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The Origin - Side Project Brewing

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The OriginThe Origin

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 21.07%
Wants: 197
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Side Project Brewing visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  14.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: stouts4me on 09-29-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

The Origin is a blend of Imperial Stout, Black Oatwine and Baltic Porter that was aged for 20 months in a Rittenhouse Rye barrel with Madagascar Vanilla Beans. It is our Batch #1, Barrel #1 and our first release. It is never to be brewed again.
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Pitch black body with minimal head formation. Completely opaque. Diacetyl and dark fruit on the nose, bit of whiskey and vanilla sweetness, booze and chocolate. Smells slightly tart. Palate is similar to the nose, buttery and slick with a little sourness behind the chocolate, vanilla and caramel flavors. Hefty body with a lot of residual sweetness. This is drinkable for an infected beer, but it's infected nonetheless.

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Reviewed from notes from 6/3/14

A- The pour is super thick and black as night. A very thin brown head recedes quickly, leaving no lacing. Not super striking, but forgivable considering how long it spent in the barrel!

S- The aroma is malty, grainy, and mildly tart. Massive amounts of oak, sweet chocolate, and a healthy dose of vanilla. A good amount of dark fruits as well.

T- A crazy, complex melange of flavors, almost akin to a high end red wine! Tons of berries, cherries, plums, chocolate, and brown sugar. The tartness is surprising but welcome. A huge oak presence, with a bit of the spicy rye whiskey. This beer is way out there, but it's awesome!

M- The mouth feel is medium to thick for the style. Mild carbonation. Slightly puckering, and nicely mouth coating.

O- This is an awesome beer that is very different from the paradigms of the style(s), but delicious none-the-less!

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The Origin from Side Project Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.