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Barrel Aged ThunderSnow - Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Russian Imperial Stout aged in Woodford Reserve barrels.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-21-2013)
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2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

Photo of JohnnyHopps
2.38/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

I had this on tap at the pre-Dark Lord party, so I bought a few bottles and aged them. I thought the beer was decent when I had it on tap, but something is very wrong with the bottle version.

Appearance - The most appropriate part of the beer was the appearance. Brownish-black with a vey modest head was the appearance. Did I mention that I needed a chisel to get the wax off the bottle?

Smell - I first I noticed the bourbon, but then it was not quite bourbon. There was something lime-like about the aroma.

Taste - The booze came to the front with some chocolate and coffee, but then there was this intolerable lime taste. What the hell happened to this once good beer. I could not continue. It was a dumper.

Mouthfeel - It had the thickness of a stout, but not the taste.

Overall - I had this on tap and thought it was pretty good. I don't know what happened to the bottle. And I still have another bottle.

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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of bertram
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of incubuscience
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of powz87
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of cvm4
3.26/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I know it's simple and whimsical, but I like the labeling.

L - Pours a black body, doesn't seem too thick, and has a khaki one finger or less head.

S - The oak bourbon barrels hit you first. Afterwards, big whiffs of roasted malts and caramel/toffee.

T - In your face oak at first with boozy bourbon following. Then some bitter dark chocolate and roasted malts. It's all over the place. Not refined or svelte, just a take it or leave it hit to the taste buds.

F - For an imperial stout, very watery body. Has medium carbonation, slick and a wet finish.

O - Just not put together well at all. Something was off with the look, the smell was on point, the taste was all over the place and the feel wasn't imperial stout like. Overall, could have been better at a number of categories.

Photo of jeonseh
3.31/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Release

A - Dark black coffee with a small cocoa colored head 3

S - Vanilla, burnt malt, dark chocolate and anise

T - Roasted chocolate and lots of anise up front. There is a heavy barrel presence that comes throught that gives it a slight bourbony sweetness. There are also plums and other
dark fruits. The finish is where the beer starts to lose me as it is very bitter from roasted malt and dark chocolate flavors

M - Medium body with light sweetness. The finish is a bitter astringency. You also get some warming presence from the booze.

O - A really roasted and dark chocolate dominated RIS that is too bitter in the finish for me to really enjoy it.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Sparky44
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of woosterbill
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewpub.

A: Black body with clear garnet highlights; thin ring of fine light brown bubbles. Average.

S: Nice mix of roasted coffee and barrel - vanilla, bourbon, and char. Some dark chocolate and anise, too. Good.

T: Bourbon up front, with spice, oak, and vanilla standing out. Roastiness toward the end, with lots of coffee. Huge, boozy finish. Raw bourbon-drenched oak on the aftertaste. Intense, and a bit unbalanced.

M: Initially slick, ultimately creamy, medium-full body. All right.

O: Pretty tasty, and very flavorful, but too boozy for 9% and just not terribly coherent. I expected better.

Cheers!

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Robbie for this bottle. White Wax.
Poured in to snifter.

A - Black with a thin layer of mocha-brown head.

S - Chocolate fudge, charred oak and lighter bourbon and vanilla aromas with just a touch of roast coming through.

T - A huge charred oak presence dominates throughout and is complimented by a big roast profile, espresso and a piney hop flavour. An ashy flavour that is not off-putting at all, but is defintiely present. Not much bourbon or vanilla at all.

M - Medium body. Light carbonation.

O - There was a little too much oak in this one without the complimentary bourbon and vanilla notes that I expect from bourbon barrel again.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Barrel Aged ThunderSnow from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.