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Pullman Brown Reserve - Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Pullman Brown ReservePullman Brown Reserve

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BA SCORE
86
very good

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brown Ale with molasses aged in old Labrot & Graham barrels.
2011-12 - Brown Porter with molasses aged in Woodford Reserve barrels for 8-9 months.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-16-2007)
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Reviews by jale:
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3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the brewery.
A: Pours brown with little head.

S: Bourbon and roasted malt.

T: Very nice bourbon and malt upfront followed by light coffee and a hint of vanilla. Small amount of hop bitterness in the finish. The initial taste of this is very good, but it thins out way to quickly.

M: Thin for the style and below average carbonation.

O: If it did'nt thin out so fast, this could be a very good beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep brown. Small khaki head. Medium collar.

Smell - Bourbon. Deep caramel. Milk chocolate. Banana, but not a phenolic aroma.

Taste - Strong bourbon and a little bit of that banana. Lots of oak. Oak becomes very intense, actually. Chocolatey.

Mouthfeel - Very oaky. A little boozy. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - The banana fruity element adds a nice dimension, but otherwise it's totally dominated by the barrel.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks Erik for sharing!

(A)- Pours a murky burnt sienna color. Minimal froth and lacing.

(S)- Nice bits of vanilla and caramel with a big showing of bourbon oak. Subtle raisin in the background.

(T)- Again, strong barrel notes in this. Big bits of vanilla and raisin.

(M)- A good carbonation level. This really showcases the bourbon barrel with the base beer taking back stage. What makes it is despite its big showing of the bourbon oak, it sits perfectly at only 7%ABV, so no booze burn.

(O)- I like this. A solid take on barrel aging the style and surprisingly drinkable too.

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Heavy, silky, smooth, just right. Only downside is the over the top nose but beyond that it's a great beer. Reported at 7% abv at the October Goose Island tasting.

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Pullman Brown Reserve from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.