2 Candles
Side Project Brewing

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
15%
Score:
100
Avg:
4.94 | pDev: 4.66%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
70
From:
Side Project Brewing
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  51
Gots
  1
SCORE
100
World-Class
Notes: Imperial stout aged in a Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey barrel for 20 months with Sump Nicaraguan coffee beans and Vermont maple syrup added.
Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 70 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Elicoleman:
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Elicoleman from Colorado

5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nov 12, 2015
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JMFP from Delaware

5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I don't care what all the locals say who stuffed the ballot box at Hunahpu Day 2016, this was easily the best beer there that day. Simply amazing mouthfeel and exceptionally deep, complex flavor. Perhaps the most perfect stout I have ever tasted.

Mar 22, 2016
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jimmyr78 from Missouri

5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I do not rate beers often, but this one merits some effort. Had a 5 oz pour at SP Cellar and then split another 5 oz pour.

I'm a huge coffee stout fan, and this is the best I've ever had. Massive body with an impressive bourbon-coffee nose. Taste is just like the nose - intense, rich coffee, fudge, with great bourbon heat (but not overpowering). Reminds me of a less boozy version of Pablo Eiscobar. While Eiscobar is more of a liquer, 2 Candles is definitely a stout, albeit non-carbonated. I very rarely give 5 star reviews, but this beer deserves it.

Dec 10, 2015
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gibgink from Missouri

5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

5 oz. pour at Side Project Cellar. Made with maple syrup and coffee beans from Nicaragua. Poured still. Black as night. Smells like deep, dark, chocolate fudge. Taste is to be savored. A chocolate sweetness lingers on the palate with a slight maple syrup tone. To sum up in one word: bliss.

Dec 10, 2015
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Fahmie25 from New York

5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

i don't rate beers. i haven't rated a beer in 6 years (other than crime of passion which doesnt count). this beer actually deserves that review. it's absolutely incredible. so viscous that the lack of carb doesnt matter. massive coffee, chocolate, and ale and the maple overpowers it as it warms. has to be the best beer i've had.

Apr 01, 2016
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spycow from Illinois

4.86/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Mar 13, 2016
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stephensinner from Missouri

5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dec 10, 2015
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.97/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Hunahpu Day. Black and inky. No head, of course. Stains the glass. Smell is really sugary. Maple, whiskey, molasses. Intense. Taste is also really sugary. Maple throughout. Whiskey up front. Molasses and brown sugar malt backbone with some coffee in the back end that barely cuts the sugar. Heavy. Flat. Tiny pour was even too sweet, but given that portion, I enjoyed it.

Mar 21, 2016
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nov 12, 2015
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jrallen34 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 12, 2016
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IpeeA from Missouri

4.59/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jan 22, 2016
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Jarpo from Missouri

4.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Mar 02, 2016
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

4.93/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Mar 14, 2016
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Texasfan549 from Texas

5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Mar 14, 2016
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SadMachine from New Jersey

4.86/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Nov 11, 2017
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Hefewiseman from Florida

5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Jun 18, 2016
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BMMillsy from Florida

5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Mar 12, 2016
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1levelabove247 from New Jersey

4.79/5  rDev -3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Hunah 16

Jul 02, 2016
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Dave_Treat from Virginia

4.78/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Apr 05, 2016
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lupercmda from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Mar 13, 2016
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KVNBGRY from Florida

4.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

maple, coffee, oak, bourbon, and tons of chocolate. the stillness almost seemed to thicken up the beer. i nearly dumped out my pour of morning delight for another pour of this. wow.

Mar 16, 2016
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Dicers from Colorado

4.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

From Huna Day

L: Solid black with no head
S: maple syrup, and whiskey
T: Wow this is one of the best beers I've ever had. It's still (obviously) but molasses, whiskey, and maple syrup throughout.
F: Thick and slick quite enjoyable
O: One of the best beers at Huna day

Mar 15, 2016
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Thedrizzle from Florida

5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Mar 13, 2016
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aaronyoung01 from New Mexico

4.72/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Mar 19, 2016
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Eziel from Ohio

4.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Mar 14, 2016
2 Candles from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 70 ratings