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Hi-Fi Rye - Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

Hi-Fi RyeHi-Fi Rye

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

117 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 117
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.93%


Brewed by:
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed with 58% rye malt and caraway seed. "Rye Barleywine".

(Beer added by: beertooth on 03-20-2010)
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

amber color with a thick head of white that while staying low to the surface, certainly had some nice staying power.

Feel is like syrup, just thick, and really filling. Loads of hops jumping right out at me, even with a little age on it. Fresh pine, hints of candied sugar, an almost medicinal like quality at times peaks its head up. Still though all very, very nice. Rich flavor here, candied sugar, notes of hops and rich grassy, herbal qualities. For as strong as this one was it really kept the ABV very, very nicely hidden. Sipping an hour later I was amazed at just how well rounded this one really was.

Overall just a super solid and very well put together Bwine.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 02:18:14 | More by mikesgroove
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womencantsail

California

4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Jeff for sending me bottles from both the original and re-release of this, and to Richard for a bottle of the re-release as well. Very much appreciated, guys!

This rating is from the 2011 batch.

A: The pour is a dark amber color with high carbonation and an off-white head.

S: Smells barleywine-esque to begin with. Sweet caramel, toffee, and brown sugar aromas. The rye and caraway really provide a lot to the beer and are definitely noticeable. Mild hop aroma of citrus peel and floral notes.

T: A mild to moderate bitterness with plenty of toffee, bread, and brown sugar. Spicy rye notes with plenty of caraway providing a really distinctive flavor to this beer. The hop flavor is there, but not the main attraction.

M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation. Maybe a bit high for a barleywine.

O: A good barleywine all around. Good aromas and flavors and not harsh or overly boozy.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2011 22:42:55 | More by womencantsail
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Barely a thin film of a cap sits atop the mahogany colored liquid and it fades rather quickly; there is not much lacing but there is a tremendous amount of viscous liquid on the side of the chalice

Smell: Rye bread and caramel with a hint of pith

Taste: The caramel stakes a claim at the outset but the rye and caraway spiciness adds its character very quickly and dominates through mid-palate, with just a hint of pithy hops adding a bitter dimension; after the swallow, the rye, caraway, caramel and hops converge to provide an incredibly well-balanced finish

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with low carbonation; although it is close to syrupy, I rather like the feel

Drinkability: A really nice barleywine with a noticeable difference both in the rye and caraway flavors as well as the mouthfeel

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2010 23:33:51 | More by brentk56
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a deep hazy brown color ale with a small foamy head with light retention and no lacing. Aroma of spicy rye notes with some caramelized notes and some residual sugar notes. Taste is also dominated by some spicy rye notes with some heavy caramelized malt with light toffee notes and quite a bit of residual sugars. Body is quite full with medium to low carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed with lots of extreme flavours and just enough balance for the residual sugars not too take over the whole mix. I still think that additional attenuation would be beneficial for this beer and most other Flossmoor beers.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 17:25:29 | More by Phyl21ca
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared by a generous individual at Dark Lord Day.

A: Pours a nice, deep mahogany with an off-white head and a good amount of lacing.

S: Initial whiff is spicy rye atop some bready biscuit malt, hints of anise, and a bit of caramel/toffee sweetness in the background.

T: Slightly spicy rye is again at the fore, although there is a very nice somewhat sherry-like sweetness backing it up.

M: Medium body and somewhat cloying, but not overly so, as the rye's dry and spicy characteristics balance it out nicely.

D: Very drinkable. A fairly complex brew, and one of the best beers I've had from Flossmoor.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2010 12:16:37 | More by Thorpe429
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.2/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Slips out a hazed, amber-gold body in color and capped with a full, foamy, off-white head.

Smell: Some heady alcoholic wafts out ahead of the caramel-glazed pale malts, scant dark fruits, subdued snippets of rye, and light citrus.

Taste: Establishes a sugary sweetness at the opening sip, with a slight spicy rye bread element (though, I don't find it ultimately plays a large role in the taste -- maybe a bit low-fi rye) and plenty of caramel sauce. Some dark fruitiness. Citrus and lightly resinous pine alongside a fair degree of bitterness. It's certainly boozy throughout, finishing dry and a bit hot with a lingering bitterness to it.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-light carbonation. Some stickiness to the mouthfeel.

Overall: Quite frankly, I found this one to be simply OK.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2011 15:48:50 | More by ChainGangGuy
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass.

Thanks to hannydawg for sharing this bottle!

After success with another ryewine (Ruggoop, to be specific), I'm excited for this guy. It pours a slightly murky ruby-amber topped by a minor amount of tan foam. The nose comprises buttery toffee, ruby red grapefruit, and a light bit of onion. The taste holds notes of sharp citrus rind, firm caramel, cedar, grapefruit, and a few red grape skins tossed in for good measure. The body is a stolid medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a rather dry finish. Overall, a very enjoyable ryewine, though the rye really doesn't factor in all that much to me. Pretty good times regardless, though.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2011 19:56:24 | More by TMoney2591
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this from madorb. Thanks man! Served in a Tripel Karmeliet tulip.

A - Pours with a dime of white foam that settles to a thin ring, and leaves behind spotty lace. Mostly transparent ruby body with a slight brown tinge to it.

S - Rye bread, sweet caramel, milk chocolate, hint of caraway and booze. Very sweet, but quite pleasant and enjoyable.

T - Taste has a lot of rye bread, brown sugar, dark fruits, and so forth. The flavor has better balance between toasted grains and sweet things. Booze is better hidden too.

M - Viscous, low carbonation, somewhat syrupy. No obvious alcohol warmth.

D - This is quite nice, and very easy to drink. Not as good as the barrel-aged version though.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 18:35:55 | More by MasterSki
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. Drank alongside the bourbon-barrel version.

The beer pours a clear amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of spicy rye and caraway notes, as well as some biscuit malt and some toffee. The alcohol is well hidden in the aroma.

The flavor is full of rye, along with some sweet brown sugar notes. I also get some toffee malt as well as some alcohol. Easy to drink.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 05:35:49 | More by Mora2000
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Poured and looked like how I would expect burnt honey to appear; sluggish and deep orangish.

S: Citrus and pine needles with a rye bread and light pepper, booze and sugar

T: Amazingly good. I am a huge fan of rye barleywines and this is probably the best I have had. The rye lends a nice bready but lightly peppered taste and feel with a nice hop bill of citrus, pine. Some caramel and light burnt brown sugar and stinging booze are also present

M: Medium body and carbonation. Sticky, warm and big bodied

O: Fantastic. One of my new favorites. This beer proves you don't need a barrel to make an outstanding bwine!

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 12:42:10 | More by barleywinefiend
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mdfb79

New York

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 04/30/11 notes. Poured into my SAVOR snifter.

a - Pours a deep mahogany brown color with a reddish tint, one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of caramel malts, rye, vanilla, bready malts, and light citrus hops.

t - Tastes of rye, bready malts, caramel malts, vanilla, and fruity malts.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation, very smooth and easy to drink.

o - Overall a really nice barleywine. Lots of caramel and vanilla to it, and a great smooth and creamy body. Would like to have again and would love to try the bourbon version of it.
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EDIT: Had this again on 11/27/11 side by side with the Bourbon BA version. The BBA version was great, but this was still very very good. I raised the Overall from a 4 to 4.5.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2011 02:42:24 | More by mdfb79
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark copper color with amber edges and a half finger yellowish-beige head that quickly settles into a thin ring.  Spotty lacing left behind.

Complex nose with lots of earthy pine, grassy hops, spicy rye, leathery malt and dark fruit notes.  The rye is really prominent slightly overpowering things but as it warms, there are hints of caramel malt, toffee, plum and fig.  

Medium bodied with a dry, earthy hop presence that compliments the spicy rye very nicely.  Again, the rye flavor dominates but there's also some grassy pine needle bitterness that lingers throughout.  Some needed sweetness underneath from the malt backbone that gives off some toffee, caramel, raisin and fig.  Pretty complex and well balanced with leathery malt and faint booziness in finish.   The high is ABV really well masked making this beer deceptively drinkable.  

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 01:16:44 | More by corby112
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks to BrewmasterNate for the trade on this one. I decided to open this up at a recent tasting and share with friends. Poured into a mini snifter, this brew appears a polished, clear color of copper with a white cap that holds strong around the edge of the glass. Spotty lacework sticks to the glass.

The smell of this brew is fruity with a fresh grainy backing, rye and a spicy inclusion of caraway. The fruity, almost apple skin character and sweetness throws me off a bit in the nose of this brew. As the brew warms, there is a bit of a young green yeastiness left in the nose.

The taste is like apple skin fruit character that is spiced with caraway and a bit of toasty rye malt that is faintly bready. The fruity apple sweetness clashes a bit with herbal hops and the lasting spiced flavor of caraway leading to a taste that is caught between toasty and smoked.

This is a medium bodied brew with a light, enjoyable level of carbonation. It was easy drinking but left me wanting/expecting more of a complex and bold flavor profile. All in all this is a clean finishing brew with a well hidden 11% abv. This brew left me whole heartily underwhelmed. I plan on drinking this again on a fresh palate and will update my review then.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2011 18:55:36 | More by stakem
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz wax topped bottle into a few glasses. Ruby with light mocha head. Rich retention and spotty lacing. Aroma is caraway, molasses, cocoa, caramel, and some green citrus. Taste is identical with added roast and spicy alcohol. Fairly sweet overall. Full bodied with some sharpness and plenty of alcohol warmth. Complex but the ABV interferes occasionally. Share this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 20:15:30 | More by Kegatron
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HopHead84

California

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

7/1/2011

Thanks for opening this, Matt.

A: Reddish brown with transparency near the edges. Really nice beige head with great retention and lots of lacing.

S: Bread, caramel, and rye. A swirl of the glass brings out more caramel. Evident caraway. Lightly spicy with tame booze. Gives the impression of rich malt. Faint oxidation with some date and prune.

T: Big caramel notes with light oxidation and a some rye spiciness. Lots of caraway seed in the flavor. Upper low sweetness with a firm moderate earthy bitterness. Rich lustrous malt. Chocolate in the smooth finish.

M: Upper medium body with moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, and sticky with lots of alcohol warming.

Overall: This was very enjoyable. It's somewhere between an Old Ale and an American Barleywine.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2011 16:04:06 | More by HopHead84
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into snifter

Pours a light brown head. Color is a caramel dark brown.

Aroma: Rye with the spice flavors that come along with it show right away. Roasted malts, floral hops, and some toffee. Very malty.

Taste: Big spice and rye notes again. Malty with flavors of toffee and caramel showing. Also has some roasted flavors to it with dark fruits.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy with some spice to it. Amazing feel to it. Full bodied with a low to medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry with rye in the aftertaste.

Overall, the with a solid bwine. Lots of great flavors and the rye addition was really great. Very happy to have had this one. Decent drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2010 00:48:00 | More by mothman
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jrallen34

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Finally getting around to reviewing this, thanks Alex. Review # 1600. Bottle poured into a perfect pint glass...Pours a lighter transparent brown with tons of red accents. An off white head rises about a finger, falls quickly leaving only a ring and a little lacing...The aroma is sweet, almost too sweet for a barleywine, hops aren't present to cut that. Rye, alcohol, spices, caramel. Good, not great...The taste is better, certainly more balanced and closer to a barleywine. Great quad notes of dark fruits, and brown sugar balanced with some roast and hops. Rye backbone throughout this.

This is pretty decent, needs some work, but I would drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2011 16:18:45 | More by jrallen34
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

drgonzo3705 shared this at a tasting (thanks Paul!). I've previously tried the barrel aged version with the brewer, wish I could try them side-by-side. But VERY happy to have the chance to try this now!

The beer is dark amber with a nice but thin tan head. Sort of murky looking at first, but actually I think it's just very dark. When held up to a light it's somewhere between clear and translucent.

It smells pretty complex, initially I think American barleywine with large sweet malt notes, caramel and such. But the rye adds some spice that works well, and I think the use of more rye and less hops led to the malts taking more of a central role in aroma.

Same in the taste, rye and sweet malts, beers like this could convert me to barleywines. Sweet and spicy, lots of caramel and maybe molasses (not really syrupy so maybe brown sugar is a more appropriate descriptor), tasty with a mild alcohol burn.

Sticky mouthfeel, if there were more hops I'd probably describe it as resinous. But no, it's sticky feeling which matches the flavors pretty well. A sipper to me, and one I'd love to get again.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2011 12:08:58 | More by TurdFurgison
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Bomber into a Weyerbacher tulip. Cheers to Tony for generously sharing this and its BA brother!

A: Clear, glinting copper body with a thin off-white head. Spotty lace. Beautiful beer.

S: Smooth, understated nose of rye spice, bready malt, and earthy hops. Quite nice, but surprisingly far from exciting.

T: Sweet + spicy rye malt starts things off, with caramel + vanilla backing it up. Dry spice on the finish. Moderate hops bitterness. Piquant and enjoyable.

M: Rich full body with ample, soft carbonation. Very nice.

D: The rye and alcohol get a little overbearing as I get deeper in. I don't think I'd enjoy a whole bomber...

Notes: Unique and enjoyable, but far from transcendent. I'd gladly drink it again, but I won't be seeking it out; it really pales in comparison to its stunning BA counterpart.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2011 02:49:42 | More by woosterbill
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FosterJM

California

3.48/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1161st Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter
22oz

Thanks to Gurudel for bringing this.

Shared with GuruDel, JazzPatel, MrHirschybar & BdubleEdubleRUN

App- A small golden orange with some yellows and a little bit of brown intermixed. No head formed or cling at all. Very syrupy looking in the glass.

Smell- Smells like a barleywine. Had some semi-good malts mixed in with a small bit of caramel and the rye. Didnt get much but it was there.

Taste- It was good but thought it could be better in terms of interlacing the Rye. Seemed a little bit more of a malt bomb with some soft citrus added. I really didnt get all that much Rye. Had a soft sweetness behind it as well.

Mouth- A light medium body with a creamy low-medium carbonation. Soft citrus and malts dominate the after flavors on this one.

Drink- It's good but could've been a lot better IMO. It was a bit too sweet without a backing Rye note even though bottle says Rye.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 15:59:51 | More by FosterJM
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AgentZero

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hard to believe I've never reviewed this before as I've had it four or five times now.

A - Amber colored beer with a white head that had nice retention and left some pretty decent lace on the sides.

S - Smell is of caramel with some nice spicy rye. Burnt sugar, caramalized malts, and caraway in the finish. Nice job of highlighting the more interesting additions to this beer without being gimmicky or bad.

T - Pretty nice tasting, with the spicy rye and caraway breaking up the caramel backbone. Good toffee with a nice hoppy bitterness on the end.

M - Bigger side of medium with lower carbonation.

O - Nice beer, very unique and can really grow on you. Have a few bottles of this that I'm going to enjoy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2011 21:55:28 | More by AgentZero
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks go out to miketd who shipped a bottle of this brew to the great state of Minnesota. My wife & I visited Flossmoor last summer & loved it, & rye is our favorite additive, so when I saw this one come out...in small numbers...I figured I'd likely never get a shot at it. But here we are! Split with my wife.

Nice bottle graphics, reminds me of John Cusack's "High Fidelity", a great movie, especially if you're of that generation. Splashed into a sliver of glass, this brew is a dark, brooding red, looks a bit like it needs a Band-Aid. Nose opens with that nice shot of rye spiciness...and that's it. Hmmm.

Hi-Fi opens & closes with a rush of malt rye. Wow. This beer has more rye shot to it than anything I've come across, up to & including Boulevard's Rye-on-Rye. Rye shotguns across the palate, leaving little room for anything else. The rye is all-spice spicy, warm, drying, seedy (that might be the caraway highlighted on the label), a bottom of very slight malt sweetness, & a bit of hops that announce their presence by mingling with the rye in the aftertaste.

There's a bare hint of oxidation creeping into the taste already, so I'm glad I had this one young, I'm not a big fan. This is a big, thick, sludgy brew, & though the bomber is split with my wife, it's going to take me a good 3-4 innings of Twins baseball to put this one down.

Ultimately? This is a really, really good beer. It's a one-dimensional monster to me, but if you like rye, as I do, it's a dimension that I'm thoroughly enjoying. Mike, when the barrel-aged version arrives, expect a knock on your beer mail...

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2010 02:56:28 | More by maximum12
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to t0rin0.

22oz bottle pouredn into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a dark amber-orange with a small tan head. The head fades quickly and leaves tiny spots of lacing on the glass.

S - Very fruity, raisin, maple, carmel, white grape.

T - Malty, rye, old fruit. Milder than expected.

D - Mild carbonation and average body.

O - Solid, but a bit underwhelmed. BA HI-FI is next.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2011 05:07:40 | More by HuskyinPDX
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.65/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter. I had the BA version yesterday, so I figured I'd have this while the memory is still fresh. I'm not sure what vintage this is, but the bottle lists the ABV as 9.5%. Oddly enough there was some what appeared to be rust underneath the heavy layer of wax. Big thanks to SteveFinny for this.

4.5 A: Lightly hazed deep amber plum color. One finger of beige, superbly dense creamy head. Retention is about average for a beer this big, but a good deal of lacing is left.

4.0 S: Shockingly, this smells like the BA version, but without the bourbon and barrel. Big aggressive spicy earthy rye and plenty of caraway seeds too. Plum and fig fruits, caramel and some toffee. It was tough to pick up the caramel in the BA version, so I guess that's how this one is a bit different.

3.5 T: Maybe it's because this is the second time through this beer, but the taste isn't nearly as powerful as it was in the BA version. Yes, the spicy earthy rye and caraway are still plentiful, but this isn't slapping my taste buds silly. There's also less fruitiness, a touch more bitterness, and more toffee and caramel. It's still tasty, but isn't as impressive as the one I had yesterday.

3.5 M: It might be because it has more carbonation, but this is a lot thinner than the BA version. Heavier medium body instead of syruppy heavy body. Carbonation level is much better though. Doesn't have the major chewiness, which I like, but it also isn't particularly creamy.

3.5 D: Tasty beer, but the BA version killed this, but that might have something to do with the vintage. Who knows. Worth a try

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 04:45:14 | More by DavoleBomb
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a butter colored wax sealed bomber into a St. Bernardus goblet. Special thanks to a generous unknown trader at DLD '10 for this bottle!

A: Pours a dark mahogany with rusty highlights. Great dark color! Not much head formed and barely any lace was left stuck to the glass.

S: Fantastic aroma. Caramel, rye malt, vanilla, and alcohol. Was able to detect some dark fruit, molassas, and black licorice as well.

T: I was surprised at how rye forward this beer was. Loads of spicy/prickly rye that blend well with the strong alcohol. All the aforementioned smells are present in the taste and the cavalcade of sweet and savory flavors lend this excellent balance and keep it from becoming a hot, dry, and boozy mess.

M: Sweet, sticky, and very filling. The rye/alcohol one, two punch brings a subtle spicy dryness to the mix that makes finishing the bottle in one sitting well within the realm of possibility. Dry and spicy rye plays on the tongue during the long finish.

D: For an 11% rye barleywine, this was excellent! Very silky and smooth and the alcohol really didn't rear its' head until the very end.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2010 17:29:27 | More by GbVDave
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Hi-Fi Rye from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.