Derivation Blend #5 (Rum Barrel W/ Sump Colombian Coffee + Ugandan Vanilla) | Side Project Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Side Project Brewing
Missouri, United States
sideprojectbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Blend #5 is a blend of Imperial Stouts that were aged in 12 year old Rum Barrels for 17 months with Sump Colombian Coffee Beans and Ugandan Vanilla Beans.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 02-17-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
10
Ratings:
65
pDev:
7.77%
 
 
Wants:
75
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 10
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2.33/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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

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4.68/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of gibgink
5/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

3-way share enjoyed on 4-2-16. Pours pitch black. No head on this beast, only small brown bubbles, intermixed with each other on top of the surface. Smells reminiscent of fudge batter. Just a chocolate aspect that mixes with the malts to produce this scent. Sweeter on the palate, but not overwhelming. The coffee is present. Not sure if I can accurately judge the strength of the coffee, because I was also enjoying different coffee variants of Cory's barrel aged coffee crawl beers(which were very coffee forward) at the time. My favorite point of the experience of this beer was the very end of each drink. That is the point where the vanilla made is presence known. A little kiss of vanilla sweetness after each sip.

Overall I loved this beer. This is one of those beers to bring a friend or 2 with to enjoy. That way the experience and price tag can be shared amongst multiple people.

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Photo of brians52
5/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DraughtJunkie82
4.93/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: Jet black almost no head whatsoever

S: Dark Chocolate, Vanilla, Rum, Coffee

Taste: Big vanilla and dark chocolate subtle coffee with a nice balance from the Rum barrel.

F: Thick like drinking motor oil. In such a good way.

O: Fantastic! SP has done it again it's definitely a world class beer

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Photo of bennyman12
4.52/5  rDev -5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Nice carb. fades to a crown.
Smell is predominantly vanilla followed by rum/dark fruits
Taste is sophisticated blend of vanilla, rum, candy fruits, then a nice coffee finish. Very little roastiness.
Mouthfeel is awesome, like all the derivations. The additional carbs sets it above d4 for me.
Expected more coffee--its fat less prominent here compared to the pm dawn and sump I've enjoyed recently. Also slightly less coffee than parabajava and Ba speedway on the Ba end if memory serves.
New derivation favorite to least favored list: 2, 1, 5, 4, 3.
Bottom line tho: damn good! So blessed to be a beer fan in St. Louis!

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4.94/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.84/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: no life! Used motor oil, no head even if you try. Pours ultra thick
S: big vanilla and rum, with coffee the 3 third component in this
T: huge vanilla, big coffee, then rum. Great complexity, great beer!
F: the perfect feel, so thick I can't do it justice. It drinks half it's abv, can't believe it's 15%.
O: world class beer, very similar to pirate bomb.

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

Pours jet black with mocha foam around the edge of the glass. Smells of mocha cappuccino with whip cream and booze. Taste has vanilla, caramel, chocolate with a wonderful coffee finish. Feel is somewhere between 2015 bourbon county and motor oil. Overall this is the best stout I have ever had. It is like a gourmet cappuccino with more mouth feel and a pleasant dose of booze. Exceptionally balanced and delicious.

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4.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Derivation Blend #5 (Rum Barrel W/ Sump Colombian Coffee + Ugandan Vanilla) from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 4.76 out of 5 with 65 ratings