The Origin | Side Project Brewing

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95 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Origin is a blend of Imperial Stout, Black Oatwine and Baltic Porter that was aged for 20 months in a Rittenhouse Rye barrel with Madagascar Vanilla Beans. It is our Batch #1, Barrel #1 and our first release. It is never to be brewed again.

Added by stouts4me on 09-29-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
95
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
24.6%
 
 
Wants:
177
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by cfrances33:
Photo of cfrances33
4.76/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at the release at Perennial. Served in a snifter.

Pour: Pours a jet black with minimal head which quickly recedes to a rim. Slick legs coat the glass.

Smell: Large dose of milk chocolate and sticky vanilla up front, with a equally pronounced toffee note. Boozy bourbon and a touch of oak. Some dark fruits mix in. As it warms, the toffee becomes more and more pronounced.

Taste: Lots of strong vanilla and bourbon up front, with more of the toffee from the nose. Dark fruits when colder, but they recede when warm. Sticky chocolate and vanilla throughout, with a touch of oak on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Boozier when cold, but mellow and rounded as it warms. Thick and full bodied. Perfect sweetness... I thought of this as a more rounded and refined Bourbon Vanilla Dark Lord. At no point does it become too much.

Overall: A really wonderful stout by Cory. Rounded and refined. Time will smooth out some of the boozier edges. Exceptional.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of dsgolovin
2.14/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The bottle I got was unfortunately infected. The beer had a buttered popcorn taste that reminded me of infected BA Yeti. It also had a slight sour cherry taste. Huge disappointment considering how hard this beer is to obtain. No idea how it's supposed to taste or how good it actually might have been. Good luck if you have a bottle, mine seems like an anomalie.

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Photo of DaftPatrick
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of jaminjohnson
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of leschkie
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of cjacobsen
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of hooliganlife
4.45/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.17/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

750 mL bottle. Black body with no head. No collar. Nothing even wells up. Smells strongly of vanilla. Chocolate. Bourbon. Dark fruits and a light tinge of acidity. Taste manages to have an impressive amount of vanilla through a clear sourness. Dark fruit tartness. Bitter chocolate. Heavy sweetness as well, though. Red wine-like sour finish. Heavy with almost no carbonation. A struggle to drink. Unpleasant.

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Photo of arniepnminne
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of SpdKilz
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of cmdmzmjm
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of T-Leb
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of BuckTuckian
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of joeweis
4.37/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of largadeer
2.39/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Thanks, David.

Pitch black body with minimal head formation. Completely opaque. Diacetyl and dark fruit on the nose, bit of whiskey and vanilla sweetness, booze and chocolate. Smells slightly tart. Palate is similar to the nose, buttery and slick with a little sourness behind the chocolate, vanilla and caramel flavors. Hefty body with a lot of residual sweetness. This is drinkable for an infected beer, but it's infected nonetheless.

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Photo of jlee185
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of Biff_Tannen
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of SLMObrew
4.92/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is my top 3 beers of all time. The beer is very dark in color. Has no head. Little carbonation. Has a strong vanilla trail after you taste it. Starts out chocolaty and somewhat malty. Ends with a good strong alcohol vanilla taste. Medium mouthfeel not to Thick or think

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Photo of Rhettroactive
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

Photo of bstyle
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Anonymous1
2/5  rDev -47.1%

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The Origin from Side Project Brewing
3.78 out of 5 based on 95 ratings.
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