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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 429   ABV: 14.3%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoprider (84) - DENMARK - MAR 22, 2014
Okay now, dat Origin is pitch black with a wonderful aroma of roasted malts, sour black currant and vanilla - Big barrel influence here. Initially the taste is rich, sweet and impy-like but it has a clear sour aftertaste which in my opinion is a flaw. No doubt the base beer is good though. This a tricky one...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (7898) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 22, 2014
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Afterparty2 ][ 750mL ][ Globe ][ Tasting ][ 2/7/14 ]
>> Thanks phaleslu for the share. Inky red pour with low foam. Nose is excellent bourbon barrel, toasted coconut. Taste is sour, red grape. Palate is tannic, woody, powdery, big paper, quite tart. Maybe starting to sour.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (7119) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle shared by Peter at RBWG. Pours oily black with brown head. Nose and taste of bourbon, oak, vanilla bean, rye, molasses, tobacco and coffee bean. Full bodied. One of the top ten of RBWG.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (7948) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating #52. Bottle shared by phaleslu at the Friday Night Downtown Inn Bottle Share. Pours a dark brown color with a thin brown head. Aroma of caramel, raisin, cigars, vanilla, maple. The taste is tart fruits, tobacco, caramel, vanilla, raisin. Medium bodied, low carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italarican (1425) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle shared during some post-bus drinking at the Downtown Inn for RBWG. Jenny loved this-- I specifically wrote that, so it must have left an impression. Fascinating flavor: chocolate malts with some slight icy hot cooling quality. Some raspberry and vanilla bean sweetness and dark chocolate. Really interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (1716) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle at RBWG, courtesy of phaleslu. Pours a dark brown color with tan head. Brownie, chocolate, a little alcohol burn, fruity, tangy flavors.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blomster (229) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle during RBWG Asheville, shared by phaleslu. Thanks! Dark, dark brown pour with no head whatsoever. Massive aroma, dark chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, wood. Low carbonation, full bodied. There is a bit of (tannic?) sourness making it interesting. Donít know if it would be better or not without that. Long, smooth, pleasant finish. A great beer and the best smelling one Iíve had in a while.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaxxDaddy (392) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Poured by Phallus Lou at RBWG. Pours black with khaki wisps. Aroma of coconut, cocoa, some whiskey. Taste brings some bitter roast, a little more chocolate, and raisins. Interesting acidic twang on the back end. Slightly oily texture. Finish is roasty and acidic. The combination of flavors here is kind of strange. Really unsure what to make of it.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5029) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
750ml bottle, very small taste thanks to Phaleslu. Dark brown color. Minimal head. Awesome, huge aroma. Awesome coffee, brownie batter. Graham cracker. Whoa... Taste has some surprising tannic vinous sour notes than I wasnít expecting. Nose is way better than the taste. Gotta say, though, the 14% is hidden extremely well. A very nice 14% sipper. No burn or bite to this, but you can tell itís that strong. It works. Solid barrel aged imperial coffee stout. I donít think what Iím tasting here was the final intention, though. More vinous, tannic notes than I like.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (4447) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
750 ml bottle to snifter (generously bestowed by phalluslu). Looks good; a viscous and mostly opaque motoe oil color with very thin tan lacing. Smells and tastes of dark malt, chocolate, vanilla, and mild roast with a solid mouthfeel. Good beer.


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