Flossmoor Station Barrel Aged Imperial Schwartz

RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Our "Brown is the new Black" Imperial Schwartz aged in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels, this new element to an already amped up Schwartz is a great addition to complicating it’s flavor; soft roast, malty, oak, vanilla, and bourbon are just a few descriptors for this fine lager.

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drowland (9175) - Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2012
7/7/12. Bottle shared at my going away tasting by myself (courtesy a trade from BeerBob26). Brown pour with a small khaki head. Nice buttery coconut aroma with some bourbon, vanilla, oak, and roasted malts. Slightly sweet entry with malt, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, and more. Quite tasty!

rbrazell (1763) - Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2012 Thanks Danny! Deep amber pour with a white head. Nose is sweet bourbon, nice malts, and vanilla. Great flavor that similar to the nose and not too sweet. Pretty tasty.

nimbleprop (8830) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2012
22oz bottle pours a translucent, near black with one ring of white head. Nice nose, vanilla, milk chocolate, nutty, sweet, inviting. Flavor is sweet, brown sugar, vanilla, cake icing, chocolate. Full bodied, sweet finish. One note, but nice anyway.

Ibrew2or3 (8860) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Courtesy of Dak. It pours a nice looking mahogany with tan head. The aroma offers up pears, molasses, some roasted malts and booze. The taste is smooth and gets increasingly creamy with yummy notes of apricot, molasses, pine hops and then hints of sweet vanilla and smooth sweet bourbon. Great complexity and balance here. Wow! Well done.

Drake (14109) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Bottle shared by noodleuser. Thanks! Pours a clear dark brown color with a thin head. Aroma of molasses, bourbon, spicy hops and vanilla. The taste is molasses, smoke, spicy hops, wood and whisky. Full bodied. Nice.

Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Bottle; Pour is murky brown with a fine bubbled khaki head in this glass; the head is average, with modest lacing, and modest retention as well. The nose is heavy on the barrel treatment. Oak, Vanilla, Booze... and some caramel,chocolate, roast notes. This one starts off fairly one dimensional, yet seemed decent enough. As it warmed it went a bit downhill for me, revealing more of the booze than I would have liked. This one seems like an interesting take, but fairly pointless by my estimation. It does have a soft feel, but its overtaken by the barrel treatment (oak, vanilla, booze, bourbon), with some chocolate, roast, caramel notes near the finish. Not bad but.....

Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle courtesy of noodleuser. Served in a mini snifter. Pours near black with a short tan head. The nose brings some light roast along with bourbon, roast, and vanilla. Mild sweetness. Flavor has really nice bourbon notes along with a touch of vanilla and roast. Medium body with good carbonation. One of the best Flossmoor beers that I’ve had.

MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2012
tan-nut brown, no head. Nose is sweet, sugar masks leaving light grain, bark, marshmallow. Flavor is hot, cocoa and light tea, marshmallow and oxidized through finish. Thin, sweet.

CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2012
22oz bottle shared by noodleuser: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a stringy-lacing light tan head. Has a sweet dark caramel bourbon and vanilla oak nose with notes of dark chocolate. Starts with good fullness and dark caramel sweetness with a touch of raisin and plum complexity along with vanilla oaky bourbon warmth in the finish. Could hide its alcohol a little better, but should age well.

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2012
75cl bottle, thanks noodleuser. Small brown head atop clear cola-brown-red body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, light vanilla. Taste is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some vanilla, caramel, light roast/burnt. Sticky medium-full body, light alcohol burn.

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