Staff of Asir
Bottle Logic Brewing

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Style:
Strong Ale - American
Ranked #32
ABV:
12.78%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,461
Avg:
4.33 | pDev: 7.16%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
58
From:
Bottle Logic Brewing
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  11
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: We teamed up with our fellow excavationists at Horus Aged Ales to uncover a White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookie-inspired relic!

This American Strong Ale was brewed with macadamia nut flour, lactose, and cocoa butter before fermentation, aged in bourbon barrels, then filtered through more than one hundred pounds of macadamia nuts for their creamy, sweetly rich character. Brown sugar base notes from caramelized malt melt into the soft flavors of oak and Madagascar vanilla beans for a perfect sip of fresh-baked nostalgia.
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darktronica from Indiana

4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

2020 vintage, 13.5%-ish ABV. Pours a translucent dark copper with excessively audible fizzing carbonation. Fairly full-bodied, though, so the carbonation is not as bombastic on the tongue. The additives jump to the forefront here, with macadamia, butterscotch candies, pudding, and chocolate cake on the nose. Some bourbon heat cuts through the sweetness on the palate, but only just. I'd be interested in trying the strong ale base, fresh or barrel-aged on its own, but lacking that, Staff of Asir makes a nice dessert.

Mar 20, 2021
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maximum12 from Minnesota

3.38/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to whomever was kind enough to send this to me via a big box of beer. I haven’t forgotten our time together…OK, I have. 500ML bottle split 75/25 with my wife.

The pour is dark ruby red; minimal head. The nose is near entirely nuts. I mean I like nuts, but I ain’t not squirrel.

Staff of Asir is at least a +3 staff with a dexterity bonus. Yeah, I mostly traded for this due to my long-forgotten background as an All-Star DM. Bourbon up front, nuts running rampant underneath dominate. Soft vanilla covers the mid-palate before the nuts reassert themselves. Glad I split this.

Underwhelming. Nice barrel, but one would have to be a chipmunk to really appreciate this liquid. Pretty good brew.

Nov 26, 2020
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloud pecan brown body with a khaki ring and surface lacing. Vanilla, white chocolate, molasses, caramel, and big bourbon booze lead the nose. Taste gets some macadamia nut but not as strongly as billed, however the caramel, bourbon, molasses, and white chocolate all are huge in this one, vanillins, oak, a touch of milk chocolate, and gooey and buttery malts all in the background. Feel is warm, smooth to almost syrupy, thick and chewy. Complex strong ale, that isn't the most defined but is wonderful. The wife loved it

Sep 30, 2020
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emyers from Illinois

4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours cloudy amber brown with a thick creamy off-white head

Nose: Caramel, bourbon, vanilla, and macadamia nuts.

Taste: Pretty much follows the nose. Vanilla, bourbon, white chocolate, and macadamia nuts. Little to no alcohol presence, moderately sweet finish.

Feel: Extremely smooth, medium body, crazy drinkable for the abv.

Feb 19, 2020
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.92/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shimmering gemstone reddish-brown with a short, creamy khaki head that's relatively persistent, leaving some wobbly arms of lace on the glass.

Hot, prickly and a little sticky, yet also contrastingly smooth and syrupy, the mild froth softens up the body as it delivers vanilla and caramel over a spiced rum soaked toffee biscuit before a dry, tingly numbing finish.

Aw man! After having just been blown away by Arcane Rituals, and hearing some new hype stir up over this one around its release, I had higher expectations. I like it, but definitely don't love it.

Feb 07, 2020
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WickedBeer from Alabama

4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a red-hued, dark rusty brown color. The head bubbles up to a finger length of ivory foam that settle slowly. The lace is thin but even, expecting heavier cling as it warms.

Sweet molasses, caramel, and toffee come off the nose first. Quickly followed up by oak and bourbon, I also pick out very apparent milk chocolate and burnt sugar in the finish.

Big, sweet, and boozy. A complex strong ale, I’d expect nothing less from a Stasis beer. Sweet caramel and milk chocolate combat a strong oak-influenced bourbon barrel presence throughout. Those macadamia nuts are much more prevalent in the flavor, and this nutty, slightly bitter flavor perfectly compliments the trifecta of bitter/nutty, sweet, creamy caramel, and oakey, boozy bourbon. Very good, can’t wait to see how it warms.

Medium carbonation works very well with an incredibly creamy, sticky finish. A noticeable booziness is present and leaves its mark with a nice warmth. Loving the mouthfeel on this.

Jul 02, 2018
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ArrogantB from Colorado

3.37/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Second beer I had at the brewery in Anaheim and it does indeed taste like a bourbon soaked macadamia nut cookie. I did not care for the flavor at all, cloyingly sweet but it did taste as advertised. These pastrybeers suck.

Jul 02, 2018
Staff of Asir from Bottle Logic Brewing
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 58 ratings