1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Barrel Aged ThunderSnow - Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

Not Rated.
Barrel Aged ThunderSnowBarrel Aged ThunderSnow

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

76 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 76 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Texasfan549, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of bbadger
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

bbadger, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of mhksuccess
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured from a bottle into founders snifter glass
pour dark small head maybe 1/4 inch
smell is nice roasty malty not much bourbon
taste is smooth has a nice coffee bite to it really good stout
not hot although not much bourbon flavor to it
smell is pretty good it has nice coffee smell to it and taste
pretty good stout not in the top level but it was enjoyable

mhksuccess, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of BGsWo22
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

BGsWo22, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of BeerHunter76
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

BeerHunter76, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Gonzoillini, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of Kaveman
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Kaveman, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of ShanePB
4/5  rDev +4.4%

ShanePB, Aug 22, 2013
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.


woosterbill, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of ldhughes3
4/5  rDev +4.4%

ldhughes3, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of KWMiles
4/5  rDev +4.4%

KWMiles, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of ScottO
4/5  rDev +4.4%

ScottO, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

kjkinsey, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of Stoutfan23DJ
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Stoutfan23DJ, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of ObiWanKushnobi
4.25/5  rDev +11%

ObiWanKushnobi, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of aasher
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

aasher, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of drummermattie02
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

drummermattie02, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of yamar68
4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to sleuthdog for hooking me up with this bottle!

Pitch black with a creamy thin beige head that retains well, leaving thick lace and clouds of beading beneath, subtle booze legging.

Charred milk chocolate aromas with vanilla and cinnamon (?). Some nutty brown ale notes, mild fruit character, marshmallow or something like that. Not your typical BA imperial stout in this regard. Smells nice.

The first thing I notice is the mouthfeel... perfect creaminess that provides a great platform for the rest of the beer. S'mores, milk chocolate, very mellow bourbon, honey... I can see why this beer would receive a mixed set of ratings. It's rather unusual but, personally, I really dig it. Perfect consistency with a wide range of unexpectedly mild flavors.

I wish I had another one of these. Thanks Jon!!

yamar68, Jul 03, 2013
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.

TheSevenDuffs, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +4.4%

imperialking, Jun 14, 2013
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.

jeonseh, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of Spartan213
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Spartan213, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of Scalzo
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Scalzo, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of azdback
4.25/5  rDev +11%

azdback, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of millerbuffoon
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

millerbuffoon, Jun 03, 2013
Barrel Aged ThunderSnow from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.