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Flossmoor Station Barrel Aged Imperial Schwartz

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrChopin (3280) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2012
tan-nut brown, no head. Nose is sweet, sugar masks leaving light grain, bark, marshmallow. Flavor is hot, cocoa and light tea, marshmallow and oxidized through finish. Thin, sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3256) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 2, 2012
tap at flossmoor station pre-DLD event. pleasant, clean roasted coffee, cocoa, milk chocolate and cream. nicely complimented by a touch of bourbon and vanilla. well made. tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3190) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2012
This starts the gigantic backlog from DLD and the Jackie O release. Draft at pre-DLD party at the brewery. This tasted like a vanilla and coconut snowcone to me...definitely not in a bad way.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (2980) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle shared. Pours a darker brown with no head. Aroma is raisins and figs. Tastes sweet with a little heat on the back end.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 17, 2012
22oz bottle. Rating #25. First off, this was a bitch of a wax job and it took awhile to get open, but it was worth the effort. This was a really good beer, light roast and dark fruits are prominent with a nice barrel character that wasn’t over powering. (2557)

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2728) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Bottle shared by TheAlum in the GTMW line...thanks Adam! - Pours mahogany with next to no had. Nose is sweet and boozy--a little sharp--with vanilla, oak, and layer after layer of sticky sweet malty barrel. Taste is the same--real sweet with vanilla, bourbon, toffee, and medium roast. Smoothed out a bit more than the nose. Not all that carbonated, but a nice mellow mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2525) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Dark brown, tinged ruby at the edges, nearly black in the middle. Smallish tan head faded fast. Light carbonation. Rich nose is roasty but cut by the strong burnt caramel and whiskey aromatics. Flavor is similar, a potent alcohol presence gives it a burning kick, mild roast, lots of chocolate, vanilla, burnt caramel, oaky bourbon. Rounded palate but the alcohol and astringency detract from what is almost an easy sipper. More than a little rough around the edges.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 13, 2012
22oz bottle from Dunt. Dark brown with a small, foamy, tan head. Aroma of bourbon, bread, roasted coffee, vanilla, butterscotch and oak. Flavor is rich, smooth, bready malt, chocolate, hot bourbon, oak and some sweet butterscotch. Medium body with a prickly carbonation and a long warming finish. Fantastic beer, loads of bourbon barrel character with a smooth, rich malty backbone.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 25, 2012
From Dak! Pours a dark brown color with a garnet hue. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, and marshmallow. Taste is sweet with more bourbon and vanilla. Medium bodied and smooth. This is one pretty awesome beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark black with a thin white head. Nose that lets you know its an oak aged black beer. Good amount of roast and bakers chocolate with some vanilla, bourbon hints. The flavor is balanced really well. Not too sweet or syruppy. A good amount of roast and bakers chocolate with the hints that it spent some time in the barrel - oak, vanilla, bourbon. Medium body ... really drinkable stuff. Dry and really well done. It’s hardly a schwarzbier, but this is what schwarzbiers should want to be.


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