jredmond (4597) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft with Andrew. Pours a deep brown body with thin off white/brown lacing. Aroma is super woody, rich earthy roast and some booze. Mouthfeel is medium with lots of wood, oak and booze up front; some backing notes of spice and chocoalte. Nice porter.
crossovert (5644) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not super-strong. Ncie spices, vanilla, oak, cocoa, sweet brew but not overbearing.
adnielsen (7586) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in Chicago with TheAlum. Thanks Adam! Pours a dark brown head with a small brown head. A bit spicy, boozy whiskey, caramel, rich aroma. Caramel, dark chocolate, boozy whiskey, woody flavor. A bit strong but not too bad.
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Farmhouse Tavern. Pours brown, almost black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of booze, oakiness and vanilla. Taste is slightly charred, slighlty vinous, oakey and wooden. Notes of chocolate and slight bourbon.
valpoaj (594) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled FOBAB ’12 - Another beer I’ve had in the past, but just poor at rating beers. Pours deep amber - minimal head. Aroma light bourbon, caramel, vanilla, light chocolate. Flavor has some of the wood accents, sweet caramel, roasty malts and some bourbon mixed in. Not bad at all. Palate was a bit thin, even for the style. However, the bourbon was melded nicely in this one, and the lighter offering was somewhat appropriate...good, if far from great offering from Flossmoor...
cbfobes (1942) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub, pours a very dark brown nearly black with a decent tannish head and some spotty lacing in the glass, the aroma has some decent notes of bourbon with some oak and a roastiness of the malt, the flavor has a good amount of bourbon on the front end with a sweet finish of chocolate, very balanced and nicely done, good stuff here.
msante79 (2187) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Fobab 9. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aromas of bourbon, caramel, molasses, vanilla, and chocolate. Flavors of bourbon, molasses, roasted malts, and some toffee. Body seemed thin compared to what I remember the base beer being. Not overpowered by the barrel which seems to happen to a lot of Flossmoors BA beers. Not bad but did not improve the base beer in my opinion.
cpetrone84 (1011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque black with very little tan head. The nose is faint with the bourbon and wood forward, some sweet dark fruits and light chocolate cake. The flavor is more rich in chocolate cake, the bourbon is soft and nicely integrated, but the finish is thin and a bit empty. The body isn’t bold enough to hold the barrel age but the favors are quite nice until they thin out.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft... sounded good but just didn’t work for me, the base beer didn’t hold up, too thin and all Woodford, aged too long, raw bourbon, just didn’t get it
BeerBunker (709) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Flossmoor Station. Pours black with a foamy tan head. Aroma is of bourbon, wood, vanilla, lots of banana, and cinnamon. Not a whole lot of the base beer can be noticed in the aroma. Taste is of bourbon, chocolate, banana, and vanilla. Has a very dry, underlying woodiness to it. The alcohol is present and very warming. There are some dark fruit flavors that come through as it warms. The malt base is very dry, but underwhelmed by the alcohol and bourbon. Mouthfeel is sticky, yet strangely gritty. Nice head retention. The beer is a mess. Overpowering alcohol, no remains of the base beer. It just didn’t work for me.