Horadric Red Ale
Bottle Logic Brewing

Horadric Red AleHoradric Red Ale
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Style:
American Amber / Red Ale
ABV:
12.5%
Score:
89
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 6.94%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
44
From:
Bottle Logic Brewing
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  2
Gots
  12
SCORE
89
Very Good
Horadric Red AleHoradric Red Ale
Notes: Horadric Red Ale is a Bourbon Barrel Aged Red, worthy of any mortal who's ever hunted a soulstone. Aromas of sweet caramel malt, soft vanilla and mild coconut herald rich caramel flavor with gleaming notes of dark fruit.
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4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep dark amber with tan film that goes to no head. 3.75
Cherry, booze, vanilla. 4
Dark sugars, dried cranberries, whack of vanilla, then a flurry of barleywine notes and mellow wood to end. 4.25
Medium+, chewy, smooth. 4.25

ABV kills the head, and a might hit of whiskey on the nose. Berry notes throughout - drinks like a liqueur. Imperial Red is unusual enough as a style that I wish I knew the base beer (i.e. before BA’ing.) Still, considerable. 4.25

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StJamesGate from New York, Mar 21, 2017
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4.71/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A most excellent beer, nose full of bourbon, palate starts with vanilla and transitions to a more nuanced malt caramel sweetness with only a very slight hint of sour and a lingering alcohol heat. The flavor profile emphasizes the imperial and barrel aged more than the red - definitely for fans of old ales and BA English barleywines.

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bshefftz from California, Mar 11, 2017
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4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: very deep mahagonay. Almost brown. Deep ink hue. Small pancake bubbles.

S: hops. Booze. Dates. Bourbon. Charred vanilla. Toffee. Oak.

T: vanilla. Booze. Oak. Bourbon. Sweet caramel. Vanilla extract. Figs. Candied orange peel. Resin.

F: medium minus body. Coating is nice. Crisp boozy bite

O: this is nice. Good balance. But for $25 a bottle I find this grossly overpriced.

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Hop_God from California, Feb 26, 2017
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4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours smooth, little carbonation with no head. Aroma: very strong bourbon cask, caramel, sweet, deep bourbon spirit. Taste: extremely heavy bourbon notes, oak, rich caramel syrup, slight rye taste. Feel: not too think, but has a very deep bourbon mouth feel

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dro7 from California, Feb 12, 2017
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3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Bottle Logic Brewing in Anaheim, CA.

This one pours a dark-ish red, clear, with a small head and no lacing.

Smells like caramel, bourbon, hop spiked brown bread, and oak.

This is classified as a BA red ale, but it definitely feels more like a barrel aged barleywine. There's some nice caramel and well integrated bourbon. It doesn't feel incredibly bold, though- the flavors are nice but they seem a little bit muted.

This is medium bodied, fairly crisp, with a normal level of carbonation for the style.

This was enjoyable, but it doesn't quite jump out enough for me.

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GreesyFizeek from New York, Jan 22, 2017
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4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Bottle Logic tasting room on 11/17/16.

Less a red ale and more of an old ale or English barleywine. A bourbon soaked chewy caramel candy square... in a good way. World class.

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Furlinator from California, Nov 18, 2016
Horadric Red Ale from Bottle Logic Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 44 ratings