Tree Hugger | Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by cpetrone84 on 04-26-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 6
Photo of alleykatking
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Flossmoor.

A- Pours a brown color with red hues in the light at the edges of the glass. Half finger light tan head that shows some good retention. Sticky lacing left on the sides of the glass.

S- A light roasted malt that gives this beer a wonderful undertone in the aroma. Chocolate is the next in the nose. Some earthy tones to this along with a light nutty aroma.

T- Chocoalte notes come out kicking in this beer. Nice upfront of cocoa that washes away to a light nutty flavor covered in a toffee malt. The roasted malts only really seem to come in the back end with a burnt toast flavor.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Cocoa nibs left on the palate with a light roasted flavor in the aftertaste. Flavors were blended well together and I really enjoyed how the balance was in the beer. Clean flavors and had a sharpness to them.

D- A nice overall drinking beer. Nothing in this screamed out amazing but to be honest this beer was amazing. I could drink a lot of this I think but would grow tired of it after about 4 pints in I think.

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Photo of mynie
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Billed as an "Organic" brown, so I guess their regular brown is inorganic and therefore poisonous.

Pours like a brown. It's been a busy few days of reviewing and so I've realized how--how inane most of my appearance descriptions are. This is my fault, I guess, but I just have a horrible time mustering poetry while describing a glass of liquid. This looks like a brown. You probably know what that looks like.

Smells like a brown--nutty and peaty--but with a heavy handful of cocoa thrown in. Nice and firm, especially for the style.

Tastes like it smells. A good brown made a little better by a nice dose of baker's chocolate.

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

On tap @ Flossmoor Station (Flossmoor, IL) on 4/23/10. Served in a pint glass. Full name listed as Tree Hugger Organic Chocolate Brown with an ABV of 5.6%.

Pours a very dark ruby with a ½ finger of creamy light mocha colored head. Rich retention here that coats the sides of the glass with heavy lacing. The aroma is cocoa, caramel, earthy hops, and some roasted malts that keep this darker feeling in the nose. Despite the roasted character, this is mostly on the more mellow and pleasant side in the nose.

The taste is cocoa powder (that flavor from the nibs really comes out here), toffee, and some nutty character. A pretty aggressive blast of roast and earthy hops control the backend of the profile, flinging lingering notes of burnt toast and dry spice in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a sharp carbonation that prickles the tongue and just a touch of chewy sweetness that sits underneath. Good overall feel here.

I liked this. The use of the Madagascar Cocoa Nibs here help add an extra level of flavor to this that helped elevate it above your normal Organic Brown. Flavorful and easy drinking and I nice way to cap a great time drinking at the Station.

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Photo of cpetrone84
4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes from the brewery on Friday before Dark Lord Day. This was one of their brewers specials on draft.

A-dark brown and almost opaque in color, light tan head that is thick and creamy. It has good retention with a nice thick lace.

S-roasted malts right up front, sweetened cocoa with hints of espresso in the back

T-big flavors of roasted malts up front. Hints of coffee come in with lots of bitter cocoa in the back and a light malty sweetness

M-extremely smooth and creamy with enough carbonation to keep it going throughout. Medium to light body but big enough to be quite enjoyable.

D-this is a great brew, big flavors, smooth and creamy on the palate, no signs of alcohol. Awesome beer on an awesome weekened!

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Tree Hugger from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
4.02 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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