Barrel Aged ThunderSnow | Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Russian Imperial Stout aged in Woodford Reserve barrels.

Added by MasterSki on 04-21-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cvm4
3.3/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I know it's simple and whimsical, but I like the labeling.

L - Pours a black body, doesn't seem too thick, and has a khaki one finger or less head.

S - The oak bourbon barrels hit you first. Afterwards, big whiffs of roasted malts and caramel/toffee.

T - In your face oak at first with boozy bourbon following. Then some bitter dark chocolate and roasted malts. It's all over the place. Not refined or svelte, just a take it or leave it hit to the taste buds.

F - For an imperial stout, very watery body. Has medium carbonation, slick and a wet finish.

O - Just not put together well at all. Something was off with the look, the smell was on point, the taste was all over the place and the feel wasn't imperial stout like. Overall, could have been better at a number of categories.

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Photo of OnryAndMean
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaseFace
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of bryang002
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ronn
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of MastaShonuf
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Drucifer
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of chugalug06
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of sleuthdog
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Rogorama
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Axnjxn
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of josephwa
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of 4amepiphany
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of beernads
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of GrapesofWrath
4.54/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

The pour results in a dark brown/black oil slick with tan foam and light lacing.

The nose imparts a lot of oak, mixed with toffee, alcohol phenols, caramel, roast, and slight char.

The taste mirrors the nose with an emphasis on the bourbon and toffee.

Mouthfeel is on the thin side of what I prefer, but it sits well and keeps this very drinkable.

Overall, No single part is overwhelmingly fantastic, but when combined in the whole- this is truly a great beer. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of Netdigger2
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of emerge077
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of incubuscience
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of hopswap1
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of KJ2013
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of JohnnyHopps
2.39/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

I had this on tap at the pre-Dark Lord party, so I bought a few bottles and aged them. I thought the beer was decent when I had it on tap, but something is very wrong with the bottle version.

Appearance - The most appropriate part of the beer was the appearance. Brownish-black with a vey modest head was the appearance. Did I mention that I needed a chisel to get the wax off the bottle?

Smell - I first I noticed the bourbon, but then it was not quite bourbon. There was something lime-like about the aroma.

Taste - The booze came to the front with some chocolate and coffee, but then there was this intolerable lime taste. What the hell happened to this once good beer. I could not continue. It was a dumper.

Mouthfeel - It had the thickness of a stout, but not the taste.

Overall - I had this on tap and thought it was pretty good. I don't know what happened to the bottle. And I still have another bottle.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Barrel Aged ThunderSnow from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 77 ratings