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Collaborative Evil 2010 - Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mothman on 08-18-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Red wax.
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Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 29
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4.16/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BarrytheBear
2.57/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Like Ol Tommy Brady, this has likely seen better days. Light watery smoke and sardines coupled with a thin muted mouthfeel make this a bummer.

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3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a deep clear brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of cherry wood smokiness with some light roasted malt notes is very pleasing. Taste is a well-balanced mix between some cherry wood smokiness with some light roasted malt profile. Light chocolate notes and dry fruits are also noticeable. Body is a bit light for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very nice example of the style which might have been even better with less age on this bottle.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle into tulip

Hazed cola brown color with a thinner crop of beige head, quickly fading out into a collar of retention with some spotty lacing dotting the glass while drinking.

Subtle smokiness in the nose with roasted malts. Touches of chocolate sweetness and faint warmth.

Dark roasted malt flavor with raw dark chocolate and cocoa beans. Substantial, yet a bit faded smokiness runs throughout the profile. Finishes with mellowed alcohol warmth and a touch of sweetness.

Thinned out body, milder carbonation, chewy and sticky on the tongue. This was probably past whatever prime it might've had, although I was happy this bottle didn't experience some of the infections or off-flavors that others noted in the past.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Geist, served in a tulip. Beer is brown with a haze, almost no head, low carbonation. Looks like a beer.

Aroma is sweet and smokey with a mild bite to it. Interesting to say the least.

Beer is boozy, sweet with a nice underpinning of smoke and a decent finish. A little dry but not overly so. The ethanol is present in this beer pretty forward on the front and the high alcohol serves to thin out the body a little. I'd have it again but it wasn't the best beer I've ever had.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is dark brown with a quarter inch of oily beige head. The aroma offers smoke, booze, oak. Reminiscent of a rauchbier. Smoke presence throughout with only a hint of sausage. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Pretty tasty beer. I'm glad I got to try it.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a dark black with an inch of off-white foam that left a ring of soapy bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S - There is a nice amount of smoke in the smell. Some nice roastiness is also poking through the smoke. I'm not the biggest fan of smoked beers, but the aroma at least is very inviting.
T - Starts out very sweet and then the smoke starts to creep. It never gets overpowering and mixes well with the rest of the flavors. There is a malty sweetness that seems to be a bit much for the beer but it doesn't ruin it completely. Overall I like the flavor but think it could become too much.
M/D - Smooth and creamy mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation. Its easy to drink except for the sweetness but it only knocks it back a little.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

dark beer here, black as night as it pours out. A big cascading brown head comes up and over the top and then settles down into a half inch layer that hung around for the entire rest of the session. The aroma was vanilla, huge vanilla beer and light cafe like coffee notes. Some hints of roasted malts, but vanilla in a beer like I have never come across before. Not terribly sweet and fake, this was like whiffing good vanilla ice cream. As I take the first sip, wow. This beer is suprising the crap out of me. First off where is my 12 percent? This is soo smooth I really got caught off guard by my second glass. The vanilla explosion followed through on the taste, rich and creamy with light and sweet coffee notes following through on them as well. Really tight flavor here, smooth with a long drawn out finish that was sweet, delicate and drying

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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of GallowsThief
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in trade from ChugginOil (the man as always thanks). Poured out of a bomber into my tulip.

A – Poured out black with some ruby highlights. One finger of slightly off white head that settles down quickly. Spotty lacing.

S – Immediately a smokey smell come through with vanilla notes and a bit of cherry. Caramel and roasted malts.

T - Roasted malts right out of the gate though more subtle then the smell. Definite smokiness in the taste but again not overpowering. Caramel and mocha. Cocoa and a nice vanilla roll through at the end making it just a touch sweet. Very little bitterness.

M – Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Very smooth on the palate. Maybe a touch on the thin side but it does not detract from the feel.

O – I was surprised by this as I do not love smoked brews but this one is not overpowering and much more to my liking. Nice balance of flavors and some real flavor in it. Good job.

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3.37/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Collaborative Evil 2010

Served in New Belgium globe glass

A: Pours clear deep amber-brown with scant head. No lacing and no detectable effervescence. 

S: Surprising notes of cherries and charred caramel once you get past smoked malt. Some peat, chocolate, and dark, dried fruits, too. 

T: Medium-high malty sweetness, then cocoa powder and aforementioned fruit notes hit. Smoked malts strike next, nothing meaty, they are more like charred firewood or campfire. The peaty note keeps presenting itself as well. Medium bitterness. Cocoa powder, smokiness, and dark fruit make up finish. 

M: Medium body and medium-light carbonation. I think the beer feels too thin.

O: Collaborative Evil 2010 drinks like a smokey and light Baltic Porter. The smell and taste are quite subdued. I wish it were less sweet and a little bolder.

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2.91/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark and murky brown-black and is capped with a smallish tan head. The nose is smoky, burnt and almost medicinal with some naked grain notes underlying. It is not terribly pungent, but I do not dig what's going on there, either. The flavor is an improvement, but is still underwhelming; notes of smoke and leather, burnt caramel and woody notes are there, they just aren't particularly cohesive or inspired either.

Photo of MasterSki
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at the brewpub a few months back. Served in a taster glass at Goose Island.

A - Pours with a finger of tan foam that settles to a thick collar, leaving behind spotty lace work. Body is a transparent dark brown color.

S - Smoked malts, light burnt plastic, tobacco, light fruitiness, char, and caramel.

T - Smoked malts, cherrywood, and some growing sweetness as the beer warms up. I'm curious if there is lager yeast as it has a nebulous lager quality to it. Finish is the lightly burnt plastic and Play-doh note found in the nose.

M - Smooth, medium bodied, lower carbonation, with well-hidden alcohol. Could stand to be a little more substantial at 8.2%.

D - This is a pretty solid brew, but nothing exceptional. I'd have it again if offered, but I wouldn't buy more bottles if they were available somewhere. I liked it better than 2009, but less than 2008.

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3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jeff for sending me this one awhile back. Finally got around to opening it on St. Patrick's Day.

A: The beer pours a dark brown color with some reddish highlights. A thin layer of off-white head sits on top.

S: I'm pleasantly surprised that the smoke is fairly mild on this. Most of the aroma is the caramel and toffee sweetness of the beer with a moderate roasted malt smell.

T: Moderately smokey, with most of the smoke flavor coming toward the back end. Sweet toffee, caramel, and chocolate are there with just a slight roasted malt flavor and bitterness. The smoke seems to give the beer a touch of woodiness.

M: Medium in body with a light to medium carbonation.

O: I had some doubts going into this, but it turned out to be pretty enjoyable.

Photo of aasher
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was lucky enough to try this several times at Goose Island's Stout Fest. Brian, their head brewer, was manning the pours and he was a class act all the way. He was very engaging and actually told us about the beers that Flosmoor was pouring. If I remember correctly, he said that only 6% of the malt for this beer was smoked.

This beer poured a dark, dark brown on the verge of black with a light tan head. The aromas were dominated by smoke. It had this campfire appeal to it that I just loved. It was nice to mix up things during the Stout Fest with this one. It had this really appealing smoky oak characteristic that I really enjoyed. It was far more prevalent than the coffee or light yet bitter chocolate flavors. It drank smoothly and left a nice campfire smoke behind in the aftertaste, yet not in an overpowering manner. It was in between medium and full in body. I went back for more a couple times. I liked it and was glad to try it.

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Collaborative Evil 2010 from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.