Black Moon Rye-sin | Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Brewed by Matt Van Wyck

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-01-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of SammyDavisJrJrJr
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Went there last Wednesday, and took notes. Don't know if this is standard, but the blackboard said that the beer was "aged with espresso beans." Nice to go to a place where you can take notes of a beer at the bar, and the barmaid doesn't look at you like you're crazy. Well, into the shaker...

A - Dark body, with a very creamy and rocky head. What a stout should look like.

S - Rye seems to blow everything else out of the water. I did note some of the fruity hops, but the roasted malts and espresso did not make much of an impression here.'

T - This is quite a hoppy stout. Again, lots of rye. Espresso makes an impact on the entry and lingers in the finish. I noted dry stout like lactic qualities throughout.

M - A little like bodied for a stout, but still light and creamy.

D - Very interesting, if I was willing to mess with taking a growler back with me on the train, I would have brought this with me.

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Photo of emerge077
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pint at the brewpub.

Arrived at the table jet black, dark brown edge along the rim, with a small cap of tan foam. Creamy texture to the head.

Roasty malt in the aroma, good level of char in there.

Moderate level of astringency, very dry and charred black patent malt with a hint of licorice. A touch spicy from either the hop or rye content. This was the first pint I ordered, and after finishing it, I wanted something a little lighter and sessionable. It would be great for cool nights in the fall and winter though, definitely.

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Photo of BeerBelcher
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I split a growler with SurlySober, who picked this up over his weekend travels. SurlySober thought this beer was similar to Founder's Black Rye, and I respectfully disagree. While I really liked both beers, I thought Black Rye had more of the "burned pizza crust" character I prize in roasty stouts although Black Moon Rye-Sin certainly had plenty. Black Moon Rye-Sin had a lot more hoppiness than Black Rye, and in fact considerably more hop character than any stout I've had in recent memory (maybe ever). The end result is a beer that's extremely malty, with a ton of dry roastiness, but is also fairly heavily hopped. It is really quite good and highly recommended.

This beer is an opaque black with plentiful tan head. Aroma is very roasty, a bit sour, and surprisingly hoppy. Flavor is as is I've described. Mouthfeel is exceedingly dry, so much so that it hurts drinkability a bit but this is still a very good beer.

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer came ultra dark, but clear. No reds to be found here. Neat. The head was a frothy tan cream about a cm tall that left sticky clumps of lace.

Smells of dry figs, charred barley and smoke. There are also come green grapes and milk chocolate beneath that hold the dryer notes together.

The flavor starts with a sharp sting of smoke and a slight grapefruit rind. I anticipate disaster at this point but then comes the change up. It then transitions into a huge but light airy milk chocolate and heavy cream. It then changes again to finish with a light coffee and ruby red grapefruit.

Feels light, dry and crisp. I would have liked a little more body to bring out the sweet.

Great dynamics here and original.

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Photo of GbVDave
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a 12oz tumbler at Flossmoor Station 8/18/07. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

A: Served an incredible looking pitch black with a creamy, khaki-colored, two-finger head.

S: Roasted chocolate and tangy rye. As it warms, the smell of raisins or plums emerges.

T: See above with the addition of a lactose creaminess that balances out the tang of the rye, the coffee, and the bitter hops that I discovered in there as well. Also noticed a slight soapiness that I found to be quite pleasant.

M: Very creamy with a tangy finish.

D: Very nice. Sessionable to say the least.

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Black Moon Rye-sin from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
4.01 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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