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Flossmoor Station Wooden Hell

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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Deep, mahogany American barleywine. Bourbon, barrel-aged for several months.


DrnkMcDermott's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2870) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2007 Draft at FSRB, 4/28/06. Deep dark brown color with a trim half-inch tan head. Deep bourbon smell. Chewy, malty and, um, malty. And then the taste piles on the bourbon and oak. Only halfway down the glass I got a funny feeling in the back of my neck; the hops bitterness finally arrived. Turned out to be my second of three barrel aged beers this weekend.

Draft at FS, 6/20/07. Darn thing pulls some surprises a year later. In a snifter, it shows a bubbly head, building up a "curb" around the edge. Heady smell of brandy, raisins and plums. Oddly, the taste is much sweeter than I remembered. On top of the plum notes, there’s a bit of Juicy Fruit, like a slight souring. Bigger alcohol warming, with a whiskey finish. I see my origiinal rating of "4.0" is the mean for this brew.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (2945) - Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2015
Bottle: Holy shit. Thanks, Anthony. Dark ass brown pour, almost black with barely any head, tiny beige collar. Aroma is huge, super thick. Caramel coated raisins, molasses, sweet toffee, vanilla, dense brown sugar, prune, & a strong oak underbody. Almost not oxidation but a strong bourbon aroma still lives. Flavor follows through with a huge river of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, thick wood, vanilla, cocoa dust, & more dark fruit in the finish. Booze flows from beginning to end. Awesome stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dfonorow (1707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle cellared since 2009. Pour is hazy brown/red with a thin tan head. Aroma of sticky caramel, dark fruit, raisins, burnt caramel, brown sugar, and molasses. Flavor is similar with some added alcohol warmth and slight hop presence. Medium body and carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 8, 2014
65cl, retired exclusive American brew, thx alot to Dirk for sharing this rarity!, very complex brew, woody/alcoholic/sweet and slightly malty/fruity, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, very good brew, yet not worth all the hype!, ’Sadly some signs of oxidation...’

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (2773) - Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with an off white head. Caramel and bourbon bouquet. Big bourbon, tasty caramels, oak, and vanilla notes. Mild dark fruit low lights. Not overly sweet but with depth. Good body with a fabulous mouthfeel. What a treat. Big tip of the cap to my friend in Southern Cali....

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
biggsbowler (448) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle big thanks to 50belair for this gem. Pours a dark amber. The nose is oak, vanilla, bourbon, malt, and sweetness. The taste is very smooth, quite delicious. It’s damn sweet but still very good. A little booze but nothing overpowering. Damn good!!!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lothore (582) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a ruddy brown hue with a thin, light brown head that sticks around for quite a while. S- Smell is intoxicating. Lots of dark fruit, raisin, oak, residual sweetness, caramel, brown sugar. T- Taste is very oaky, dark fruits as in the nose rounded out by a huge brown sugar presence and a small hop bite. Hints of prickly well masked alcohol push through a little and round it out perfectly. Absolutely phenomenal. M- Thick with medium carbonation. D- This is VERY similar to another favorite of mine Central Waters BBBW. The deep fruit, oak and bourbon notes all come together so well.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gEUS (1353) - Linden, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2014 660 ml bottle - kindly shared by Kraddel - thank you man! Very sweet aroma, subtle bourbon, oak, vanilla, cinnamon. Medium body with full round taste, slight sour notes. Taste is harsch bourbon with sweet raisins. ---- Re-rated after a tasting at Jeffo’s place. Compared to the Flossmoor Hi-Fi Rye 2010 and the Fireside Chat, I reviewed this one to 3.2 and lowered it with 0.3

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (4378) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2014
thnx to mlefevre ! epic trade !!! Pours dark brown , very small white foam . Smells sweet , barleywine , not too much of the barrel Taste is a very complex mixture of sweetness ( barleywine ) and oak , bourbon , very balanced . Nice ! but given its EXTREME status and being this expensive .... i dont know

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2787) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2013
It is damn smooth as I expected. Pours thick murky amber brown with a very small beige ring for a head. Aroma is smooth, not cuttingly sweet but more barrel maltiness and some aged yeast. Flavor brings super smooth creamy chocolates malts and some sweet smooth candy light toffee.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
merc7186 (2423) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
A: Brownish Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head, Mild Lacing S: Honey, Bourbon, Sweet Dried Fruit T: Bourbon, Sweet Fruit, Bready M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Boozy, Mildly Sweet Overall, a really decent bourbon barleywine with a nice balanced taste.


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