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Brewed by:
Bottle Logic Brewing
California, United States
bottlelogic.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout brewed with marshmallows, cacao nibs, and blueberries. Collaboration with Portland's Great Notion Brewing

Added by kmanjohnson on 03-18-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
34
pDev:
6.92%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
12
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of swanfungus
4.16/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maltznhopz
4.89/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ellswrth
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Rub_This_BBQ
4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mothman
4.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tan head. Black color.

Huge marshmallow and vanilla sweetness. The blueberry is integrated perfectly. It tastes like a pastry. Bourbon, chocolate, fudge. Thick and rich. Warming. Smooth. Full bodied.

This is extremely enjoyable. One of my favorite BL beers.

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Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.34/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
4.34/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle, snifter glass. Dark black body, half finger offwhite head. Smell is massive blueberry fruit, without the tartness of the fruit; light sweet marshmallow vanilla, milk chocolate, cocoa powder- like a blueberry Swiss Miss. Cocoa, chocolate and marshmallow with a big blueberry tinge to it. Flavour follows; the blueberry gets to be more and more forward as time goes on yet without an overpowering tartness or cloying sweetness to it. It's really packing the blueberry but just well enough to meld with the base stout beer. Wonderful stuff. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, solid carbonation, smooth, chocolate covered blueberries on the backend, with a bit of additional vanilla sweetness. Really nice stuff.

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Photo of Benish
4.56/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: poured pitch black with thick viscosity and a beige head.

Smell: immediately fragrant and earthy blueberries to the nose intermingled with the bourbon, almost like some kind of after dinner blueberry liqueur with coating of chocolate and vanilla. Very decadent, rich and sweet.

Taste: again with the heavy blueberries! Mildly jammy and earthy with no tartness. It comes in so smooth and sweet. Blueberries are encompassed by the the warmth of bourbon and the vanilla (marshmallows?) sweetness. All in all, this is a liquid desert. As it warms, the flavors intensify with the bourbon and blueberries shining through like the lights of heaven.

Mouthfeel: slight alcoholic warmth, thick and heavy in the mouth.

Overall: Blueberries were the ultimate showcase of this barrel aged stout, an outstanding beer.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
4.11/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Inky black with a tall but airy burnt mocha foam settling to a thin chain and that's it

Smell is intensely syrupy, sticky bourbon and charred, smoky oak up front--it's a bit peppery with accents of maple and caramel. Then a very unique spike of peppy, spritzy bright blueberry, the likes of which I don't think I've experienced in a beer, pops like fresh pie filling.

Taste is bringing unbelievably, unmistakably pinpoint memories of blueberry pancakes. It's total blueberry pie filling, bright and fruity and playfully enjoyable, and yet it slides right into the rest of the overall experience. I shouldn't be surprised though, because Jam the Radar was tasty and did not wreak of cloying artificiality either, and this is a big improvement. The barrel really shines here too without being hot or overpowering, bringing coconut syrup, vanilla ribbons of whiskey, and a slight peppery bite. The stout itself doesn't contribute a whole lot, and neither does the cacao until it warms, although it does bloom with time. It seems like a playful beer at first sip, but is quite a mature, enjoyable experience.

The feel is quite thin, with a crackly sort of fizz, and a paper dry finish.

Boy this review got big, whoops. It's a surprisingly complex experience for a pastry stout. The barrel is really well implemented and the added flavors don't overpower at all.

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Photo of Dizzy242
4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of floyd_pugman
4.73/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the bottle into an FOb3 glass. Pours a very rich, dark brown with a moderate head. Nose is bourbon chocolate blueberry; mostly blueberry. Palate is blueberry, chocolate fudge, and barrel goodness. The marshmallow then comes out as it warms, in both the nose and the palate.

Whereas I liked the tap version fine, it's better out of the bottle, as is often the case for BL statis stouts. It's like a blueberry version of Jam the Radar, although I think the blueberry integrates with the rest of the beer better than the raspberries do with JtR. This one is a little fudgier too if memory serves. I like it quite a bit better than JtR, but you still need to like berry stouts though as the blueberry is prominent. Overall, I'm more impressed than I expected to be; might have to hold on to my other bottles.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a BL Paisley Cave Complex tulip glass. Thanks Daniel for hooking me up with this beer.

Pours a deep brown body with a slow rising, fluffy, frothy dark brown head that sticks around to reduce to chunky retention that eventually develops to a ring of foam.

On the nose, tons of blueberry. Chocolate covered blueberries dipped in bourbon, marshmallow, blueberry pop-tarts. Nose is dominated by berry aromas.

On the tongue it's sweet but not overly, with chocolately blueberry muffins, hershey's milk chocolate, light bourbon-vanilla follow through, a bit boozy on the finish with a cocoa-blueberry pancake finish. Mouthfeel is nice and thick with low carbonation.

Quite a delicious beer, definitely a dessert beer / sipper. Tons of berries in this.

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Photo of TheBrewsky
4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Dark brown near black. A finger of a dense brown head. Loads of residual lacing. Really nice viscosity given the ABV, which isn't unusual for BL.
S: Chocolate and malts is dominant, with the blueberry fruit tartness trailing close in second place. Really smells great. Warm presence from the bourbon with subtle sugar sweetness.
T: Tastes like chocolate covered blueberries. Can't put it any other way. Bitter sweet chocolate and fruity tart blueberries really work well together. Marshmallow flavor on the finish and in after taste. Warmness from the bourbon that has a nice presence but isn't boozy by any means.
F: Full bodied with nice weight. Carbonation seems a little too high, but could be the local tap system. Otherwise, very enjoyable.
O: glad I tried. Super smooth for the abv. I would drink again and am grateful to have tried. Cheers!

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Photo of Radcpa
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.65/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rollncalguy78
4.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pkalix
4.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

um, wow! something kind of yummy about bourbon and blueberries!!! this is good!!

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Photo of Lucnifter
4.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.33/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Choo! Choo! This train delivers like the one that brought Claudia Cardinale to Sweet Water in Once Upon a Time in the West. No, really, Claudia shows up all buxom and pouring out, and that’s exactly what Paisley is (except that we aren’t talking about a drop dead gorgeous Italian actresses, we in turn are talking about an Imperial Stout made in in industrial park in Anaheim).

Cheers!

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Photo of StoutSnob40
4.63/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beer_Line
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours black with a tiny brown head. Smells mostly of blueberry and slight marshmallow and oak. Taste is big blueberry up front and then some chocolate, bourbon, and marshmallow to round out the whole experience. Mouthfeel is thick and slick. Overall amazing ass beer

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Photo of LGHT
4.79/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Beer rating: 4.48 out of 5 with 34 ratings