RateBeer
Home >

Flossmoor Station Barrel Aged Imperial Schwartz

 (RETIRED)
overall
96
99
style

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our "Brown is the new Black" Imperial Schwartz aged in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels, this new element to an already amped up Schwartz is a great addition to complicating it’s flavor; soft roast, malty, oak, vanilla, and bourbon are just a few descriptors for this fine lager.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (6129) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2012
7/7/12. Bottle shared at my going away tasting by myself (courtesy a trade from BeerBob26). Brown pour with a small khaki head. Nice buttery coconut aroma with some bourbon, vanilla, oak, and roasted malts. Slightly sweet entry with malt, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, and more. Quite tasty!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2012
Draft on tap at the brewpub for Pre-DLD 2012(Flossmoor, IL). Pours a wickedly dark hue, well hazed with ruby brown edges and bottom. A tannish frothy head dies to a film, laces small. Aromas are sticky sweet toffee, toasty malts, and chocolate. A permeable sweetness, some more cocoa, vanilla and oak, barrel tannins. Touches of roasty qualities, toffee, and some biscuits. Barrel presence starts to assert itself more into middle, offering Bourbon spirit, vanilla, dustings of toasted coconut. Some more cocoa, toffee, chocolate covered toffee, biscuits. Firm barrel really brings the vanilla barrel tannins into the backend. Really nice, thinned out some of the sweetness and sticky nature of the base, but still firm on the palate, inviting barrel presence offers a good display. Toffee, coconut, drizzled cocoa and fudgey presence. Finish leaves lingering sticky malts, firm barrel complexities, and a good drinker overall. Really surprised.. This beer offers a lot. Creamy elements, lots of barrel flavor without much heat interfering. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5812) - Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2013
FOBAB. Pours very dark brown to black with a medium sized tan head that disappears quickly. The aroma and flavor have quite a bit of bourbon barrel, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, oak, chocolate. Medium-bodied and pretty tasty; maybe just a touch too much barrel. So much to do and so little time.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (5084) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2012
22oz bottle pours a translucent, near black with one ring of white head. Nice nose, vanilla, milk chocolate, nutty, sweet, inviting. Flavor is sweet, brown sugar, vanilla, cake icing, chocolate. Full bodied, sweet finish. One note, but nice anyway.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle courtesy of noodleuser. Served in a mini snifter. Pours near black with a short tan head. The nose brings some light roast along with bourbon, roast, and vanilla. Mild sweetness. Flavor has really nice bourbon notes along with a touch of vanilla and roast. Medium body with good carbonation. One of the best Flossmoor beers that I’ve had.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4828) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle: Poured a cloudy deep brown color ale with a large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of nice woody notes of bourbon and vanilla with light roasted malt with some very good black chocolate notes. Taste is also a great mxi between some vanilla and bourbon notes with light bitter roasted malt notes which are mostly offset by some rich black chocolate notes. Body is full with nice creamy texture and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Great balance with nice barrel-aging treatment.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4668) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Sample at GTMW ticket wait. Brown-black bourbon, caramel aroma. Smooth and chocolate edged, kind of booze forward, but grows on you. Not much semblance of a Schwarz. Big brown chocolate I guess. A lot of depth.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
burg326 (3840) - Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Poured a deep amber color with aromas of smoke, oxidation, bourbon, and some light vanilla. Flavors are smoke, ash, some old malt with some bourbon notes. I think I sat on this bottle too long.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3537) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Sampled at Nattifest ’12. Dark beer with garnet hues when held against the light. Short lived tan head. Nice mellow buttery bourbon barrel nose with lots of alcohol fumes. Big bourbon flavors in this beer with oak and butter and vanilla. There is not much behind the bourbon flavors. If you like bourbon then this is your beer. Tastey bourbon infused beer, but one dimensional.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Draft at Fobab 10. Pours a deep brown, near black with a tan head. The nose is soft chocolate along with some charcoal. Strong notes of woodford coconut and vanilla back it up. On tasting, fairly robust. Good barrel presence and integration. Quite clean overall. Medium bodied. Chocolatey finish and drying charcoal as well. Really solid beer.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1  2  3 4


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50