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RATINGS: 518   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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!

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2008
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkSachon (872) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2016
12 oz bottle. This was very nice and a unique experience that bears repeating. Don’t miss it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bartlebier (3213) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2016
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (14721) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2016
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (5947) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2016
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (784) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2016
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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (1284) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
voyageurmike (220) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2015
Served in snifter at brewery. Dark brown with moderate carbonation. Watery flavor with some smoke but not as malty as could be desired. Clean finish but not a great porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaymobrown (1814) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Super black color with light head and smoke with roasted taste and malt chocolate flavors. Long mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sebilinz (1596) - Linz, AUSTRIA - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle. Black body with tan head. Aroma is smoke roasted malts with vanilla and cocoa and hints of dried fruits. Taste is cocoa with smoke and roasted malts. Aftertaste is medium roasted malts. Nice and easy one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
N3lson1 (863) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Drank from a pint glass poured from a twelve ounce bottle. Pours black! with a tiny bit of beige head. Smells smokey and syrupy. Tastes pretty gross and thick. I’m definitely a porter fan but not this one.

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