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Barrel Aged Finlaggin Scotch - Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Barrel Aged Finlaggin ScotchBarrel Aged Finlaggin Scotch

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BA SCORE
80
good

34 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 17.1%
Wants: 3
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: birchstick on 04-27-2012)
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2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

beernads, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of ehammond1
2.45/5  rDev -29%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Bottle (2012)

Thanks for opening this with me, DarthKostrizer!

Hazy burnt orange and light brown in color with a small khaki colored head which leaves irregular splotches and dots of lace down the glass.

Scotch and a peaty aroma greet me first, along with burnt sugars and mild smoke and wood.

The flavor is very scotch-forward along with a big peaty character and mild smoke. Unbalanced, incredibly boozy, and not particularly enjoyable.

Medium bodied with low-moderate carbonation.

I didn't care for this one. One dimensional, and a bad dimension.

ehammond1, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of pschul4
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

pschul4, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of mkennedy119
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

mkennedy119, May 30, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

t0rin0, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of Arbitrator
2.83/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Chilled bottle into a glass. Shared at Beer Revolution. From notes.

Sent by lurchingbeast -- thanks, Frank!

A: Pours a burnt orange body with light haze. Small, beige head. No lace.

S: Caramel, toffee, and a figgy / plum presence. Lots of booze and heat.

T: Really boozy... 7.5%? Really? Burnt sugars, toasted oak, dark fruits.

M: Medium-bodied (I was hoping for more heft). Carbonation is moderate. Again, boozy.

O: I was really excited and hopeful that this would be the new BA Hi-Fi Rye equivalent (i.e. a good, barrel-aged, malty beer). But it was kind of meh.

Arbitrator, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of Ryan011235
2.85/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewpub on 7/22/12

Irresponsible tick #12

A) Medium-light tobacco brown with a layer of haziness. Not much head and not a speck of lace.

S) The aroma goes something like this: sweet bourbon, charred oak, vanilla, dark fruit, peat and doughy grains.

T) The barrels are strong on the palate, too. However, it is more charred oak with whiskey picking up from there. Well done barreling if a little overbearing. Toasted bread and earthy hops.

M) Medium-full feel with moderate carbonation. The bourbon makes for a biting feel which carries the finish.

Ryan011235, Oct 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13%

bpfrush, Aug 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13%

dtx00, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of birchstick
3.2/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amber color without much of a head. Nose is bourbon with some sweet malts. Sweet malts up front, move on to some grainy malts. The vanilla bourbon comes through on the back with a nice slickness. Ends with lingering sweetness. Mouth is medium without much carbonation. Overall, this is a decent barrel aged scotch ale.

birchstick, Apr 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Gonzoillini, Jan 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

birdsellam, Sep 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

jschott75, Aug 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

ctrevino, Nov 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Drucifer, Jan 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

klipper, Nov 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

danoble1, Jul 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

bsuedekum, Apr 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

derkfromwi, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

imperialking, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of Sean9689
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the pre-DLD Flossmoor Event.

A - Pours a burnt orange color, cream-colored head, spotty lace.

S - Burnt sugars, toffee, caramel, light dark fruity sweetness.

T - Pretty sweet...caramel, toffee, burnt sugars, dark fruit, light oak. Not much barrel character here compared to how it came though on the Imperial Schwartz. Finish is sweet carmel and dark fruit.

M - Medium body, good carbonation, creamy finish.

O - Not as good as the Imperial Schwartz, but not all that bad. I'd have again and I'm curious to see how this is out of the bottle.

Sean9689, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at Flossmoor on DLD after they closed the Pub. $15, and was told it was 1/900... I wish I would have picked up an Imperial Schwartz, too.

A - Burnt orange with some floaters. It had a small, cream-colored head, minimal lacing, and a lot of funk left in the bottle.

S - Big scotch aroma up front, sweet burnt sugar/plum... smells really boozy for the ABV.

T - Very boozy for a 7.5%... I would think it was a misprint. Big, smoky wood, caramel, and slight plum.

M - Thinner than what I'd prefer... I'd Coats well with the right amount of carbonation IMO. Finishes smooth and slightly creamy, surprisingly.

O - $15 feels really high now, but I'm glad I was able to try it. I had really high expectations, and I'm left slightly disappointed... Wonder how long it was barrel-aged for. Looking back, I wish I would have cellared this guy for longer.

ZombiesAteMyDog, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of woosterbill
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewpub.

A: Clear medium amber body with a thin cap of fine tan head that quickly settles into a ring. Light lace. Solid.

S: Caramel, vanilla, charred oak, and bourbon. A bit of fruitiness, too. Nice.

T: Grassy and floral up front, with vanilla oak, caramel, and bourbon as it progresses. Purely boozy finish mars things a bit, though.

M: Creamy, froth medium body. Very lively indeed.

O: Enjoyable, but way too boozy for 7.5%. Probably my least favorite of the three BA offerings during my visit, but still a decent beer.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of brystmar
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub on release day!

Amber pour, medium head. Sweet, malty, scotchy aroma is this beer's best quality. Taste is initially subtle and scotchy, tons of malt and caramel. Becomes significantly more boozy as it warms, which is unpleasant to me. Should be a great beer with some age.

brystmar, Apr 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

SirIPAalot, Aug 19, 2012
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Barrel Aged Finlaggin Scotch from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
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