bytemesis (6977) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 bottle thanks to TheAlum! Pours hazy hazel, small off-white head, dissipates leaving decent residual and lacing. Aroma is rich and malty, dark sugars and pumpernickle bread. Flavor is pretty sweet, light bitterness and a bit of a bite from the rye, toffee, dark bread, hints of smoke. Medium plus body, smooth mouthfeel. Pretty solid barleywine. I can see why this ages well in bourbon barrels.
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of thirdeye 11. Clear amber color/ beige head. Mild caramel, seedy, spicy aromas. Medium bodied. Bitter, dry caramel, astringent, nutty flavors--just ok.
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, thanks to thirdeye11, pours a rusty amber color with a nutty, sculpting clay aroma, flavor is plain nutshell and whiskey, thought the BB version brought out a lot more depth of flavor
Beerman6686 (6396) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a murky dark red to brown color with a beige head. Aroma was caramel, light dark fruits, definately some rye, and some citrusy hops. Flavor was a great blend of hop bitterness and light fruit, sweet caramel malt, and spicey rye notes. One of the only rye beers ive had that one can definitely tell there rye is there.
riversideAK (6167) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy rye nose, some chocolate, soft citrus hop notes and light alcohol. Pours dark auburn beige foam on top. Lots of dark spicy rye notes. Pepper, juicy citrus fruits. More spicy rye. Sweet, fruity, dry and spicy. Creamy smooth mouthfeel with really nice rye spice and flavor. Hell yeah thanks Joe! Fuck hoarders!
Mora2000 (6157) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. Drank alongside the bourbon-barrel version.
The beer pours a clear amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of spicy rye and caraway notes, as well as some biscuit malt and some toffee. The alcohol is well hidden in the aroma.
The flavor is full of rye, along with some sweet brown sugar notes. I also get some toffee malt as well as some alcohol. Easy to drink.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
egajdzis (6136) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of rye, caramel, citrus fruits, floral hops, pine, toffee, and alcohol. Taste of citrus fruits, pine, tobacco, rye, caramel malts, nuts, and light alcohol in the finish.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A basic sweet and rye beer with all the focus on rye. Pleasant sweet rye beer
How: Bottle 22oz, beige wax. Consumed fresh, approximately 2 months after bottling, eartly 2011 batch. Bottle sent to me by FullObs, thanks a lot Brett
The look: Clear copper body topped by a medium off-white head
In long: Nose is caramel and a fresh slice bakery rye bread. Taste is slightly toasted rye bread crust, cooked caramel, mild old-school C-hops-like hopping. When I closed my eyes and forget about the style and color of the beer I could actually taste milk chocolate. Sweetness sensation is a bit higher than I would have liked. Alsohol is well hidden. I was hopping for some kind of cranked up Founders Reds Rye but that’s not what I got. This is a big caramelized rye beer, it could have used more hops that work so well with rye beers. I’m a sucker for a rye-based beer so I did enjoy this beer but I must say I expected a bit more. I like rye beer and I like Flossmoor so when I heard about that beer I said to myself “That Hi-Fi sounds good”.
thirdeye11 (6073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bomber) clear rich amber with a creamy tan head. Nose of sweet caramel, rye, candied orange. Taste is very hoppy, grapefruit, rye, cream, sweet caramel, smooth and creamy body. Easy to drink with an alcohol linger.
Boutip (5951) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a deep hazy brown color ale with a small foamy head with light retention and no lacing. Aroma of spicy rye notes with some caramelized notes and some residual sugar notes. Taste is also dominated by some spicy rye notes with some heavy caramelized malt with light toffee notes and quite a bit of residual sugars. Body is quite full with medium to low carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed with lots of extreme flavours and just enough balance for the residual sugars not too take over the whole mix. I still think that additional attenuation would be beneficial for this beer and most other Flossmoor beers.