rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz btl (could have sworn the btl said it was 9.5% abv but maybe not). Pours a deep dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is one of roasted malt and candied sugar. Medium bodied mouthfeel with strong roasted malt flavors and notes of dark fruit. A bit of mild spice towards the finish. Reminiscent of Bellís Hell Hath No Fury. An interesting almost stout. I liked it but it left me wanting a bit more.
msante79 (2187) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours really dark brown with tan head. has the looks of a stout. Aroma of roasted malts, sweet chocolate, caramel, and a bit of smoke. Flavors of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate syrup, and bit of faded coffee. Mouthfeel was a little thinner than I expected. Decent beer but was expecting something different.
DalzAle (1842) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with the Surly gang, courtesy of mowz. Dark black pour, a little carbonation and a slightly malty and spicy aroma. Flavor was a weird cross between a barleywine and a stout; not nearly rich enough to be a stout, and not malty and bold enough to be a barleywine. A little malt flavor, thin smoke and a little spice, but mostly uneventful. A good Flossmoor beer, but not something Iíd ever try to find again.
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours black with a nice one finger brown creamy head. aroma is anise, dark pitted fruit, and a touch of coffee, black licorice, and chocolate. flavor is the same as aroma but stronger with some good lacing. there is a touch of alcohol showing thru and the flavors stick to your tongue for a bit. pretty good, poured from a 22oz bottle halloween weekend, fitting.
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a deep caramel brown body under a small, fizzly tan head. Potent aroma at cellar temp, with dark and pit fruits (plum, prune, cherry), chocolate, anise, coffee roasts. And despite this not being barrel aged, I find a woodsy note of bourbon. Flavor is a wicked conglomeration of all these things, with the richness of a bittersweet chocolate syrup, punched-up with hints of fruit, toned down with coffee bitters and spiked with rye whisky. Mid-bodied, a touch sharp on the tongue, yet its flavor lingers substantially. A slow sipper, quite intriguing. (And big props to the label artist! ;) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 22oz. bomber purchased at Flossmoor Station 9/25/10. Consumed 10/28/10.
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle shared by a super nice guy at Kristinaís pig roast behind West Lakeview Liquors. Pours a dark opaque brown with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, lactose, chocolate, coffee, and booze. Flavor of roasted malts, dark chocolate, cream, lactose, coffee, plums, metal, and alcohol. Medium-bodied, with mild carbonation and a roasty, boozy mouthfeel. Smooth, and pretty interesting overall.
Loineshawn (3002) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2010 bottle graciously shared at WLV liquors bash. aroma of doughy chocolate cocoa, bland coffee. roasty, milky sweet chocolate taste. pretty good, imperial coffee porter.
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle on a business evening. Pours an ominous opaque dark brown leaning towards blackish hue, with lighter edges, a decent brownish frothy head sits atop, laces small, and eventually dies to a decent film. Aromas are very interesting: dark caramel malts, cake, toffee mix with dark fruits, some palm sugar sweetness, vanilla, soap, plums or prunes, sweet syrup, very light floral hopping on the nose. A touch of vanilla, anise, and cocoa rise to the occasion, faint roast or toastiness. Initial is full bodied preaching a more solid roast and almost burnt feel up front. Roasted barley moves into burnt toast, toffee, and caramel sweetness. Some vanilla, creamy body towards the backend, with more bitter chocolate, mellow dark fruit moves in a bit. Really, quite roasty and toasty, light floral hopping and bitterness tempered by some lighter than expected but still prevalent sweet underlying malts of caramel, toffee, vanilla, and coffee cake. Light dark fruit and cherries move in, pit fruit with that tell tale sweetness, but not towards cough syrup or medicinal which I greatly would have disliked. 11% seems a bit big, this beer is warming, more roasty than I would have anticipated. A strong ale.. not necessarily my thing, but nicer than expected because of the sweetness falling farther back than I had anticipated. Interesting beer by Flossmoor, aroma was itís strength, as it differed from the taste substantially (although, not in a bad way.. just different than expected).
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flossmoor Beelzebeer. couple small tasters handed out during the bottle release... Poured a dark caramel brown, almost to the
extent of a porter... Sweet sugars upfront with mild roast...Dark
candied sugar, fair amount if roast and dark caramel, dark grapes and
underlying tobacco smokiness. Some lingering sweetness on the backend. Not bad.
HonkeyBra (2847) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark browning black pour with tan head, mostly around the rim of the glass. Aroma of chocolate, cookie dough. Some oreo cookie. Light roasty bitterness with hints of coffee and smoke. Lots of chocolate and roast in the flavor. Cookies, brownies, dark chocolate syrup, but insanely dry as well. Finishes moderately bitter. Thick mouthfeel, moderate carbonation. Pretty nice.