Number Crunch
Bottle Logic Brewing

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #66
ABV:
13.6%
Score:
98
Ranked #277
Avg:
4.51 | pDev: 4.66%
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
232
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Bottle Logic Brewing
 
California, United States
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SCORE
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Notes: Number Crunch is an ode to the chocolate bar; a bourbon barrel aged base of vanilla stout shot to Mars with a finishing 200 lb. touch of long-thought-lost Peruvian Fortunato and Mexican Chiapas cacao nibs. This beer is a trust fall of over-indulgence, the perfect chocolate counterpart to Fundamental Observation.
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Benish from Wisconsin

4.31/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: thick and viscous appearing. Pitch black with very little head.

Smell: milk chocolate candy bar with notes of caramel. Vanilla at the back, its nice, not overpowering. As the beers warm up, the bourbon gradually takes over, almost concealing the chocolate.

Taste: sweet milk chocolate with a hint of cherry. Vanilla is kinda hard to pick up. But the complexity is almost overwhelming. It almost like sipping a cocktail, with notes of marshmallow and carmel. Whiskey throughout, adding a layer of depth and complimenting the sweetness. Vanilla becomes more noticeable as it warms up.

Mouthfeel: a touch more thin than I expected but overall not bad.

Overall: chocolate and bourbon comes through very nicely. Vanilla is kinda overshadowed by the bourbon. But still a great beer.

Jan 12, 2020
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Buck89 from Tennessee

4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2019 version poured into a snifter. A viscous opaque dark brown on the pour, with a modest dark tan head that quickly shrunk to a thin cap for the remainder of the drink. The aroma featured bourbon at first, quickly followed by a rich mix of vanilla, milk chocolate, a subtle nuttiness. The taste was simply decadent. Rich vanilla and chocolate. The barrel expertly cut the sweetness and only enhanced the adjuncts. Full bodied but not too sweet or cloying. Low-medium carbonation. A masterpiece.

Oct 13, 2019
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Beersnake1 from California

4.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2019 bottle poured from fridge temp. Pours a thick creamy black with quickly escaping brown head. The nose is pretty insane. I immediately get some huge fudge and milk chocolate notes. Vanilla, bourbon, toffee, molasses, raspberry, and maybe a touch of walnuts. The taste is pretty intense. Lots of lactose on the back end, but some bitter chocolate and fudge up front. The bourbon comes in really nicely on the aftertaste. This is a huge beer - no doubt about it. The dark fruit (raspberry, blackberry) also lingers after the swallow. This really isn't too sweet, but a lot of the flavors are definitely based on very sweet things. It's nicely balanced. Mouthfeel is crazy - super viscous and creamy. Overall, this is a slam dunk for Bottle Logic. I will definitely seek out more of this.

Sep 08, 2019
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pmarlowe from Virginia

4.57/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 2 (2019 release).

A: Pours black with a foamy ring of dark brown head. Pretty good retention for what’s there. A few dots of lace.

S: Delicious dark cocoa powder, moderate vanilla ice cream and oak, mild roastiness, coffee, and pepper (?). Not getting much bourbon.

T: Rich, luscious dark chocolate, light roastiness, vanilla, dry woodiness, and dark coffee, and a hint of dried plum. Mildly tannic on a long, elegant finish.

M: Medium-full body, medium-light carbonation. A tad sticky. Mild alcohol heat, but not much given the ABV.

O: Excellent. This is like drinking a dark chocolate bar, but with a lighter (rather than thick/syrupy) body and some other interesting contributing flavors to impart a bit of complexity.

Jul 26, 2019
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emyers from Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2019 vintage. 500 mL bottle poured into a teku glass.

Black with a thin dark brown lacing dissipating almost immediately.

Nose: Similar to Fundamental Observation - absolutely loaded with vanilla, not the slightest bit artificial.

Taste: Vanilla leads followed by rich dark chocolate. Bottle Logic describes FO as liquid brownie batter, but this fits that bill even better with the added chocolate dimension. Just a touch of heat on the finish. Remarkable depth of flavor.

Feel: Incredibly rich and full-bodied, medium carbonation.

Jul 24, 2019
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gcamparone from Rhode Island

4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Late check-in, drank at Copenhagen beer festival in Boston.

Thick motor oil body, small head (small pour). This was basically a bourbon soaked Hershey's bar, pretty sweet but not overly. Nice thick rich body. Vanilla and wafer cookies too.

Apr 23, 2019
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

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

2018 vintage. Drank at Harvest Hop Haus.

Black appearance.

A rough pour yielded a small tan head; no lace.

Milk chocolate, vanilla, oak & bourbon heat notes on the nose.

Medium thick, creamy mouthfeel.

Creamy milk chocolate, vanilla & oak flavors up front; mild raspberry & faint bourbon heat on the finish.

Rich yet very drinkable; bravo!!

Apr 13, 2018
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mothman from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tan head. Black in color.

Lots of cocoa. Chocolate bomb. Vanilla is an undertone. Not a ton of barrels, but the bourbon shows in a warming way in the finish. Medium to full bodied. Not super thick.

Solid, but not overly impressed.

Mar 31, 2018
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.32/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Glossy black with a thin, creamy tan blanket dying to a thin ring.

They hit the jackpot naming this one, as I get Crunch bar aromas right away. Vanilla, milk chocolate and puffed rice give way to a faint roast with no barrel.

Really smooth and thick with a thin, cutting carbonation, the flavor starts tangy and roasty and suddenly takes a decadent turn that rivals the marshmallow gods at Three Floyds. Sticky sweet, just barely avoiding too much, there is, however, the faintest hint of metallic brushed barrel.

Mar 29, 2018
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed at the Copenhagen Beer Festival. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured a nice dark black hue with a good creamy mocha head.

S - Aromas of big chocolate and vanilla, fudgy, little bit of oak barrel with good bourbon flashes.

T - Taste si just delicious. Enormous vanilla notes, huge fudgy chocolate, bakers chocolate, raw cocoa nibs. The taste is like chewing on a bourbon soaked, chocolate dipped vanilla bean!

M - Mouthfeel is spot on, just spot on. Creamy carbonation, heavy rich body, silky, no trace of alcohol.

O - Overall this was an excellent, excellent stout from Bottle Logic. The vanilla here is just spot on with excellent barrel and chocolate.

Serving Type: on tap

Mar 10, 2018
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Radcpa from Washington

4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark appearance with slight tan head. Aroma is a slightly sweet vanilla with s touch of chocolate. Taste is a little bitter slightly sweet vanilla and a touch of chocolate

Jan 23, 2018
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ThrewRedButter from Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - pitch black body with some brown on the edges. Less than a finger of tan head

S - Smells like a Mallomar

T - Tastes like a Mallomar. Has some residual alcohol flavor. This has more heat on it than FO.

F - Nice and thick on the body. Sticks to everything.

O - Excellent dessert beer.

Nov 28, 2017
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Phil-Fresh from California

4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Bourbon, bakers chocolate, moderate vanilla with a bit of alcohol.

A: Black color, opaque, with almost no head at all.

T: Rich chocolate upfront, followed by a moderate lingering vanilla, coupled with ample bourbon and a light bit of alcoholic warmth.

M: Full bodied with moderately low carbonation. Hides its alcoholic strength well.

O: Awesome; the beer has a great chocolate, roast malt character with lingering vanilla.

Nov 25, 2017
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gibgink from Missouri

5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured on 10-14-17 at SP release. I haven't given a beer a 5 rating in a while, but this beer deserves it. The addition of the chocolate to the beer made it taste like chocolate milk. Loved it.

Nov 20, 2017
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Futbolmanby from Michigan

4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: motor oil black with no head at all
Nose: bourbon drenched fudge, slight nuttiness with absolutely zero vanilla.
Taste: very fudge forward, hints of vanilla in the middle with a nice bourbon finish.
Feel: medium mouth feel, no carbonation and too much alcohol at the end.

Overall it's a decent beer but nothing to write home about.

Nov 07, 2017
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M_chav from New Mexico

4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

viscous black leathery pour, brown rim of bubbles forms and dissipates quickly. Aromas of rich chocolate and vanilla come through, the vanilla isn't as pronounced as FO but it's still enough to get me really excited. Taste is fulllll of chocolate, the malts blended really well with the cake batter here, barrel comes though really well. Feel is medium-full, probably needs just a small kick of additional viscosity for me but definitely not thin. Overall I'm really loving this one from BL, would definitely love another opportunity to try it again.

Oct 26, 2017
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Tap at Copenhagen beerfest
No head, pitch black
Nose fudge, nougat, vanilla, roasted coffee, candy
Taste thick lush, whisky, cocoa, coconut, chewy roasty coffee, candy cookie, nougat,
Mouth is chewy thick creamy big

Oct 20, 2017
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-Rick from Massachusetts

4.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On draft at the Copenhagen Beer festival

Pours a dark brown/black color with a nice tan head. The nose on this is big on the vanilla. Slight coffee and chocolate also. The taste is a creamy chocolate bomb. To me, this is a better version of FO. An amazing beer!

Sep 25, 2017
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rabbott2 from Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Outstanding offering (FO variant?) by BL. The chocolate in this is simply incredible. It's very potent, but the taste is truly hard to beat for any chocolate flavor out there. The barrel is nicely present, and while there isn't much vanilla, there doesn't need to be. Amazing beer

Sep 18, 2017
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RAlmeida77 from Massachusetts

4.71/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours black with a minimal mocha colored head. Not much head retention though...dissipates quickly. Looks viscous and oily. Aroma is milk chocolate and vanilla...straight up candy bar. Smells amazing. Taste is exactly as the nose...milk chocolate followed by waves of vanilla. Pretty sweet and decadent but outstanding. Feel is pretty viscous...coats the mouth. Overall, this beer is outstanding. Probably my favorite BL stout to date.

Sep 11, 2017
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Original_Gravity from California

5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow! Just...wow! Easily one of the best beers I've ever had! The vanilla, chocolate and bourbon play very well together, creating an almost cookies and cream type flavor. Mouthfeel is silky smooth and decadent. Way better than FO, IMHO.

Aug 21, 2017
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Gambyt20 from Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Indeed an ode to a chocolate bar, nose is full on chocolate bitter sweet bakers chocolate with taste to follow with nice booze but no burn bourbon notes following. Hint of sweet vanilla follows near the end as it warms. Very solid.

Aug 19, 2017
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WickedBeer from Alabama

4.51/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

An unexpected trip to Anaheim led to an unfortunate Red Sox loss but an absolutely epic trip to Bottle Logic! Tried on draft in a 4oz taster.

Look: Basically black in color, no head of foam. No lace.
Smell: full of bold chocolate and subtle nutty flavors with an even boozy balance. Like FO but without the vanilla.
Taste: The flavor is more dominate with bitter chocolate and coffee. A decent booze burn in the finish.
Feel: I found this to be a bit thinner than FOB3 but still highly enjoyable. A slightly sticky mouthfeel and as mentioned, a noticeable burn in the finish.

Another great Stout from Bottle Logic. Similar in base properties as Fundamental Observation, but definitely with brought variations to make it a unique , balanced gem.

Jul 24, 2017
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putonyourwalkingshoes from California

4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had side by side with FO and FOMO and I put this one right in the middle with FOMO in 3rd. Many similarities to FO except maybe slightly hotter. Mouthfeel is slightly fuller. There is a nuttiness in the finish that I found very enjoyable that's not in FO however the vanilla is overpowered by this and the chocolate notes. It's just a personal preference but I enjoyed the FO more. I really liked the FO this year compared to last years batch which they greatly improved on the vanilla notes. FOMOs coffee notes were a bit overpowering although for a BA coffee beer, fantastic.

Jul 16, 2017
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