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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Maple Syrup barrel-aged, Tahitian-vanilla-bean-boosted, cinnamon-finished, breakfast-stout



Added by fthegiants on 02-17-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
110
pDev:
5.49%
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
19
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 110 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of rudzud
4.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark black hue with a thin mocha head that fades to leave light wisps and a thin blanket.

S - Big aromas of vanilla cookies and cinnamon, chocolate fudge. Really bright barrel notes as well.

T - Taste is similar to the nose nice luscious chocolate chip cookie. Great chocolate fudge, nougat, caramel, solid bourbon.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, creamy alcohol hidden well.

O - Overall this was a solid enough stout. Nice barrel notes but the maple is really lackluster.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4.27/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to rudzud
pours light fizzy head fades instantly, no retention, long legs, basically pitch black

Nose roasted malts, dark char, cocoa, loads of cocoa, cinnamon, caramel, mild maple, candy sweet, gamblers and mild barrel

Tastes sweet candy malt, dark malt, roasty dark malt, maple candy, syrup and roast, charred roast malt, nice spice and cinnamon, little toasted barrel and faint bourbon, cinnamon spice really brings this down

Mouth med to fuller bod, decent carb, fair alcohol

Overall interesting, again not as good as I expected but still good

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Photo of TylerJ
4.77/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.3/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

I'm not sure why the maple never seems to come through for BL, but there's not a lot of the listed flavor coming through in the finished product. I get a lot of bitterness, roasted malt, wood, and cola, but the body is medium-thin and the coffee is acidic. Not to mention, the heat of the bourbon is overwhelming.

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Photo of heddar33
4.66/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bb-magic
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jheimbigner
4.18/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fireazzi
4.94/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FreshZ
4.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Run4theRoses
4.59/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Drift
4.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Strong Bourbon Taste. Thick with a sweet mouthfeel. Can taste the cinnamon, light coffee, and that sweet sweet caramel. Maple is fading, but its quite pleasant.

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4.27/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bugsmcl
4.31/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.49/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: thin khaki head, thin looking body
Smell: maple syrup bomb, hints of cocoa, carmal, cinnimon and faint bourbon
Taste: maple syrup everywhere fallowed by a decent amount of cinnimon and finishes with cocoa and bourbon.
Feel: velvety smooth, thin body, little to no carbonation and a really pleasant mouth feel.

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Photo of amturnm7
4.52/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of warmbier804
4.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dfhhead25
4.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
4.29/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RealDeal
4.99/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Richter525
4.52/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.42/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moses_Malone
4.56/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eppie82
4.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

2017, from bottle into chalice.

Dark black color with minimal foam head upon aggressive pour. The foam that formed dissipated quickly. While cold, this had loads of maple and bourbon noticeable. As it warmed, vanilla and coffee really came out and were in excellent balance with rest of the ingredients. Feel was also good, although not quite as full as I expected. Sticky mouthfeel that lingered for quite some time after drinking.

Excellent BA breakfast stout which went really well paired with doughnuts. Worth the trading price. Just wish it was bigger than 500ml.

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Beer rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 110 ratings