Bourbon Barrel Aged Anise Stout / Hi-Fi Rye Wine Blend | Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Sean9689 on 03-05-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 2
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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Firkin at Night of the Living Ales. Served in the supplied taster glass.

A - Looks more like a stout - very dark brown, with some thin wispy foam on top.

S - An interesting mix of butterscotch, oak, roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, and anise.

T - Taste is again quite nice, with heft doses of caramel, vanilla, butterscotch, oak, roasted malt, and a moderate anise twang in the finish.

M - Smooth, chewy, full body, with a bit of oak dryness, and very low carbonation.

D - This beer deserved a medal, and again shows why Flossmoor's management is out of touch with reality - these are both Brian Shimkos creations. If this is his last hurrah, it was a good one and was competitive with BCS Coffee for best non-sour of the night.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at Night of the Living Ales 2012. Poured into taster.

A - Pours black, light tan colored head, some bubbles on top.

S - Chocolate, anise, light burnt sugars, oak, touch of dark fruits. The Hi-Fi takes a back seat to the Anise Stout, but it works well.

T - The anise is a little more apparent on the nose, but the Hi-Fi really helps tone it down a bit. I'm not a huge fan of anise to start, but I think this blend is well-done. Pretty simliar to the nose, just a little more anise.

M - Full, rich and smooth, creamy sweet finish.

O - A really solid beer from Flossy that I had several pours of during the session. For not really loving anise, this beer impressed me. Would love to have again in the future.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Anise Stout / Hi-Fi Rye Wine Blend from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
4.09 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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