Beelzebeer | Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

41 Ratings

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by weatherdog on 09-26-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of BeerOps
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stakem
3.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dusty old bomber poured into a snifter appears black in color with a khaki head.

This smells of raisons, oxidative with a mildly chicolate roast character and earthen appeal.

Taste is a little bitter and earthen with cherry or raspberry seedy quality before an herbal bitterness comes through.

This is medium in body with modest carbonation. Not bad, not good. Kind of a muddled brew at this point.

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Photo of jrob21
3.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +17%

Bottle: Poured a deep black color ale with nice dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of residual sugar with light roasted malt notes is quite nice. Taste is also dominated by some residual sugar notes with some roasted malt. Some dark fruits are also noticeable. Body is quite full with good carbonation with no real apparent alcohol. Easy drinking with just enough complexity which makes for a nice night cap.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of DavidEddie
4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of t0rin0
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of JVan
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of antoines15
3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.38/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to Wendall for hooking me up with this one!

A: Pours a dark brown, practically black color, one finger of tan foam that dissolves rather quickly leaving a thin cap on tap. Nice sheets of lacing form around the glass.

S: Lots of roasty/charred dark malts, some chocolate, and a bit of dark fruit.

T: A little more plain than the aroma. Some chocolate and a little bit of dark roast, but not much in the way of dark fruit, though there is a little bit right on the finish.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Abv hidden well. Smooth and easy drinking.

O: A decent beer. Drinks very easy, but the flavors just aren't there.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of doughanson78
3.7/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a chalice. Thanks to 67couple for this.

A: Dark brown with barely any light getting through. Just a wisp of tan head forms before fading away quickly. Leaves a very nice lacing tho.

S: Toffee, caramel, molasses, light chocolate and roasted malts, hints of dark fruits. And of course alcohol.

T: Caramel and toffee upfront. Molasses and maybe some anise mixed with roasted/burnt malts make for a slightly off taste in the middle of the tongue. Finishes very boozy, but with nice flavors of dark chocolate and caramel.

M: On the low side of full bodied. Medium high carbonation. Slight creaminess. Overall warmness from alcohol.

O: It's decent. Drinkable. Nothing I would run out to buy. Could definitely see this becoming very good with some age.

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Photo of mmnorth
3.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at the brewery during the release. Just pulled it out of the cellar to check it out.

A- Dark mostly opaque. Thin tan head that's still hanging on.

S- Intense malt, molasses, cherries, slight to moderate resinous hops there in the back. Smells like burning in the end.

T- Malt sweetness with burnt sugars. High to moderate hop bitterness cutting through everything nicely. Lingering taste of hops and caramelized sugars in the aftertaste. Slight alcohol burn.

M- Pretty thick mouthfeel. Chewy.

O- Definitely like the burning motif on this one. A nice strong beer for a winter warmer. Glad I have a few more of these that I can continue to age.

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Photo of AaronBurr
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of ktrillionaire
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by MasterSki prior to DLD. This beer is brown-black and is capped with a short-lived tan head. It is also visibly thinner than the average Imperial Stout (which, apparently, it is not. I thought it was an IS when I was drinking it...) The aroma offers toffee, coffee, roastiness and burnt sugar; it is a hodgepodge of burnt sweetness. The flavor, however, is a significant departure from the suggestions of the nose, as it is more akin to a roasty and acrid BSDA, with spice and dark fruit suggested. There is a suggestion of anise that seems to bridge the gap between char and fruit. Lighter body and abundant carbonation give this brew a Belgian sensibility that is somewhat misplaced. The beer is more interesting than good.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.33/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased at the brewery a while back. Ended up bringing to Flossmoor on Friday in order to try side-by-side with the barrel-aged variants. Served in a plastic cup.

A - All the variants looked largely similar. Half-finger of quick-dissolving dark tan foam that settled to a patchy cap and thick ring. Body is near-black with transparent brown glints at the fringes.

S - Dark fruits, candi sugar, chocolate, marzipan, some light grains. Alcohol has largely mellowed since I had this last, which is nice.

T - Taste is worse. Odd "generic" beer bread and yeast character, much lower sweetness, and a strange anise and burnt tar bitterness in the finish.

M - Over-carbonated and a bit thin for 9.5%. Sticky finish, but thankfully little alcohol warmth.

D - The base beer kind of sucked compared to the barrel-aged versions. It's not terrible, but it's not something I'd really want to have again either. It would have been much better if it weren't the acrid finish.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.33/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Super dark, black chocolate colored brew with a tan head that doesn't last. Can't see any bubbling in this dark brew.

The aroma has dark roasted malts imbue smells of coffee, chocolate, and soem charred wood. Just a little. There are some momemnts of watery thinness too.

This beer is warm, but not boozy, from the get go. Roasted mlats offering chcolate and black coffee. The finish has some cream and caramel and toffee. Simple, warm , and syrupy is what maed the palate.

Nothing spectacular, but very pleasing and worth picking up again and reccomending in my book.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.58/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thank you, Andy, for this very metal extra. The scores aren't particularly impressive for this, but it gives me occasion to add Inquisition's Rituals Of Human Sacrifice For Lord Baal and Belphegor's Bondage Goat Zombie to my playlist.

Pouring black as Satan's soul with a head the color of his latte, this beer is pretty evil looking. The nose has a blend of caramel sweetness, molasses, brown sugar, cocoa, dark chocolate, a little bit of creamy coffee and a touch of smokiness, this is surprisingly solid.

The palate opens with a blend of sweetness and bitterness, mildly acrid, ashy and smoky. Caramel and chocolate balance the bitterness. A little boozy and warming, there's a mild fruitiness in the mid-palate. Bitter on the finish, mostly grainy with a little bit of hop character as well, there's some molasses and caramel that linger on. Medium-full in body with creamy carbonation, this is pretty solid on the palate. Solid stuff.

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Photo of trappistlover
3.3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

(Sample at Dak's Final Four tasting courtesy of Sparky, I believe!). Pours dark brown with off-white head. Aroma has aroma of rock cand and orange tootsie pop. Taste is sweet with some roasty bitterness. Medium bodied with bitter finish. Decent beer.

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Photo of xnicknj
3.46/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into snifter glass - thanks to crushedvol

Pours an oily black with a thick tanned head, great retention, thick film and plenty of patchy lacing on the glass.

Roasted dark malt, smoky edges, bit of chocolate sweetness, alcohol, and a slightly odd metallic note.

Dark malts with a warm feel accompanied by syrupy molasses. Dark bittersweet chocolate with some candied fruit esters. Dates and figs with sugar. Touch of smoky malt towards the finish with booze.

Smooth creamy feel, decent carbonation, and a little sticky. Pretty drinkable but the nose felt a little off despite the flavor being pretty good, and it was a little hot as well.

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Photo of brew3crew
3.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to urbancaver on this wonderful spring afternoon.

A-dark as satan himself. Red around the edges. Tan head that goes no where.
S-slight roasty malt. Not much
T-doesnt start out well. Starts very boozy and malty but finishes nice and smooth. Alot like a strong ale should
M-medium bodied and smoitg
D-ok. Took me longer than usual.

This guy is all over the place.

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Photo of Urbancaver
3.51/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 666.... Yum
Pours a very dark with a good amount of light brown head. Reddish tint. Looks preet good. Smells a bit roasty. Fairly indifferent tothenose. Tastes a bit roasted.. Not really that flavorful but highly drinkable. I'm really not sure what to think in all honesty

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Beelzebeer from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
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