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Bottle Logic Brewing
California, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #56
Ranked #192
4.52 | pDev: 5.97%
Apr 28, 2023
Feb 17, 2017
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Notes: Maple Syrup barrel-aged, Tahitian-vanilla-bean-boosted, cinnamon-finished, breakfast-stout.
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Rated: 4.77 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Apr 28, 2023
Rated: 4.23 by rbrefbeerman from California

Apr 25, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by RMW66 from Australia

Mar 13, 2023
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Rated by jb_4226 from Texas

4.9/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
#150, yummy!
Feb 04, 2023
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Reviewed by Sandis from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2022 version poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a plastic cup. My day 12 beer for Bottle Logic 12 days of Christmas. Nice thickness. Excellent blend of vanilla, maple and coffee.
Jan 10, 2023
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Reviewed by maximum12 from Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Cinnamon is becoming my kryptonite so I’m hoping it’s been used with an appropriately light touch in this 500ML bottle, ‘cause I like everything else added to this brute.

Hard black with a few stray brown bubbles that quiet swiftly. Oh Oh. Cinnamon bite is strong on the nose. Please, no, brew deities.

Reaction State tiptoes along the abyss of cinnamon gorge. Cinnamon is straddling the beer but doesn’t quite crush it into submission. Underneath the spice are touches of maple, vanilla, & the ghost of cocoas past. Light bourbon winds its way betwixt & between & the finish is mulled apple cider. Should have split this one with my wife.

Hey brewers: quit putting so much fucking cinnamon in your beers. If you can’t get the balance right, throw the crap away. Pretty good beer, which is sad, as I can sense something really good underneath the cinnamon avalanche.
Jan 02, 2023
Rated: 5 by osseo222000 from Illinois

Dec 22, 2022
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Reviewed by DokiDokiLitFam from New Jersey

4.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours a dark brown like motor oil. Just a half of a finger of dark brown head shows up and disappears just as quickly.

Nose is a walloping of bourbon barrel aged stout. Its got that rich, dense, still wet barrel level of intensity. Huge oak profile. I love it. Next is the roasted malt and a strong presence of chocolate. This reminds me a little of one of my favorites of all time; Weyerbacher's Chocolate Pretzel Sunday Morning Stout. Then in the background, there lies the cinnamon.

Taste is much of the same on the nose. Oak, bourbon, roasted malt, chocolate, cinnamon. But now I get the slight bit of maple syrup. Maple syrup presents almost with, I hesitate to say this, but a sour note when its put in stouts sometimes. Like an extremely subtle tartness or tanginess. It doesn't detract, but it is a unique quality. The tannins from the barrel kind of leave that soapy flavor that also sometimes tends to happen in these barrel aged stouts. Its incredibly mild and doesn't linger, but thats why I decided to put it at a 4.5 rather than 4.75, similar to the nose.

Mouthfeel is fullbodied and smooth. Brief flash of carbonation right at the beginning. ABV makes its presence known, but not as severely as that Maumasi I had the other night. There is a little bit of drying but not harsh on the palate or on the way down.

Overall my favorite Bottle Logic brew so far. I was surprised because I though this was just going to be another "breakfast stout", but this one actually blew me away. Well balanced and all the flavors work well with each other and don't feel like novelty additions. Masterclass level stuff.
Dec 12, 2022
Rated: 4.22 by SteveCarrozza from New Hampshire

Nov 04, 2022
Rated: 4.23 by mdfb79 from New York

Oct 24, 2022
Rated: 4.08 by Lucoli from New York

Oct 23, 2022
Rated: 4.56 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Oct 22, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by imperialking from Illinois

Oct 21, 2022
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.54/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Opaque midnight black pour with a finger of brown foam. Smells of big coffee and maple forward nose with vanilla, chocolate and molasses accents. Taste is incredible, hype meeting even: coffee, rich dark chocolate, molasses and the difference, lush bourbon, before vanilla, cinnamon, and bigger maple elevate to a finish with espresso biscotti and a lingering caramel nougat. Lush, rich, smooth, full and decently thick with good barrel warmth and coffee percolation.
Oct 20, 2022
Rated: 4.4 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Oct 17, 2022
Rated: 4.46 by smithj4 from New York

Oct 15, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois

Sep 11, 2022
Rated: 5 by NickThePyro from Washington

Sep 08, 2022
Rated: 4.09 by timmy2b from New York

Aug 30, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Eziel from Ohio

Aug 29, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by not2quick from Missouri

Aug 29, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by sordyl from Illinois

Aug 21, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by GreatStoutman from Texas

Aug 01, 2022
Rated: 4.3 by Jkolls from Ohio

Jul 15, 2022
Rated: 4.59 by SierraFlight from Virginia

Jul 14, 2022
Rated: 4.3 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Jul 08, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by jensenmoon from California

Jun 26, 2022
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Reviewed by mschrei from Illinois

4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Outstanding beer. Standard stout appearance. Smell presents with barrel and maple first, while coffee, vanilla, and cocoa provide a subtle background. Same notes on the taste with an additional cinnamon bite, very well balanced. A slight oiliness and thickness, medium to big body, boozy. I’ve always wanted to try one of their barrel aged stouts. This did not disappoint.
Jun 17, 2022
Rated: 5 by JAWS from New York

Jun 15, 2022
Rated: 4 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Jun 15, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by rab53 from Washington

Jun 14, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by notchucknorris from California

Jun 14, 2022
Rated: 4.35 by Affinity from Missouri

Jun 05, 2022
Rated: 4.99 by mvansis

Jun 02, 2022
Rated: 4.46 by Hawkfish from Washington

Jun 02, 2022
Rated: 4.83 by dan_amdg from Illinois

May 31, 2022
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Rated by akk14 from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Nearly perfect.
May 30, 2022
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Reviewed by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.08/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance - From the bottle, the beer poured a deep black color with dark brown bottles clinging to the sides of the glass.

Smell - In the nose, the cinnamon lead the way with modest sweetness.

Taste - In the profile, coffee led the way. Cinnamon came in second place, and it was not overdone but gave a nice element of spice. I struggle to find a vanilla notes and the barrel profile was mild. The coffee and cinnamon carried to the finish.

Mouthfeel - The beer had some viscosity, allowing the main profile to linger.

Overall - This one was a bit of a letdown for me.
May 23, 2022
Rated: 4.51 by clay23 from New York

May 16, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by Travitten from Iowa

Apr 23, 2022
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Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 221 ratings