Jam The Radar
Bottle Logic Brewing

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Bottle Logic Brewing
California, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #97
Ranked #250
4.48 | pDev: 5.58%
May 28, 2023
Mar 24, 2016
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Notes: Russian Imperial Stout aged in Buffalo Trace Bourbon barrels and finished with cocoa nibs and raspberries.
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

4.85/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Name: Jam The Radar
Brewery: Bottle Logic Brewing
Location: Anaheim, CA
Style: Imperial Stout
ABV: 13.5%
Jam the Radar is next on the review table. I have several different imperial stouts from Bottle Logic in my cellar, waiting for the review table and serving the beer at 50 degrees in a tulip glass. Pouring the liquid into the glass, it looks like 0-20W oil. The pour created a creamy two-fingered dark tan head with excellent retention. The slow dissipation left no lacing. The color is black, charting around SRM 38. Overall a near-perfect appearance for this stout with a high abv.
Nosing the glass, I get bombarded with raspberries and bourbon; wow. Smelling the beer again, I detect caramel, molasses, dark chocolate, char, oak, oranges, fruity sweetness, coffee, and dark roasted bready malts. I love the way this beer smell. The raspberries are the star of the show.
With the first sip, my mind has this supernova collision of flavor. I took another sip to ensure I was not lured by the siren song of drunk raspberries in an imperial stout. Alas, I was drifting away with flavor explosion on my palate. I taste boozy bourbon raspberries that are tarty, ripe, and juicy. The malty profile is roasted, bready, char, dark chocolate, espresso coffee, and caramel. Other flavors are fruity sweetness, oak, molasses, and a touch of oranges.
The mouthfeel is thick, chewy, long, and pleasant. The body is heavy and has light carbonation.
What an incredible beer. I have consumed a few raspberry beers of different styles, but I have yet to achieve this level of flavor. Bourbon-soaked raspberries in a bar of delicious dark chocolate and coffee-flavored beer are the best way to describe this—an absolute must-try for any dessert lover.
May 28, 2023
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Reviewed by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - Pours a thick motor oil black with a thin tan head. Very light soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is dark chocolate, ripe raspberries and huge bourbon barrel.

T - The taste is sweet and tart raspberries, dark chocolate, caramel, dark roast coffee and a huge punch of Buffalo Trace barrel.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a slick dry finish.

O - Really top notch.
May 06, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by hjc from Wisconsin

Apr 26, 2023
Rated: 3.97 by bsuedekum from Missouri

Apr 15, 2023
Rated: 4 by wshinevar from Massachusetts

Apr 15, 2023
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Reviewed by sweetbrew82 from California

4.11/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Bourbon soaked raspberries drizzled in chocolate with some espresso and dark fruits milling around in the mix. Didn't expect the raspberries to be so prominent and right upfront on the palate but they definitely are and it's a little too overpowering for me personally. The mouthfeel is spectacular though! It's so full bodied and chewy and viscous and oily that it just saturates every square inch of your tongue. Would've preferred the raspberries chill out in the background more but overall it's damn tasty!
Apr 15, 2023
Rated: 4.41 by smithj4 from New York

Mar 21, 2023
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Reviewed by Christianriveraaa

4.29/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L: Poured from a bottle into a sniffer - 1-2 fingers length of foam risen, slight lacing left behind as it dissipates back into liquid form.
S: Getting the bourbon notes for sure along with chocolate, coffee. Slight aroma of dark fruits but I'm not getting much raspberries in there.
T: Getting the sweet raspberry bourbon taste for sure! Wow this is great. Getting notes of chocolate, dark fruits, raspberries, bourbon barrels. I gotta tip my hat and say this took me by surprise.
F: Heavy bodied beer, easy sipper, oily feel.
O: This is a great barrel aged beer that I wasn't expecting to be so good based on the nose but man it was great. Would highly recommend if your a barrel aged stout drinker as this is a great experience to have.
Mar 13, 2023
Rated: 4.59 by dontknojack from Louisiana

Mar 12, 2023
Rated: 4.4 by Dope from Massachusetts

Mar 12, 2023
Rated: 4.75 by dtm426 from Michigan

Feb 19, 2023
Rated: 4.44 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

Feb 17, 2023
Rated: 4.4 by RMW66 from Australia

Feb 17, 2023
Rated: 5 by doctorgary from New York

Feb 11, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by gelasin from California

Jan 29, 2023
Rated: 4.26 by izzyismyrott from Indiana

Jan 15, 2023
Rated: 4.66 by Prospero from Colorado

Dec 22, 2022
Rated: 4.52 by robertm2152 from Illinois

Dec 22, 2022
Rated: 4.65 by beersgud from Kansas

Dec 03, 2022
Rated: 4.44 by DokiDokiLitFam from New Jersey

Nov 14, 2022
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Rated by jb_4226 from Texas

4.9/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
#133, yummy!
Oct 14, 2022
Rated: 4.29 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio

Oct 12, 2022
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Reviewed by JohnG190 from New York

4.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Appearance: Jam the Radar has a deep, opaque black color with a thick, creamy brown head.

Aroma: The aroma is intense with notes of dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, and hints of dark fruit and espresso.

Taste: The taste is rich and complex with a balance of sweetness and bitterness. The chocolate, caramel, and toffee notes are prominent, along with hints of dark fruit and espresso. There is a subtle warming alcohol note in the finish.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth with a full-bodied texture. The carbonation is low, which adds to the richness and depth of the flavor.

Overall Impressions: Jam the Radar American Imperial Stout is an exceptional example of the style. The flavors are well-balanced and intense, making it a perfect beer to enjoy on a cold night or to savor slowly over time. The mouthfeel is smooth and luxurious, making it a great choice for beer lovers who appreciate complex, full-bodied beers. Overall, this is a top-notch imperial stout that should not be missed.
Oct 09, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by rare_bird from Michigan

Oct 04, 2022
Rated: 4.14 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Sep 19, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois

Sep 19, 2022
Rated: 4.75 by Dadthew from New York

Sep 13, 2022
Rated: 4.75 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Jul 21, 2022
Rated: 4.79 by ChicagoNick from Illinois

Jul 17, 2022
Rated: 4.6 by jhavs from New York

Jul 08, 2022
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Reviewed by pthoolihan from Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Black, a light behind it could not shine through, small head that faded to a ring. Smell of raspberry and chocolate. Tasted rich consistent to the smell, perfect for warming up with in cold weather. A little tart while holding in the mouth. Overall a nice drink for a cold Pennsylvania evening
Apr 10, 2022
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Reviewed by BerryKumquat from California

4.14/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
L: Brown/black motor oil.
S: Musty chocolate.
T: Strong lush raspberry with a light bretty body and solid dark chocolate finish.
F: Chocolate raspberry.
O: A unique and simple raspberry with chocolate finish.
Apr 08, 2022
Rated: 4.49 by Montanabeerz from Montana

Apr 02, 2022
Rated: 4.31 by dexterk1 from Illinois

Mar 22, 2022
Rated: 4.44 by not2quick from Missouri

Mar 20, 2022
Rated: 4 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Mar 18, 2022
Rated: 4.13 by powbucks from California

Mar 01, 2022
Rated: 4.22 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Feb 09, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by BSW from California

Feb 09, 2022
Rated: 4.53 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jan 29, 2022
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