Flossmoor Station Train Wreck of Flavor

RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
Style-Experimental no known style...A blend of Pullman Brown ale and Old Conundrum Barley Wine aged 11 months in a Jack Daniels Barrel. Hints of molasses, sweet caramel and Jack Daniels. This beer is not fortified in any manner. This beers name is Trainwreck of Flavor so coined by Fred Eckhardt, noted beer critic. One time aging project probably not repeated.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrnkMcDermott (3058) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2004
Draft, at Flossmoor Station. Probably the last chance to taste a Todd Ashman beer for quite a while. The server said its made the rounds of festivals and contests, but its rarely been on tap, and this is the last cask. The brandy snifter gave it a firm tan head over a solid brown to black body. The first sip has both the taste and texture of plums and raisins, giving way to whiskey and stoutish coffee notes. Theres support from some fragrant hops, too. Aging has really mellowed out the alcohol taste to a buttery smoothness. Once I drank down part of the glass, I could smell a more concentrated whiskey smoothness. Get it now, while you can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2008
Dark brown body with no appreciable head. Vary malty aroma with hints of Bourbon. Flavor is a nice mix of malt, chocolate, and Bourbon. Hot in the mouth. Decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (6310) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 12, 2007
Sampled at Schlaflys Repeal of Prohibition Fest. This was one of the more interesting at the fest. Pours dark rich hazy brown with a dense tan head. The aroma has vanilla, sour fruit, passion fruit, mild and light spice. Medium / full body with a small amount of sharp carbonation - lush and smooth. The flavor starts with sour fruits, toasted caramel barleywine malt, hints of bourbon and vanilla. The finish has lots of spice, barnyard and pepper. A very unique mix of styles that is not easy categorized and thus falls appropriately under American Strong Ale. Thumbs up for this experimental brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2007
on tap at the maproom, pours dark brown with off white head. very molasses and bourbon nose with hints of chocolate. flavor has nicely balanced notes of chocolate, nuts, cherries, bourbon, and mild oxidation. mouthfeel is a tad thin but carbination is nice and low. alcohol is extremely well hidden but resulted in a nice buzz. a very drinkable bourbon aged beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2007
Sampler flight at Flossmoor Station. Dark plum brown pour with a thick head. Hints of bourbon on nose, hits hard. Definately a hint of burboun gowning down, miild malts and nutty flavor, but mainly caramel and a smokey bite. I liked. As a shot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Almost black in color with an abundant tan head. The nose is intense bourbon, toffee, and molasses. The alcohol is pretty prominent throughout. The flavors range from sweet caramel, toffee, molasses, Jim Beam, oak, burnt nuts (and you know painful THAT can be!), dates, figs, and a spicy peppery twist that i attribute to the alcohol punch. Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Had this on draught at the brewpub in Flossmoor, Illinois. Clear brown pour, with bourbon and carmel in the nose, spicy with burned caramel and butterscotch throughout. Sweet and smooth, alcoholic toward the end. Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 11, 2006

On tap at the 4th anual Festival of Wood and barrel Aged Beer festival at GI Wriglyville Nov 4th, 2006.

Nearly black, totally opague with a thin rim of tan head. As it has been said that this had to be poured from a pitcher because it exploded from the tap. Nose has lots of pepper and spice. Taste is flat in texture but lots of strong bourbon and alcohol. Spicy with lots of dark fruits here and there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
frankenkitty (2008) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2006
An uncontrollable head warranted pouring this off the jockey box into a pitcher. It remained a frothy tan over a deep mahogany. Clay and earthen notes aling with some chocolaty malts and alot of overpowering whisky. Thin with creeping potency . Dry & chocolaty. Complexities ensue. Wow. (and that, my friends, is where my notes on this one end.)

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2006
sampled at barrel-aged brewfest. pitch black, though red lines edges. elegent head. all bourbon aroma. pretty flat. aroma pure bourbon. palate thin. but good, solid flavor. flavor is a bit muted. a little nutty, but it wouldnt be there if the description didnt suggest it. what an awful review.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2006
Very dark brown, nearly black in body with only a few bubbles from the pour. Theres a goodly amount of Bourbon in the nose along with the sweet malts and slight woodiness. The flavors a crafted blending of Bourbon, toffee, hints of chocolate covered nuts, and a burning alcohol. The finish is sweet, sticky, and hot. Very nice.

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