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 its flavor; soft roast, malty, oak, vanilla, and bourbon are just a few descriptors for this fine lager.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (14189) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Bottle sample at Natifest 12. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting and produced excellent lacing. Moderate roasted malt, vanilla and woody bourbon alcohol aroma. Medium body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted dark bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid standout brew and very good for style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (14012) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (13301) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (12253) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Well I dk if the spelling error was on purpose but this is a decent porterish beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11820) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2012
A big beer. Bourbon barreled imperial schwartz says it all, as it is not a shwartz. Lots of bourbon,roast, boozy, vanilla, raisin, and sweetness. The aroma is somewhat more balanced and pleasant, perhaps a function of several months of aging. Big black body, above average mouthfeel. More of a sipper in terms of drinkability. Thanks FlandersNed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10936) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2012
b3shine with an awesome extra! Deep brown pour, big pillowy tan head. Aroma is loaded with oak, vanilla, bourbon, roast, chocolate notes, coconut, licorice, root beer. Flavor is sweet, rich, just enough roast/hop profile to balance the loads of vanilla, bourbon, oak. Hell yeah this is delicoius.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9935) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2013
FOBAB. Pours very dark brown to black with a medium sized tan head that disappears quickly. The aroma and flavor have quite a bit of bourbon barrel, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, oak, chocolate. Medium-bodied and pretty tasty; maybe just a touch too much barrel. So much to do and so little time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (9922) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
Draft at the pre-Dark Lord Day event, 2012. Pours a super dark brown, pretty much opaque, with a tan head that starts large and dissipates quickly. A lot of bourbon barrel notes in this, with vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, root beer, oak, chocolate, and coconut. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a sweet, roasty mouthfeel. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Sample from a bottle shared by Bunker. Pretty sure it was the barrel aged version. Bottle looked exactly like the one pictured. Dark brown color. Good thin khaki head. Decent lace. Good robust malty nose. Some vanilla. Big body, good, creamy and smooth. Light carbonation. Some alcohol in the taste, moderate bitterness. Dry finish. This is a great imperial schwarz. Awesome mouthfeel and aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8493) - 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.

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