Smoked Porter
O'Fallon Brewery

Smoked PorterSmoked Porter
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From:
O'Fallon Brewery
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
Smoked Porter
Ranked #23
ABV:
6%
Score:
87
Ranked #18,294
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 12.69%
Reviews:
377
Ratings:
169
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 26, 2022
Added:
Dec 26, 2002
Wants:
  59
Gots:
  40
SCORE
87
Very Good
Smoked PorterSmoked Porter
Notes: 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
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Reviewed by TurboMon_911 from New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured a dark caramel brown into a 10 oz. Bangkok Beer fluted glass with a slightly effervescent tan head that quickly disappeared. Very dainty lacing with natural carbonation present throughout . Aromas of smoked bacon, caramel and dark chocolate/coffee malts are up front. Taste is smoke forward with a long earthy/coffee type finish. Mouth is a little thin for this style, but would consider medium bodied. Very nice flavorful solid porter that I enjoyed thoroughly.
Jul 26, 2022
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz bottle
13 years since I reviewed this one; time for a revisit!
L: cola-like body; foamy tan head
S: smoke and malt
T: smoke & char, caramelized grain, anise, peat, leather, chocolate, dark bread crust, roast, earthy hops
F: light side of medium for body, ample carbonation, smoky & spicy finish
O: much better than I remember. Solid smoked beer here
Jun 18, 2022
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled 12/29/21; drank 3/31/22 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque dark brown appearance.

An even pour yielded a nice khaki head; nice lace.

Smoked bacon & faint fresh earth notes in the nose.

Creamy medium mouthfeel.

Smoked bacon, mild cream & faint chocolate flavors.

Smoky, simple & effective. I'd have another!
Apr 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Mar 12, 2022
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Reviewed by mikeg67 from New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with tall, creamy, long lasting, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of toasted malt, smoke and some hops. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Taste is of toasted malt, smoke, brown sugar and herbal hops. Finish is long and semi-dry. Nice brew.
Feb 23, 2022
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle into a pint glass. No freshness dating that I could find.

Looks pretty good in the glass. Black body, deep ruby red when held up to the light. Small tan head shrinks to a fat collar and covering, spotted lacing.

Smoky aroma.

On tasting, certainly smoky, but restrained. Faintly astringent, but not unpleasant.

Mouth below medium, finish that faint astringency.

Overall, not unpleasant, but does come off a little weak.
Feb 09, 2022
 
Rated: 3.88 by hoppyhoppy from Pennsylvania

Feb 03, 2022
 
Rated: 3.38 by AmatuerSurgeon from Missouri

Dec 28, 2021
 
Rated: 3.93 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 24, 2021
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Rated by rclangk from West Virginia

3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
9/2021 BOM
Oct 24, 2021
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Reviewed by akaizer from Virginia

3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
From a beer of the month club bottle poured into a pint glass. Look has a dense 1/2" brown-ish head with a dense brown body. Scent is an excellent smokey malt: coffee/espresso, scorched dark chocolate, and a bit of spice. The smoke sensations are quite subdued on the tongue, although the rest of the flavors are quite in tact. Feel is on the smooth and medium-to-heavy bodied side with a bit of lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. A great all around smoke porter!
Sep 30, 2021
 
Rated: 3.95 by Fubudu187 from Illinois

Sep 19, 2021
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Reviewed by Count-of-Tower-Grove

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
O'Fallon Smoke Porter is exactly what its label says. A full-bodied, black ale with a creamy head. It has a smoky nose and flavor with a fairly light feel on the palette. It's very smooth with a smoked finish and not at all bitter. It pairs delightfully with smoke beef short ribs.
I like this ale! You should try this Ale!
Jun 21, 2021
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Reviewed by hoptheology from South Dakota

4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle from a little town outside of St. Louis, no date on the bottle, just something that says "we love beer".
Poured into Bearded Iris Teku.

Somewhat transparent light brown pour yields a dark brown body in the teku and has a reddish-whitish head of 1/2 finger. Slight lace as it recedes.

The smoke and bacon-like aromas are apparent right away. I get a nice nutty chocolatey porter note underneath that compliments the smoke very well. The smoke is assertive but not overdone. I gotta say this aroma is pretty damn fine.

Flavor brings nutty malt and chocolatey malt, with subtle smoke and spice notes. The bulk of the smoke falls off in a timely manner and leaves a mild presence much like a campfire in the neighborhood somewhere. Hints of fudgesickle on the finish.

Feel is busy with carbonation and has a medium body with slight wateriness. Smoke is in the feel too a bit, lending a unique sandy dryness.

Overall, this easily falls into the background with all of the showy beers that are being put out now, but honestly this is pretty fantastic brewing talent. I love how the smoke is prominent yet never too intense. The balance is struck. Nice chocolate ice cream notes throughout without being too sweet and the nutty malt gives the impression of robustness.

Probably not a popular opinion, but from me this comes highly recommended.
Jun 03, 2021
 
Rated: 3.98 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Mar 02, 2021
 
Rated: 3.62 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey

Dec 31, 2020
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Bought this as a single bottle at a nice bottle shop in Pittsburgh.

Poured into a small tall glass. Dark brown color with not much head or lacing. Smoky dark toast smell and taste. Some chocolate. A bit thin. I am wondering if this might have been on the self too long.
Dec 27, 2020
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Reviewed by unlikelyspiderperson from California

3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Nice enough beer, light and easy to drink. Smoke is very subtle, unperceptable on the nose for me and only noticable as it built up over sips. Decent porter overall
Jul 09, 2020
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Dark brown pour with a non-existent head. The smoky flavor was not overdone at all--really rather pleasant. I found the body of this porter to be light. Medium body would have been welcome and made it a more substantial brew. Overall, pleasant but unexceptional.
Mar 02, 2020
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Reviewed by lastmango from Pennsylvania

3.27/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5
Poured black with a one finger tan head that dissipated to nothing in seconds. No lacing. Nose of smoke malt. Taste of smoke malt and caramel with a tad of hop bitterness. Not much going on in layers. Thin feel and carbonation reminded me of a cheap rootbeer. I did not noticed it until after a few sips that I realized that it was full of floaters. I bought this at a bottle shop and forgot to check the date. When I looked, I could not decipher the code. What a shame. I just could not get over the amount of sediment swirling around in my glass.
Aug 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.85 by Zaktcc from Maryland

Feb 25, 2019
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Reviewed by wmscottsimpsonjr from Missouri

3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Black with creamy light tan head. Smells strongly of sweet smoke. The smoke dominates in the flavor too, nearly covering up the maltiness and Tootsie roll chocolate. I think a stronger base would be better. Fairly bitter, and I think it's actually quite dry, especially in the finish, but the smoke character adds a perceived sweetness. Medium body.
Feb 24, 2019
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Reviewed by Act25 from New Jersey

3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
I like Rauch beer, and so if I was outside December ice fishing, I think I'd like this even more.
a) Pours a black body with a mid-finger, thin tan head. Nice lacing.
s) Wood fire, charcoal, smoked fish plus balancing sweetness from chocolate and malt. As promised.
t) Follows smell, very outdoorsy, wood fire. Certainly ample complexity from tobacco, to charcoal, to chocolate.
f) Thinner and more metallic than a stout or than I would like.
o) Original, well-made, make me wish to try Alaska and Stone smoked and more rauch beers.
(German: Rauchbier) is a type of beer with a distinctive smoke flavour imparted by using malted barley dried over an open flame. The Rauchbiers of Bamberg in Germany, Schlenkerla in particular, are the best-known of the smoked beers.
Dec 19, 2018
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Reviewed by jdCrispyBrew from Kansas

2.94/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Maybe my pallate isn't appreciative of smke flavored beer. It seemed interesting so i thought id give it a try, but the scent and flavor just doesnt work for me. It's got a darker color and heavier profile which is nice. The smokey flavor and smell makes me think im eating food rather than enjoying a nice beverage.
Aug 27, 2018
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Reviewed by FBarber from Illinois

3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a lovely dark brown color, mostly opaque. Very thin, velvety tan head appears on the beer when poured. While its a very thin head, it does show good retention with that thin velvety layer of foam lasting for quite some time. Aroma has strong notes of smoked malts, wood smoke, charred wood, and some light chocolate malt notes.

Taste follows the nose with notes of cocoa, smoked malts, wood chips, cola, and some light herbal hoppy notes on the back end. The smoke is a bit more subtle in the flavor profile as opposed to how it dominated the nose. That being said, its not "subtle" - its just less prominent. A bit sweet throughout. Feel is light to medium bodied, smooth and easy drinking. Rather dry on the finish.

Overall this is a really nice smoked porter.
Aug 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.99 by robotic_being from Florida

Jul 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by ehmdubya from Missouri

Mar 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by pstam87 from Illinois

Dec 09, 2017
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Reviewed by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle. Dark in color with a tan head. Smells of smoke and roasted grain. Taste follows the smell with smoke in the forefront. Flavors are good, medium body.
Oct 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Mattias from Sweden

Sep 29, 2017
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Reviewed by nausicaa-taos from Illinois

3.32/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
This is the only store bought O'fallon product that I've almost enjoyed. I enjoyed it because it is rather absurdly as advertised-- it is a porter which tastes smokey. There are no smokey depths, which would make this a beer worth getting excited about. Rather it's an okay (if sort of thin) porter with a smokey bite.
Sep 23, 2017
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Black color,deep rich aroma of malt and smoke. The taste was a bit rough,the smoke came off charred and became unpleasant. It's not a poorly made beer,just a taste that didn't work well for me
Sep 17, 2017
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Reviewed by D1noB from Oklahoma

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.
May 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.28 by chuckgietzen from Michigan

Jan 23, 2017
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Reviewed by HopHunter19 from Missouri

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
Dec 08, 2016
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

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.
**
Dec 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by Azpittil57 from Arizona

Nov 12, 2016
 
Rated: 2.79 by drstalker from Illinois

Oct 15, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by mikr from New Jersey

Oct 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by BrewskiBrandon from Missouri

Oct 08, 2016
Smoked Porter from O'Fallon Brewery
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 546 ratings