Fundamental Observation | Bottle Logic Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Stout blended with Madagascar Vanilla Beans & Aged in Bourbon Barrels.

Added by SimcoeKid on 05-17-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8
Reviews:
195
Ratings:
1,110
pDev:
6.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Batch 4 (2018), poured from the bottle into a snifter. There really should be separate listings here for each batch, but nonetheless...

Had it on tap at the source two days ago and now out of the bottle. I've always found BL Statis stouts to be striking in how much better they tend to be out of the bottle than off the tap. FOb4 follows the pattern. It's great off the tap, but way better out of the bottle.

Nose is full with mainly chocolate fudge and caramel. Palate is even richer with chocolate fudge, vanilla, caramel, and toffee. The flavors hang in a nice balance; whereas the vanilla is very present (especially as it warms), it's not a vanilla bomb, which suits me fine. The fudge notes present as a less steroidal version of Fundamental Forces. It's great. Props to BL for managing to up production without sacrificing quality.

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4.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.78/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.6/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RiverRick
4.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of emyers
4.68/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2018 vintage. From bottle poured into snifter.

Black with medium brown half inch head

Nose: Tons of vanilla along with some bourbon.

Taste: all vanilla up front. Bourbon and a touch of milk chocolate and then more vanilla on the finish. Finish is sweet, no alcohol heat. Bottle Logic describes this as liquid brownie batter and that is spot on.

Feel: full-bodied, rich, smooth. Low carbonation.

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4.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.59/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.74/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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4.93/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.91/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.87/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.23/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2017 version. Pours Black with dark head. Aroma of vanilla, cocoa, bourbon, caramel. Ridiculous oily and thick chewy mouthfeel. Love the vanilla. Not overpowering like some vanilla beers. Chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, maple syrup, bourbon, caramel, toffee. Ridiculously good beer.

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5/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smell: Vanilla frosting, marshmallow fluff, fudge, a hint of dark fruit, smooth bourbon and oak

Taste: Big barrel, smooth bourbon, oak, marshmallow fluff, vanilla frosting, fudge, a smidge of dark fruit, milk chocolate, and carmel. Really reminiscent of a Carmelo candy bar in the finish.

Feel: Creamy, borderline over carbonated, Medium bodied. Slightly thin, but carbonation covers it up, as well as the creaminess. This doesn’t drink like 13.7% the booze is there, but it is really smooth and melds incredibly well with everything else.

Overall: This beer lives up to the hype all day. This is an absolutely stunning beer!

Note: Did this blind against Prarie Vanilla Noir and FO destroyed it. FO is one of the best beers out there.

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4.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.61/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Fundamental Observation from Bottle Logic Brewing
Beer rating: 4.71 out of 5 with 1,110 ratings