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:
#235
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
583
pDev:
5.82%
 
 
Wants:
194
Gots:
168
Trade:
18
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Photo of MickeyHops
3.98/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of taospowder
4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It is truly delicious. A little bit foamy, the foam spilled a little.

Look: Black with an inch thick mocca colored head.

Aroma: wonderful aroma of sweet raisin rye bread and bourbon

Flavor: It is sweet raisin rye bread, molasses, and lots of bourbon.

Feel: medium to full body.

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

Photo of Tukiluka
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.26/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This is the 2018 edition. Had on tap at the source.
L: Pours pitch black. Chestnut ring around the edge of glass. Viscous looking with minimal residual lacing.
S: Molasses is abundant on the nose, followed by bourbon. Notes of black licorice, dark fruits, caramel, toffee and malts also detectible. Smells complex and fantastic.
T: Molasses-forward. I love that I pick up the rye character on the flavor, adding an additional depth to the complexity. Finish is bourbon heat with lingering malt/molasses flavor. Moderate bitterness with the perfect pinch of sweetness to round it out.
F: The most disappointing aspect. Somewhat thin and light in bodied. Carbonation was appropriate but it didn't have the weight I love in other BL offerings.
O: A damn good brew. Masks the abv well and I would definitely try again. I am glad to have tried. Cheers!

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Photo of Blazer22
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stortore
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of von_kaiser
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duffman79
4.69/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JLK7299
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow! Having at a share right after I had Damon from Hill Farmstead and I think I like this better. Very marshmallows mouthfeel. Pours so dark with a great head. Delicious!

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Photo of bnewt21
4.99/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.64/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Fernanch
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csmrx7
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grapeshops
4.42/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beersgud
4.09/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jschott75
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pavpav12
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow, baby, talk to me. Hey, baby, want me... This beer 100% is the hot girl at the club, gym, and goat Yoga. Everyone wants her. Deep, luscious, bold stout essences with heavy, yet smooth chocolate that make a playa want to scream for dayyyzzzzzz

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4.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boxdiesel
4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Muss42
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of REVZEB
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap. Dark, brooding and smooth. Pour jet black and viscous with slight brown foam that quickly dissipates. Has a bitter bite to awaken the drinker from the smooth and tranquil body. Molasses and rye bitters combine with the bourbon, brown sugar, caramel, chocolate and licorice sweetness to make a full flavor complexion. Smell is bourbon and rye forward.

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Darkstar November from Bottle Logic Brewing
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 583 ratings