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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

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.5%
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-16-2007

Brown Ale with molasses aged in old Labrot & Graham barrels.
2011-14 - Brown Porter with molasses aged in Woodford Reserve barrels for 7-9 months.
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Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 7
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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.

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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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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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Pullman Brown Reserve from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.