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
Ratings:
873
Reviews:
170
Avg:
4.68
pDev:
6.62%
 
 
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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Radcpa
4/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ivan52
4.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Good, vanilla really comes out on this.

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Photo of Ekor88
4.56/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZombieHead
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jlu73183
4.93/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of schinebd
4.55/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HeadyTheElder
4.81/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bwbetts
4.6/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cultclassic89
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Avatar113
4.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bquack
4.36/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beer_guy_nc
4.7/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Stevem68
4.69/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a deep oily dark chocolate color. Aroma is vanilla for days. Flavor is big vanilla with some heat from the bourbon and chocolate notes. Feel is rich and robust. Overall this is delicious and lives up to the hype.

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4.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Bringthebeards
4.85/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.84/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cgwami
4.9/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Guillenj8
4.9/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sillyhed8
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pastry stouts are life?

This one pours a very dark black, with a small head, and basically no lacing.

Well this smells simply delightful, with a huge dark chocolate brownie batter aroma, and a ton of vanilla. It's not the absurd-approaching-on-violated amount of vanilla that BA Shake or BVDL has, but it's still a lot. There's a good bit of bourbon here too.

This is a nice as I was expecting and the hype dictated. It's super well blended, with lots of vanilla, but additionally- a lot of other things happening at the same time. You'd almost think chocolate was added, as it's so fudgy like a big plate of brownies with nuts studded in there. There's lots of bourbon, but not too much, with just a hint of oak. This is just a big ol' treat to drink.

This is medium bodied, not incredibly thick, but fairly creamy and pretty silky, with a normal (lower) level of carbonation.

I've been waiting a long time to try this beer- it stood up to all that I had hoped. It's a marvelous beer and Bottle Logic should proud of what they've bottled here.

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4.47/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FriedSlug
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is just an awesome beer. Black, brown head, a dot or two of lacing. Thick syrupy beer. Smells like it tastes and it tastes like a lightly smoked, bourbon soaked, s’more with almonds and crumbled brownies on it. It is amazing. Not going to bother giving and part of this beer less than a 5.

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4.8/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Vanilla Bourbon heaven!

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Fundamental Observation from Bottle Logic Brewing
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