Trillium / Bottle Logic - Observing Reason
Trillium Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #596
ABV:
13.9%
Score:
93
Ranked #7,362
Avg:
4.49 | pDev: 9.35%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
13
From:
Trillium Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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One-off
Wants
  1
Gots
  3
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Notes: After years of admiring what Bottle Logic has done with vanilla beans, it was only plausible that when we had the opportunity to collaborate for the first time in the days surrounding Field Trip, we were going to brew a massive imperial conditioned on a considerable amount of Bourbon Madagascar vanilla beans. Observing Reason pours a glass-coating deep black with hickory highlights and a mocha-colored head. Mouth-watering aromas of warm baked goods, from brownies to frosting-coated chocolate cupcakes are immediately present. Notes of marshmallow, vanilla, and a hint of peanut play their complementary roles on the back of the palate. Mild sweetness and thick mouthfeel round out this truly indulgent Imperial Stout.
Observing Reason pours a glass-coating deep black with hickory highlights and a mocha-colored head. Mouth-watering aromas of warm baked goods, from brownies to frosting-coated chocolate cupcakes are immediately present. Notes of marshmallow, vanilla, and a hint of peanut play their complementary roles on the back of the palate. Mild sweetness and thick mouthfeel round out this truly indulgent Imperial Stout.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 13 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Iski100
4.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

5 Oz pour into a snifter. Another hit out of the park of their Brewery only pours of heavy Stouts. This is double imperial stout collaboration with Bottle Logic out of Anaheim. Brewed with Madagascar vanilla beans.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.91/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Strong vanilla icing notes, fresh Bourbon Madagascar vanilla beans, marshmallows, brownies, chocolate cupcakes, baked goods, dark chocolate milkshakes

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Photo of Holderness
4.1/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vanilla is the star of the show here. Gives the flavors a nice ice-cream like character when combined with the milk chocolate notes from the malts. Overall a little underwhelming given the caliber of the collaborator -- still pretty tasty nevertheless

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Photo of Radcpa
4.52/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark appearance with nice tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a slightly sweet vanilla and chocolate. Taste is also slightly sweet vanilla and chocolate.

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Trillium / Bottle Logic - Observing Reason from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 13 ratings