Stronger Than Fiction
Bottle Logic Brewing

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Bottle Logic Brewing
California, United States
American Strong Ale
Ranked #13
Ranked #804
4.37 | pDev: 8.7%
Aug 16, 2023
Aug 12, 2016
Bourbon Barrel Aged American Strong Ale finished on Coconut and Cold Bot Coffee Coffee Beans
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Reviewed by minterro from California

4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had this beer as part of a beer tasting with my buddy Ron. Consumed on 7/15/23.

A&S: The look has decent lacing, pours a finger of light tan head, and retains a ring. The taste includes marshmallows, raisins, figs, and allspice.

T&M: The initial taste includes coconut flakes. marshmallows, and caramels. It is sweet, but not too sweet. I get cinnamon in the middle taste. Maybe some coffee in the finish, but not super present. The ABV is very well hidden. There is a good amount of carbonation. Had a hiss when opened.

Overall, similar to all of bottle logic's beers I have tried so far, I would highly recommend this beer.
Aug 16, 2023
Rated: 4.53 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jul 18, 2023
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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
500 ml bottle into a snifter. 2022 edition, had 4/22/23.

Pours a dark copper color, fairly clear, with a quarter inch foamy head and light foamy lacing. Aromas of coconut, caramel, coffee as it warms, brown sugar, some bourbon. Similar flavors: coconut, bourbon, coffee, malt, caramel, brown sugar. Smooth, a solid medium body, appropriately carbonated.

Strong coconut and barrels take the lead, the coffee shows well in the flavor. Has kind of a singular aroma and flavor. Thought this was really good.
Jul 14, 2023
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Reviewed by maximum12 from Minnesota

2.3/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1
A 500ML bottle with a 2022 tag on the label. I do like Bottle Logic’s consistent theme on their labels. Classy & understated.

Looks like a Behr Blend of North Cabin Brown & Bagley Silo Red. Opaque. Smells like somebody soaked coconut slices in cane sugar & jammed them up my nose. Wow.

Stronger Than Fiction is like meth, except coconuts. So much coconut. I’m going to be sweating coconut in about three hours. Whatever else is in here – bourbon, alleged coffee, supposed malts or barley or yeast or something – is bludgeoned to death by, you guessed it, coconut.

This is a one-note to an extreme. The ratings are baffling to me, but so are a lot of things. Half of mine & most of my wife’s pour are drain-bound. Not good at all.
Jun 25, 2023
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Reviewed by mschrei from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Dark pour-brown/tan more than black. Fizzy head that dissipated quickly, mild lacing, a bit of a coconut slick on top. Scents of roasted dark malt, bourbon barrel, coconut, and coffee. Sweet coconut is the lead taste, blends extremely well with the bourbon barrel. Also presents notes of chocolate and coffee. Just a hint of an oily thick nature to the big body. Definite booze buzz. The coconut and coffee really combine nicely.
Jun 01, 2023
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Reviewed by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a deep, dark brown. Aroma is sweetness & bourbon. Sweetness is dark chocolate & vanilla with hints of coconut. Taste follows nose with more intense sweetness with added notes of caramel & the coffee. Mouthfeel is medium. This is a big delicious beer.
May 26, 2023
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Reviewed by DoctorZombies from Florida

4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
2022. 13.5%. Poured at 55°. One finger of creamy of light tan head with a few rocks; fairly quick cap leaves heavy heavy ring and a small island of micro dots; some spots of lace with agitation; heavy legs on swirl; deep ruby/brown body with excellent clarity. Nose is caramel and bourbon; boozy retro nasal. Toasted coconut and sweet caramel malt; a little coffee as beer warmed; coconut/sweet candy finish. Smooth semi viscous feel; alcohol burn on tip of tongue; heavy minus body; noticeable warmth in mouth from 13.5% abv. Overall the beer is boozy hot and very sweet; not much coffee but lots of coconut; bourbon takes a back seat to the caramel, but is present and accounted for…I like sweet big beers but this beer is a bit too much for me.
Apr 15, 2023
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Very dark brown with a tan head. Yeah they nailed this! Boozy ale featuring caramel, coffee, baker's chocolate, coconut, vanilla, and molasses in both smell and taste. In the nose you get more coffee and barrel interplay, in the taste you get more adjunct sweetness with a hint of toffee added, without ever getting sugary. Smooth and not as warm as it smell and tastes, but the coffee and sweet textures play well together on the palate with the ale base. Feel like BL had been on a cold streak with me recently, this changed that!
Apr 08, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Mar 22, 2023
Rated: 4.37 by smithj4 from New York

Mar 06, 2023
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Reviewed by gatornation from Arizona

4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a dense mahogany color with a tan head. Smell has roasted malts whisky barrel,coconut and coffee. Taste is barrel forward, coffee and roasted malts next with coconut in finish. Mouth feel is sweet malty ,mellow bourboun chocolate and coconut/coffee
Feb 15, 2023
Rated: 3.89 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Oct 05, 2022
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Reviewed by BigIronH from Michigan

3.62/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours dark brown with a finger of mocha head. Nose is bitter coffee, chocolate, coconut, and vanilla and oak barrel notes. Taste follows suit, with coffee overtaking and really becoming the center piece. Feel is crisp with a bitter finish. Decent.
Mar 24, 2022
Rated: 4.4 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Feb 03, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by dsshuck from Delaware

Jun 13, 2021
Rated: 4.31 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jun 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Captain69 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
my bottle stated 13.43 % strong ale , great taste but hard to drink whole bottle without getting full - share a bottle with a few friends - almost a stout
Jun 03, 2021
Rated: 4.55 by badmotorgrunge from Illinois

May 07, 2021
Rated: 4.29 by mdfb79 from New York

May 06, 2021
Rated: 4.39 by nataku00 from California

Apr 17, 2021
Stronger Than Fiction from Bottle Logic Brewing
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 201 ratings