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Black Magic IPA Betwitching

Monday, December 14th, 2009

flossmoor station restaurant & brewing black magic ipa

Yesterday, while watching football, I decided it was time to taste and review Black Magic IPA by Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewing, their latest release in their IPA series. This is only my second beer in the series but I was hooked after the first I had, Celebration IPA, and plan on continuing with the run as long as they keep brewing them. roshe run hyp qs Also, I have special interest in this beer as Rich and I had the chance to taste this on our brewery hop to Flossmoor while it was still in the fermentor.

The bomber form of the beer has black metalic wax encasing the cap while giving eager tasters the ability to distinguish it from their other IPA releases. The beer poured black and clear with a huge brown, frothy foam. The nice blend of citrus and floral hops filled my nostrils over and over as I couldn’t stop myself from enjoying the fresh scents of spring that is still far off in Chicagoland. The taste is a contrast as the roasted malt comes to the forefront in the taste while the hops still continue to come through. A slight creaminess on this interesting and refreshing beer.

As Flossmoor continues to pump out the IPAs I will be in line for my bottle. I just hope the better ones they maybe bring back on a seasonal rotation. So they would have their one-timers and then a rotational of their best of one-timers. Just a thought. Enjoy!

Another Jaunt to Flossmoor Station Brewing

Monday, December 7th, 2009

flossmoor station restaurant & brewery growler

For a couple of weeks I have wanted to make a trip out to Flossmoor Station Restaurant and Brewery as they had released their most recent IPA (Black Magic) and Killer Wood (Killer Kapowski bourbon oak aged). air jordan 1 I also knew that they had released an oatmeal stout (Devout Oatmeal Stout) which was brewed along with a home brewer who had won a home brew competition with that beer.

So Rich and I had the chance to cruise our there yesterday to partake and review a few more American craft beers from Flossmoor. We arrived shortly after half time of the Bears game (so pathetic) and were greeted to a half time buffet.

We both started off with a 12 ounce pour of Killer Wood. A baltic porter that had been aged in oak bourbon barrels for five months. Based on the beer that aging was perfect. Bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, molasses, and slight tinge of alcohol greeted the nose and taste buds to a cornucopia of delight. Definitely a sipper that is creamy and worth the ride to Flossmoor. 8/10

My second and final beer of the afternoon, Devout Outmeal Stout is an American Stout that was brewed with a home brewers recipe. I am not going to say much here as I am a Flossmoor fan but this beer just didn’t agree with me. There is a chance that having it after such a big beer like Killer Wood did it an injustice. 5/10

I am going to have to find a way to make it out to Flossmoor every six weeks or so as they are always changing their rotation beers and always have a bourbon oak aged beer on tap. I also picked up a bottle of Black Magic IPA, it has black metallic wax on top. I am sure that won’t last long. Enjoy!