Outside The Lines - Barrel Aged | Trillium Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
trilliumbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by ThatsThatDude on 12-27-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
152
pDev:
6.07%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
28
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 152 |  Reviews: 30
Reviews by stephenjmoore:
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4.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of MJSFS
4.86/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

10oz pour at the Canton taproom. Occasionally you drink a beer and the only response is WOW! This is one of those beers. The aroma and flavor is so complex it is leaving me speechless. Dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, tobacco, leather, barrel, and a candied sugar make for a awesome experience. Mouthfeel is medium but it's clinging to my tongue and gums leaving a sugary alcohol coating. For a New England style IPA brewery, they hit a home room in the BBA Stout category. Well done Trillium. I feel privileged to have experienced this masterpiece.

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Photo of RAlmeida77
4.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Pours very thick and viscous. Leaves a finger of dark tan head.

S; Dark chocolate fudge, cardamom, vanilla, some roasted coffee and some barrel character. Smells decadent.

T: Milk chocolate, caramel, vanilla, subtle roasted coffee, cardamom (not overpowering), bourbon barrel flavors. Balanced but sweet.

M: Thick, full, creamy body. Low to med carb. Very nice.

O: Fantastic stout here. The barrel aging really made this beer better.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. Huge cardamom flavor up front. Nice coffee, vanilla and chocolate mid-palate. A tinge of oak on the very back end. Nice boozy warmness in the chest. Semi dry finish. Luscious, thick, rich mouth feel. Really solid.

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Photo of Resuin
4.53/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into an enlarged snifter.

A: Pours thick and black and leaves a finger of dark tan head.

S; Dark chocolate fudge, cardamom, vanilla, roasty coffee, a hint of wood.

T: Milk chocolate, caramel, vanilla, roasty coffee (light), hint of cardamom, light oak in the finish. Very well balanced.

M: Thick, full, creamy body. Low to med carb. Very nice.

O: This is a great stout: thick, balanced between sweet and roasty/bitter, with a lot of nice flavors. Chocolate flavors really come out nicely.

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Photo of DanGeo
4.47/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tigg924
4.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap. Pours opaque, black in color with minimal head. Taste is spicy: Big cinnamon, nutmeg, light coffee, vanilla, and bourbon. Sweet with light roastiness, medium-heavy bodied, with medium high carbonation. Amazing complex beer. An imperial stout with a holiday feel. Feels like an amplified winter warmer. This is my favorite stout from Trillium yet--by a long shot. Glad I tried this...well worth seeking out.

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schinebd
4.68/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml capped bottle into a Cigar City snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Nose is cinnamon, anise, chocolate, fudge, nutmeg and vanilla. Sweet and spiced. Like a holiday chocolate chai. Beer opens chocolate, cinnamon and nutmeg. Waves of fudge and more chocolate in the middle with an herbal vanilla and maple syrup sweetness towards the end. Delicious but this borders on cloyingly sweet. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Chewy but not too heavy on the palate and goes down soft and caressing.

I haven't always been a fan of Trillium's imperial stouts but this is a stand out. Well worth trying.

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Photo of fthegiants
4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ben1313
4.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigMFDaddy
4.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.77/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Dark onyx and mahogany hues with a thin sandy head
S: Strong cardamom, licorice, anise, and cacao nibs
T: Milk chocolate syrup, slight bit of bourbon, hint of vanilla bean, ginger root, mint, and cardamom pods
F: Medium bodied with a bit of carb
O: To me the barrel aging added a welcomed depth of complexity that helped mollify the somewhat acerbic cardamom qualities of the base beer. In this iteration, I actually get a bit more ginger and mint than the somewhat divisive cardamom - this is a big positive in my book. Add in some vanilla bean and bourbon and you're working with a complex and intriguing stout. Very nicely done.

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.52/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Every bit as good as the original Outside the lines released a few months ago but with a nice light smooth barrel finish. Very solid BA stout but a little thin and there are BA stouts just as good that are easier to track down so probably not going to have this one again anytime soon.

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Photo of Vicirus
4.84/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rizzy17
4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kmoen
4.59/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mock_in
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BergBeer
3.77/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moses_Malone
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 152 ratings