Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery Reviews




tmoreau
3.7
Flossmoor Station Collaborative Evil 2008
Red waxed bomber, brought out of the cellar to share with craft friends. Produced a welcome hiss upon cap removal. Poured to snifters, the color was a fairly clear, brownish mahogany, with a presentable layer of off white head foam that reduced to a bubbly ring, and spots & strands of lacing. The nose was herbal notes, spices as rubbed sage, rosemary, and anise, with currants, and some treacle sweetness. Medium bodied, with fair carbonation, the yeasts & microbes did their job, as the flavor developed dryness & tartness, almost as a moderate Sour. Alcohol was somewhat hidden and reserved. I liked the metamorphosis. Attended the 08 unveiling at the Station, and enjoyed a number of goblets from the tap, but never got around to a review. I do recall more pronounced spice notes as cardamom, clove, & mint, with orange zest, dried fruit, more honey & caramel sweetness, and a similar, hidden alcohol presence.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

djd07
4.3
Flossmoor Station Barrel Aged Fireside Chat Barleywine
Bottle thanks to Minh. Pours a very dark brown with medium beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is french toast, vanilla, brown sugar. Thick mouth, very boozy, vanilla, oak, nice sweetness, really enjoyed this.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

DSG
3
Flossmoor Station Collaborative Evil 2009
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Dark amber. Honey, dark fruits, spices, molasses. Sweet, slightly tart.
Friday, February 12, 2016

KyotoLefty
3.6
Flossmoor Station Barrel Aged No. 4
Bottle at the Rate Beer Awards Festival Bottle Share. Brown with lace. Nose of caramel, wood, brown sugar. Sweet, slightly woody, caramel flavors. Decent.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Thechasm442
4.1
Flossmoor Station Disco Wagon #1
Draft tulip. Brown with an average beige head and great lacing. Aroma is sour apple, berries, and funk. Flavor is sour berries, brett, funk, and tart apple. Quenching yet tart and a bit dry. Awesome sour.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

Sledutah
3.5
Flossmoor Station Barrel Aged No. 4
Bottle at the RB awards
Clear dark golden with a small off-white head, some lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and caramel. Flavors are woody, caramel and brown sugar
Good

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

zebra
1.2
Flossmoor Station Loco Wheelslip Belgo IPA
1st of flight of 2 @ brewpub. beautiful clear gold color, not hoppy, not belgian. rating #1!
Monday, January 25, 2016

zebra
1
Flossmoor Station Ghost Freight Coffee Stout
2nd of flight of 2 @ brewpub. the flattest nitro ever. some coffee. rating #1!
Monday, January 25, 2016

Dfonorow
3.4
Flossmoor Station Barrel Aged Shadow Of The Moon
On tap at FoBAB 2015. Close to black in color with a medium tan head. Aroma and flavor of oak, bourbon, cherries, black currant, biscuit malt, and chocolate. Finish has a bit of coffee bitterness and toasted malt.
Sunday, January 24, 2016

Ataraxia
4.1
Flossmoor Station Bourbon Barrel-Aged Hi-Fi Rye Wine
Dark mahogany color, beige lacing. Really sweet aroma of brown sugar, figs, candied fruits, and caramel malts. Sweet and syrupy taste. Light carb, very full body, and quite boozy. Long bittersweet finish.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Thechasm442
4.2
Flossmoor Station Barrel Aged Major Hoppage IPA
Draft snifter. Clear burnt amber with a thick white head and great lacing. Aroma is oak, citrus, soap, and flowers. Taste is bourbon, oak, soap, and flowers. Thick and clinging. Awesome beer.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Thechasm442
3.4
Flossmoor Station August’s Not Forever
Draft snifter. Dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of banana, lemon, corriander, and a some yeasty funk. Taste is banana, corriander, orange peel, and sour malts. Average mouthfeel. Tasty.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Thechasm442
4
Flossmoor Station Barrel Aged Shadow Of The Moon
Tulip draft. Black with a tan head and nice lacing. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, oak, anise, and cocoa. Flavor is oak, vanilla, cocoa, and bourbon. Thick and creamy. Excellent.
Saturday, January 09, 2016

hopscotch
3.7
Flossmoor Station Pullman Reserve
Bottle... Pours hazy and dark brown with a tiny, creamy, off-white head. The aroma mainly consists of bourbon and milk chocolate - in that chronological and descending sequence. Medium-bodied with tickling carbonation. Roasty, bourbony flavor - acrid and carbonic with a mild measure of alcohol warmth. Nutty, minerally, lightly warming finish. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!
Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Fredis23
3.8
Flossmoor Station Savage Double IPA
Semi Clear Copper Color, Medium Head, Wide Drippy Lines of Lacing. Floral Hop Aroma. Malt, Sweet Notes, Earthy Floral Hop Bitter. Good Lasting Hop Bitter Aftertaste. Hides ABV Well. Good. Enjoyed It. Recommended...
Saturday, January 02, 2016

Fredis23
3.8
Flossmoor Station Big Poppa
Pitch Black Color, Few Bubbles On Top, Light Spotty Lacing. Sweet Roast Booze Aroma. Sweet Toasted Malt, Chocolate, Sugary, Pleasant Booze Burn Finish. good Warming Sensation. Pleasant For Its ABV. Enjoyed It. Pretty Good. Recommended...
Saturday, January 02, 2016

zebra
3.2
Flossmoor Station Barrel Aged Major Hoppage IPA
7th of flight of 7 @ brewpub. beautiful clear wheat color like Kampala. yes, fruity, oaky, but no, not boozy. rating #1!
Sunday, December 27, 2015

zebra
4.2
Flossmoor Station Disco Wagon #1
6th of flight of 7 @ brewpub. beautiful clear sable color. surprisingly good. sour, but not too. rating #1!
Saturday, December 26, 2015

zebra
2.2
Flossmoor Station Dirty Stoker
5th of flight of 7 @ brewpub. dark yet clear reddish leather color, not more than a touch of chocolate, sweet, more body would’ve been ok. rating #1!
Saturday, December 26, 2015

zebra
3
Flossmoor Station August’s Not Forever
3rd of flight of 7 @ brewpub. clear dark cherry wood color. hoppy yet sweet. creamy. rating #1!
Saturday, December 26, 2015

zebra
3.2
Flossmoor Station The Choo and Chill
2nd of flight of 7 @ brewpub. also beautiful clear tea color, maybe slightly darker. hoppy bitter malty creamy. rating #1!
Saturday, December 26, 2015

zebra
3.2
Flossmoor Station Jolly Jiggly Belly Amber Bock
1st of flight of 7 @ brewpub. beautiful clear tea color. spices not overdone. rating #1!
Saturday, December 26, 2015

zebra
4.2
Flossmoor Station Kampala Education Ale
4th of flight of 7 @ brewpub. beautiful clear wheat color. coffee, banana. creamy, bitter finish. rating #1!
Saturday, December 26, 2015

hackobock
4
Flossmoor Station Wooden Hell
November 21, 2015. Sample courtesy of James, thanks!
Murky brown amber with almost no head. Aroma is caramel, raisins, figs, bourbon, oak, port wine, berries and slight oxidized cardboard notes. Taste is sweet malty, soft bitter and some alcohol hints. Finish is is ligjt to medium bitter, light dry oak notes, sweet dried fruits, caramel, toffee, dark berries and warming bourbon alcohol. Medium to full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation.
Great beer, slight past it’s prime showing a bit too much oxidation but can see why it’s top rated.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

hayduke
3.9
Flossmoor Station Barrel Aged Shadow Of The Moon
Sampled at GABF 2105. In the tasting glass jet black. A tan cap of foam that lasted\ Nose is roasted malts, dark fruit, vanilla, and a lot of bourbon aroma. Body is full and rich. Flavor is like the aroma and there is oak as well. The bourbon kind of dominates the finish, and while this is boozy it is indeed good,
Sunday, November 08, 2015

hayduke
3.5
Flossmoor Station Electric Line Saison
Sampled at GABF 2015. In the tasting glass cloudy yellow with white foam. Nose of lemon and funk. Medium body. Spicy mouth feel. Flavor is a good mix of lemon and funk and the finish is funk for sure. Seems simple but good drinking.
Sunday, November 08, 2015

BlackBeerPG
4.2
Flossmoor Station Pullman Nut Brown
I tried this brown ale many of times and it was consistent each time. Smooth, with semi sweet from molasses, creamy mouth-feel, toffee, roasted chocolate malt, full bodied ale. Almost a smokey malt nose, thick but easy drinking, pairs well with most meals. Black brown in color with a nice refined head. Try if you can.
Wednesday, November 04, 2015

jrob21
3.3
Flossmoor Station Barrel Aged Fireside Chat Barleywine
Sample on Sunday. Hops have faded and this is a malty chewy caramel bomb. I used to love these things and now they are just not working quite the same way for me. Molasses and dark ripe purple fruit. Plum, cherry. Chewy toffee malt and caramel. Everything you would want in a drink like this.
Wednesday, November 04, 2015

chinchill
3.8
Flossmoor Station Barrel Aged Fireside Chat Barleywine
Large shared bottle poured dark but clear red-brown with a decent head. Very rich flavor with moderately strong input from the barrel aging. Feel, aroma and flavor are all a bit boozy but it’s not hot and the malts are able to contribute. Full, syrupy body.
Tuesday, November 03, 2015

BlackBeerPG
4
Flossmoor Station Barrel Aged Shadow Of The Moon
A - Black Brown color, Opaque, Tan refined and delicate lace S - Roasted malt and molasses nose T - Complex, deep dark malts, hints of tobacco, and hop presence M - Full but not heavy body, dry smokey mouth feel O - Not sweet, more on that hopped and Malt combo, woody barrel notes. Reminds me of a cousin of the Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout from a past vintage
Saturday, October 31, 2015

jfb
3
Flossmoor Station Gandy Dancer Honey Ale
(bottle) hazy ruby-amber colour with a couple of tiny floaties and a frothy light-beige head. aroma of caramel and chestnut honey, heavily phenolic and leathery, with lots of vanilla and touch of cherry stones. flavour is mostly orange peel and pear, with some more caramel, clear honey, bubble gum and quite a bit of alcohol in the semi-tart finish. medium-bodied with lively carbonation.
Friday, October 16, 2015

ccex
3.8
Flossmoor Station Barrel Aged Shadow Of The Moon
On tap at brewery/restaurant on my 2nd trip there. Pours a pitch black with small tan head that leaves very little lacing. Aroma has roasted malts, vanilla, cocoa nibs. Taste is bitter, spicy and boozy - a sipper to be sure. Body is full with slight carbonation. I had to double-check to remember that this was barrel-aged. I wanted an Imperial Stout with a kick and a personality, and this one delivers.
Thursday, October 15, 2015

Nocturne
3.8
Flossmoor Station Barrel Aged No. 4
650ml bottle. Dark brown pour. Short head. Aroma of wood and brown sugar maltiness. Tastes of that and chocolate-covered raisins. Some heat but not in a detracting way. Sweet taste but with enough dryness to assist. Really solid stuff. Whilst not tremendously complex, this seems to hit all the right notes for a barleywine.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

zebra
3.3
Flossmoor Station Train Haul
4th of flight of 4 @ brewpub. hazy light orange-yellow. malty grapefruit, actually distinctly ruby. rating #1!
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

zebra
3
Flossmoor Station Oktobertrain
3rd of flight of 4 @ brewpub. clear reddish amber märzen. sweet. rating #1!
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

after4ever
3.5
Flossmoor Station Bourbon Barrel-Aged Hi-Fi Rye Wine
22, capped, waxed. Pours a murky dark brown, loose tan head. Big bourbony nose, lots of pepperiness in the malt, grainy, a bit husky, lots of dark caramel and a bit of molasses way in the background. Sticky thick body with sluggish carb. Caramel, molasses, bourbon, peppery, and hints of darker sweetness on the mid palate. Long, sweet, unexpectedly spicy finish.
Monday, September 28, 2015

zebra
3
Flossmoor Station Barrel Aged Hi-Fi Rye (2015)
4th of flight of 4 @ brewpub. hazy amber color. boozy, sweet. wouldn’t have been able to tell you caraway seeds. rating #1!
Monday, September 14, 2015

zebra
2
Flossmoor Station One Way Ticket
3rd of flight of 4 @ brewpub. hazy pale yellow. fruity, very sweet. rating #1!
Monday, September 14, 2015

zebra
2
Flossmoor Station Schonheit Hefeweizen
2nd of flight of 4 @ brewpub. cloudy pale yellow. got the banana that expected earlier. rating #1!
Monday, September 14, 2015

zebra
3
Flossmoor Station Maquinista 2xIPA
1st of flight of 4 @ brewpub. which was supposed to be Schonheit, which threw me. cloudy amber color. sweet, malty, creamy.
Monday, September 14, 2015

markextrae
3.8
Flossmoor Station Hi-Fi Rye Wine
bottle shared with 2 friends. had the barrel aged version a few months ago. wich was incredible. poured a hazy dark orange colour with a slight off head on top. nose is filled with sweet sticky rye, caramel, cloves, fainted red fruits, and sticky toffee. marzipan and a note of butterscotsch. taste is quite bitter in the in. wich surprised me. since this if 5 years old by now. lots of sweet sticky flavors. balanced with a strong bitterness. not as good as the bourbon version.
Sunday, September 13, 2015

koleminer20
3.5
Flossmoor Station Barrel Aged No. 4
Enjoyed at an all barley wine tasting at Travis’s house on February 21. Poured from a 22 oz bottle. The pour is surprisingly bright and amber colored with an off-white head and some light lace. The aroma is typical with the dark fruits and caramel malt. There is a good barrel character on this as well. Nice bourbon and vanilla with a good woodiness. The flavors melded a little better, allowing the malts and fruits to take center stage. The barrel is still prevalent. The mouth feel is thin and light with a little booze and surprisingly hoppy, bitter finish.
Sunday, August 30, 2015

kaser
3.7
Flossmoor Station Barrel Aged Shadow Of The Moon
A black as night pour with hardly any head. Tons of booze on the palette. Vanilla, cocoa nibs and graham cracker. Full flavor for sure. Had this on tap as part of a flight at their brewpub in Tinley Park.
Saturday, August 29, 2015

kaser
3.2
Flossmoor Station Pullman Reserve
Boozy. First impression. Boozy. Brown pour. Brown sugar, maple and whiskey. Meh. Average at best. Had this on tap as part of a flight at their brewpub in Tinley Park.
Saturday, August 29, 2015

kaser
3.6
Flossmoor Station Citra Triple X
Had this on tap as part of a flight at their brewpub in Tinley Park. Dark orange with white head. Dry hoppy and bitter, tropical fruits, a tiny Carmel taste. Not bad
Saturday, August 29, 2015

kaser
3.4
Flossmoor Station Relentless Ride
Can defiantly taste the basil in this pal. Dark orange with white head. Flavorful yet weird. Had this on tap as part of a flight at their brewpub in Tinley Park.
Saturday, August 29, 2015

kaser
3.3
Flossmoor Station Electric Line Saison
Cloudy yellow with white head. Lemon zest and a tad spicy. Not bad. Had this on tap as part of a flight at their brewpub in Tinley Park.
Saturday, August 29, 2015

kaser
3.5
Flossmoor Station Maquinista 2xIPA
Almost tastes like a barleywine. Sweet and super hoppy. Honey and sugary. Tons of white sticky head on a dark orange pour. Had this on tap as part of a flight at their brewpub in Tinley Park.
Saturday, August 29, 2015

kaser
3.7
Flossmoor Station Rail Hopper IPA
Orange pour with white head. Citrus, grapefruit, apricot flavors. Pretty bitter finish but good. Had this on tap as part of a flight at their brewpub in Tinley Park.
Saturday, August 29, 2015

fletchfighters
4.1
Flossmoor Station Wooden Hell
650 ML bottle Dark mahogany color. Great ruby hues. Very clear until end. no head just a ring of lacing. Nose is dark fruits, caramel, soft wood, soft bourbon notes, vanilla and coconut develop later after opened. Taste is very bourbon forward. Must have been a beast younger. Lots of bourbon and notes of barrel. Swear it must have been with spirit as lots of caramel, vanilla and coconut. A lot of booze for the age. Bordering on spirit or port like as just very well balanced body to get that much barrel and to still get dark fruits and roasted malt. Body is slightly sweet and spirit like. Has held up extremely well for the age. Can see why this is considered a whale. Forerunner to the massive BA beasts of now. Probably way ahead of its time. Pleasure to drink
Tuesday, July 21, 2015