Fundamental Summation
Bottle Logic Brewing

Fundamental SummationFundamental Summation
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
13%
Score:
99
Avg:
4.61 | pDev: 6.29%
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
175
From:
Bottle Logic Brewing
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Gots
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SCORE
99
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Notes: Player Two has joined the game! Our collaboration with 3 Sons Brewing combines the best elements of their epic BBA Imperial Coffee Vanilla Stout, Summation, and the unique brewing and beaning techniques we use to create our Fundamental Observation. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee supercharges the rich layers of Madagascar and Tahitian vanilla beans.
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Reviews by SDRedDevil:
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SDRedDevil from California

4.79/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

May 30, 2017
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WesMantooth from Ohio

4.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A 2017 500ml bottle.

It pours fairly viscous, with a thick tan head.

It smells like vanilla, bourbon, and sweet, smooth, Jamaican style coffee on top of some malted chocolate candy.

The vanilla really takes over the flavor, but it is a genuine, old time vanilla ice cream in a waffle cone flavor. There is a little bit of coffee still that is very smooth and even keeled, but it takes a back seat. The bourbon is a little more noticeable in this one than Darkstar, but well balanced.

The body is full, soft and luxurious. A tad thinner then the other 2 I have had, but still among the best in the country in this area.

If you like a vanilla stout, you should seek this one out.

Jul 23, 2017
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mmcurran from North Carolina

4.81/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jul 04, 2017
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IrishColonial from Texas

4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sep 13, 2017
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kmanjohnson from California

4.11/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 21, 2017
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Eternal218 from California

4.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 03, 2018
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shoegueuze from California

4.6/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 22, 2017
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westcoastbeerlvr from California

4.12/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 04, 2017
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DVMin98 from North Carolina

4.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 08, 2017
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mattreitz49 from Florida

4.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aug 20, 2017
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

4.49/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huna 2017

Mar 12, 2017
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Zuidman from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nov 19, 2017
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Lingenbrau from Oregon

4.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours pitch black with a nice foamy dark tan head. Aromas of hazelnut, vanilla, chocolate, roasted coffee, sweet bourbon, molasses, tobacco and oak all flow perfectly over into the flavor. The feel is dense, rich, smooth, creamy and overall just wonderful. Light carbonation and a bit of alcohol warmth finish it off especially as it comes to temperature. Overall, this is an amazingly delicious and near perfect bba/coffee/vanilla stout. Cheers!

Jul 01, 2017
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ADTaber from South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jun 16, 2017
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dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

4.57/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 26, 2017
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jvillefan from New York

4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nov 14, 2017
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Kramerwtmf from California

4.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

May 29, 2017
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imyourhero21 from California

4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jan 03, 2018
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gcamparone from Rhode Island

4.7/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Bottle Logic tulip glass. Acquired in a trade.

Pours a thick, inky black body with a one finger mocha colored head that reduces slowly to leave a ring of foam.

I allowed this to warm to room temperature before reviewing, as this is when the most flavors came out and it was at its best. I'd recommend doing the same!

On the nose is straight marshmallow vanilla bourbon, with chocolate and light coffee lingering in the background. So much marshmallow!!

On the tongue is sweet vanilla-chocolate upfront, followed by thick, rich marshmallow-cream, rocky road brownies. Finishes with more sweet vanilla, and a light amount of coffee and roast. Mouthfeel is thick and velvety with low carbonation.

Wow.. this a straight vanilla marshmallow bomb with perfect mouthfeel. My favorite BL to date.

Aug 09, 2017
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Mike from New Hampshire

4.6/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Aug 08, 2017
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dnb128 from Pennsylvania

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

Feb 26, 2018
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chippo33 from Vermont

3.07/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Aug 16, 2017
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1levelabove247 from New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Mar 03, 2018
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TheStoutHound from Wisconsin

4.59/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

May 30, 2017
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Kramerbarthomer from Colorado

4.49/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 28, 2018
Fundamental Summation from Bottle Logic Brewing
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 175 ratings