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Bourbon Barrel Aged Hi-Fi Rye - Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Hi-Fi RyeBourbon Barrel Aged Hi-Fi Rye

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Ratings: 306
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 652
Gots: 87 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-11-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed with 56% rye malt and caraway seed, aged 10 months in Woodford Reserve.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber of this one from claaark13. Cheers man!

From a bomber into a snifter
Batch 1
Drunk right after the base beer

APPEARANCE: Pours out viscous and yields a one finger, medium-thicker looking, fluffy, off-white head with only decent retention. Not quite as much staying power as the base. Darker color on this one, sitting a hazy, ruby red color in the glass with medium levels of carbonation evident. Head fades to a full cap. A splotchy wisp remains and leaves some decent lacing down the glass. Nice looking, but not as impressive as the base beer.

SMELL: Bourbon, oak, vanilla with toffee and caramel on the nose. Coconut for sure with lots of woody vanilla notes. Nice barrel for sure and a touch of sweet base beer is still there.

TASTE: Really nice. Bourbon barrel with oak, coconut and vanilla from the wood. Bold and persistent finish with lots of bourbon, oak, coconut, as well as some toffee and butterscotch from the base beer. A well-measured touch of booze as well. Very well balanced and very enjoyable.

PALATE: Medium body and slightly higher levels of carbonation. Very creamy smooth on the palate, velvety like the base beer, goes down smooth and finishes slightly mouth-coating. Same as the base beer but a touch lighter. Very velvety and creamy. Nice stuff.

OVERALL: Really, really nice, though I do think the base beer was a more impressive base than this is a bourbon barrel b-wine. Then again, they're both excellent. This one is very well balanced and complex showing a good mix of base barleywine and bourbon barrel aging, making it a drink worth pondering. I've heard stories that the second batch isn't quite up to par, but this first batch is a gem. Thanks again for the set claaark13. This was excellent.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Hi-Fi Rye from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
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