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Side Project The Origin

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 429   ABV: 14.3%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
50belair (3083) - Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown/black pour with no real head. Vinous bouquet. Almost certainly infected. Sour berry and vinous notes jump out at you. Jammed up chocolate and caramel backbeats. Hints of oak and vanilla. What a shame the infection has started to dominate this beer. Good body with a below average mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
ctipping (530) - Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2015
wow, this is brownie batter, not as thick as some of the other "whale" imperial stouts, but a complex chocolate cake none the less. Awesome stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (6612) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle thanks to Dustin. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head. Th aroma is dark chocolate, coconut, wood, molasses. Medium mouth, chewy, chocolate, coconut, marshmellow, slight infection but still very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichTheVillan (5192) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle at Side Project tasting night; bottle number 28 of 156, dark brown pour with a thin tan head, aroma has dark fruit and rich dark malt, taste has dark winter fruits, a hint vanilla, some hint of bourbon, some chocolate, roast malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Caramel, vanilla, oak, oddly sour funk going on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle... RBSG 2014... Pitch-black pour with no head. Coconut and toasted oak stand out in the bouquet. Mega full-bodied with faint carbonation. The flavor is lightly tart and tangy with touches of dried plum, blackstrap molasses, liquor and dark berries. The aftertaste is a collage of tobacco, liquid fudge and dried plum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpringsLicker (3288) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Black pour with some ruby at the edges. No head. Complex aroma. Dried fruits, dark brown sugar, coffee. The flavor is sweet and complex with coffee and chocolate .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4547) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Sample at SRBG 2014. Pours dark brown with just the hint of a beige head. Aroma of fruit, malt, vanilla, and wood. Taste is malt, fruit, berries, vanilla, chocolate, and wood. A lot going on here. Very good. Very interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (911) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottel share at RBSG, thanks to Ben for making sure I got to try this! Dark muddy black brown pour, with little to no head to speak of. Aroma, sweet jesus, there is a lot going on here, oak, vanilla, slight roasted malts, dark fruits and brown sugar. Taste is slight sour up front, followed by some oak, a bit of vanilla, some roast, and a sweet slight sour finish. This is really complex stuff, and a very interesting brew, the light sourness combined with everything else thats going in this bad boy makes for a very unique beer, unlike anything I have ever tried

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