Darkstar November | Bottle Logic Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bottle Logic Brewing
California, United States
bottlelogic.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.70%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Russian stout with rye and molasses, aged in Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 10-25-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#217
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
540
pDev:
5.8%
 
 
Wants:
193
Gots:
163
Trade:
16
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Photo of skiking70
4.47/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.59/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gcamparone
4.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a Bottle Logic can glass. Acquired in a trade.

Pours a deep brown body with a small light brown head that reduces quickly to leave a ring of retention and no lacing.

Aromas are deep and inviting with tons of bourbon, vanilla, milk chocolate, caramel, light booziness, molasses, rye spices, vanilla beans in the background.

Taste mostly matches the nose with tons of milk chocolate, rye bourbon, vanilla beans, caramel, roasty malts, bittersweet dark chocolate, finishing sweet with more vanilla, roasty malt that lingers on the tongue for a bit, which I love. Thick, rich, mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

I really, really enjoyed this beer, the rye and molasses really melded with the bourbon barrels to give it a complex and sweet-vanilla-chocolate forward flavor and aroma profile. No adjuncts needed.

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Photo of BeerRay
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jtk21351
4.59/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HOPTOMIC_BOMB
4.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AllOfTheCats
4.65/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of paresis
4.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Original_Gravity
4.65/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of h_lupulus
4.34/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ha-sheem
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tywhite
4.28/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Virby44
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 505beergeek
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of burns3y
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma is boozy, malty and whiskey forward. Taste is bittersweet, earthy, woody with lots of whiskey and dry finish with lots of roasty bitterness. Medium body with low carbonation. Quite good but a bit harsh on the bitterness and booze.

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Photo of crob3888
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Peterock27
4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Its_Dipset_Eyy
4.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lemmy187
4.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kreg02
4.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nedster10
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gambyt20
4.42/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Darkstar November from Bottle Logic Brewing
Beer rating: 4.48 out of 5 with 540 ratings