Leche Borracho
Bottle Logic Brewing

Leche BorrachoLeche Borracho
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Bottle Logic Brewing
California, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #72
Ranked #216
4.5 | pDev: 6.22%
Feb 04, 2022
May 04, 2014
Leche BorrachoLeche Borracho
Notes: Imperial Stout brewed with ancho peppers, cinnamon, cocoa nibs, and lactose sugar aged in tequila and bourbon barrels
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4.39/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Treyliff from West Virginia

2016 Vintage
550ml bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours jet black in color with a one-finger foamy khaki head that reduces to leave nothing behind

S- aroma is rich with chocolate, cinnamon and chili pepper up front, followed by undertones of creamy lactose, vanilla, toffee and brown sugar. The tequila barrel comes across as a mezcal-like aroma, with some oaky bourbon juice in the background

T- rich malty chocolate up front quickly gives way to cinnamon and pepper skin. Mid-palate brings out the barrel notes; tequila takes center stage, with some oaky bourbon complimenting. The finish gives more cinnamon and chocolate, with a linger of pepper and creamy lactose

M- medium body with moderate carbonation, foamy mouthfeel turns slightly creamy into the finish. Some pepper heat pokes through after the finish

O- the barrel combo works well with this one, well done

Feb 04, 2022
4.5 by not2quick from Missouri on Jan 12, 2022
4.38 by rarapacz from Minnesota on Dec 31, 2021
4.5 by paulish from New York on Sep 18, 2021
4.25 by wolfpac255 from Illinois on Aug 03, 2021
4.6 by Eziel from Ohio on Aug 03, 2021
4 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Jul 24, 2021
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4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by heysuz from Indiana

Brew: Bottle Logic Brewing – Leche Borracho

Intro: 500 mil. poured into a tulip glass. Shared with a friend.

Appearance: Dark black color. Minimal head but some. Same with the lacing as we drank

Smell: Cinnamon up front followed closely with chili pepper, Bourbon brings up the back end.

Taste: Followed along with the smell. Little to no carbonation. Chili pepper is strong for my tastes.

Mouthfeel: Creamy but the chili holds that in check. Medium mouthfeel

Drink: Again, follows along with mouthfeel. I’ve had better and I’ve had much worse. It’s not my favorite selection from Bottle Logic

Conclusion: I’ve had several other Bottle Logic brews and this would not be in my top 4 or 5. It is mostly because of the chili pepper but that is personal taste. I am a big fan of the brewery, just not this particular beer. It’s still finely crafted and is deserving of the score given

Jul 24, 2021
4 by Rkitchen from Michigan on Jun 19, 2021
5 by JAWS from New York on May 26, 2021
4.44 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on May 10, 2021
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4.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Eddieeight from Ohio

Purchased for $20 from a private collector. 3 year old 500 ml bottle from 2018 poured into a snifter. This is my first Bottle Logic brew, as I'm in Ohio so it's difficult to get California beer out here. Poured out thick and darkest brown with a quick and active head that bubbled up furiously for about 15 seconds then rapidly shrank into a ring around the bottle, then disappeared completely. The strongest scent coming up from this beer is bourbon, even though there's also tequila barrels at work. Also notes of vanilla, chocolate, and a little tingle on the nose from the ancho peppers. The scent is very strong and peppery, and threatens to singe my nose hairs if i inhale too deeply too quickly. Truly a delicious smell, very complex and tantalizing. There is a strong and sweet malt backbone to this beer upon first sip. It's very thirst quenching. After getting the rounded sweetness of the sugars and vanilla, cinnamon washes through my mouth, followed by the tequila and bourbon. It's funny, but i can definitely taste both the tequila and bourbon independently, and i didn't think i would be able to. Also a bit smoky. The pepper comes last, stinging the back of the throat and giving it a nice finish. Mouthfeel is definitely thicker and syrupy, with a nice douse of effervescence. Overall, the smell knocked my socks off. And the taste was very complex and layered. Although I wouldn't say this is one of my favorite beers, it's definitely the result of an interesting recipe and the chef certainly knew what they were doing, to allow all the various flavors to come out. So it's getting my top marks for being unique, an important quality i seek in beer.

Apr 25, 2021
5 by Ziosa from Missouri on Apr 20, 2021
4 by ThirstyHungryLife from California on Apr 13, 2021
4.5 by ADTaber from South Carolina on Apr 09, 2021
5 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia on Feb 09, 2021
4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois on Dec 11, 2020
4 by farnold from New York on Nov 15, 2020
4.39 by DvdP from Netherlands on Nov 02, 2020
4.6 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Sep 18, 2020
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4.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by jheimbigner from Washington

2018 bottling. Poured from fridge temp on 7.13.2020

Pours dark, minimal head. Nose was well blended ancho, mild cinnamon, chocolate, and bourbon barrel. Taste was well blended between the ancho, cinnamon, and got more tiquilla than bourbon on the taste. Slightly thin for style but made it easy to drink. Overall solid Mexican stout from bottle logic

Jul 15, 2020
4.52 by GreatStoutman from Texas on Jun 14, 2020
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4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Sandis from Minnesota

2018 version poured into a snifter. The peppers are not overpowering but do provide some heat in the finish. Cinnamon is very up front in aroma. I don't typically seek out beers that contain peppers but this is pretty tasty.

May 07, 2020
4.31 by Kurmaraja from California on Apr 20, 2020
4.54 by robertm2152 from Illinois on Apr 12, 2020
4.27 by That_Bearded_Guy from California on Mar 18, 2020
4.25 by Dharms from Pennsylvania on Mar 10, 2020
4.5 by monty79_1997 from Missouri on Feb 25, 2020
4.4 by impending from California on Feb 17, 2020
4.25 by spersichilli from California on Feb 12, 2020
4.25 by Juggerr from New York on Jan 05, 2020
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3.56/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

A big fan of BL, and chili stouts but this missed the mark. Great smell with some nice chili heat spice but taste spice is really hidden and out of place, mouthfeel is thin slick

Jan 05, 2020
4.25 by vfgccp from New York on Jan 04, 2020
4.5 by JoeyStats707 from California on Jan 03, 2020
3.09 by Lare453 from Florida on Jan 03, 2020
4.76 by JellybonesElmer from Wisconsin on Dec 27, 2019
4.44 by mmoore9363 from Arizona on Dec 23, 2019
4.37 by Hopelessly0 from California on Dec 07, 2019
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4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by RaulMondesi from California

On tap at Hollingshead’s in Orange, CA.

Oh my sweet hell, like, Raul... Umm, hell! I mean, this thing is devilish. Did the Tasmanian devil get into the beer business? Cuz this one is firing on all cylinders like Cheney shooting a shotgun!

Spicy, smooth, beautiful... No, I’m not talking about my last Tinder date...

Raul shoots and he scores!

Nov 29, 2019
4.6 by unclekeith from Alaska on Nov 20, 2019
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