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Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
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Review by joe1510 on 11/16/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 2 10 18 4 9 0

Flossmoor Station's new creation is a baltic porter named Killer Kowalski. Pours the darkest of brown, bordering on black, with faint mahogany stained highlights along the edges only when held directly to the light. A 1 finger super creamy brown head formed on the pour that stayed put for a few minutes before falling to a whispy head that's thick around the edges. Leaves spotty lacing.

The smell is powerful and warming. Deeply roasted malts mingle with coffee grounds and under-ripe banana. Dark fruits abound including fig and plum with a solid dose of boozy sweetness. Complex.

Taste is identical to the aroma. There are no rough edges at all. Every flavor meshes perfectly with the next. Finishes with a sweetened boozy hit with mild fumes in the throat. Very enjoyable and warming.

The body is rich and luxurious. Creamy and velvety with a medium body that goes down smooth. This beer actually soothes the tongue with the mouthfeel.

This is an extremely drinkable Baltic Porter. I could sip this all night long. Until the 8.3% caught up to me anyway.

Flossmoor Station always manages to impress me whether it's their special releases like this or their old standbys. This is an extremely well made Baltic porter that isn't over-sweetened and sticky like so many others. They built this beer just right. Another great job.

Reviewed: 2/24/07

Price: $13.95 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by seaoflament on 04/29/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 9 16 4 8 2009
Thanks to Joey for bringing this over to La Bella on another Tuesday night (4/28/09).

Pours a dark cola color but not completely dark. About a half inch of foam on top with some good retention.

At first I picked up some cocoa and a good dose of smoke and almost like beef jerky which was probably due to the beer still being a bit cold. As the beer opened it released aromas of chocolate malts, dark fruits like dates and prunes, and a bit of vanilla. Later on there was some coffee and a good amount of toffee too. When the beer got closer to room temperature the toffee intensified and there were notes of cherries, raisins, and more dark fruits.

Roasted malts, chocolate malts, again with a bit of smoke as the aroma, cocoa, and dates on the first sip. The next couple of sips had some chocolate covered raisins, dates, loads of dried fruits, dried black cherries, and hints of smoke in the finish. Slightly nutty towards the end. Quite tasty overall, would have given it a slightly higher score but the last couple of sips were a tad thin on the palate.

Low carbonation and a tad thin on the finish. Very drinkable and the alcohol is well hidden. Just wished there was more body in the finish.

Served In: Pint Glass

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