Darkstar November
Bottle Logic Brewing

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Bottle Logic Brewing
California, United States
Russian Imperial Stout
Ranked #13
Ranked #238
4.48 | pDev: 5.8%
Apr 10, 2023
Oct 25, 2014
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Notes: Imperial Russian stout with rye and molasses, aged in Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels
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Rated: 4.4 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Apr 10, 2023
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of nice bourbon notes with some vanilla and woody notes, nice black chocolate malt notes with some rye notes also perceptible. Taste is also dominated by bourbon and vanilla notes with some rich black chocolate notes with some rye barrel notes also perceptible. Body is full with a nice creamy texture and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Well executed barrel-aged stout with some good drinkability.
Mar 26, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by RMW66 from Australia

Mar 17, 2023
Rated: 4.3 by dontknojack from Louisiana

Mar 12, 2023
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Reviewed by evanwoertz from California

4.85/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
bourbon and rum. very heavy in taste, body and on the nose. it hides the high ABV exceptionally well. almost like a distilled dark red or port. the feel suffers a little but the smell and taste are unreal.
Feb 18, 2023
Rated: 5 by doctorgary from New York

Feb 18, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by dtm426 from Michigan

Feb 03, 2023
Rated: 4.95 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Jan 22, 2023
Rated: 4.28 by DaveCash from New York

Jan 17, 2023
Rated: 4.42 by smithj4 from New York

Jan 13, 2023
Rated: 4.64 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Jan 07, 2023
Rated: 4.35 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Jan 04, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by Dope from Massachusetts

Dec 14, 2022
Rated: 4.92 by perazzi10

Nov 09, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Dadthew from New York

Nov 03, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by gelasin from California

Sep 23, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Jul 16, 2022
Rated: 4.31 by Hawkfish from Washington

Jun 02, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia

Jun 01, 2022
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Reviewed by augustgarage from California

4.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
2021 vintage (batch 8). Poured from a 500mL bottle into my snifter.

Opaque, seal brown liquid with a low dun collar. Very fine lacing; fast running legs; poor retention.

Bourbon, molasses, winter spices, baker's chocolate, fresh dates, and roast malt in the nose.

Flavor follows the nose but with significantly more intensity and complexity. Rye and hops blend together with a bit of heat from the alcohol. Long, even, medium-dry finish with hints of loam and char. Faint tobacco, vanilla, and coconut emerge as the ale warms.

Medium bodied, faintly oily, with low but sufficient carbonation.

Bourbon forward with several layers of flavor - one of the better tasting examples of the style.
May 28, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by mklisz from New Hampshire

May 14, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by Affinity from Missouri

May 02, 2022
Rated: 4 by BigIronH from Michigan

Apr 16, 2022
Rated: 4.04 by beerbones from Washington

Apr 07, 2022
Rated: 4.46 by rab53 from Washington

Mar 30, 2022
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Reviewed by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance - The beer poured a nice black color with dark mocha bubbles clinging to the sides of the glass.

Smell - The barrel aging was evident in the nose with notes of dark chocolate and molasses.

Taste - Coffee was very evident with a Bourbon also being apparent. Molasses sweetness was strikingly noted as well. Dark chocolate round out the finish.

Mouthfeel - With a thick body and low carbonation, the beer had staying power.

Overall - I would not call it elite, but this was good.
Mar 14, 2022
Rated: 4.93 by Chilmer from Iowa

Mar 04, 2022
Rated: 4.48 by jhavs from New York

Mar 03, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Gkruszewski from New York

Mar 01, 2022
Rated: 4.35 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Jan 31, 2022
Rated: 4.66 by irishevans from California

Jan 24, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by brpendergast85 from District of Columbia

Jan 22, 2022
Rated: 4.23 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 12, 2022
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.3/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours pitch black with a finger of tan foam. Aroma is roasty, toasty, and caramely malts. It's accentuated by chocolate, vanilla bean, and some mild char, adding sweetness and bitterness, respectively. Big and bold on the nose. Flavor profile leads with more sweetness - vanilla bean, molasses, caramel, and chocolate. Roasty and toasty malts lay underneath, keeping the beer from listing into sugary, and doing their darndest at that. A touch of barrel char at the end insures balance. Mouth feel is thick with a consistent, creamy texture. That creaminess keeps it easy to drink despite the alcohol content or the weight of each sip. Overall, smooth and bold with a focused push of vanilla bean

Draft. Reviewed from notes.
Jan 11, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by rstump24 from Ohio

Jan 05, 2022
Rated: 4.44 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Dec 30, 2021
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Reviewed by erosier from Connecticut

5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Pours a deep black color with a thin tan colored head that laces a bit on the way down. Smells of sweet deep roasted malts, a nice rye spice, and some brown sugar/molasses sweetness to it. It's not as sweet as it smells but it is still sweet. Roasted malt body with a nice rye spice mixed with molasses at the end is really nice. Smooth, velvety, perfect amount of carbonation. Bottle Logic knocks it out of the park on this one.
Dec 24, 2021
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Rated by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Tasted in a 6 oz tumbler glass from draft at Phase Three Brewing on December 8, 2021.
Dec 17, 2021
Rated: 4.36 by mjpolzin from Wisconsin

Dec 08, 2021
Rated: 4.4 by jakecattleco from California

Nov 27, 2021
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