Young Sarge | Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by GbVDave on 03-03-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of emerge077
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of akorsak
4.32/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A snifter glass at the brewery.

A: The stout is black and thick-looking, allowing no light to penetrate it. The head is a coffee-colored tan, billowy but compact.

S: The nose delivers the bourbon punch plain as day. Roasted malts with a touch of coffee emerge and are greeted by thick bourbony sweetness.

T: The taste provides an all-around big flavor. Coffee stout notes emerge, providing a certain bitterness that is both coffee grounds and roasted malts. That sharp flavor is well balanced, even topped, by the rounded bourbon flavor. Oak and buttery notes provide a softness that dulls the bitter character of the stout.

M: The mouthfeel is velvety smooth, but a dark roasted sweet flavor lasting throughout.

D: This is a scary good bourbon stout, one that has the ability to give better-known stouts a run for their money.

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Photo of Deuane
4.57/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at the pre-Dark Lord party.

A - Thick and black with a medium dark tan head. Head lasts throughout.

S - Holy Bourbon Batman! Oh man is this beer or what? Also big roasted malts and then a hint of toffe.

T - BIG and full...lots of Bourbon, coffee, toffe, and hints of vanilla, dark fruit and chocolate. This beer has A LOT going on. It is a sipper to enjoy over a long period.

M - Very smooth with a HUGE mouthfeel. This is one to savor.

D - A very well done beer. This is absolutely delicious! This is not a session brew but to sit and enjoy a few on a chilly night would be simply blissful.

One of the best beers I have had in 2007!

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Photo of GbVDave
4.13/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip glass at Map Room 3/3/07. "Imperial Mocha Stout aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels"

A: Pitch black with an awesome looking mocha colored head.

S: Large aroma of bourbon and dark roast coffee.

T: Flavors of sweet dark fruit, roasted malt, toffee, oak, roasted coffee, bourbon, vanilla, and bitter sweet chocolate.

M: Full, dry, sweet, and bitter. The mouthfeel starts off slick and sweet and finishes off dry and bitter. An excellent voyage!

D: Fantastic! Another great Flossmoor barrel aged beer. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of mcallister
4.92/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this the night before Dark Lord day at Flossmoor. Out of all the beers I tasted from Dragonmead, Kuhnhenn, Founder's, Bell's, and even BA Dark Lord this was the best beer I tried.

Black showing no signs of transpareny, delicious mocha head, little lace an apparent dream potion. Great cascading waves break and leave viscous legs behind.

Holy hell what a nose. Dark molten chocolate with layers of coffee turned machiato. Roasted coconut, with toasted vanilla. Dark fruit is everywhere and undending. Black currant, red currant, mollasses, prune, vanilla bean, black raspberry, cabernet sauvingon graped grown in Bordeaux, and a bit of hop juicy-ness.

This beer was teetering between a 4.5 and 5 for taste while sampling it. If 4.75 were possible it initially would have received that score but as this set in my glass and kept oozing magical goodness it eventually was a solid 5 for taste.

So big, full, creamy, tantalizing, brooding, maculine, and massive this bad ass screams respect. Layered dark chocote with cocoa appeal, and hot fudge at the forefront. Thick mollasses, and a double machiato sense. Coffee is clean, tannic, and just brewed. Dark fruits are so massivve, deep, and intertwined it's hard to pick things out. Such a black curran, and black cherry backbone. Toasty oak and coconut are melded perfectly with the bourbon notes. Caramel and toffee hit their stride untill vanilla comes thorugh on the final lap. Prune and mollasses round out the long, long finish.

This beer is drinkable at all times.

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4.7/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served at flossmoor stations special barrel aged night before DLD. Came to me in a brandy snifter.
Jet black ink like body only yeilds a dark tan skim of a head. Nose is of up front roasty chocolate and syrupy port. Silky high end chocolate covered cherries also arise on the nose. Glazes the mouth on first sip with deep alchol soaked coco, but this is not harsh at all. Belgium candies and roasty malt dance on the tongue. Like eating a piece of homemade german chocolate cake. As the beer warms it gets even better and smoother. Nicely warming to the belly. Coffe notes are slight and dominated by the chocolate. Silky mouthfeel. I would guess alc. to be somewhere around 10%. Amazingly drinkable. By the time I was ready for another it was gone. I hope to get a chance to have this again as it is easily one of the best stouts I have had the pleasure to enjoy.

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Photo of joe1510
4.76/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Flossmoor Station

Made a trip up to Flossmoor today after checking their blog and noticing they just tapped Young Sarge. This beer is a black hole that sucks up everything in its path. No light breaks through or escapes. Pours with tremendous viscosity and leaves legs as it's swirled about the snifter. The pour formed a small beige head that faded to a ring. Left a few patches here and there. The looks get you ready for what you know is going to be a big boisterous stout.

Aroma was excellent! Big notes of vanilla and bourbon kick things off before they fade and meld flawlessly with dark chocolate fudge. Every now and then there's a hint of dark fruit, figs mostly but this is all about big chocolate and dark roasted maltiness.

Young Sarge is one of the best stouts I've ever had in my life which also makes it one of the best beers I've ever sampled. Vanilla and the perfect mix of bourbon and oak start things off before flowing into, and complimenting, a mouthful of rich dark molten fudge. Alcohol is non-existent. This beer is absolutely delicious!

The mouthfeel, again, is spot on. I mentioned the molten fudge in the flavor; the mouthfeel is just the same. This beer is rich, thick, and chewy with a touch of graininess in the mouth. Coats the mouth and keeps the flavors lingering. Perfect!

This much alcohol in a stout, or any beer for that matter, usually keeps me from enjoying more than a glass or two. I could drink Young Sarge all night long without a problem. One of the easiest drinking big stouts I've encountered.

Young Sarge is an incredible stout. This ranks up there with some of the best in the world. It's unfortunate it's only on tap and not for growler sales. Young Sarge is yet another great beer from Flossmoor.

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4.38/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Flossmoor before DLD. Pours pitch black with no head in a ridiculously large goblet. Smell is so rich and malty with bourbon and smooth chocolate and caramel. Taste is smooth, creamy dark chocolate and bourbon and caramel. Very creamy yet a bit drying. This stuff was fantastic!

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3.92/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Consumed within my weekend of barrel aged debauchery that was DL weekend.
Another solid offering from Flossmoor. Very creamy, velvety mouthfeel. Plenty of roasted coffee flavors backed by a very present bourbon flavor. It may be a tad too much bourbon for some, but for me it works well.

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Photo of badbeer
4.32/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black with a dark tan head that recedes to a ring around the glass and has spotty lacing. Aroma of dark cherries, licorice, bourbon, vanilla, and some oak. Taste is creamy milk chocolate, with bourbon, cherries, and vanilla; alcohol is pretty well hidden. Low carbonation and medium to full bodied. I wouldn't hesitate to try this again, in fact, I would have ordered more, but they ran out by that time at Pre-DLD.

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Young Sarge from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 10 ratings