Beer:Barrel:Time (2019)
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From:
Side Project Brewing
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
15%
Score:
100
Avg:
4.86 | pDev: 4.73%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
44
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jun 05, 2022
Added:
Nov 11, 2019
Wants:
  14
Gots:
  7
SCORE
100
World-Class
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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
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Rated: 4.54 by mig100 from Texas

Jun 05, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by Affinity from Missouri

Apr 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.55/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
Stark black with a short mocha blanket dispersing to a flat collar that's creamy here and bubbly there.

Aroma is toasted, chocolate dipped marshmallow with a mild char while taste is more dry, nutty, dusty and spicy, with a slightly lighter feel than expected. Actually, it's fairly warming, hot even, and quite thin, with a dark fruit exhale at this point in time.

As the locals insisted, this is a huge step up over the original 2017 vintage. At the same time, it also served as an illustrative side by side with a rye barrel aged Dark Lord, particularly helping to level set with today's sweet palates compared to the perceived sweetness of DL, showing just how balanced Dark Lord is by today's absurd standards. These two beers were actually more alike than they were different, and it was difficult to choose the superior, ultimately siding with myself as the winner. It's all the more fitting we've come full circle together next to another Dark Lord, considering my first dance with a BBT was at DLD.

That said, my memory of Continuance b1 is a hair above how I feel I enjoyed this, so I'll see that my rating reflect the same.
Mar 21, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by Craftbeerfan666 from Norway

Feb 04, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by Ajlvt from Washington

Sep 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4.75 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jul 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4.96 by Jangoon24 from Illinois

Jun 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.94 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

May 10, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by Hopelessly0 from California

Apr 12, 2021
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Rated by Lowzor from France

4.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Ok, so this is my first whale that i tryed in a BS. Just awesome beer, the barrel aged work is just fantastic. Just awesome.
Mar 01, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by OWK from Missouri

Feb 02, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by Jamison85 from Indiana

Jan 16, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by pconn10 from Illinois

Jan 10, 2021
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Reviewed by jorden-kegeler from Michigan

5/5  rDev +2.9%
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
 
Rated: 5 by teepeevee from Finland

Jan 03, 2021
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Rated by iamjeffbaker from California

4.41/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
From a beer event in CA not sure if it the heat but was not as good as bottled
Dec 31, 2020
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Reviewed by Parksnmc from Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +2.9%
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
 
Rated: 4.83 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Dec 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

Oct 13, 2020
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

4.62/5  rDev -4.9%
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
 
Rated: 4.75 by Prospero from Colorado

Sep 03, 2020
 
Rated: 4.69 by needMIbeer from Virginia

Sep 01, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Jul 19, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by Virby44 from Wisconsin

Jul 18, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

Jul 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4.96 by stmoorea from Illinois

Jun 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4.53 by Adamostella from Washington

Apr 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4.88 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Apr 19, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by leroybrown10 from Missouri

Apr 12, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by SpinSamzo from New York

Mar 22, 2020
 
Rated: 3.83 by vfgccp from New York

Mar 08, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by Ssippisam from Minnesota

Feb 22, 2020
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

4.85/5  rDev -0.2%
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
 
Rated: 4.85 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Feb 10, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Feb 03, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by Jimmeekrek from Wisconsin

Feb 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.85 by lupercmda from North Carolina

Jan 13, 2020
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Reviewed by eppie82 from Illinois

5/5  rDev +2.9%
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
 
Rated: 4.69 by ToddBeans from Kentucky

Dec 18, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by Ziosa from Missouri

Dec 18, 2019
Beer:Barrel:Time (2019) from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 51 ratings