Bourbon Barrel Aged Hi-Fi Rye | Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

Bourbon Barrel Aged Hi-Fi RyeBourbon Barrel Aged Hi-Fi Rye
BA SCORE
95.2%
Liked This Beer
4.41 w/ 333 ratings
Bourbon Barrel Aged Hi-Fi RyeBourbon Barrel Aged Hi-Fi Rye
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bourbon barrel aged American Barleywine brewed with 57% malted rye and caraway seeds, very spicy and boozy!

79 IBU

Added by MasterSki on 01-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#383
Reviews:
114
Ratings:
333
Liked:
317
Avg:
4.41/5
pDev:
9.52%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
673
Gots:
82
Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 333 |  Reviews: 114
Photo of standardcherry
2.24/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

22oz batch 1 bottle poured into a snifter. Wow this is a gusher.

A: Hazy dark brown color. Almost black. Big cream colored head. Did not expect this from a BA beer.
S: I'm pretty sure this is infected. Sour apples and pears, big fruity smell. Some spicy rye character. Reminds me of Seizoen Bretta.
T: Sour. Definitely infected. Sour apples again, spiciness, a bit of caramel. A bit medicinal too.
M: Thin bodied with massive carbonation. This beer gushed over for hours. Not good.
O: I was looking forward to this but it's unfortunately infected. I have another bottle and will re-review soon. Wish I could contact Flossmoor but their website seems to be broken.

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Photo of fredmugs
2.75/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Desp59
2.79/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of fthegiants
3/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rpstevens
3/5  rDev -32%

Photo of Franch
3/5  rDev -32%

Photo of birdsellam
3/5  rDev -32%

Photo of morimech
3.11/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

I believe this to be the 2011 vintage. Pours a brown color with some red highlights. One finger of head forms and settles to a thick cap. Nice looking lacing is left down the glass during consumption.

Unfortunately this smells slightly oxidized. The wax seal was intact so not sure what is going on. A bit of a cardboard aroma going on that is not complimenting the bourbon. I pick up some mild spice and caramel/toffee malt.

Harsh bourbon flavor. More cardboard. Very boozy and borderline hot from the alcohol. Sweet malt with mild rye spice notes. I also pick up hints of vanilla.

Rich, lucious texture and wonderful carbonation. Feels big and smooth.

I muched preferred the regular, non-barrel-aged Hi-Fi Rye. This seems overly harsh and poorly handled at the brewery. A big letdown.

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Photo of rowingbrewer
3.25/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of Zaximus
3.25/5  rDev -26.3%

Batch 1

I've never popped a beer with a little rust showing on the cap. I'm scared.

Pours a very dark reddish brown with just a little head. Almost totally opaque.

Nose is sweet. Caramel. Brown Sugar. Malt. Not really getting any bourbon.

Taste follows the nose however there is a bitter astringency on the finish. This one is definitely a bit oxidized. It's not horrible, but I don't think I'll be finishing the bottle.

Wish I could have had this fresh.

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Photo of dnb128
3.46/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Herky21
3.49/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mportnoy
3.5/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chippo33
3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Rifugium
3.52/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad overall, but some weird off-flavors in there telling me the bottle I sampled did not hold up very well.

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Photo of GregSVT
3.63/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber into a snifter

A: Pours a dark brown with a nice tan head that fades to a big ring leaving some lacing on the glass. Like the regular version it pours thick as hell like syrup but it's much darker.

S: The nose is very weird. It has huge notes of rye and an earthy aroma I can't quite place. There are barely any barrel aromas coming out of this one besides some vanilla and the rye is huge compared to the regular version which was mainly hops and malt.

T: The taste is alot different from the nose. There are big tangy rye flavors with some vanilla, caraway/anise, and some very dark overipe fruits. It's almost sour but I hate to use that word. No hops here or the nose which is very odd.

M: The feel is even thicker than the regular version and very creamy.

O: This was nothing like I thought it would be. Maybe it wasn't cellared properly or maybe it's a bad bottle? This is now the 2nd barrel aged Rye beer I've had that tasted "off"...the other being Ry(e)an. Maybe they're not for me...

This one also had a rusty cap...maybe it's time to look into your capping and waxing technique.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.75/5  rDev -15%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Lane1
3.75/5  rDev -15%

Photo of kodt
3.75/5  rDev -15%

Photo of helios7
3.77/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tarheels86
3.8/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650mL silver wax thanks to ygtbsm94. Tawny, clear, amber pour with lower carbonation. Sweeter maple nose with richer, buttery bourbon. Taste is tangy, maple, pretty light feeling, with thicker ganache. Richer palate. Not too sticky sweet. Muted fruitiness. Nice stuff.

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Photo of MADhombrewer
3.8/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was part of a 7 bottle BA Barleywine tasting. Thanks to Hopsbreath for bringing this. Shared with hopsbreath, witchsbrew, and tulipsnifter.

Appearance- Unfiltered crimson. Almost a light plum color. Small off white head that doesn't last long at all. 3.5/5

Smell- Vanilla and maple syrup. Not very much after that. Some alcohol as it warms. 3.5/5

Taste- Vanilla and hard caramel candies. The rye comes out at the end. The alcohol makes an appearance in the end and when it warms. 4/5

Mouthfeel- Medium body that thins out quite fast and ends thin. A small chalky feel was there as well 3.5/5

Overall- Good but not overwhelming. I was glad to have it, though. 4/5



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Photo of birchstick
3.82/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours caramel brown / rustic red color without much of a head. Nose is a lot OS bitter hops, some caramel malt, and bourbon notes. Starts off with citrus hops that quickly move to some caramel malts and some molasses. Next up is an explosion of vanilla with some spiciness. The hops are overwhelmed by the vanilla Good mouthfeel with a full body and decent carbonation. Overall, this is a pretty solid barrel aged barley wine. The barrel characteristics dominate everything else on the tongue, which make this a little one-dimensional. Pretty solid, but I don't think it's worth the trouble trading for.

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Photo of Florida9
3.84/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted this one at the Lower Buffalo Grove Spring Gathering. Thanks to whomever brought it.

A: Dark brown and flat. Forms a slight film of micro-bubbles.

S: Huge aroma of bourbon, raisins, port, caramel, and syrup.

T: Hugely (and distractingly) sweet. Raisins, toffee, and oak. Almost port-like.

M: Thick and syrupy with virtually no carbonation. Almost medicinal

O: A very complex sipper of a beer that I found overly sweet. Enjoyed the non-BA version much better.

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Beer rating: 95.2% out of 100 with 333 ratings
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