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Iron Horse Stout - Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Iron Horse Stout
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81
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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-13-2002)
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Reviews by Andy:
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4.22/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprisingly sweet upfront, unexpected but appreciated. Very thick, chewy brew. Great alcohol level creates a warming treat.

Andy, May 13, 2002
More User Reviews:
Photo of jeonseh
2.6/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I had this on tap at Flossmoor on 3/9/08.

A - a nice dark black with a light cherry wood hue that sits at the bottom of the glass. There was a small head that slowly fades to nothing and really thought there was no reason for there to be so little head given the low ABV.

S - light hints of roasted malt trail up into the nose and there was also a light hint of the oatmeal heartiness also but on the whole that is about it and was not too fragrant at all.

T - there is a malt roastiness that really dominates this brew; also a light hint of caramel sweetness seems to come in on the backside to offer a slight counterbalance to the roasted flavors. Also can taste a slight breadiness imparted from the oatmeal as well. However there seemed to be a slight bitter aspect that seemed out of place on the whole. The aftertaste was a light roasted, smoky taste

MF - light carbonation that goes with the bitter roasted flavors. Body seemed a bit thin to me and this was not as creamy as I thought it would be especially given the infusion of oatmeal. Seemed even a bit violent in the mouth for a stout.

D - overall a non offensive stout created by Flossmoor that seems more created to be drank as an easy going, lightly flavored beer that should be drank with food instead of a beer that should stand on its own merits. I do have to give them some props though for serving this at the right temperature as it was great to have an actual beer that for once was not ice cold.

jeonseh, Mar 10, 2008
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Fuzzycuffs, Nov 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Gonzoillini, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown head kicks up a few larger bubble than an average stout, and fizzes away quickly, I had no lace. It has that watery but substantial mouthfeel you usually get with a good hand-pulled English beer. Taste reveals complex coffee and cocoa notes, a subtle suggestion of whisky, and a warm oatmeal feel. It gives one that feeling only those who have become acclimated to a slightly oily stout can enjoy. It's bitter, but not hoppy-bitter. I'm left with an impish grin… or am I just puckered up?

DrunkMcDermott, Oct 02, 2003
Photo of nickd717
2.68/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Flossmoor Station pre-DLD.

Pours darkest brown in color with a small off-white head.

Aroma is decent - anise and roast, maybe a hint of coffee.

Flavor is pretty weak and strange. Roasted malt, coffee, licorice, earth, and an odd plasticky note.

Mouthfeel is watery - not nearly as full and smooth as you'd expect for an oatmeal stout. The "full bodied" descriptor is way off.

Overall, not good. The high ratings on this one really surprise me. Maybe the guy who served us this gave us the wrong beer or something, although I did ask again to confirm this was Iron Horse.

nickd717, May 07, 2010
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3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I got this growler through the Growlers Plus BIF. Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours black with two fingers of thick, tan head. Alright retention with very nice lacing.

Smell: Mildly sweet and a bit roasty. Not a ton going on here.

Taste: Quite roasty and a little bitter up front. It smooths out in the middle, but the roast doesn't go away. There is a flavor that is kind of out of place here, perhaps citrus.

Mouthfeel: The body is just on the thick side. Smooth carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: Something was a little bit off with the flavor. Not bad, but I don't think I'll search it out again. Glad to have gotten to try it though!

oline73, Oct 13, 2011
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3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Flossmoor Station, and served in a shaker. This stout poured a deep black color with a thick, creamy, tan head that lasted. Some excellent lace was left around the glass. The aroma consisted of roasted malts, chocolate, and a bit of coffee. The flavor was very roasty with notes of chocolate and coffee lingering at the end. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied with light carbonation. A nice stout from Flossmoor.

mdm46410, Aug 12, 2007
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

ChainChompsky, Jan 15, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass at Flossmoor Station 1/27/07.

A: Pure black and opaque. Dark brown one finger head that recedes to a dark brown ring in under a minute. Sticky dark brown lace, too.

S: Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, and oatmeal.

T: Rich flavors of roasted malt, smooth oatmeal, coffee, bitter chocolate, and a hint of green hops in the finish.

M: Thick and rich and quite creamy.

D: Excellent drinkability. This is one of my favorite locally made stouts and it's quite possible to drink this one all day long.

GbVDave, Jan 28, 2007
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3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.
Pours a dark brown color with a light tan head. Nose is pretty plain with some lightly-roasted malt, a bit of roast, and some toasted bread. Pretty good feel and body, but overall there really isn't anything that's terribly impressive or out of the ordinary about this one, though the 5% abv is nice.

Thorpe429, Nov 10, 2010
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3.15/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub on 7/22/12

Irresponsible tick #13

A) Deep, dark brown. One finger head of full foam. Very good retention; the head lasts a long time. Lots of lace, too.

S) Simple aroma of roasted/burnt coffee. Dark grains.

T) The taste has a weird, slyly burnt coffee taste. Extremely bitter cocoa.

M) Medium-full body. Silky smooth feel with low carbonation.

D) It's decent but works better with ice cream.

Ryan011235, Oct 05, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a nonic pint glass at the brewpub.

We need more beers with baseball references. This one pours a ruby-tinted black-brown topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose comprises chocolate syrup, roasted malts, light molasses, and brown sugar. The taste holds notes of roasted malts, cocoa powder, light molasses, brown sugar, and toasted oats. The body is a straight medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a very smooth feel. Overall, a nice sessionable stout, something I could easily see drinking quite often if around here more.

TMoney2591, Jan 16, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

ROGUE16, Oct 10, 2012
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3.05/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours opaque black with a light tan head. Smell is dry roasty malt. Flavor is pretty solid. Dry chalky roastiness but overall flavor and bottle are a bit thin for my liking and detract a bit. Still not bad flavorwise however, and good if you like the style.

JDV, Jun 30, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pure black & thick. Caramel colored head. Coffee, chocolate, malts dominate the nose. The first sip doesn't disappoint, all the flavors are there. Served a liitle cold for a stout but warms up nicely. Nice creamy mouthfeel & very drinkable.

cretemixer, Dec 30, 2002
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

ncaudle, Oct 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

bcm75, Jun 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Jerry, Nov 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

birdsellam, Feb 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 15, 2011
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3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass at the brewpub.

The pour of this dark horse is thick black with a nice head of tan foam protruding from the top. The smell of this one was a little licorice and anise, with some hints of possibly oatmeal and dark fruit. The taste of this one was way more mellow than I was expecting and started off with a roasted flavor that combined with a watered down blast of anise and dark fruits. The mouthfeel of this was very watery and it was way smoother than I thought it would be. The drinkability is fairly good this one was a bit too watery for my tastes.

Definitely not one of my favorite beers, but then again I dig the big hop flavor compared to the dark stouts.

IchabodcraneIpa, Feb 27, 2011
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3.6/5  rDev +1.4%

gmendez1122, Oct 14, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub. This is going to be their new regular stout according to the server, they need to do some tweaking before they do that...A dark brown pour with a light tan head that offers nice retention...The aroma is really nice, has a ton going on, light coffee, oats, sweet cream comes through to balance the coffee. Seems to be a light session stout...The taste is let down, I was expecting a lighter tasting stout, and it was light in taste and feel, but the problem is taste, just tastes bad. Light coffee comes through still but the balance of sweetness is gone, no cream at all, light coffee start to finish, its just boring!

A session stout in the makings, balance out the taste more and this will be fine. Try it now and hopefully later when they've improved.

jrallen34, Sep 05, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

ADTaber, Aug 05, 2013
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Iron Horse Stout from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.