The Dark Wanderer | Bottle Logic Brewing

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4.23/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Dark Wanderer is a Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Chocolate Stout. The aroma is rife with chocolate, coffee, bourbon, and light vanilla. Flavor is a balance of rich, sweet malt and brooding dark chocolate -- the bourbon character is firm and pleasant.

Added by AndrewSmith on 11-05-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
66
pDev:
6.15%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
16
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of knicks19947
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishColonial
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brianmandell
4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LloydDobler
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerbom
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StJamesGate
4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fleeting tan film over ruby black. 4
Intense Death-by-Chocolate nose. 4.75
Fig, velvety ganache, slight dried cranberry, brown sugar, oaky vanilla, and roast to clean up. 4.25
Full, velvety, no heat. 4.25

The most chocolaty beer ever, and - from Wells to Southern Tier - that’s saying something. Lots of sweet things, held in magical check and balance. No burn either. Stands shoulder to shoulder with BCS Vanilla in wanting to lick the residue from the bottle.

Epic. 4.5

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4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of earljones199
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OneEye78
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Masters
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mike
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billab914
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: dark brown, nearly no head or lacing
Smell: big bourbon notes, than malt and chocolate combo... the bourbon takes over most of the nose
Taste: big ethanol and bourbon notes, not much bourbon or chocolate
Feel: rather thin, lot of ethanol burn.

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Photo of pkalix
4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of floyd_pugman
3.49/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Bottle Logic FO glass. Nose is mainly chocolate fudge; some caramel, but remarkably subdued compared to their other stouts. Not a lot going on. Mouthfeel is rich and viscous; about perfect. Palate is chocolate fudge, some toffee and caramel, and maybe a hint of vanilla extract, but not sweet. Noticeable oak element. Not particularly complex or ponderable. It’s okay, but certainly underwhelming, and nothing like some of their better Statis Project offerings.

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Photo of captainkrad
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blaze5445
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rspauldi
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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The Dark Wanderer from Bottle Logic Brewing
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 66 ratings