rocky head that seems to be leaving nice lacing

s: milk chocolate, roasted malts, a hint of brown sugar, and caramel. the smoke is there at the end. it is subtle, but makes for a nice exit to the aroma. a nice mixture of campfire smoke and smoked meat

t: roasted malt and subtle smoke upfront, followed by a nice charred wood flavor (tastes much more pleasant than it sounds). behind that is some caramel sweetness and chocolate. nice mixture of flavors in here, and I like that it leads with smoke, but doesn't overpower all the way through

m: lighter side of medium. carbonation is on the lower side for a porter, but it works well with the smokey flavors

o: this was a random pickup that i didn't research before i bought, and i'm quite happy with the purchase. even if you're not a huge fan of smoke in beers, i think you will be able to appreciate it. mixed with the roasted malts and sweet characteristics in here it is smooth and subtle

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Photo of dacrza1
3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

DATE TASTED: January 30, 2016... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint.. OCCASION: continuing to show the boys The Desolation of Smaug--time for a smoked porter to match that of a smoking drake!... APPEARANCE: pours a fizzy, pitch black body that supports a brief one-finger brown head, which ultimately fades into a crescent... as a porter usually approximates... AROMA: a robust roastedness engages with vegetable, ham, bacon and egg... the peatiness is present too, as much of the aroma suggests a log fire and a dead pig--not the worst thing, but not tremendously alluring either... PALATE: medium-bodied, rather smooth...and a bit thin for what is described as a "bigger" beer... the aftertaste lingers, while it goes down with an acute oiliness... of average experience... TASTE: as expected, the bacon is thick and the profile is thin... some peat and smoke, but not overwhelming... hints of alcohol also show up oddly at 6% ABV... vegetable--onion, garlic and cola make for a reasonable finish... OVERALL: the first O'Fallon I have had--go with a medal winner--is a good introduction to the brand... the experience is mostly a pleasant one, with little outside the genre to explain or deride...

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Photo of bfrank8
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black in color with no penetration to light. There's a fingernail of beige resting on top. Aroma of lightly smoked dark malt is very enticing. I can taste that dark smoked malt and it reminds me somewhat of delicious lapsang souchong tea. This is medium bodied and lightly chewy.

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Photo of Branlott42
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wilcox39
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.52/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown but clear body, no lasting head. Strong aromas of peat smoke, but plenty of chocolate/caramel porter notes, too. Flavor has strong smoke/earthy peat as well, faint tang of barbecue, but it sometimes takes a back seat to the rest of the delicious porter roasted malt and chocolate/caramel, which gives it a slight sweetness. I'm happy either way each sip goes. Finishes with smoke and roasted ashy malt. Medium body, pretty smooth without veering into flat-land.
This is essentially a well-rounded porter with a healthy amount of smoke imparted as well, just like some might add coffee or other, more standard, flavors. They make the flavors blend perfectly and didn't take any shortcuts with fake smoke malts. Look beyond the twist off cap- this is a world class brew.

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Photo of foundersfan1
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stlfatguy
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black cola color. Light smell, vague smoked meat. Thin slightly carbonated porter with smoked brisket taste. Definite smoked meat as opposed to campfire. Stronger at first, but not overpowering. Said it's a sipper, but I enjoyed a few in a session.

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Smoked Porter from O'Fallon Brewery
3.86 out of 5 based on 515 ratings.
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