Ground State | 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): 13.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our legendary Breakfast Stout returns this year with two epic power-ups: Vermont maple syrup was added right into the brew for a beam of subtle sweetness against the earthy bitterness of barrel-aged Coldbot Coffee beans! As in 2016's batch, this viscous 13.4% beast was aged in bourbon barrels with just a handful of Madagascar vanilla beans and will be finished on cacao nibs and Coldbot Coffee's Salvadorian + Guatemalan coffee beans.


Added by mothman on 03-16-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#156
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
556
pDev:
6.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.3/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cp45
4.23/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.85/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.66/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 505beergeek
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lewith
4.57/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maltznhopz
4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bum4ever
4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emyers
4.64/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2018 vintage. Bottle poured into snifter.

Pours black with a half inch medium brown head.

Nose: vanilla and coffee dominate. Bourbon barrel and maple come in towards the end. Bourbon is pretty subtle.

Taste: phenomenal. Follows the nose mostly - coffee and chocolate lead followed closely by maple. Vanilla starts to take over as it warms, and towards the end it’s really dominated by vanilla and maple. Bourbon barrel is fairly subtle and drifts in and out. Finishes semi sweet with more maple and vanilla.

Feel: full-bodied, smooth, medium-low carbonation.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Batch 3 (2018), poured into an Alesmith snifter. Pours a medium dark espresso. Nose is mostly maple, coffee, and oak, with some butterscotch and caramel. Palate is chocolate fudge, maple, coffee, with oak and butterscotch notes. Disappointingly, the chocolate and maple dominates the barrel character, so it’s not as complex as one might hope. Still a good brew, but it's not in the upper tier of the category.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2018 release.

A: Pours black with a half finger of cola-like dark brown head. Average retention and almost no lacing.

S: Strong coffee, light cocoa and vanilla bean, and mild rounded bourbon.

T: Rich and strong coffee dominate the flavor, alongside a light but very well integrated sweetness, dry oak, and bourbon. Mild roastiness and mouthcoating coffee through a long finish.

M: Medium-full body, chewy, with medium-light but cutting carbonation.

O: Bottle Logic proves again its deftness with its barrel program. Coffee dominates, but the base and barrel provide nice (though admittedly light) accents. The only knock on this is that it might be considered a bit one-dimensional, and I’m not getting any maple flavor.

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4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pagriley
4.14/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Brewery
Looks good! Think, with dark tan head
Coffee prominent on nose. Not much of other adjuncts
Palate similar. Good but maple is overpowered

Tasty for sure, just wanted more balanced and subtle flavor

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4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2018, Yellow Session. Lots of cacao, ice cream and dark malts on the aroma. Taste has sweet cacao, fudge, caramel, bourbon and toffee. Well balanced, smooth coffee finish with medium bitterness.

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4.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Ground State from Bottle Logic Brewing
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 556 ratings