Derivation Blend #1 (Maple Syrup Bourbon Barrel)
Side Project Brewing

Derivation Blend #1 (Maple Syrup Bourbon Barrel)Derivation Blend #1 (Maple Syrup Bourbon Barrel)
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From:
Side Project Brewing
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
15%
Score:
100
Avg:
4.7 | pDev: 6.6%
Ratings:
152
Status:
Retired
Rated:
May 06, 2020
Added:
Apr 13, 2015
Wants:
  257
Gots:
  14
SCORE
100
World-Class
Derivation Blend #1 (Maple Syrup Bourbon Barrel)Derivation Blend #1 (Maple Syrup Bourbon Barrel)
Notes: Derivation Blend #1 (Maple Syrup Bourbon Barrel)

Derivation is our series of Barrel-Aged Imperial Stouts in which we brew several recipes, age them in a variety of barrels and blend them before bottling to add depth and structure to this massive style of beer.

Blend #1
25% Smoked Imperial Stout aged for 23 months in a Willet 11 yr Bourbon Barrel
25% Wheated Imperial Stout aged for 23 months in a Sweet Sophie Maple Syrup Willet 9 yr Bourbon Barrel
50% Wheated Imperial Stout aged for 13 months in Weller 12 yr Wheated Bourbon Barrels
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5 by Ziosa from Missouri on May 06, 2020
 
4.59 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Dec 15, 2019
 
4.31 by Dactrius from Wisconsin on Nov 08, 2019
 
4.5 by YvesB from Belgium on Aug 30, 2018
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4.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by gibgink from Missouri

Bottle pour at SP Brewery on 12-17-17 for their 1 year anniversary. Pours black, with little to no carb. Slightly sweet on the nose. An amazingly crafted beer all around. Sweetness is there, and so smooth with no alcohol presence whatsoever. I was very happy to try this version, as didn't ever think I'd get the chance.

Dec 18, 2017
 
4.02 by Rifugium from North Dakota on Nov 15, 2017
 
4.41 by aasher from Indiana on Jun 20, 2017
 
4.57 by WI-Beer-Man from Wisconsin on Jun 14, 2017
 
4.5 by Narthax from Texas on Feb 11, 2017
 
4.3 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri on Feb 03, 2017
 
4.96 by Gtwreck45 from Missouri on Dec 23, 2016
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4.5/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Fux from France

Had the entire set from Derivation 1 to 6 plus Double Barrel at the Tasting to Sink all Sea Shepherds at St-Gilles Moeder Lambic cellar. Thanks Anton for this one and thanks Cory for letting this full horizontal become reality.
A: Pours pitch black with a small mocha head which leaves some lacing into the glass.
S: Smell is of grain, bread, chocolate and maple mainly. Strong and well mixed together. Maple and barrel character are subdued from the nose.
T: Taste of bread and chocolate, very well integrated. Maple mellows the whole thing. Barrel is there but not overpowering. I got no smoke at all. Very good stout.
M: Full bodied, even sticky, with a huge residual sweetness.
O: Very good balance, very much chocolate forward and very well done.

Oct 16, 2016
 
4.81 by SimcoeKid from California on Oct 15, 2016
 
4.72 by StoutSnob40 from California on Oct 15, 2016
 
5 by Ivan52 from Iowa on Oct 12, 2016
 
3.73 by KevSal from California on Jul 11, 2016
 
4.85 by Run4theRoses from South Carolina on May 29, 2016
 
4.49 by Billquirk from New Jersey on May 05, 2016
 
4.83 by mythaeus from Pennsylvania on May 02, 2016
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5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by YodersBeerEmporium from Iowa

Side Projects finest! Amazing complex flavors but very smooth with a nice barrel finish. Purchased this bottle along with many others of its caliber for a small group tasting and it was definitely one of the stars!

May 02, 2016
 
4.5 by w5baron from Pennsylvania on May 01, 2016
 
5 by beardedbender from Connecticut on Apr 12, 2016
 
4 by mportnoy from Pennsylvania on Apr 08, 2016
 
4.9 by Nuggetz from Texas on Apr 08, 2016
 
2.94 by mrpeterandthepuffers from Minnesota on Apr 06, 2016
 
5 by kyleryan from Missouri on Apr 04, 2016
 
4.89 by drmcleod10 from Missouri on Mar 28, 2016
 
5 by 26reddevil83 from Missouri on Mar 25, 2016
 
4.43 by dnb128 from Pennsylvania on Mar 21, 2016
 
5 by Gunch52 from Texas on Mar 21, 2016
 
4.09 by Desp59 from Pennsylvania on Mar 20, 2016
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4.82/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by Abbbp from Texas

Absolutely a world class brew. Was fortunate to have this alongside D3 and D4, so it was difficult not to compare the brews- all of which were fantastic and had nuances that made them different from their namesakes. What was most enjoyable about this brew for me was what it was and what it wasn't- it was certainly maple forward, and that is the jam for me when it comes to adjuncts. It wasn't very smokey, in fact no smoke was detected by my pallet and that is very very good for me. I do not like smoke in beer. Seek with confidence.

Mar 20, 2016
 
4.41 by WTKeene from New Mexico on Mar 19, 2016
 
4.37 by Roze from New York on Mar 17, 2016
 
4 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Mar 10, 2016
 
4.93 by TwistofKane from Virginia on Mar 07, 2016
 
4.53 by gkoz from Arizona on Feb 26, 2016
 
4.99 by tywhite from California on Feb 25, 2016
 
4.86 by jbwimer from Kansas on Feb 25, 2016
 
4.5 by my_knew_craft from Massachusetts on Feb 24, 2016
Derivation Blend #1 (Maple Syrup Bourbon Barrel) from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 152 ratings