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Flossmoor Station Bourbon Barrel Aged HI-FI Rye

photo (2)11% ABV. Barleywine from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery in Illinois. Brewed with 56% rye malt and caraway seed, aged 10 months in Woodford Reserve. I landed a 2011 vintage after looking for this one as I’ve heard good things about Flossmoor Station. This barleywine pours a burnt amber red with a thin lacing head that dissipated very quickly. Rye, some figs, vanilla, and dark fruits in the nose. Oak and light bourbon are detected in the flavors along with rye which I thought was a very interesting characteristic of this beer especially being brewed with caraway seeds. There was some spiciness and dryness in the backfinish which balanced the beer quite well. Very thin and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this was a fine example of an American style barleywine. I enjoyed the fact that it was aged in one of my favorite bourbon, Woodford Reserve, barrels. Quite a creative beer and one that I would love to try again!
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