Bourbon Barrel Aged Hi-Fi Rye - Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
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Reviews by Ahappyhiker2:
4.25/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
Batch 2. Finally getting to this bottle after having it in my cellar for about a year. I've heard a lot of comparisons to King Henry (like most barrel-aged barleywines these days) so I was anxious to see which I preferred.
A- Dark brown, almost stout-like in color but not quite as dark. Has a nice head on it, very light in color.
S- Aroma is mainly bourbon and barrel characteristics. Lots of vanilla coming from that as well, it's sweet like I'd expect in a barleywine. Has some heat on the nose as well.
T- Barrel character really comes through well in the initial sip, it is a bit boozy but it's 11% ABV so I was somewhat expecting it. It definitely gets smoother as it warms up, though. It has a strong vanilla presence in the taste, as well as dark fruits. It's sweet but not too sweet. One of the aspects of this beer that I liked the most was the aftertaste. All of the flavors become very rich and linger for a while.
M- More carbonation than I was expecting, didn't hurt the beer though.
O- This is a great example of a unique barrel-aged barleywine. Unfortunately it's retired, but if you can get your hands on a bottle I'd highly recommend it. I do however much prefer King Henry in comparison, but they're so different from each other.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2013 13:42:59 | More by Ahappyhiker2
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4.16/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
S - Caramel, brown sugar and oak dominate a malty nose
T - Caramel, brown sugar, and dates are up front. There is a slight hop bitterness still remaining despite the beer's age. There is also some slight dark chocolate and oak spice near the end
M. - Sweet and thick beer that has some spice from the oak near the finish
O - Flossmoor makes great BA barley wines and this one continues that tradition.
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2014 04:05:29 | More by jeonseh
Bourbon Barrel Aged Hi-Fi Rye from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
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