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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
85
very good

26 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2014 01:14:02 | More by Alieniloquium
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sblanton83

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-10-2014 02:06:16 | More by sblanton83
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

01-19-2014 22:42:24 | More by TastyIsBeer
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hopswap1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-15-2013 20:01:52 | More by hopswap1
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Beerandboards

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-24-2013 05:03:37 | More by Beerandboards
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2beerdogs

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

09-20-2013 05:13:52 | More by 2beerdogs
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

09-08-2013 02:06:05 | More by djrn2
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14%

09-08-2013 02:02:40 | More by acurtis
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beernads

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-03-2013 17:34:39 | More by beernads
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

05-11-2013 14:32:55 | More by outoffocus
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Sparky44

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

03-23-2013 21:35:00 | More by Sparky44
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egrace84

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14%

03-13-2013 03:20:13 | More by egrace84
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TATURBO

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14%

02-19-2013 00:48:13 | More by TATURBO
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Grohnke

Illinois

3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

notes from my review, enjoyed on the super bowl.

Aroma is high in bourbon and light vanilla and oak. Sweetness is composed of light brown sugar, and light caramel. Faint roast.

Medium high bourbon, chocolate, light roast, soft caramel. Medium molasses like sweetness. Medium light earthy hop bitterness. Finishes moderately sweet, with a strong, lingering bourbon aftertaste. Medium alcohol, little hot. Would do well w a few months on it - bummer I only have one.

Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Alcohol warmth is moderate.

This was a nice showcase of what a barrel can do to a beer. I've had the regular base beer many times, so the barrel and bourbon qualities really stood out, in a complimentary and interesting way. The bourbon and alcohol characteristics were quite high. If I have it again with some age on it, I would love to see the bourbon come down a bit, oak to pop more and the alcohol warmth to subside a bit. Solid, flavorful, tasty barrel aged treatment for an already fabulous beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 00:17:56 | More by Grohnke
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sweemzander

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 18:33:58 | More by sweemzander
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%

02-13-2013 16:56:43 | More by imperialking
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KillaB

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14%

01-29-2013 09:01:17 | More by KillaB
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NSK79

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-29-2013 02:20:05 | More by NSK79
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JVan

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

01-28-2013 14:53:50 | More by JVan
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stxSS07

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

01-28-2013 10:37:10 | More by stxSS07
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-27-2013 03:55:23 | More by Gonzoillini
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jale

Michigan

3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-27-2011 21:02:41 | More by jale
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ChrisPro

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

11-19-2011 20:41:29 | More by ChrisPro
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque black with very little tan head. The nose is faint with the bourbon and wood forward, some sweet dark fruits and light chocolate cake. The flavor is more rich in chocolate cake, the bourbon is soft and nicely integrated, but the finish is thin and a bit empty. The body isn't bold enough to hold the barrel age but the favors are quite nice until they thin out.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2011 18:46:47 | More by cpetrone84
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at FoBAB 2011. Served in the taster pint glass. I've had this a few times before, but I've never taken the time to write any notes.

A - Thin head settles to a thick dark tan collar, leaving behind some wisps on top, but no lacework. Vaguely transparent dark brown body.

S - Plenty of bourbon and Woodford barrel presence, with plenty of vanilla and a touch of coconut. The milk chocolate and molasses of the base beer manage to shine through, even though Pullman Brown isn't the biggest beer.

T - The flavor is unfortunately not nearly as interesting. A bit watery and understated, with notes of chocolate and vanilla dominating.

M - Somewhat thin medium-light body. Low carbonation, with a dry tannic finish, and only minimal alcohol warmth.

D - The smell is delicious, but otherwise this brew (or at least this vintage) is somewhat underwhelming. The base beer is fairly light, so maybe this needed less time in the barrels. Would re-visit if I saw it on-tap at Flossmoor in the future.

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2011 23:14:38 | More by MasterSki
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Pullman Brown Reserve from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.