Something To Smile About | Bottle Logic Brewing

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4.15/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The flavors of Rocky Road are a long-standing testament to the perseverance of the human spirit. This American Strong Ale was aged in Bourbon Barrels before journeying through hundreds of pounds of toasted almonds, rich cacao nibs, and marshmallowy Madagascar vanilla.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
19
pDev:
6.27%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Uconnelmo
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a honey colored dark brown color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like pillowy and sweet marshmallow and vanilla, with chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, oak, bourbon, and light almond and pecan. I don't believe there's actually pecan in here, but I do kind of get that flavor.

This is pretty sweet and decadent, and approximates the Rocky Road type flavor very well. It's mostly almond vanilla, with the chocolate taking a bit of a back seat. The vanilla flavor is marshmallow fluff-like, sweet and goopy. There's definite caramel and braediness, and some sweet bourbon, with a touch of oak. The barrel doesn't really overpower much.

This is medium bodied, slightly creamy, and pretty silky, with a decent level of drinkability.

The BL strong ales don't get the press that their stouts get, but they are just as fun in many instances.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is the second time having this one. First time it was still a bit boozy. The malt came off with more sweetness that was along the line of caramel, dates, prunes, and some Bourbon. The nuts were there, but you had to seek them out.
Now it's more melded. The sweetness is round, less dark fruit, less boozy, and the almonds shine.
Mouthfeel is medium, mild combination.

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Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 500 ML bottle into my Imperial Beer Glass
A: Pours a dark caramel color with a slight off, white head. The little head that there is quickly subsides to a thin circle. Not much in the way of lacing.
S: Caramel, pecan brittle, bourbon. Definitely smells boozy.
T: First taste is very sweet and boozy. Tastes of raisins and prunes. The backbone tastes of bread pudding. There are slight hints of milk chocolate.
MF: Surprisingly clean for the sweetness. Boozy. the 12.9% is definitely there and it is needed to offset the sweetness.
O: This beer is the perfect complement to a fireplace, a big leather chair and catching up with an old friend. I really enjoyed this. I wish I had a few more bottles. I would love to see how this ages.

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Photo of 7irondave
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maltznhopz
3.79/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of swanfungus
3.44/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kmoen
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AdamofSoCal
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Furlinator
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucnifter
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pkalix
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Something To Smile About from Bottle Logic Brewing
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 19 ratings