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Flossmoor Station Bourbon Barrel-Aged Hi-Fi Rye Wine

 
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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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56% Rye Malt - Aged 10 months in Woodford Reserve barrels.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Pours a dark chestnut brown color that’s completely opaque with copper edges and a one finger light beige head that quickly settles into a thin ring.  Spotty lacing left behind. Huge barrel character in the nose with spicy, silky bourbon, toasted oak, vanilla and coconut.  The strong bourbon character compliments the spicy rye and leathery malts.  Slightly boozy but more bourbon than alcohol sweetness.  Underneath the bourbon and rye there is some malt sweetness with hints of  chocolate, caramel,  toffee and hazelnut. Really nice. Medium bodied with a really nice barrel character that overpowers the base beer without being hot or overly boozy.  Could be better integrated but still tastes great.  Some dry, toasted oak and vanilla as well as a very prominent, delicious bourbon presence.  Spicy bourbon compliments the spicy rye lingering into a dry finish.  Unfortunately, most of the base beer is overwhelmed with only spicy rye and subtle leathery malt notes.  Slightly boozy but again hardly any heat.  Hard to believe its 11%.  As it warms, some malt and vinous fruit comes out with hints of caramel, toffee and dark fruits but they’re still overpowered by all of the bourbon flavor.  Really good but lacking the complexity I was expecting.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fletchfighters (1399) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2012
Thanks to Owen for popping out the 2011 and 2012 versions This is the 2011 version Dark, muddy orange brown color. Really wants to be clear with the edges being clear and the base of the beer very murky. Thin off white head that forms a decent collar. Lots of spotty lacing and obvious ABV legs. Brilliant nose. Bourbon, oak, vanilla, brown sugar, toffee, dark fruits and slight spicy rye. Just a nice mixture of flavors. Very well restrained alcohol for a year old. the 2012 I felt was very boozy in comparison. Taste in the 2011 is a bit thin at first but picks up quickly. Bourbon is more restrained and the fruit, rye and brown sugar is more intense. Very well and masked the fruit and sugar. Rye really picks up in the mouth and balances out the brown sugar and fruit well. Big bodied, low carbonation and very full beer with touches of spice. Felt the 2012 needed to develop more but the 2011 was just excellent. Top notch beer.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle@Home, had it in my cellar for about 2 years. Aroma is very complex, loads of bourbon and port, raisins in the background. Tiny beige head, brown, not much lace. Very sweet, bourbon, port, raisins, prunes, woody notes, almost no bitterness, lightly spiced though. Really really thick. Wonderful balanced, powerful, flavourful.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2013
Bottle shared on the RBWG 2013 Bus. Rich stuff. Plenty of caramel, alcohol presence, big brown sugar. Full bodied with fine carbonation and a touch syrupy. Warming finish, rich ripe fruits, brown sugar. Good stuff. Reasonably well balanced, even with the boozy edge.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle in Chicago with TheAlum. Thanks Adam! Pours a murky orangish brown appearance with a thin off white head. Moderate bourbon, toffee, light molasses, mild vanilla, a bit woody aroma. Thick sweet bourbon, big toffee, fairly sweet, vanilla, a touch fruity, lightly spicy rye flavor. Tasty beer! Thanks Adam!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler (4507) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Very dark plum color. Almost flat and the cap was insanely rusted! Smells very tannic almost like a tawny port. Lots of grapes and fruity notes. No bitterness on the nose. Taste is pretty darn good. Fruity, lots of esters and cloves and honey. This is the sweetest barley wine I’ve ever had. Bourbon notes are subdued with a hint of vanilla.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12247) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle via trade, shared at Bruce’s. It pours very dark brown with a small beige head. The nose is raisin, dried fig, earth, wood, vanilla, toasted coconut, cherry skin, dirt and cocoa. The taste is smooth, earth, raisin, warming alcohol, raisin,figgy pudding, plum, prune, vanilla and oak with warming finish. Full body, fine carbonation and slightly oily mouth-feel. All comes together rather well. Top quality barley wine.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5789) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Thanks to Sarlacc83 for sharing this barleywine - Pours bronze / brown with a small off-white head. The aroma has lots of dark caramel, red fruits, licorice and cherries that are lush, but a bit biting. It has a medium / full rich body with fairly soft carbonation. The flavor begins with alcohol heat, caramel, brown sugar, lots of dark fruits, oak, graininess and rough earthiness. The finish is warm and that works for it. Solid barleywine.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Draft at FoBAB 8. Pours a slightly murky brown/bronze with sticky head. Nose is robust with well integrated bourbon notes, spicy rye and a robust caramel character. Nice spicy hops as well. On taste, full body that supports a decent enough level of bitterness. Vanilla and oak comes through with a bit of marshmallow as well. Pretty damn nice beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2011
thanks susygreenberg! rich charcoal and raspberry nose. toffee in the glass, small white head. very creamy body, more jammy fruit, charred wood is soft yet firm. great


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