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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #297
ABV:
11.8%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,983
Avg:
4.38 | pDev: 5.71%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
58
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Bottle Logic Brewing
 
California, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  9
Gots
  8
SCORE
95
World-Class
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Notes: Imperial Stout aged in Ruby Port Barrels & Finished with Cacao Nibs & Sweet Tart Cherries
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 58 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Buck89:
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Buck89 from Tennessee

4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. Opaque dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma: rich chocolate, tart cherries, oak, vanilla. Taste: as expected with huge chocolatey roasted grain, tart cherries, red wine, vanilla, and oak barrel. Full bodied and easy to drink. Delicious.

Oct 21, 2018
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Futbolmanby from Michigan

4.09/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 15, 2018
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PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan

4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 20, 2018
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WickedBeer from Alabama

4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tried from the bottle at Ladyface 8th Anniversary Invitational. 1/21/18.

Pours dark and heavy, with a nice tan head. Great looking stout.

The nose is all cherry cordials. Sweet, fruity, but full of chocolate and roasty coffee. Wasn’t sure about this one going in, but it’s awesome so far.

Again, cherry cordials come to mind first. It makes its way perfectly into the flavors, balanced with roasty malts and chocolate. Awesome.

Great body, not too syrupy. Good sticky finish.

Jan 22, 2018
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.88/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dull and dirty 8 ball black with a tall but airy mocha foam settling to a thin blanket with a thick collar.

Smell is nutty dark chocolate roasted malt with peppery, sweet mapled port barrel and tangy but faint cherry enveloped by dark charred wood.

Tingly, tangy flavors of sweet roast intermingle with spicy, peppery bourbon-like barrel and cherry that makes this more like an old fashioned than a cherry cordial, which isn't a bad thing actually. Smoky charred oak develops along side cocoa-dusted nuts before a raisin and date exhale.

A crisp, crackly fizz runs through a medium-light cola-like body that has a sticky finish.

Sep 25, 2018
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Datdubj1988 from Iowa

4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jul 01, 2018
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NickThePyro from Washington

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

May 13, 2020
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Gambyt20 from Illinois

4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 22, 2018
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TylerJ from Iowa

4.79/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Mar 10, 2018
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7irondave from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 10, 2018
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maltznhopz from Nevada

4.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just like chocolate covered cherries.

Dec 28, 2017
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Pbarg from Florida

4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 17, 2018
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addicted2thebarrel from California

4.64/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Jan 13, 2018
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Shaneb818 from California

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

Jan 10, 2018
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AdamofSoCal from California

4.63/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Jul 29, 2018
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Craftballer from California

4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Feb 27, 2018
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562Brew from California

4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Apr 01, 2018
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Kwright from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Aug 05, 2019
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hopley from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jan 25, 2020
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OompaMentor from Georgia

4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2/24/2019 - Port to nose with sweet port finish and cherry notes on palate

Oct 17, 2019
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Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia

4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Feb 03, 2020
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pkalix from California

4.09/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 26, 2017
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leroybrown10 from Missouri

4.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black and syrupy. 1+ finger khaki head. Not the best retention but nice lacing.

Amazing aroma. Cherry immediately upon popping the cap. Chocolate next, heavy and varied. Cocoa powder, hershey syrup, and semi-sweet baking chocolate. Barrel notes of oak, vanilla, and caramel. Black currants, hint of cinnamon, orange.

Lots of chocolate on the tongue. Noticeably less cherry, especially as it warms. Vanilla and caramel. Subtleties of raspberry, licorice, raisin, and currants. Very faint pepper.

Sweet, rich, lucious mouthfeel. Sticky. Mildly boozy which increases a touch as it warms. Lingering sweetness.

True definition of a dessert beer. Rich, lush, chocolately. Sticky with fruity notes, especially on the nose.

Jan 16, 2018
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jaydoc from Kansas

4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jan 20, 2018
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oline73 from Maryland

4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 07, 2018
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Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 58 ratings