Outside The Lines - Barrel Aged
Trillium Brewing Company

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Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
American Imperial Stout
4.45 | pDev: 6.07%
Jan 30, 2021
Dec 27, 2016
Outside The Lines - Barrel AgedOutside The Lines - Barrel Aged
Notes: When we met the Omnipollo team in California at the inaugural RateBeer Best Fest, we knew we had to find a way to brew together. #sweden

We decided to go beyond our comfort zone to craft an immensely robust Imperial Stout that landed at 12.7% abv. Then came a balanced addition of Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans and subtle hint of green cardamom to accent a liberal dose of cold brewed medium roast Barrington Gold coffee. For an additional layer of complexity, we aged a small amount in Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels for 6 months.

MALT: American 2-row Barley, Black (Patent), C-60, Caramunich, Roasted Barley, Special B, Dextrine, C-120, Pale Chocolate

HOPS: Columbus
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Rated: 4.48 by psweendogg from Connecticut

Jan 30, 2021
Rated: 4.43 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Mar 22, 2020
Rated: 4.29 by hopley from Massachusetts

Sep 04, 2019
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Reviewed by Radcpa from Washington

4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Very dark appearance with a slight tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a nice cinnamon and vanilla. Taste is a very pleasant blend of cinnamon vanilla and coffee.
Jun 14, 2019
Rated: 4.68 by wvsabbath from West Virginia

Apr 03, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by rossracing from Illinois

Mar 09, 2019
Rated: 4.59 by kmoen from California

Oct 06, 2018
Rated: 4.45 by BAsbill from California

Oct 06, 2018
Rated: 4.39 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Aug 12, 2018
Rated: 4.34 by paresis from Massachusetts

May 29, 2018
Rated: 4.38 by mig100 from Texas

Apr 07, 2018
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.55/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Sampled this cellar temp 22 oz bottle tonight poured into a snifter. The beer pours a deep chocolate brown with no light passing through my glass when I hold it to the light.
There is a 2.5 cm densely packed tan head with creamy appearance.
The aroma is rich dark chocolate with sweet vanilla notes and roasted malt and coffee mixing together. A bit of sweet brown sugar and some faint bourbon too. I dont get any hop profile nor any boozy heat from this bigger beer. The aroma is appealing and on the sweet side.
First sip reveals a creamy textured fairly thick beer with smooth and gentle carbonation. Very nice physical traits on this beer. No heat on the finish, further hiding the ABV.
The flavor is what I expect from the nose, dark chocolate and some brown sugar and vanilla, a little bit of dark fruit mixing in. The coffee is kind of muted and I also dont get as much bourbon at this point. The hops are no where to be found. I find this a robust and complex Imp stout and really enjoyed working on the bottle. Probably a better idea to split this with a friend, but it is doable solo. Enjoy if you have one as I dont think it will get any better, and the coffee will fade more over time.
Mar 26, 2018
Rated: 4.41 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Feb 19, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Jan 14, 2018
Rated: 4.8 by yoshie from Massachusetts

Jan 03, 2018
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Reviewed by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.68/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
been holding onto this one for a while, definitely stoked to give it a try!

pitch black in color, an aggressive pour yields a finger of brown head. up front is creamy vanilla, thick caramel, chocolate, molasses, and a spicy note reminiscent of cardamon but also some warm like cinnamon and allspice ... very Christmas! deep roasty note in the background, im sure the coffee has mellowed out a bit over time. there is no overt bourbon note and overall booze is seemingly absent, but the barrel is there big time, bringing oak, caramel, toffee, and vanilla. cardamon becomes a bit greener and slightly vegetal as it warms, not my favorite note, but interesting none the less. some dark fruit character emerging as well. mouthfeel is full bodied, thick and absolutely chewy. smack of spice and a hint of bourbon on the finish ties this one off, just insane!
Dec 30, 2017
Rated: 4.49 by cp45 from New Jersey

Dec 28, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by oline73 from Maryland

Dec 03, 2017
Rated: 4.9 by Sk8sean86 from Massachusetts

Nov 14, 2017
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Reviewed by rudzud from Massachusetts

4.66/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Received in a trade. Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark black with a thin mocha head that fades to leave thin halo.

S - Aromas of cardamom galore, really nice cold brew coffee too. Those are excellent. The barrel is super super faint and the vanilla is non-existent.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, great green cardamom with delicious dark chocolate. The vanilla is nice and bright, though more barrel like than anything. The coffee was wonderful. Really smooth.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, thick, creamy luscious.

O - Overall this was a very very good. Excellent coffee and cardamom. Very well done collaboration.

Serving Type: bottle
Nov 13, 2017
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to rudzud

Nice creamy fluffy mocha head, fades at a fair pace, little lacing, decent legs, pitch black

Nose huge fresh coffee as loads of cardamom, big spice, a touch vanilla, little cocoa chocolate, little caramel and baking spice, vanilla barrel, faint bourbon, wish the vanilla and barrel was a bit more

Taste big spice, cardamom bomb, big caramel and some juicy vanilla, some cocoa, little bitter roast, fresh coffee, mild nutty coffee, little spicy like spices, dark choc, vanilla ice cream, little barrel, toasted malt.

Mouth is fuller bod, creamy rich thick, decent carb, very little booze

Overall awesome beer, one of the best stouts I've had from them
Nov 13, 2017
Rated: 4.36 by Kplummer82 from California

Sep 23, 2017
Rated: 4.34 by StoutSnob40 from California

Sep 23, 2017
Rated: 4.54 by Mikexw from New York

Sep 16, 2017
Rated: 4.33 by BranfordBound from Connecticut

Sep 07, 2017
Rated: 4.24 by vfgccp from New York

Aug 19, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Moses_Malone from District of Columbia

Aug 13, 2017
Rated: 4.34 by robertm2152 from Illinois

Aug 03, 2017
Rated: 3.77 by BergBeer from Hawaii

Jul 31, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by CuriousMonk from District of Columbia

Jul 27, 2017
Rated: 4.47 by DanGeo from Michigan

Jul 16, 2017
Rated: 4.74 by Kramerbarthomer from Colorado

Jul 06, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

Jun 26, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by HeartofMiami from Florida

Jun 26, 2017
Rated: 4.56 by 1levelabove247 from New Jersey

Jun 23, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois

Jun 14, 2017
Rated: 4.75 by burns3y from Massachusetts

Jun 11, 2017
Rated: 4.35 by billab914 from Virginia

Jun 04, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida

May 24, 2017
Rated: 4.64 by mmoriarty from Rhode Island

May 19, 2017
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