Pullman Nut Brown | Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Pullman Nut BrownPullman Nut Brown
Very Good
269 Ratings
Pullman Nut BrownPullman Nut Brown

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

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A traditional english brown ale, very nutty aroma towards hazel and Brazil nuts, deep brown in color and very well rounded body

Added by younger35 on 04-17-2008

User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 269 |  Reviews: 161
Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Tone
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. 1/5 inch head of a tan color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of alcohol, hops, roasted malt, sweet malt, slight oatmeal, and slight yeast. Fits the style of an American Brown Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of roasted malt, hint of coffee, alcohol, hint of sweet malt, and slight wood. Overall, good aroma, body, and blend.

 402 characters

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Wasatch
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to stonequarrywest for this brew.

22oz. Bomber

Pours a very nice clean/clear deep brown color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy tan head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some chocolate, toffee, roast. The taste is very nice, malty, sweet, with very nice notes of chocolate, toffee, with some roastyness. Medium body. Very drinkable, one of the best American Brown Ale's I've had to date.

 437 characters

Photo of liamt07
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber, into two nonic pint glasses, bottle courtesy of AJacob81! Cheers dude, shared with a budding BA to initiate festivities on my girlfriend's 25th birthday.

Poured a viscous, deep brown (bordering on black) colour, opaque in the body with a tinge of red around the edges. Head was creamy and frothy, and tan in colour. Minimal lacing, but the retention on this was phenomenal, kept a solid half finger of head on this throughout. Just gorgeous. Aroma is nice too, bouquet of milk chocolate, caramel, molasses, sweet and rich malts. Taste starts with the rich warm malt base striking the tongue initially, then coating the tongue with a fairly simple and delicious combination of molasses, caramel, toffee and a touch of coffee. Mouthfeel is full, low carbonation and a smooth, creamy finish. Bit of bitterness at the end of each sip, but the IBU's on this are only low 30's from what I can recall from the bottle. Excellent beer, drinkability is brought down a notch by the fullness I experienced drinking this beer, 22oz may be a bit much for myself but to each his own!

 1,096 characters

Photo of Gonzoillini
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of MasterSki
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

With all the love the rotating Flossmoor IPAs get I figured I should also give one of their regular offerings a chance. Served in a Pisgah pint glass.

A - Huge dark tan head with big bubbles that slowly dissipates but doesn't leave much in the way of lacing. Eventually settles to thick cap over a near-black body with a hint of lighter brown at the bottom of the glass.

S - Huge baker's chocolate, multi-grain bread, and nut smell, with hints of anise, spice, molasses, and coffee. There's a little bit of soapiness (perhaps from Cascade hops) in there too, but it isn't overly distracting.

T - The taste is heavy in roasted malts, with more of the multi-grain character coming through. Definitely not as sweet as I was expecting from the smell - maybe only a hint of molasses and caramel. Bitter burnt coffee finish that is a bit out of proportion to the rest of the flavor.

M - Yikes - too much carbonation - it burns! I suppose that's preferable to lack of carbonation, as at least I can stir this for a bit to calm it down. However, the out of the bottle feel is gritty (even chalky), and leaves a sticky residue that accompanies the bitter aftertaste.

D - The low ABV makes this pretty easy going, but the fierce bitter roastiness and high carbonation are turning me off. Perhaps this bottle is too old (still has Matt Van Wyck on the label,although that doesn't mean a ton as god knows how many bottles were pre-made before he left), but there's a huge disconnect between the smell and the taste/feel. I'll still finish this bomber, but I may have to try this on-tap to make sure that this is what Flossmoor intended.

 1,629 characters

Photo of drabmuh
3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Just found this in the back of beer fridge and realized it was a top 10 American Brown ale...yes please. Beer is nearly still, completely uncarbonated, dark brown, bordering on black. No lacing and nearly no head. Not off to a great start are we?

Aroma is nice though, good level of roast and sweetness / molasses in the nose. Smells good.

Beer is a little thin, surprisingly, and has this kind of late lingering bitterness from the roast. It is not unpleasant. The lead off here is the sweetness, giving way to a vacant midpalate and some nice bitterness / coffee / roast at the end of palate. it tastes good but I think a lot more could have been done ot connect the palate throughout.

 689 characters

Photo of Bitterbill
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this in a trade with joe1510. Thanks Joe!

It pours a very dark brown with a small head of tan foam.

The smell is both bitterish and sweet; some notes of coffee and chocolate and some grain.

The taste is as nice as the nose. I'm getting the bitter/sweet thing with good tasting coffee notes and good chocolate, which I think is adding both sweetness and bitternes. A nice medium mouthfeel here which also describes the carbonation. It finishes with a nice bitterish kick that leaves a good long lasting aftertaste. I like.

Bottom line: Here's a nice American style Brown Ale that's plenty tasty, has a good mouthfeel, is easy drinking, and looks good in the glass. A solid example of the style.

 703 characters

Photo of RBorsato
4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Note: Tasted bottled version contract brewed by Riverside Brewing Co., Riverside, CA.

Dark brown to black color with ruby highlights and a nice Brown head. Big Chocolate aroma and a nice chocolate taste (had a slight roasty aftertaste). Medium bodied.

This beer runs along the lines of a Robust Porter in my book - delicious and makes you want to have more than one !

 376 characters

Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of enelson
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A surprise treat from Ditmier from over the Memorial Day weekend... Thanks Eric!!

Pours with a thin white head... very clear deep walnut brew.

Nose smells "BROWN"... wow... deep nutty.. Herculean English Brown ... toffee and caramel without too much sweetness... lite cocoa..

Flavor mirrors the nose with some lite blackstrap and hints of something that I can only describe as smoke on the finish... the nuttiness and caramel essence all jive very well... I could not believe that Floosmoor packed this much flavor into a 6% brew.. My only real beef could be that some decisive hoppiness could help cut down on perceived sweetness... but overall, this is an excellent brown ale.. just not "American" ... Thanks a ton Eric.


 738 characters

Photo of KAF
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.69/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle for $6.49. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with a huge tan head. Pretty much as soon as I poured the beer into the glass, it started bubbling up like crazy, and it took a while for the head to settle down enough for me to pour a somewhat full glass. Aroma is nice and malty, it smells like molasses, chocolate, brown sugar and some coffee. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there's the addition of a nutty flavor. Also, I think the roasty coffee flavor comes out stronger in the finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick but has way too much carbonation. I'm not sure if this is a bad bottle or not, but at least the taste wasn't affected. Other than the high carbonation, I think it's a good brew. I'd try this again in the future.

 786 characters

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of barnzy78
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in an American pint glass)

A-Nice big creamy tan head. The body was thick and black with no visible carbonation.

S- Very clean smell but it had hints of floral hops and a bit of chocolate or roasted malt. The end had a bit of a spicy note aswell.

T- It started with a sweet but roasted barley flavor and a slight hint of chocolate. The spicy resinous hops were a balance to the malt and there was some prune or black strap molasses in the background. It finished with a slight alcoholic warmth.

M- The mouthfeel felt slippery but still creamy and there was a slight alcohol warmth at the end.

D- I feel like this beer is more of an American Brown Ale or a Porter. It has nice big hops that would make me think that it is a ABA but the awards on the wall are for best Porter. It is a nice beer but I'm not sure why it had an alcohol warmth to it. Maybe it was served to young and needed time to age?

 925 characters

Photo of maximum12
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Frankly, American Brown Ales bore me. Sure, there are some boundary stretchers out there that are very good - but unless brewers are doing something exceptional to their 'browns' (Rocky's Revenge, Santo Palo Marron, Bender, etc.) they're yawn-inducing at best.

So I ordered this with no expectations and...holy crap.

This is the best straight-up brown I've ever had, by a long shot. Maybe it's the molasses lending a sweetness to the brew. Maybe it's the interesting notes of chocolate & coffee in the background. Maybe it's the sheer number of malts that make for a complex but smooth, approachable brew. Maybe it was the richness & fullness of the beer, both in the body & in the mouthfeel. Maybe it's just the shock of finding a beer with so much flavor, character, & interest at 6% ABV in a style that is staid & boring.

Superb beer. Picked up a couple of bottles for the flight home & will be happy to have them over the next month or so. Now am very sad that we missed the IPA tapping by a single day

 1,012 characters

Photo of Jwale73
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bottle courtesy of 2BDChicago and the never-ending SS BIF box. Served in my SA Perfect Pint. Recipe No. 128 indicated on the label. Pours 90% head to start - off-white/tan, dense and frothy. As the head recedes, a chestnut hued body is revealed with ruby red highlights evident when backlit. Thick, textured swaths of lacing are exposed as the head slowly recedes. Nose is malty with a slight nuttiness and a suggestion of artificial sweetener and lactose. Taste is fantastic - malty, molasses and a pleasant roasted character - extremely flavorful without being overly thick or cloying; however, there is a residual lactose/artificial sweetener character that lingers at the finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a mild, even carbonation and silky/creamy texture. Overall, I have to say that this is one of the best American Brown Ales I've had the opportunity to try, falling somewhere between a brown and a Porter in my opinion. A top notch beer that demonstrates that a high abv is not necessary to impart flavor.

 1,032 characters

Photo of jzlyo
3.56/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is malty along a strong hint of sweetness, probably from the molasses. The flavor is caramel and malty and has a heavy sweetness from the molasses. Decent ale although the molasses made it a bit too sweet for my tastes.

 227 characters

Photo of Sparky44
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of scruffwhor
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very rich molasses brown with a tan head hat is fleeting at best. The aroma is a bronwnie sweet cream with som bitter burnt malts and a touch of rye like hops. The taste has sweet and bitter malts. The molasses mingles very well ith such a deep roasted to burnt malt bill with good hop balancing. Makes me thnk of sweet mocha brownies with adash of grapefruit rinds jumping aroun. Adding a spicey note to the mix. A dark sweet mix with lots of chocolates and coffee flavors moving around your palate. Taste like its almost a sipping beer, but lower in abv.

 564 characters

Photo of jera1350
3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep, dark chocolate brown color with a frothy tan head that is a bit short.

Nutty with some caramel and a bit of a soapy scent that's not too bad. Some chocolate milk on the nose as well.

Quite big and rich for a brown ale. Mildly deep roasted malts with a good presence of coffee and a bit of chocolate milk. Unfortunately, I am getting a metallic taste near the end as well.

Definitely medium bodied. Pretty big for a brown ale. Smooth feeling.

A very nice brown ale that borders on being a porter. Big and ballsy for a brown. Worth a try in my book.

 557 characters

Pullman Nut Brown from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 269 ratings