Killer Kapowski | Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Illinois, United States
flossmoorstation.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Gold Medal-Baltic Porters-2007 GABF
Silver Medal-Baltic Porters-2008 GABF
AKA: "Killer Kowalski"

Added by joe1510 on 02-24-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
152
Reviews:
110
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
8.64%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
27
For Trade:
2
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for gifting me with a bomber of this vintage goody Kegatron. Poured into a snifter, the brew appears black in color with khaki head that leaves stringy lace.

It displays an aroma of chocolate and black licorice mostly. The taste has some minerals with black licorice, roast, earth and chocolate. Considering the age, this porter has held up remarkably well.

It is medium in body with modest carbobation. A pretty decent brew and not really showing its age.

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Photo of Shawner
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.59/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerOps
3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.05/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of joe1510
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Growler
$13.95

Flossmoor Station's new creation is a baltic porter named Killer Kowalski. Pours the darkest of brown, bordering on black, with faint mahogany stained highlights along the edges only when held directly to the light. A 1 finger super creamy brown head formed on the pour that stayed put for a few minutes before falling to a whispy head that's thick around the edges. Leaves spotty lacing.

The smell is powerful and warming. Deeply roasted malts mingle with coffee grounds and under-ripe banana. Dark fruits abound including fig and plum with a solid dose of boozy sweetness. Complex.

Taste is identical to the aroma. There are no rough edges at all. Every flavor meshes perfectly with the next. Finishes with a sweetened boozy hit with mild fumes in the throat. Very enjoyable and warming.

The body is rich and luxurious. Creamy and velvety with a medium body that goes down smooth. This beer actually soothes the tongue with the mouthfeel.

This is an extremely drinkable Baltic Porter. I could sip this all night long. Until the 8.3% caught up to me anyway.

Flossmoor Station always manages to impress me whether it's their special releases like this or their old standbys. This is an extremely well made Baltic porter that isn't over-sweetened and sticky like so many others. They built this beer just right. Another great job.

Reviewed: 2/24/07

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.62/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared at GRG1313’s tasting.

Pours a clear super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt and cocoa aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and wood flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that smells slightly better than it tastes in my opinion.

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3.34/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: Poured a deep brown/black color porter with a medium size dark brown foamy had with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of chocolate with light raisins notes and some residual sugar. Taste is dominated by some residual sugar with some chocolate notes and some dry raisins. Body is quite full with good carbonation and light warming alcohol notes. Overall taste is quite intense and this ends up being a real sipper which I think could be addressed by bring additional attenuation to increase the drinkability factor.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of matttttYCE
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a tulip glass. The head is about a finger and a half high, deep tan in color, and creamy/smooth, though it recedes quickly to only a dusting over top and a light ring around the glass. Barely any lacing and the color of the beer is a deep and dark brown, much like a cola without the visible carbonation.

The aroma is strong with bittersweet roasted malts and chocolate, cocoa powder and Whoppers, almost like a malted milkshake, coffee, molasses, burnt brown sugar, a peat quality, dark fruits like fits or dates, with light notes of char, soy sauce, cola hints (in a good way), and traces of vanilla or cream.

Tastes of Whoppers, cocoa powder, dark roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, light coffee, toffee, molasses and dark fruits from the nose, burnt brown sugar, light char, peat, soy, and cola hints, very light notes of caramel, vanilla, and cream.

Creamy carbonation and consistency, with a medium body, and a nice smooth finish that isn't drawn out at all.

Quite an intricate nose and a wonderful taste put this baltic porter very nice in my book. Wonderful and more than I was expecting from this beer. Big thanks to funhog for this bottle, it had been a want for some time.

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Killer Kapowski from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
4.05 out of 5 based on 152 ratings.
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