Stronger Than Fiction | Bottle Logic Brewing

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4.39/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bottle Logic Brewing
California, United States
bottlelogic.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bourbon Barrel Aged American Strong Ale finished on Coconut and Cold Bot Coffee Coffee Beans

Added by fthegiants on 08-12-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#603
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
159
pDev:
8.43%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
40
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 159 |  Reviews: 27
Reviews by Rollzroyce21:
Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

- Batch 1/ 2016 vintage
- 6oz. pour off tap into snifter at the tasting room (Anaheim, CA) on 20-Aug-16

The amount of toasted coconut is almost perfect in the taste. Wish it was the same with the aroma. Thought it could've used a bit more coffee presence, but if would've conflicted with the coconut then I'm fine with where it's at now. The heat was a bit strong so some aging should do nicely.

I've enjoyed all their BA offerings more out of the bottle than off tap and I'm expecting this one to be no different. If so, this may be one of the best BA coconut brews I've had.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DanielGleason
4.07/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Booozy. The coconut is present but I don't get a ton of coffee out of it. The barrel aging is nice. The carbonation is on the lighter side, very little head is produced on the pour. There is a good amount of caramel on the taste, sweet, slight heat from the booze.

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Photo of mdlb44
4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Provisions on Monday. As someone who is not normally into "Strong Ales" this was a pleasant surprise. Flavors were very well balanced without too much heat. At first sip I thought it could use a bit more coffee, but as I got through it I changed my mind as it very well balanced. Bottle Logic has yet to disappoint me.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a great beer. Crystal clear mahogany. Smells like rum, raisin, bourbon, coffee, oak, cherries, and chocolate. The taste is like the scent with the rum and coconut as the stars. This is a fantastic beer.

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured a thick/viscous dark, muddy brown with a khaki colored head.

Smells phenomenal. Coconut, vanilla, toffee, molasses/carmalized brown sugar, and a little bit of toasted malt

It tastes as amazing as it smells. All of the previously mentioned with a little stronger emphasis on the coconut, but while everything stands out, nothing is overpowering or muddles the rest and the oak lingers.

The body is decadent. A full creamy body that goes down like silk. This is Bourbon County level.

While I never smelled or tasted any of the noted coffee whatsoever, it didn't even need it. One of the best beers I have had in the last year. I would swear Goose Island made this beer. Permanent want.

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Photo of Beer_Line
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours dark golden brown. Smells of coconuts and coffee. Taste is huge samoa girl scout cookie. Big coconut caramel and slight coffee taste. Mouthfeel is heavy and slick. This is pretty much as good as an old ale can get. The coconut works so well with caramel flavors of the old ale. Perfection.

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Photo of DanGeo
4.12/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of juablu
4.69/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mmcurran
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.22/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warmbier804
4.74/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JamesStreet
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SomethingClever
4.9/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

4 Oz pour at a bottle share

A: Body is a light murky brown with a small khaki head.

S: Tons of coconut, toffee, caramel, vanilla, and dates.

T: Follows the nose quite closely light sweetness nice layered coconut, toffee, light barrel, dates, figs, a little bit of a toasted almond taste.

M: Decadent, rich, creamy, and a touch syrupy.

O: This beer is flat out amazing, if you can find this beer anywhere do so you will not be disappointed. The beer is very nuanced and layered with no flavors folding into the next. Quite amazing.

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Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mshea805
2.83/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Coconut aroma and initial taste is great, mild coffee but the syrupy sweetness overpowers very quickly. Just far too sugary sweet to enjoy.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of fthegiants
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.95/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

500 mL bottle. Pours amber with no head. Smells of coconut, vanilla, and bourbon. Smells like a coconut cream soda and alcohol. Very sugary. Tastes immensely sweet and boozy, too. Coconut is most prominent. Bourbon and oak. Has a little bit of that cream soda taste here, too, but stronger bourbon and oak. I never really got the coffee. Heavy with medium low carbonation. Sweet without being Bruery or Angry Chair sweet, which I just decided were my two new standards of ridiculous sweetness. Not a style I normally enjoy, but this is very tasty.

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Photo of dyjuan8
4.89/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of robgage
4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thatsarealplane
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of needMIbeer
4.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Stronger Than Fiction from Bottle Logic Brewing
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 159 ratings