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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #61
ABV:
11.8%
Score:
98
Ranked #278
Avg:
4.56 | pDev: 5.48%
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
147
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Bottle Logic Brewing
 
California, United States
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Notes: Maple Syrup barrel-aged, Tahitian-vanilla-bean-boosted, cinnamon-finished, breakfast-stout.
Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 147 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Stevedore:
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.39/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle, 2017 release. Served in a snifter glass. Pours a dark oily black body, one finger mocha head, great retention, bits of wispy lacing. Smells of rich acidic and roasty coffee; freshly ground coffee with a bit of smoke to it. Whiskey aromas abound, with a bit of oak. There is a bit of spice to it, not quite identifiable as cinnamon but that is probably what it is. Flavour is heavy on the coffee, like a strong brew strength black coffee; milk chocolate, whiskey, touch of sweet maple, and spices on the backend. Not so much the vanilla; that seems to contribute more to the mouthfeel than the flavour. Mouthfeel is full bodied, creamy and oily with a slight slickness on the mouthfeel that I attribute to the vanilla. Overall, yet another nice BL stout with a great body and flavour. The coffee is heavy and seems to overwhelm the other adjuncts, but that is okay with me.

Mar 26, 2017
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HooliganGriff from California

4.87/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First off make sure you let this beer temper a bit of your not serving around the 55 degree mark.
It pours dark brown with a rich maple & coffee aroma. The cinnamon is prominent when first sipped, and finishes with a lovely note of warm maple. As it continues to warm the flavors enhance and the beer really shows how amazing it is.

Mar 06, 2017
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XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Apr 18, 2020
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ellswrth from Oregon

4.77/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

May 31, 2017
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev -6.4%
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

Dec 22, 2018
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pkalix from California

4.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Mar 05, 2017
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leroybrown10 from Missouri

4.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

May 10, 2017
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billab914 from Virginia

4.64/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Apr 22, 2017
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user785335 from Florida

4.24/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 25, 2020
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Jeffo from Netherlands

4.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this one from valingleipa. Cheers!

From a 50cl bottle into a snifter
Vintage: 2017
Stout aged in maple syrup bourbon barrels then finished with cacao nibs, cinnamon and barrel aged coffee

APPEARANCE: Murky black pour yields a three finger, medium looking, super fizzy and crackly tan head that quickly fizzes like coke down to a half wisp and ring. Opaque black body with some carbonation streaming up the middle. A ring and dots of wisp remain leaving no real lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Big nose of bourbon, maple syrup, cinnamon and roasted coffee for sure. Sweet cream, dark chocolate, cookie dough and vanilla on the nose as well. Bold and very decadent. Lovely.

TASTE: Maple syrup, coffee for sure, cinnamon and bourbon barrels with notes of sweet cream up front. Flavorful and full of character with some minty alcohol and vanilla at the swallow. Bold and lingering finish is decadent, including oak, bourbon and maple syrup, roasted coffee, sweet cream, dark chocolate and vanilla, cookie dough and some cinnamon spice as well, though that is rather restrained.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Enough weight for sure, creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes somewhat sticky. A touch of heat lingers.

OVERALL: Awesome. This is delicious and is another great example of how well Bottle Logic does stout beer. Too bad this wasn’t a 750. The barrel aged component compliments the base stout excellently and the adjuncts are done really, really well. This one was well worth the wait and is something I’d recommend to anyone who’s a fan of this type of stuff. Thanks again for this one, vanlingleipa. Outstanding.

Jun 23, 2017
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jaydoc from Kansas

4.3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Apr 23, 2017
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GRG1313 from California

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 05, 2017
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warmlager from Minnesota

4.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nov 29, 2017
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured out jet black with a thin brown head on top. The smell is very rich, sort of sweet too. Very inviting. The taste of the beer is a good blend of maple and cinnamon. The feel of the beer is dense and thick, nothing out of the ordinary for Bottle Logic. Overall this beer is outstanding.

Apr 16, 2017
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IrishColonial from Texas

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sep 14, 2017
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kmanjohnson from California

5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Mar 22, 2017
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev -4.8%
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

Dec 22, 2018
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shoegueuze from California

4.67/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Mar 05, 2017
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larryarms847 from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours thick, motor oil-like and midnight black with a thin ring of rich foam.

Strong coffee aroma with a nice and sweet maple, spicy bourbon, and roasted malts.

Maple comes out strong which is very welcomed, with additional notes of coffee, vanilla, chocolate, and bourbon.

Full-bodied, medium carbonation, rich, sweet, chewy.

Overall, a fantastic brew. Leans a little on the sweet end, but this is a delicious sipper!

Jul 06, 2017
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mklisz from New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 07, 2017
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heysuz from Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dec 27, 2019
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cp45 from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dec 31, 2019
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

4.49/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 22, 2017
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Scott17Taylor from Iowa

4.97/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another great beer for bottle logic. A lot going on but nothing really clashes, lots of maple, some cinnamon coffee and a good amount of barrel. It’s just a really well made adjunct stout, one of the best I’ve ever had.

Mar 07, 2020
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rarapacz from Minnesota

4.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Aug 12, 2017
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Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 147 ratings