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Bottle Logic Brewing

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Style:
Strong Ale - American
Ranked #34
ABV:
12.78%
Score:
91
Ranked #2,589
Avg:
4.33 | pDev: 7.39%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
56
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Bottle Logic Brewing
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  12
SCORE
91
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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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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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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hopley from Massachusetts

4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 09, 2020
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BarrelAgedG from California

3.87/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jan 25, 2020
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westcoastbeerlvr from California

3.72/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 28, 2020
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skochdopotato from California

4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jan 02, 2021
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evanwoertz from California

4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Jan 29, 2020
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jmc808

5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Feb 25, 2020
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kingjohnh from New Mexico

4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jan 11, 2020
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SaraMatt from California

4.57/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 03, 2020
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ellswrth from Oregon

4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aug 27, 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
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 23, 2018
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user785335 from Florida

4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 16, 2020
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pkalix from California

4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

wow! first sip was fantastic! very thin, sweet. but very well-balanced with great flavors....

May 27, 2018
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GreenMind from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 25, 2018
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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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vfgccp from New York

4.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Jun 09, 2018
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hopkrid from Florida

3.94/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 19, 2018
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Stinger80OH from Ohio

4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sep 25, 2018
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sd123 from Texas

4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 18, 2018
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Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 18, 2018
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Ristaccia from Nebraska

4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jun 15, 2018
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StoutSnob40 from California

4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jun 24, 2018
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Hallertau from Wisconsin

4.88/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Jul 07, 2018
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Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 56 ratings