Pullman Brown Reserve | Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Pullman Brown ReservePullman Brown Reserve
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
46
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
10.76%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep brown. Small khaki head. Medium collar.

Smell - Bourbon. Deep caramel. Milk chocolate. Banana, but not a phenolic aroma.

Taste - Strong bourbon and a little bit of that banana. Lots of oak. Oak becomes very intense, actually. Chocolatey.

Mouthfeel - Very oaky. A little boozy. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - The banana fruity element adds a nice dimension, but otherwise it's totally dominated by the barrel.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.49/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
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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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +5%
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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3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque black with very little tan head. The nose is faint with the bourbon and wood forward, some sweet dark fruits and light chocolate cake. The flavor is more rich in chocolate cake, the bourbon is soft and nicely integrated, but the finish is thin and a bit empty. The body isn't bold enough to hold the barrel age but the favors are quite nice until they thin out.

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3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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Pullman Brown Reserve from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
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