TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Rated from notes on a Flossmoor Station coaster found while cleaning out my beer glass collection. Sampled on tap at the brewpub while out to lunch for work. The day is coming back to me. Poured an impressive blackish hue, almost opaque, with a small but sufficient brownish head. Aromas are largely roasted malts, with coffee and chocolate, mixed with a nice hoppiness. Taste mirrors this: Chocolate and coffee dominant, mixed with some nice roasted malts and rye. Hoppy bite gives it a nice different approach. Hops in these porters and stouts are definitely great. Tad thin in the body. Glad I found this rating. Cheers! dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2008 pours black, thin brown head. aroma of malt, chocalt coffee. malt, chocolate, coffee in the flavor with a touch of fruity hoppiness, with a sweetish hint of floral hop. finish is coffee bitter and hoppy. not a great beer, but i enjoyed this.ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2007
my home brewpub ==> <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/brewers/flossmoor-sta Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
On tap, with espresso beans. Pours almost black with a smallish beige colored head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roast, floral hops. Flavor is huge blast of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, a hint of citrus hops. Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, finished bitter. This was decent but the coffee overwhelmed and the body was a bit thin for my liking. Decent but not great. holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2007
On tap at the Station for Andrew’s bachelor party. Pours brown black with a brown head. Lots of rye, chocolate, and lightly sweet grain in the nose. Similar flavors of chocolate, rye, biscuit, piney hops, and grain ... complex and finishes dry. chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2007 Silky smooth dry hoppy rye stout. Roasty. Bit of Coffee. Yeasty burnt buiscuit. Not too sweet.
This is by far the best microbrew-pub reastauant brews I’ve had and food and service was excellent. Highly recommended.
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2007
On tap at Flossmoor, 9/22/07. Very deep black color, hints of red around the corners, tan foam with great lacing and retention. Aroma is huge on the dark malts, maybe some tiny bit of hops in there somewhere. Flavor again very big on the malts, the rye comes through very nicely right before the hops hit. Silky smooth texture, only 5.5%? Give me more! cmr1517 (35) - New Haven, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2007
Alright brew! Probably my favorite that was on tap when visited! huge coffe smell Very black red in color. tasted coffee and choclate. balance malts and hops BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2007
I split a growler with SurlySober, who picked this up over his weekend travels. SurlySober thought this beer was similar to Founder’s Black Rye, and I respectfully disagree. While I really liked both beers, I thought Black Rye had more of the "burned pizza crust" character I prize in roasty stouts although Black Moon Rye-Sin certainly had plenty. Black Moon Rye-Sin had a lot more hoppiness than Black Rye, and in fact considerably more hop character than any stout I’ve had in recent memory (maybe ever). The end result is a beer that’s extremely malty, with a ton of dry roastiness, but is also fairly heavily hopped. It is really quite good and highly recommended.
This beer is an opaque black with plentiful tan head. Aroma is very roasty, a bit sour, and surprisingly hoppy. Flavor is as is I’ve described. Mouthfeel is exceedingly dry, so much so that it hurts drinkability a bit but this is still a very good beer. ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Mini-keg courtesy of Rayboy01 at his Cajun Fais Do Do party. Smells like the Black Wolf Schwarzbier. Chocolate notes. Faint malt. Very nice flavor. A little tanniny. Very good. kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Draught at the Pub 6/26/07. I came in for dinner, and upon hearing I’d have to wait until eight I stuck around to get one of the first of these served. It was worth the wait. An opaque dark brown with a healthy light brown head. Laced the glass considerably. Roast aroma with obvious rye character. Very tasty. Flavor was potently roast malt, rye was very forward and pleasantly dry.