Trainwreck Of Flavor | Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by JorisP on 12-07-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5
Photo of DrunkMcDermott
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Draft, at Flossmoor Station. Probably the last chance to taste a Todd Ashman beer for quite a while. The server said it’s made the rounds of festivals and contests, but it’s rarely been on tap, and this is the last cask. The brandy snifter gave it a firm tan head over a solid brown to black body. The first sip has both the taste and texture of plums and raisins, giving way to whiskey and stoutish coffee notes. There’s support from some fragrant hops, too. Aging has really mellowed out the alcohol taste to a buttery smoothness. Once I drank down part of the glass, I could smell a more concentrated whiskey smoothness.

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Photo of aracauna
3.23/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I think they called this Runaway Train at Border Beer Bust, but the description is word-for-word the same. Interesting beer, this one. The mixture is a bit odd. I'm guessing the extremely dark brown comes from the Pullman Brown, or their barleywine is just crazy dark for the style. There's really too much going on here for me to pinpoint everything. There's plenty of malts, anise, chocolate, tobacco, vanilla, whiskey and more in there, but I wonder if this "Train Wreck" could be tweak so that the flavors meld better. As it is, you can't keep your footing in the flavor.

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Photo of drewbage
4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled during Todd Ashman's Barrel Aged Beer Talk at the 2003 AHA NHC from a self-pressurized 1/4 barrel keg.

The beer is dark leathery brown with ruby highlights gleaming in the bright light of a hotel conference room at 9am.

The nose is sweet with vanilla spicy oak notes mixed with brown sugar and the slight hint of oxidation.

The flavor is of peaches poached with cinnamon and sugar until melting with a creamy viscous body and a long lingering warm finish that grabs you from the tongue down through your belly.

For me this beer passed the ultimate test of exactly how good it is. Given the choice between this and a half dozen excellent brews already (or soon to be) sampled, I returned to this beer multiple times in the morning Absolutely a top notch example of how the proper use of oak can propel a beer to another dimension.

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Photo of JorisP
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lacy, brown-cream head, very deep-dark colour. Something lactic in thenose, cigarsmoke, chocolate and roasted malts.

Superb taste of rich chocolate cake, nice acidic touch (carbonation?) and the tang of malts. very fruity-estery as well. Betrayable finish - hammer disguised as a fine tool. Rich palate.

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Trainwreck Of Flavor from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
4.21 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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