Derivation Blend #10 | 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): 14.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Derivation Blend #10 shares the same recipe as Blend #5, it is an Imperial Oatmeal Stout that started as a recipe that I created almost 7 years ago. Of all of our stout recipes, I have brewed more of this one than any other!

After fermenting in stainless with an American yeast strain, this recipe (we call it “Oats/D5" on the recipe sheets) was racked to freshly dumped Rum Barrels and aged for 14 months before we moved it to our brite tank to be finished on a new coffee, a Kaldi’s El Manzano Honey Processed Coffee from El Salvador, and also copious amounts of Madagascar Vanilla Beans. We bottled it in July and allowed it to condition for those 3 months before we determined it ready to be shared. The result is a barrel-aged stout that represents what we believe a Rum Barrel-Aged Derivation should be!

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
7
Ratings:
35
pDev:
6.39%
 
 
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 7
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4.56/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of bennyman12
4.27/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour at zwanze day. More carb apparent than most derivations, nose is coffee dominant. Taste astringent (think hour-old very good African coffee), very little sweetness. I love the moderate carb level and thickness. I hear there’s a lot of bottle variation

New most to least favorite derivations list: 2, 8, 6, 1, 9, 5, 7, dB, 3 (wish I could taste this one again), 10, 4, Apple brandy. Cheers!

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Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gibgink
4.36/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

So my first tasting of this beer was from a pour by Cory King himself. As it was unlabeled, and the pour was pretty small, I waited until sharing a full bottle with a great pal from NC. Pours black with minimal head(I will say this in retrospect, that pretty much all Derivations look the same, at least in color). A hint of rum comes through on the nose. While the beer is good(my buddy said top 5 of his carrier), the flavors to me were muddled. The finish was also lacking the typical mouth-coating that most of the other Derivations have. So overall, a great beer, but in comparison to other iterations with the same name, low on the rankings,

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Photo of PSU_Mike
4.35/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JAMN4U
4.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SadMachine
4.6/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Harrison8
4.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with no head. Aroma is dark chocolate, cocoa, molasses and toffee. Very sweet, but not cloyingly sweet. Roasty, toasty malts around it out. Flavor profile is roasty, toasty malts with dark chocolate, cocoa, toffee, and barrel. Mouth feel is medium-thick, with a velvety texture. Overall, big pastry notes and a nice underlying stout.

Served from a 750mL bottle at the Side Project Cellar.

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4.56/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.74/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of J_Mueller
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.65/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.47/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.81/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of lemmy187
4.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bammer21
4.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Beerbom
4.37/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PlinyTheEsq
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Being in the vast minority of craft beer aficionados who does not like the taste of bourbon, I was excited to try the Rum Barrel Aged Derivation #10. It didn't disappoint. Maybe the perfect beer, and probably my favorite variant yet.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.52/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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3.91/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Derivation Blend #10 from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 4.54 out of 5 with 35 ratings