pumpkin (28) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle older bottle with campfire smoke on label Stevens Point WI, pours dark brown and black with small brown tan head, smell of smoke and barbecue, taste of smoke malts brown sugar and small taste of barbecue, medium bodied and very smooth, I like it.
Dacrza (739) - 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 (1204) - 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.
voyageurmike (203) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
jaymobrown (1792) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super black color with light head and smoke with roasted taste and malt chocolate flavors. Long mouthfeel.
Sebilinz (1372) - Linz, AUSTRIA - SEP 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
N3lson1 (710) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2015
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
edwardbass (730) - Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2015 Super-dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is smokey. It doesn’t quite taste like a smoked porter, but reminds me a lot of Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock. The porter is back in there, though, I can tell. A good smoked beer, but not outstanding.
gopherfan99 (1140) - CROATIA - AUG 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; pours dark brown with a tan head; aroma is smoky with roasted malt; taste is smoky chocolate with roasted malt and a hint of bacon; finish is dry and smoky; decent
artyom (824) - Osijek, CROATIA - JUL 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.355l bottle. Dark brown color with tanned head. Aroma is smoked malt, chocolate and hint of coffee. Taste is smoked malt, toasted malt and chocolate with some coffee. Overall it’s great and interesting beer.
daniele (7210) - ITALY - JUL 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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