Barrel Aged Finlaggin Scotch | Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Barrel Aged Finlaggin ScotchBarrel Aged Finlaggin Scotch
BEER INFO

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

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by birchstick on 04-27-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
34
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.39
pDev:
17.4%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
15
For Trade:
1
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5/5  rDev +47.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

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4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of Holland
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: cloudy light brown with orange highlights and a thick head with tons of carbonation.

S: apple, some bourbon, fruity smells

T: excellent mix of the fruity beer flavors with scotch flavor. Bitter and sweet with fruit and alcohol too.

M: a bit overcarbonated with a medium body, but still solid for the category

O: interesting beer, but it seems off a bit. Quite cider like with the heavy caronation and big apple flavor.Not my favorite style, but a great example and a unique take to me at least.

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4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a hazy dirty amber color ale with a large foamy head with excellent retention and some good lacing. Aroma of dry scotch notes with some distinctive peat notes with very little residual sugar notes. Taste is quiet dryer then I had expected with some peat notes with light smoke and some scotch notes with light barley notes. Body is lighter then expected with super great carbonation and light warming alcohol notes. Quite different then what I was expecting with loads of attenuation and almost no residual sugar. I could see myself drinking this on a semi-periodic basis.

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Photo of brystmar
3.77/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub on release day!

Amber pour, medium head. Sweet, malty, scotchy aroma is this beer's best quality. Taste is initially subtle and scotchy, tons of malt and caramel. Becomes significantly more boozy as it warms, which is unpleasant to me. Should be a great beer with some age.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of woosterbill
3.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewpub.

A: Clear medium amber body with a thin cap of fine tan head that quickly settles into a ring. Light lace. Solid.

S: Caramel, vanilla, charred oak, and bourbon. A bit of fruitiness, too. Nice.

T: Grassy and floral up front, with vanilla oak, caramel, and bourbon as it progresses. Purely boozy finish mars things a bit, though.

M: Creamy, froth medium body. Very lively indeed.

O: Enjoyable, but way too boozy for 7.5%. Probably my least favorite of the three BA offerings during my visit, but still a decent beer.

Cheers!

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3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at Flossmoor on DLD after they closed the Pub. $15, and was told it was 1/900... I wish I would have picked up an Imperial Schwartz, too.

A - Burnt orange with some floaters. It had a small, cream-colored head, minimal lacing, and a lot of funk left in the bottle.

S - Big scotch aroma up front, sweet burnt sugar/plum... smells really boozy for the ABV.

T - Very boozy for a 7.5%... I would think it was a misprint. Big, smoky wood, caramel, and slight plum.

M - Thinner than what I'd prefer... I'd Coats well with the right amount of carbonation IMO. Finishes smooth and slightly creamy, surprisingly.

O - $15 feels really high now, but I'm glad I was able to try it. I had really high expectations, and I'm left slightly disappointed... Wonder how long it was barrel-aged for. Looking back, I wish I would have cellared this guy for longer.

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Photo of Sean9689
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the pre-DLD Flossmoor Event.

A - Pours a burnt orange color, cream-colored head, spotty lace.

S - Burnt sugars, toffee, caramel, light dark fruity sweetness.

T - Pretty sweet...caramel, toffee, burnt sugars, dark fruit, light oak. Not much barrel character here compared to how it came though on the Imperial Schwartz. Finish is sweet carmel and dark fruit.

M - Medium body, good carbonation, creamy finish.

O - Not as good as the Imperial Schwartz, but not all that bad. I'd have again and I'm curious to see how this is out of the bottle.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of birchstick
3.22/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amber color without much of a head. Nose is bourbon with some sweet malts. Sweet malts up front, move on to some grainy malts. The vanilla bourbon comes through on the back with a nice slickness. Ends with lingering sweetness. Mouth is medium without much carbonation. Overall, this is a decent barrel aged scotch ale.

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Barrel Aged Finlaggin Scotch from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
3.39 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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