Beer:Barrel:Time (2019)
Side Project Brewing

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Stout - American Imperial
4.9 | pDev: 4.69%
Side Project Brewing
Missouri, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Notes: The barrel stock we tasted through to choose the 2019 BBT blend is the exact same stock that we pull from for the Derivations and all of our stouts. We have brewed 15 different stout recipes, aged them in a variety of barrels, and then always thoughtfully selected and blended to achieve our goals, whether it be Beer : Barrel : Time, a new blend of Derivation or the Barrel-Aged Stouts by Shared Brewing.

BBT 2019 consists of:
O.W.K. recipe aged in Willett Bourbon barrels for 21 months
O.W.K. recipe aged in Eagle Rare barrels for 21 months
Derivation Blend #3 recipe aged in Knob Creek barrels for 22 months
Derivation Blend #3 recipe aged in Knob Creek barrels for 28 months
Derivation Blend #2 recipe aged in Willett Bourbon barrels for 20 months
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 46 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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jorden-kegeler from Michigan

5/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer pours out super dark and viscous! The smell is bourbon soaked brownie batter. The beer coats your mouth and is an expulsion of barrel, creaminess, and chocolate. Love this beer!

Jan 06, 2021
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Parksnmc from Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thick legs and deep black color. Chocolatey with a notable barrel presence and malt complexity. Incredible thick mouth feel with a long, sweet finish.

Dec 31, 2020
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DefenCorps from Oregon

4.62/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is astounding stuff. This reminds me of the first Goose Island BCS I had back in 06 at the soruce, thinking how this couldn't be real, simply because of what the beer conveyed. Yes, it's thick, heavy and chewy, but damn, is it even beer? There's all the hallmarks of a top notch stout - cocoa, caramel, toffee, dark chocolate and yes, loads of barrel, all layered, but what sets this apart is the integration. Near effortless. Yes, it's boozy, yes, there's some alcohol burn but thats the point of this beer. Unlike the 2017, which is a little oxidized and soy like, this invites you to keep drinking and revisit. A remarkable beverage.

Oct 04, 2020
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle served in a Side Project stemmed glass. Dark motor oil black body, half finger offwhite head, not much retention, no lacing. Lots of legs on this beer. Smell is massive chocolate brownies, a bit of tobacco leaves and smoke. Smooth whiskey, a bit of chocolate fudge. Oak. More tobacco leaves. Flavour follows-- big chocolate fudge, brownies, slight smoke, fair bit of tobacco, cocoa, whiskey barrel and vanillin. Man, that is some intense stuff- it makes me wait a bit between sips as the intense chocolate fudge and tobacco flavours just keep on rolling on the palate. Full bodied, substantial, lower carbonation, creamy with massive barrel and fair bit of tobacco on the finish. Deliciously intense. The archetype of barrel aged stout in 2019. It has that big barrel and chocolate of Voodoo Black Magicks, but with a rich tobacco and char and even fuller body. In my opinion, just as good as BBT 2018 which didn't deliver as much tobacco and char as this one did.

Feb 17, 2020
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eppie82 from Illinois

5/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From bottle at Side Project's The Cellar.

Like it's 2018 predecessor, this is an intensely complex beer packing flavors that are hard to fathom being present with no adjuncts or additives introduced during the brewing process. Beer:Barrel:Time 2018 is my favorite beer all time, and this just tied it.

Extremely deep and dark viscous appearance with minimal, caramel colored foam around the edge of glass. Aromas are of vanilla, cacao, chocolate, even nutty... dark, strong... deep bourbon barrel character. Like mentioned, intense complexity. It's chewy almost in texture. Sticky mouthfeel and the flavors linger and evolve in your mouth with each sip. There really is no beer that's currently brewed quite like it. Only beers entering this class (straight up, no-adjunct barrel aged stout) for me are Assassin '14, Maman '17 and its predecessor Beer:Barrel:Time 2018.

Dec 20, 2019
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Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

poured from a 750mL bottle into a snifter. pours pitch black with virtually no head at all. a few bubbles here and there. smells of chocolate and bourbon. a lot of both, in a good way. taste is similar with tons of chocolate and quite a bit of barrel. it’s still relatively easy drinking for a 15% BA imperial stout. mouthfeel is spectacular. barely any carbonation. it’s slick, full and only adds to the experience of this beer. i thought it would be hard to top BBT2 and while this isn’t quite there it’s damn close. a little less chocolate and a bit more barrel.

Nov 26, 2019
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Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 46 ratings