Monday, June 10, 2013

Beer Review: Barrel Aged Dark Blend

Reviewing the Barrel Aged Dark Blend from Flossmoor Station Restaurant and Brewery out of Flossmoor, Illinois. This beer is a blend of unidentified dark-style beers aged in Woodford Reserve barrels.

Score: 94

Tap pour served in a sampler glass and enjoyed on 04/07/13 as part of my three breweries in three states Sunday roadtrip with Ilana "B is for Bananas" Feldman. Review is from iPhone notes.

Appearance: Deep brown in color. Thin layer of tan head to ring around glass. No lacing or retention to speak of. Very oily on the side of the glass. 3/5

Smell: Vanilla galore plus bourbon and oak. Subtle banana and a little clove in the mix too. Chocolate too. 4.5/5

Taste: Tastes just like it smells, but with the clove character more pronounced. Really nice and interesting bourbon barrel-based favors present here. Cocoa, syrup, and vanilla. Quite delicious! 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied, low carbonation. Modestly sweet. 3.25/5

Overall: Too thin bodied to be truly excellent. If this beer had a little more viscocity, it would have been an absolute knock out.

Pairing: Creamy vanilla ice cream. Trust me on this. They go perfectly.

Cost: Unknown.

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