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Pullman Brown Ale - Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Pullman Brown AlePullman Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
89
very good

260 Ratings
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Ratings: 260
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 35
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: younger35 on 04-17-2008)
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Reviews by hellbilly:
Photo of hellbilly
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

thanks to psprings for sharing this...

pours a dark cola brown color with a small head which needed some help to get going.

very rich aroma of chocolate, coffee nuttiness, a light lactic sourness, ash, caramel, earth (which i now know is the oats) and nearly metallic maltiness (metal dissipates).

the flavor caught me off guard and i had to keep checking the label to make sure this wasn't listed as an old timey porter... chocolate, ample amounts of roasty coffee, brown sugar, chocolate, ash, a touch of sourness similar to coffee and a plethora of floral hops on the finish which linger into the aftertaste to mix with coffee. the medium body leans on full but is in no way sweet or sticky. it's very smooth and creamy yet a nice balance is made from ash and roasty bitterness. there's something very familiar and comforting in this brew...8/4/8/5/18/4.3

hellbilly, Feb 09, 2009
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

danthehopslamman, Aug 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Bklip, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of boatshoes
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Given this by Sproser at the BA Blackout release this year after I snuck an Abyss '08 into the release party to split with him so he could have a taste (managed to just get it poured before some really pissed bartenders confiscated my empty bottle!!!) with me. Thanks man, made the release memorable!

Appearance- Pours a very dark brown into my tankard with a an enormous tan head bubbling up in my glass. Well over three fingers of puffy head that has amazing retention and only very gradually dies back to about half a finger that sticks around for the rest of the drink. Some sticky lacing left down the side of the glass as I drink as well. Very nice looking beer with amazing head.

Smell- Lots of sweet malt and roastiness come through in a big way in the nose. Brown sugar and molasses come through pretty heavy as well. Smells sweet but with enough roasted scents to make it interesting and appetizing.

Taste- Mmmm, I like this one. Much of the same as the nose. Huge notes of brown sugar and malt with very noticeable molasses undertones as well. Plenty of roastiness as well and maybe just the slightest hints of coffee.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Great carbonation that isn't overly aggressive despite the massive head. Meaty but not overly thick mouthfeel. Really goes down easy.

Overall, possibly my new favorite brown ale. I really liked this one and probably could have polished off another bomber after the first if I had another...try it if you can.

boatshoes, Nov 02, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

vfalstad, Apr 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

MrMojoRising, Aug 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

JIMTRK16, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in an American pint glass)

A-Nice big creamy tan head. The body was thick and black with no visible carbonation.

S- Very clean smell but it had hints of floral hops and a bit of chocolate or roasted malt. The end had a bit of a spicy note aswell.

T- It started with a sweet but roasted barley flavor and a slight hint of chocolate. The spicy resinous hops were a balance to the malt and there was some prune or black strap molasses in the background. It finished with a slight alcoholic warmth.

M- The mouthfeel felt slippery but still creamy and there was a slight alcohol warmth at the end.

D- I feel like this beer is more of an American Brown Ale or a Porter. It has nice big hops that would make me think that it is a ABA but the awards on the wall are for best Porter. It is a nice beer but I'm not sure why it had an alcohol warmth to it. Maybe it was served to young and needed time to age?

rhoadsrage, Apr 19, 2005
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

acurtis, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Jon for bringing this one back. A malty brown, not too sweet, with some chocolate and cocunt. Nice foamy head. Above average mouthfeel, somewhat complex. Hits the style, toasty nutty, the mollasses, and appropriate carbonation. Fresh enough, but very little sense of the hops.

Sammy, Oct 15, 2009
Photo of Beezee
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Beezee, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the brewery. Was so good I had to bring one home! 22oz. bomber into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Much darker than most browns. Dark, nearly opaque brown. .5 finger light coffee colored coarse head with moderate retention. Stringy lace with moderate stick. Decent. Nice color.

Nose is nutty. Toffee, caramel, and sweet brown sugar. Real robust and rich. Enticing.

Opens sweet caramel, nutty, toffee, and brown sugar. Malt body becomes more pronounced and richer as this one warms in the mouth. More caramel and toffee notes appear. Sweet brown sugar and some molasses at the end. Finishes slightly grainy. Sweet aftertaste. Again, like the nose, real rich. Great, full flavor.

Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly bubbly in the mouth but smooths out as it warms. Goes down silky with a messy finish and a lingering aftertaste. Drinks bigger than it is and oh so smooth. Amazing!

This is top notch in the style. Real robust nose and taste with an incredible mouthfeel that makes this one drink bigger than it really is. I can see why this beer is the winningest offering from Flossmoor.

SpeedwayJim, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, picked up at binny's in the south loop about a month ago...consumed during bears-vikings

appearance: poured into an imperial pint glass, very dark mahogany/black body and a creamy chocolate head and moderate retention

smell: very dry and roasty...cocoa powder and coffee grounds, strong whiffs of molasses come through as indicated on the bottle

taste: This is a pretty tasty american brown, which is a style i dont play around with that often...Strong molasses and dry cocoa/coffee pound the palate making this a dry roasty brown ale. Its a nice version of the style but i prefer the flossmoor IPA line

mouthfeel: dry and roasty

drinkability: good

dirtylou, Oct 19, 2008
Photo of MarvinTheMarzen
1.98/5  rDev -50.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Browns are among my favorite styles but this isn't one that I'd recommend. The taste reminded me more of a porter, the flavor was bitter and astringent and it had little fullness of flavor. This was a bad combination of a harsh scent and a medicinal taste.

MarvinTheMarzen, Nov 07, 2009
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

fishkab, Jun 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Gonzoillini, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of hooliganlife
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

this pours DARK brown and quite thick. very light head, hardly any retention.

dark roasted malts, hints of maple syrup, dark fruits, light sweetness.

deep flavors. up front the lightly roasted malts come through. light maple syrup in and out. bits of molasses and chocolate. light floral hops. all of the flavors are very rich, bold, and deep. tons of complexity here.

very thick, slight syrupy feel but thick body. light carbonation.

nice low ABV, huge complexity, and great flavor make this quite easy to drink. this blew my expectations away.

hooliganlife, Mar 24, 2010
Photo of DrunkMcDermott
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well, after sampling everythig Flossmoor currently had on tap, this is the beer that went home in a growler with me and a friend. Good English-style hop bitterness and complex shades of coffee, nutmeg, maybe even hazelnuts and prunes... it's just a different taste with each sip. The glass I'm having out of the growler right now has a burnt coffee taste to it. Chocolate malts apparent, a roasty malt smell on top of a hop aroma and a warming alcohol presence, this one is a winner.

DrunkMcDermott, Dec 02, 2003
Photo of nickd717
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Flossmoor Station pre-DLD.

Pours dark brown, somewhat stout-like, with a small off-white head.

Aroma is very roasty and chocolatey. Some nuttiness detectable as well as slight malty sweetness.

Finally, Flossmoor comes through with a tasty beer! I expected Wooden Hell quality when I came here, and instead just got hell quality. Rich milk chocolate on this one as well as toasted malt, molasses, and nuttiness.

Pretty nice palate, medium-bodied and fairly smooth with appropriate carbonation level.

Overall, a very enjoyable beer. Great for the style. Drinkable.

nickd717, May 07, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

tonyclifton36, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of Kegatron
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber into a pint glass. Picked this one up at the brewery a week prior to consuming it.

Pours a pretty dense dark brown, with the tiniest bit of ruby highlights coming out along the bottom, and a nice frothy finger of tan, mocha colored head. Retains with a rich and creamy look that leaves some good looking patchy lace back. The aroma has a overall pleasant smelling burnt roastiness to it that surrounds additional notes of chocolate, caramel, and light coffee. A solid backing of floral hops pull up the back of the bouquet.

Much like the aroma, the taste is very dark, with a pervasive layer of chocolate roasted malts and coffee that mixes in some addtional toffee-like sweetness and a moderately bitter hop profile in the back. The mouthfeel is lighter-medium bodied with REALLY easy feeling carbonation but also possesses some chalkiness in the body that distracts a bit.

Wow, another staple Flossmoor beer that took me a little by surprise. I love the roasted nature of this, as it gave the profile a level of flavor that I'm not used to in Brown Ales, being almost Porterish at times. Full flavored and hugely drinkable, bottles of this would probably be a staple in my fridge if I could get it locally.

Kegatron, May 08, 2009
Photo of bashiba
4.47/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice deep dark black with a light but long lasting tan head.

The smell was very nice with deep mahogany notes along with light smoke and sweet molasses.

The flavor is very intense for a beer of this strength, a nice mixture of black malts, sweet brown sugar, toffee, smoke, and molasses giving this beer a great depth of flavor.

The mouthfeel is very thick and creamy.

Easily one of the best brown ales I have ever had. Great Beer!

bashiba, Apr 27, 2011
Photo of Vonerichs
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Just as the bottle describes it, it's a dep chestnut brown. Theres a 1/4" of tan head. No lacing.

Cocoa and roasted coffee are the primary displays in the nose.

The taste is a little more deep. Molasses, coffee, and brown sugar. I even picked up a slight tinge of black licorice in the end.

The mouthfeel is superb. It's thick and creamy, but not stout thick. For a brown ale, though, it's very creamy and smooth.

I really enjoyed this beer. It's so readily available for me that I've always taken it for granted and passed on it. It so happened it was on sale and I had gift cards to burn so it made perfect sense. I'll definitely be buying this again.

Vonerichs, Sep 03, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

zonker17, Feb 05, 2012
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4.24/5  rDev +6.5%

PatrickKlopfenstein, Sep 20, 2014
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Pullman Brown Ale from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.