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Pullman Brown Reserve | Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Pullman Brown ReservePullman Brown Reserve

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

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brown Ale with molasses aged in old Labrot & Graham barrels.
2011-14 - Brown Porter with molasses aged in Woodford Reserve barrels for 7-9 months.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-16-2007

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark impenetrable beer with minimal head. Nose has a deep malt with an over the top bourbon from the barrel aging. Good but unbalanced?

Not in the flavor, a robust porter with a good bourbon note, a sweetish finish, and well balanced by a hop note. This is a keeper.

Heavy, silky, smooth, just right. Only downside is the over the top nose but beyond that it's a great beer. Reported at 7% abv at the October Goose Island tasting.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks Erik for sharing!

(A)- Pours a murky burnt sienna color. Minimal froth and lacing.

(S)- Nice bits of vanilla and caramel with a big showing of bourbon oak. Subtle raisin in the background.

(T)- Again, strong barrel notes in this. Big bits of vanilla and raisin.

(M)- A good carbonation level. This really showcases the bourbon barrel with the base beer taking back stage. What makes it is despite its big showing of the bourbon oak, it sits perfectly at only 7%ABV, so no booze burn.

(O)- I like this. A solid take on barrel aging the style and surprisingly drinkable too.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at FoBAB 2011. Served in the taster pint glass. I've had this a few times before, but I've never taken the time to write any notes.

A - Thin head settles to a thick dark tan collar, leaving behind some wisps on top, but no lacework. Vaguely transparent dark brown body.

S - Plenty of bourbon and Woodford barrel presence, with plenty of vanilla and a touch of coconut. The milk chocolate and molasses of the base beer manage to shine through, even though Pullman Brown isn't the biggest beer.

T - The flavor is unfortunately not nearly as interesting. A bit watery and understated, with notes of chocolate and vanilla dominating.

M - Somewhat thin medium-light body. Low carbonation, with a dry tannic finish, and only minimal alcohol warmth.

D - The smell is delicious, but otherwise this brew (or at least this vintage) is somewhat underwhelming. The base beer is fairly light, so maybe this needed less time in the barrels. Would re-visit if I saw it on-tap at Flossmoor in the future.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

notes from my review, enjoyed on the super bowl.

Aroma is high in bourbon and light vanilla and oak. Sweetness is composed of light brown sugar, and light caramel. Faint roast.

Medium high bourbon, chocolate, light roast, soft caramel. Medium molasses like sweetness. Medium light earthy hop bitterness. Finishes moderately sweet, with a strong, lingering bourbon aftertaste. Medium alcohol, little hot. Would do well w a few months on it - bummer I only have one.

Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Alcohol warmth is moderate.

This was a nice showcase of what a barrel can do to a beer. I've had the regular base beer many times, so the barrel and bourbon qualities really stood out, in a complimentary and interesting way. The bourbon and alcohol characteristics were quite high. If I have it again with some age on it, I would love to see the bourbon come down a bit, oak to pop more and the alcohol warmth to subside a bit. Solid, flavorful, tasty barrel aged treatment for an already fabulous beer.

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Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 46 ratings
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