The Spice Must Flow
Bottle Logic Brewing

The Spice Must FlowThe Spice Must Flow
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From:
Bottle Logic Brewing
 
California, United States
Style:
Pumpkin Beer
ABV:
11.9%
Score:
95
Avg:
4.35 | pDev: 6.44%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
54
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jun 26, 2022
Added:
Sep 08, 2017
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  11
SCORE
95
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The Spice Must FlowThe Spice Must Flow
Notes: Pumpkin spice latte -- with heaping additions of vanilla beans and rich, Salvadorian colbdbot coffee beans.
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
2017 Vintage
550ml bottle poured into a goblet

A- pours brown in color with a one-finger foamy off-white head that reduces to a ring

S- huge pumpkin spice coffee aroma up front; earthy and peppery coffee, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Undertones of vanilla beans, oaky bourbon, caramel, and a slight rummy note that adds brown sugar and raisins.

T- bold herbal coffee up front gives some peppery notes, immediately followed by a malty sweetness that adds a caramel note. Mid-palate brings out spice notes of cinnamon & nutmeg, before the barrels start to kick in. Bourbon first, adding barrel juice and oak, followed by rummy notes of brown sugar and raisins, even a bit of dried tropical fruits. The finish gives more peppery coffee, cinnamon, caramel and bourbon

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a silky, slightly warming finish

O- a sweet and malty base matches well with the spicing, with a complimenting note of barrel treatment, fantastic
Jun 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.65 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

May 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.31 by impending from California

Jun 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4.75 by NickThePyro from Washington

May 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3.68 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Feb 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4.37 by Kurmaraja from California

Oct 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4.38 by kmoen from California

Oct 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.36 by BAsbill from California

Oct 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.38 by jheimbigner from Washington

Oct 08, 2018
 
Rated: 4.39 by BrutisDestructus from Indiana

Oct 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.44 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

Sep 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.58 by cejaev from Virginia

Aug 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.05 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Jul 15, 2018
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Reviewed by HawkeyeJosh from Arkansas

4.87/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Pours a muddy brown, with a thick, off-white head. It smells decadent. Cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg, a little coffee. It smells like a dessert beer oughtta smell. The taste is...wow. Holy crap. I mean, there is so much going on here, and in no way is that a bad thing. I get actual pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, some coffee, and I can taste hints of both the rum and bourbon barrels, but mostly the rum. It finishes dry, not remotely close to the sugary sweet I would have expected from the smell. The mouthfeel is thinner than I expected, but it works for this beer. This is a pumpkin spice latte beer. And the Dune reference is awesome, especially since this beer is kinda how I expect the spice melange actually tastes. Wonderful. If you get a chance to try this beer, go for it, it is fantastic.
Jun 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by sd123 from Georgia

Jun 15, 2018
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Rated by mothman from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Coffee, bourbon, pumpkin spice latte beer. Very fun to try.
May 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

May 12, 2018
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Reviewed by WickedBeer from Alabama

4.51/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
2017 Release. Found this at Bristol a Farms believe it or not.. can’t wait to crack it open.

Pours a very dark rust-hued brown. The ivory foam settles at about a finger, and quickly fizzled out with spotty lacing.

The nose is as advertised, with a pumpkin spice latte nose. Broken up I’m gettig cappuccino, pumpkin spice, nutmeg, and an almost maple syrup sweetness. A bourbon aroma brings up the rear, but it’s surprisingly subtle. Getting some cassia as well as the beer begins to settle and warm.

Hello, beautiful. At my first impression, if you take out the pumpkin you find yourself with a lot of similar qualities as I got with RFI initially (which was amazing). Coffee comes out strong and leaves a roasty, bitter linger. The pumpkin is much less “pumpkin spice” and much more real pumpkin flavor. Again you get the spice combination of (primarily) nutmeg and cassia. In the finish the bitterness of the coffee is still present, but along with it you start to pick out the barrels. There’s no stinging or boozy burn, but you get a lot of oak and rum characteristics of molasses, caramel, and burnt sugar.

Medium bodied, but without any viscosity. It does finish sticky but drinks incredibly smooth. At 11.9%, they nailed it.
Apr 18, 2018
 
Rated: 4.39 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Mar 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4.46 by needMIbeer from Virginia

Mar 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.75 by wshinevar from Massachusetts

Mar 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.49 by BarrelAgedG from California

Feb 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by oline73 from Maryland

Jan 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Dec 18, 2017
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Reviewed by cosmo4u from New York

4.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Insanely well balanced. Spices do not taste manufactured or burnt. no one taste overpowers the other. Just the right mix of everything Mouthfeel is smooth and the barrel age comes through on the backend.
Dec 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.45 by vfgccp from New York

Dec 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4.41 by Pbarg from Florida

Dec 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.17 by Gambyt20 from Illinois

Dec 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by cherche from Washington

Nov 28, 2017
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Reviewed by Lingenbrau from Oregon

4.26/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A rather ugly muddled dark brown beer, The Spice Must Flow is capped with a near non existent light khaki ring around the glass.

Sweet alcohol, cinnamon and nutmeg spices, coffee and oak compliment dark fruit and french toast aromas.

The flavor is in the same vein. The coffee is not quite as noticeable as the rest, and the spices are well presented but not over done.

A thin, and boozy beer, there is a minimal amount of carbonation, which I feel really let's the flavors shine.

I'm not a fan of pumpkin beers. Having said that, this is the best "pumpkin" beer I've ever had, and would gladly welcome this perfect holiday meal, dessert finisher annually. I would love to see the coffee be a bit more pronounced, and for it to be a little more rich feeling, but hey...it's pretty damn good. Cheers!
Nov 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4.3 by mbw314 from California

Nov 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by IrishColonial from Texas

Nov 21, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by ADTaber from South Carolina

Nov 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4.34 by kingjohnh from New Mexico

Nov 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by dtm426 from Michigan

Nov 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4.84 by Shaneb818 from California

Oct 31, 2017
 
Rated: 4.54 by 7irondave from Massachusetts

Oct 29, 2017
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
Muddy dark brown with a large khaki foam head that slowly settles to creamy thin film and bubbly cream collar. As you get closer to the bottom of the glass, it actually clears up to a dark copper.

Smell is clearly rum-foward, but that's surprisingly working in concert with a totally spot on take of pumpkin pie--the spices, roasted pumpkin flesh, crispy baked crust and all--all with accents of vanilla whipped cream, chocolate, and hints of spiced oak and mocha.

Taste starts with a slight sting of rum and bourbon oak, but that manages to allow plenty of room for caramelized pumpkin, brown sugared toasted pie crust and decadent vanilla cream dolloped mocha.

Despite the decadence in flavor, the body is actually medium to light, with a moderate airy froth and a dry, thinly chalky finish.

Oh man, I hate to say this...but, it's kind of unbelievable.
Oct 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by Gobzilla from California

Oct 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by t2grogan from Arizona

Oct 22, 2017
The Spice Must Flow from Bottle Logic Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 63 ratings