Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle that pours a decent head with a very black body. Much darker than I was expecting. Barely perceptible hint of smoke, some black patent. Disappointing with an extremely low amount of smoke. First taste, "bleh" - sour, heavy metallic, phenolic, on and on and on. Just a virtual symphony of "fail".
Obviously, an infected bottle and will try to re-rate.
ciocanelu (1318) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
hrabren (920) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 10, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black, tiny off-white head, lacing. Heavily smoked, smoked cheese aroma. Smoke completely overwhelming the flavors, sweetish, smoked salmon. Full body, to much smoke, finish resembling ash aroma. Wasn’t impressed.
AbbeyRoade (523) - Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent brew from O’Fallon. Great to sip on. Nice thick body, full natural smoke flavor that is fresh from the grill. No blocking coffee notes that are usually so overwhelmingly prevalent in porters/stouts. Slight balancing bitterness.
Sissio (1275) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUL 23, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Pazzeria
Last beer of the night
A good smoke aroma that is really less present in taste.
Well balanced spicy, lightly smoked and bitter
MarkSachon (936) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. This was very nice and a unique experience that bears repeating. Don’t miss it!
bartlebier (3402) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz from Bierothek Bamberg, no discernible bb date, shared in Schöneberg. - Drabby mahogani pour, on the watery stout side of porter. Unanticipated Schlenkerla bacon in aroma, mingled with vanilla bourbon, old bonfire, thaw water. Diluted milk chocolate and filter coffee texture and flavours in taste water down the evaporated molasses and beechwood smoke towards a faint, starchy finish. Expected a tad more going by the accolades and price - particularly punching power and body for the abv.
Beerhunter111 (16995) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl.oz bottle. Pours very dark orange brown colour with a huge good lasting tan head. Aroma of smoked dark roasted malt, some sweet malt and bacon. Taste of sweet roasted malt, bacon, smoke, some coffee and chocolate in the background.
Idiosynkrasie (6404) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with average to huge, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, beige to tan head. Roasty, dark malty aroma, hints of smoke, grilled beef, a touch of tar and treacle. Taste is smoky and roasty dark malty, subtle sweetness with treacle touch, hints of dark chocolate, tar, a touch of beechwood ashes. Nice.
Dacrza (852) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 not a bad introduction to the brand... the experience is mostly a pleasant one, with little outside the genre to explain or deride...
gripweed57 (1365) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Translucent brown color. Small fluffy beige head. Roasted malt aroma with noticeable smokiness. Soft roasted maltiness has a decent smoke and nutty character. Sweet cocoa nuance in midtaste. Slightly chewy mouthfeel. Smooth and drinkable with some dried fruit and coffee notes.