The Origin | Side Project Brewing

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96 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:
96
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
24.21%
 
 
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177
Gots:
10
For Trade:
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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2.17/5  rDev -42.9%
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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4.45/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Reviewed from notes from 6/3/14

A- The pour is super thick and black as night. A very thin brown head recedes quickly, leaving no lacing. Not super striking, but forgivable considering how long it spent in the barrel!

S- The aroma is malty, grainy, and mildly tart. Massive amounts of oak, sweet chocolate, and a healthy dose of vanilla. A good amount of dark fruits as well.

T- A crazy, complex melange of flavors, almost akin to a high end red wine! Tons of berries, cherries, plums, chocolate, and brown sugar. The tartness is surprising but welcome. A huge oak presence, with a bit of the spicy rye whiskey. This beer is way out there, but it's awesome!

M- The mouth feel is medium to thick for the style. Mild carbonation. Slightly puckering, and nicely mouth coating.

O- This is an awesome beer that is very different from the paradigms of the style(s), but delicious none-the-less!

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The Origin from Side Project Brewing
3.8 out of 5 based on 96 ratings.
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