Bourbon Barrel Aged Collaborative Evil 2009 | Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian-style Golden Strong Ale with hibiscus & orange blossoms. Aged for 14 months in a Labrot & Graham barrel.

Added by MasterSki on 02-27-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 8
Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2009 Collaborative Evil served on tap at Flossmoor Station in a 12 oz. stange.

Appearance: Effervescent apple cider edges with a murky brown center. A small off-white head arrives already fading, leaving just a bit of lace down the glass.

Smell: Soft tart cherries, vanilla, oak, bourbon, caramel malt, and a little bit of vinegar.

Taste: This is exceedingly sweet. Bourbon, caramel malt, and oak come through first, with vanilla pushing through next. Some tart cherries and acidic tannins push through with some vinegar at the end.

Mouthfeel: Medium bod, medium carbonation, a little bit sticky, with an acidic feel at the end.

Drinkability: This is too sweet to easily even make it through the first glass, although the complexity is nice.

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Photo of IchabodcraneIpa
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had this as the barrel aged special the other day at flossmoor station. Served in a shifter.

The color of this one was a nice earthy brown with almost no foam on the top at all. The smell of this one is mostly the bourbon aging as it reeks of whiskey. It has a very pleasant bourbon smell that is very inviting to the nose. The taste of this is very warm with a nice belgian spiced begining that transforms into a warm bourbon finish. To me it was like drinking whiskey without the extreme kick. The mouthfeel was fairly good and I found this beer decently drinkable due to the strong bourbon flavor. I couldn't see myself drinking more than 2 of these.

This was my first aged beer experience and I am glad I was able to try this.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at the BA Hi-Fi Rye release yesterday. Served in a snifter.

A - Served with a finger of pink-tinged foam that settles to a persistent collar, a wisp of haze, and a few splotches of lace. The body is a transparent reddish brown.

S - Bourbon, barrel and oak, earthy whiskey and toasted grains, some light cocoa, nebulous fruitiness. Not getting much of the base beer at all and a little understated compared to that taste.

T - Again, there is lots of oak, vanilla, some spicy wood, cherries, and a tart apple finish replete with barrel tannins. More of the base beer peeks through here. Alcohol is well-masked.

M - Smooth, surprisingly little heat for 18 months in a bourbon barrel. Body is a little thin, with medium-low carbonation. Finishes surprisingly sticky.

D - A half-serving would have been plenty as the barrel influence is utterly overwhelming. That being said it wasn't bad by any stretch, just mono-dimensional. That being said, I think I liked it more than the base beer.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Collaborative Evil 2009 from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
3.64 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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