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Barrel Aged ThunderSnow - Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

73 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | 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:
Russian Imperial Stout aged in Woodford Reserve barrels.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-21-2013)
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kscaldef

Oregon

2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

05-12-2013 06:41:01 | More by kscaldef
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

2.38/5  rDev -38%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 15:33:52 | More by JohnnyHopps
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Spartan213

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

06-10-2013 22:14:44 | More by Spartan213
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bertram

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.9%

04-27-2013 03:59:56 | More by bertram
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incubuscience

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

11-17-2013 17:52:34 | More by incubuscience
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powz87

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

05-21-2013 06:26:22 | More by powz87
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jeonseh

Indiana

3.31/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2013 17:15:15 | More by jeonseh
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BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-31-2013 19:35:53 | More by BGsWo22
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aasher

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-21-2013 15:58:15 | More by aasher
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Kaveman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-25-2013 21:07:09 | More by Kaveman
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JerryM1984

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

04-30-2013 00:44:38 | More by JerryM1984
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-02-2013 23:06:02 | More by millerbuffoon
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-15-2013 17:59:41 | More by drummermattie02
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-15-2013 09:50:36 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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MastaShonuf

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-24-2014 15:03:43 | More by MastaShonuf
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-08-2014 03:35:45 | More by KAF
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Sparky44

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

04-27-2013 00:46:15 | More by Sparky44
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2013 01:55:27 | More by woosterbill
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 14:52:40 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-28-2013 03:27:31 | More by Gonzoillini
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emerge077

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-18-2013 01:47:54 | More by emerge077
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hopswap1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-15-2013 20:05:42 | More by hopswap1
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Hopbully

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-01-2013 16:59:39 | More by Hopbully
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bbadger

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-21-2013 14:05:11 | More by bbadger
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BeerHunter76

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-31-2013 14:52:08 | More by BeerHunter76
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Barrel Aged ThunderSnow from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.