Stronger Than Fiction
Bottle Logic Brewing

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Bottle Logic Brewing
California, United States
Strong Ale - American
Ranked #12
Ranked #770
4.38 | pDev: 8.22%
Mar 24, 2022
Aug 12, 2016
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Notes: Bourbon Barrel Aged American Strong Ale finished on Coconut and Cold Bot Coffee Coffee Beans
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3.62/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by BigIronH from Michigan

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
4.4 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Feb 03, 2022
4.5 by dsshuck from Delaware on Jun 13, 2021
4.31 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Jun 10, 2021
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4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Captain69 from Illinois

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
4.55 by badmotorgrunge from Illinois on May 07, 2021
4.29 by mdfb79 from New York on May 06, 2021
4.39 by nataku00 from California on Apr 17, 2021
4.24 by TP2MSU from Michigan on Mar 14, 2021
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4.51/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Roguer from Connecticut

Sweet, boozy nose: brown sugar, oak, bourbon, red grape, coconut, coffee, baker’s chocolate.

A touch sweeter on the palate. Drinks like a dessert liqueur. Bourbon, brown sugar, coconut, molasses; long aftertaste of coffee, oak, and a bit of heat. Really lovely and delicious, where each sip tastes better and better.

Dec 25, 2020
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4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by lucius10 from California

Sweet caramel malty, salted caramel mocha, hint of coconut, and hint of vanilla bourbon barrel nose on this one! Yum! Taste follows with a sweet and malty, vanilla coconut coffee finish. The coffee is balanced with a hint of brown sugar sweetness. The coconut is subtle here, but you can find it. As it warms, the bourbon heat starts to enter the conversation. Ha! I like this...this is fantastic!

Dec 17, 2020
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4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by IKR from California

2020 Vintage

Appearance: Clear dark-brown color with a modest-sized light beige head that quickly faded. This is a nice looking strong ale.

Smell: Moderate Bourbon, moderate coffee and moderate brown sugar/toffee aromas. The nose is nicely balance between those three elements.

Taste: The palate features Bourbon notes, coffee notes, brown sugar/toffee notes, and mild coconut notes just as the nose suggested. just like the nose the palate is nicely balanced. The beer starts off fairly sweet and finishes mildly sweet but the coffee and tannic barrel notes help to keep the sweetness at bay. The coconut came out more as the beer warmed. Very mild alcohol presence for a beer listed as 13.43 % ABV

Mouth-feel: Medium bodied with a generous level of carbonation. Nice mouthfeel for a Strong Ale.

Overall: I found this a very good beer. All of the different aspects, e.g. taste, smell all worked well together resulting in a very nice strong ale.

Nov 24, 2020
4.49 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Sep 06, 2020
5 by NickThePyro from Washington on May 13, 2020
4.23 by Gambyt20 from Illinois on Apr 20, 2020
4.35 by user785335 from Florida on Apr 13, 2020
4.44 by kevindp9 from Arizona on Feb 16, 2020
4.21 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB) on Feb 09, 2020
4.5 by gelasin from California on Feb 07, 2020
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4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by emyers from Illinois

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

AMber-brown with a half inch beige head.

Nose: Coffee, almond, bourbon.

Taste: Coconut and bourbon dominate up front. Coffee is a bit more peripheral but it’s there and adds an interesting depth.

Feel: Medium body, medium carbonation.

Jan 24, 2020
4.48 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois on Jan 01, 2020
4.31 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin on Dec 22, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Arrives dark but as the beer is consumed it reveals a clear burnt caramel color; the head lifts to a finger and leaves some streaky lace

Smell: Toffee, vanilla and coconut with a Bourbon tone; the coffee is apparent but not dominant

Taste: Rather sweet, with toffee, vanilla and coconut, up front; through the middle, the Bourbon adds a presence with the coffee kicking in after the swallow; the finish is a sweet blend of all the flavors

Mouthfeel: Full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: An exquisite blend of flavors but a tad too sweet for my palate

Dec 17, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by RaulMondesi from California

If Niagara Falls was made up of Stronger Than Fiction, Raul would move to The Empire State. I mean, this thing is thick, glorious, and luscious like Maureen O’Hara’s locks flowing in the wind - Raul is talking fire!

Drink it up and drink it good.

Dec 08, 2019
4.25 by kmanjohnson from California on Dec 03, 2019
4.16 by mig100 from Texas on Nov 28, 2019
4 by jschott75 from Illinois on Nov 11, 2019
4.91 by Taycro from Massachusetts on Sep 08, 2019
4.5 by peterpunk15 from Massachusetts on Jan 10, 2019
3.94 by cherche from Washington on Dec 30, 2018
4.49 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Oct 13, 2018
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4.67/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

2017 release - 13% abv

Nice ruby amber red color with rich notes of cherry, dark fruit, dried fruits melange, coconut, tobacco, oak barrel, chocolate, coffee, sweet rum, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, dark toffee, toasted bread, and molasses. Smooth on the palate, medium bodied with moderate low carbonation. Real nice mix of flavors that work well together.

Oct 05, 2018
3.9 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Sep 04, 2018
4.86 by JamieDuncan from Maryland on Aug 07, 2018
4.85 by bubseymour from Maryland on Aug 07, 2018
4.52 by A_Rad from Wisconsin on Jul 18, 2018
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4.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Ciocanelu from Romania

Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma has sweet notes with dried fruits and brown sugar. Taste follows sweet with toffee, burnt sugar, caramel, toasted malts and light coffee bitterness on the finish. Full bodied with soft mouthfeel. Overall it's quite well balanced with well hidden ABV.

Jul 07, 2018
4.19 by Jason1221 from Illinois on Jul 05, 2018
2.46 by Hayden34 from Georgia on Jun 23, 2018
4.75 by AdamofSoCal from California on Jun 03, 2018
Stronger Than Fiction from Bottle Logic Brewing
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 189 ratings