Side Project Brewing Beer : Barrel : Time (2017)

Beer : Barrel : Time (2017)


Side Project Brewing in Maplewood, Missouri, United States 🇺🇸

Stout - Imperial Special Out of Production
ABV: 15.0% IBU: - Ticks: 12
An imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels that is meant to highlight the three things that make up the stout: the beer that was brewed, the barrels that the beer aged in and the time the beer spent aging in those barrels. Brian (formerly of Goose Island), Tommy (formerly of Perennial) and Cory tasted through more than 50 of our bourbon and whiskey barrels in an attempt to craft the blend. We chose a selection of barrels, a majority from Willett and the rest from Heaven Hill that exemplified what we believe to epitomize Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout.

Beer : Barrel : Time is planned to be a yearly release that will happen every Thanksgiving weekend. It will always be no adjunct purity.

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Appearance - 10 | Aroma - 10 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 9

Bottle @ Aarons Oldman Buttcrack Share. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aromas of burned wood, chocolate, coconut, warm boozy notes, vanilla, tar, oak. Taste has lots of chocolate, roast, savory notes, burned wood, vanilla, fudgey notes, tar, oak. Fucking incredible!

Tried from Bottle on 06 Nov 2019 at 16:55

Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9

From bottle at Ulfborg tasting 2019/06. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, wood, alcohol, bourbon, chocolate, caramel, dark dried fruits, raisins vanilla, cocoa, licorice. Sweet and bitter taste. Full silky oily body with soft carbonation.

Tried from Bottle on 02 Jul 2019 at 14:47

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 8.5

Bottle at Tide's Pitch black with brown head. Huge rye, liquorice and roast. Oaky bourbon, some light vanilla, almost smoky. Good stuff!

Tried from Bottle on 09 Jan 2019 at 20:56


I absolutely love how “ordinary” it is. Balanced really tasty BA impy.

Tried from Bottle on 28 Dec 2018 at 17:01

Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 10 | Flavor - 10 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 9.5

Bourbon barrel aged imperial stout by this highly acclaimed brewery in Missouri, thanks Tom for sharing at Bumb3r. Some pale off-white bubbles here and there but otherwise close to no head, black robe with hazy copper-hued edges. Intense and deliciously fragrant bouquet of chocolate liqueur, old madera, wet oak including the vanilla aspect, coffee cream, hazelnut oil, whisky, beef stock, caramel, touch of soy sauce. Sweetish, concentrated onset with umami mixed in, as sugared gravy with raisins, softly carbonated, very full, vinous, oily mouthfeel. Deep and thick nutty and toffeeish malt body with softly roasted bitter tail drenched in wet oak tannins and long-stretching, heating bourbon-coloured booziness; ends very rich bittersweet and complex. An astonishing 'bière de dégustation' indeed, worth the hype that seems to surround it.

Tried on 17 Oct 2018 at 18:25

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 9

Bottle at bumba. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, cherry, fudge and booze. Taste has thick bourbon, cherry, booze, oak and caramel fudge. Boozy finish. Very nice, also quite boozy.

Tried from Bottle on 13 Oct 2018 at 19:54

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 10

Pours black, small tanned ring of foam. Smell is thick, sweet, dyrupy, roasty. Taste is full, roasty, sweet. Boozy, bourbon, oak. Tad too boozy for me. A really nice beer nevertheless.

Tried on 05 Aug 2018 at 20:25