The Lost Colony | Bottle Logic Brewing

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4.24/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.21%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial porter brewed with pecans and walnuts, aged in rum and bourbon barrels with Madagascar vanilla, then finished with cacao nibs and toasted pecans

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
41
pDev:
6.84%
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of locoformavs
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Raziel313
3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maximum12
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The last bottle from my late fall work trip to CA, a ridiculously expensive 500ML bottle (2018 release). I suppose I was lucky to find any Bottle Logic on any shelf? The first one was divine. Number two: on deck.

The pour is short, dark, swarthy. The nose is big rummy, with some chocolate & nuttiness mixed in. Not a bad start.

The Lost Colony is just east of Arrakeen. Rumrumrum. The rum is strong but not the overpowering strong that ruins everything it touches, including your glass, the movie you’re watching, & the donuts you ate this morning. But it’s still mostly rum. Plenty of acorn, plenty of booze, lower levels of chocolate, with enough malt to denude a small European country of barley. Supremely thick – what makes this a porter again? Trying to take this bottle solo might have been...ambitious.

Like 72% of beers with rum in it, the rum comes close to involuntary manslaughter of this beer. Too much rum. Pretty good beer, but absolutely not worth the price of admission.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: pours like syrup, thick and no head.
S: rum barrel pops on this nicely, I also get bourbon and chocolate. Very nice aroma
T: A nice surprise with the lack of nuts. This a big barreled chocolate stout. The barrel isn’t as smooth and rich as I would hope for, it’s more of a quick punch
F: syrup feel, medium thickness. The barrel brings some heat and makes this a bit harder to enjoy

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Photo of Tinfang
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of darktronica
4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

When reading the description for the Lost Colony, it struck me as a high-concept version of Stone's w00tstout. I hoped that the addition of rum barrel-ageing, absence of wheat, and Bottle Logic's general penchant for thick beers and savvy barreling would move the result in a favorable direction. That's just what happened. It pours thick and dark, with a full finger-plus of head, but little residual lacing once it settles--nice legs, though. The pecans and walnuts are a marvelous addition, with a prominent but not overwhelming roasted nut character on a very solid porter base. Similarly, the rum barrels add a prominent rum kick and some additional vanilla notes, but again they aren't overwhelming. I also get a slight touch of coconut, subtle enough that I doubt the barrels were coconut rum, simply that it is suggestive of a rum character. The cacao nibs round out a complex mid-palate and lead to a dryer finish than expected from the opening.

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Photo of Dizzy242
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of izzyismyrott
3.87/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received from @Bum4ever in NBS BIF #8. Reviewed 10/14/18. Thanks Josh!
Stored at 42 degrees and served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 60 degrees.
Appearance – 4.25.
Body – Dark brown/black, opaque. When held to the light, a bit of brown appears under the ring.
Head – Average (Maximum three cm, controlled center pour), tan, medium density, average retention, diminishing to a three mm ring fed by effervescence and a thin partial layer.
Lacing – None.
First pour – Dark brown, slight haze.
Aroma – 4.25 - Roasted malt, molasses or sorghum, brown sugar(?). Weakens but remains evident for the duration.
Flavor – 4.5 - Begins moderately sweet with roasted malt and a molasses aftertaste. Sweetness drops but no bitterness from the roasted malt appears. Raspberry? As the temperature reaches 60 degrees, hints of bourbon and alcohol appear. No hops, no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 4 - Medium to full, almost creamy, soft carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 4.5 - This seems to be a molasses-based imperial stout or RIS. The ephemeral raspberry could be a delusion. This was initially served at too low a temperature to detect some of the nuances, but it was a BIF Mystery Beer so the proper temperature was not known. Overall, this is an excellent beer that is above my plebian tastes.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Coffee black with a formidable large but airy tan foam the settles in fits and starts to a thin creamed mocha ring and central film.

Aroma is outrageous. Charred barrel brings brownie crust which, combined with the cacao and "Porter," adds Raisinets, caramelized brown sugar, maple, vanilla, and cookie dough while the nuts aren't as forward as you'd think, but do have the characteristics of both roasted and candied treatments.

Lost Colony has a strong, warming barrel character, but for someone that usually has a disdain for such things, I find that it's still quite delicious. Flavors of raisins and charred oak give way to mapled nuts with hints of vanilla custard and brownie batter before quickly falling into a stinging yet numbing spiced rum character on the way down.

A silky, slippery body has a crisp fizz that softens up mid-palate and mildly fills out before a semi-wet swallow that comes with a bit of a burn.

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Photo of cmukid87
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bpa112
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ristaccia
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrutisDestructus
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The pour yields a black body propping up a rich, tan head, and there’s some leakage to mahogany brown on the edges. Perfect for an imperial porter.

The nose immediately hits you with the rum and bourbon barrels, and there’s also a rich milk chocolate note (thank you, cacao nibs).

The vanilla is noticeable on the taste, and combines well with the milk chocolate and barrel notes. I got nothing from the pecans, otherwise I would’ve rated this above 5.0. Really well done, IMHO.

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Photo of dfhhead25
3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TylerJ
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beersnake1
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From tap at Bottle Logic. Pours motor oil black. Getting a ton of rum on the nose. Some chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is awesome. Vanilla, nuts, bourbon, and rum. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Overall, great if you like rum

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The Lost Colony from Bottle Logic Brewing
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 41 ratings