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:
#214
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
522
pDev:
6.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
185
Gots:
165
Trade:
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Received in a trade. Batch 2016 and review #3300

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice rich dark motor oil black with a good almost two finger dark chocolate mocha head that fades nice and slowly to leave a thin blanket. Very, very nice legs as well.

S - Aromas of chocolate fudge brownies, cookie dough, vanilla, nice barrel presence, rich and slightly sweet bourbon and caramel.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with pleasant chocolate brownie batter, very light roasted malts, little vanilla and oak. Bourbon is a bit muted as is the vanilla. Whole thing comes across far more muted than the nose, though the alcohol is hidden very very nicely.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, smooth, creamy, little chewy with the alcohol being very very tame.

O - Overall this was a phenomenal beer...until I took a sip. With how stellar the nose was I feel the taste was just a dialed down version of that. All those great characteristics were there just far more mellow. Really unfortunate, but at least the alcohol was hidden. If the taste was a hair closer to the nose this would be a home run.

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Darkstar November from Bottle Logic Brewing
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 522 ratings