Wooden Hell
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Illinois, United States
English Barleywine
Ranked #14
Ranked #442
4.43 | pDev: 9.26%
Nov 25, 2022
Apr 29, 2007
GABF 2006 Strong Barrel Aged Bronze, Woodford Reserve Barrel Aged Barleywine
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Rated: 4.31 by mltobin from Connecticut

Nov 25, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by mwvman from Indiana

Oct 24, 2022
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Reviewed by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2019 version Pours a deep ruby brown color with a light tan head that lingers and leaves some finger lacing.

The smell is dark fruits, caramel, oak, and a hint of bourbon.

The taste is loaded with dark fruits, especially raisin and lots of oak with a hint of bourbon. The flavor is very bright and slightly tart. No real hint of booziness. I'm not sure if this beer is supposed to be this tart. It's not bad, but the taste is a bit unusual and not matching other reviews.

The mouthfeel is thinner than expected but not thin. Low/medium carbonation with a silky feel.

Overall this is bright and fruity but a slow sipper. Edit: The more I drink the more I'm concerned this has not held up over time. The tartness is too prominent and it doesn't match with the other reviews.
Jan 07, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Dec 01, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by aasher from Indiana

Sep 26, 2020
Rated: 5 by TheWyatt from California

Mar 22, 2020
Rated: 5 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Jan 18, 2020
Rated: 4.63 by Rochefort10nh from New Hampshire

Dec 07, 2019
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.23/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This one pours a murky dark brown color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells pretty boozy and woody, with some bittersweet caramel, smoe, toffee, and dark fruits.

This tastes better than it smells for sure. There's definitely a lot of barrel here. There's spicy oak and caramel/leathery/boozy bourbon. There's toasted dark breadiness, caramel, and toffee for sure, with a touch of dark fruitiness.

This is medium bodied, with a slightly lingering bitterness. It's definitely a slow sipper.

This is certainly an old school barleywine, and it's definitely burly and not for the faint of heart. I like it.
Oct 27, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Sep 29, 2019
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Reviewed by egrandfield from Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Smells like scotch on an open pine fire. Smells stronger than it tastes. Super sweet and lush with only a little after burn. Very very very good. Would have again.
Jun 10, 2019
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Reviewed by GrumpyGas from Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
I'm going to be low dev here but here goes:
22oz 2018 bottle poured into a skull glass shows a dirty orangish-brown body and supports nary a cap. I won't knock it for no lacing due to the oddly shaped vessel as well as the barrel and style.

Aromas wafting from the glass include dried fruits, stone fruits, vanilla, molasses, oak, and spices and the flavors match, but sweeter that I prefer.

Mouthfeel is full and almost creamy.

Overall a pleasant barrel aged barleywine, if too sweet.
Mar 24, 2019
Rated: 5 by WolverineFan1243 from Colorado

Mar 23, 2019
Rated: 4.16 by Dharmelink from Wisconsin

Feb 07, 2019
Rated: 4.22 by Bum4ever from California

Jan 31, 2019
Rated: 4.18 by Stinger80OH from Ohio

Dec 28, 2018
Rated: 3.95 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Nov 19, 2018
Rated: 4.16 by Gambyt20 from Illinois

Nov 18, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Oct 01, 2018
Rated: 4.08 by kjkinsey from Texas

Aug 25, 2018
Wooden Hell from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 234 ratings