Resplendent Angel
Bottle Logic Brewing

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Bottle Logic Brewing
California, United States
Imperial Porter
4.42 | pDev: 4.52%
Nov 18, 2022
Aug 28, 2018
Notes: With a first strike of port and a finishing blow of bourbon, these unique barrels amplify the roasted chocolate core of the base beer and further evoke soft flavors of raisins and preserves. Complex layers of deep port sweetness are fortified by cacao nib additions from Ecuador and Ghana to finish Resplendent Angel, our Angel's Envy Barrel Aged Chocolate Porter!
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.64/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
550ml bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours black in color with a one-finger foamy khaki head that eventually reduces to a thin film on top

S- aroma is dominated by port; vinous, jammy red wine, raisins, figs & black cherries. Under the port, notes of creamy chocolate open up, as well as some bourbon that adds oak, vanilla and a hint of caramel

T- complex layers of chocolate initially, immediately followed by a blast of port; raspberry preserves, cherries, vinous red wine, dried figs and raisins can all be found. Mid-palate gives more sweet and rich chocolate, with the bourbon undertones poking through, adding a creamy vanilla note and a hint of oak. The finish gives more jammy port notes, with the chocolate and bourbon sticking around on the linger

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a silky, slightly warming finish

O- the port and chocolate notes are so complex and mesh brilliantly, outstanding
Nov 18, 2022
Rated: 4.08 by allenson21 from New York

Jul 04, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by kjkinsey from Texas

Mar 15, 2021
Rated: 4.7 by DvdP from Netherlands

Nov 02, 2020
Rated: 4.24 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Sep 01, 2020
Rated: 4.75 by TylerJ from Iowa

Aug 03, 2020
Rated: 4.4 by hopley from Massachusetts

Jun 09, 2020
Rated: 4.38 by BarrelAgedG from California

Mar 03, 2020
Rated: 4.08 by EdFed from Illinois

Jul 20, 2019
Rated: 4.29 by Gambyt20 from Illinois

Jun 01, 2019
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Reviewed by Rristow from Ohio

4.77/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Tasted from bottle. Pours black with brown head. More of a dessert beer. Very sweet and thick on the mouth. It’s chocolate galore on the aroma and taste. Caramel, molasses, and some raisins as well. Delicious and dangerous. Hides the abv incredibly well.
May 26, 2019
Rated: 4.43 by SierraFlight from Virginia

May 19, 2019
Rated: 5 by Kwright from North Carolina

Apr 23, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by jtk21351 from California

Mar 31, 2019
Rated: 4.71 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

Mar 29, 2019
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Reviewed by rudzud from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark black hue with a thin mocha head that fades to leave light lacing and thin wisps.

S - Big aromas of dark chocolate and fudge. Light port and bourbon along with chocolate chip cookies. Reserve aromatic.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with loads of dark chocolate brownie and fudge. Not much port at all, however, the bourbon was pleasant. Flashes of alcohol as well.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, somewhat creamy, alcohol makes itself known.

O - Overall this was a solid enough stout though the chocolate was a bit faint and the barrel was somewhat over powering.

Serving Type: bottle
Mar 16, 2019
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Thanks to rudzud
Medium smaller brown thicker head decent lacing, low retention, nice legs pitch black

Nose loads of dark chocolate cocoa fudge, roasted charred coffee and malt, vanilla barrel and caramel, mild cookie dough baking spices, light barrel and whiskey, hint port, vanilla ice cream

Taste big rich dark malts, tons of coffee roast, earthy char little burnt, big tingly fusel alcohol, dark chocolate, vanilla barrel, whiskey note, bitter roasted tannic malt, mild spicy bitter hops

Mouth is fuller rich bod creamy, rich, with decent carb but hot alcohol

Overall mixed, some great characters and some less so, to boozy and not enough barrel characters
Mar 16, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by BartS from California

Mar 13, 2019
Rated: 4.34 by Ice_Cream_And_IPAs from New York

Mar 13, 2019
Rated: 4.59 by rcjennings from Ohio

Mar 04, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Mar 03, 2019
Rated: 4.42 by SANDSTORM from California

Feb 22, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by TCOlson from Minnesota

Feb 20, 2019
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Reviewed by BillRoth from Maryland

4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Had on tap at BL tap room. Excellent BA porter. As advertised. Exceptional display of cacao , bourbon and dried fruit. Complexity is excellent. Marriage of wood, old ale characteristics strewn in with a solid big chocolate porter. Love this one.
Feb 14, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Feb 07, 2019
Rated: 4.49 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Feb 06, 2019
Rated: 4.46 by kingjohnh from New Mexico

Feb 04, 2019
Rated: 4.03 by Original_Gravity from Washington

Feb 03, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Narthax from Texas

Jan 29, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by t2grogan from Arizona

Jan 25, 2019
Rated: 4.36 by stephenlee from England

Jan 24, 2019
Rated: 4.49 by SoCal_Matt from California

Jan 10, 2019
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Draft. Darker black body, one finger offwhite head, good retention, no lacing. Smell is slight dark fruit, milk chocolate, slight nuttiness, good bourbon sweetness and slight smoky char, a bit of oak and warming alcohol. Flavour follows, a bit aggressive on the alcohol and bourbon, but otherwise a nice medley of dark fruit, milk chocolate, nutty malt and espresso roast. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy, soft with solid carbonation, slightly warming boozy milk chocolate brownie finish.
Jan 07, 2019
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Reviewed by TheBrewsky from California

4.64/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Disclaimer, I love chocolate and port wine. I have been wanting to try this for quite some time, and I am super stoked to have been able to from the source.
L: Pours the usual pitch black. It looks thick and like oil. A nice khaki ring is retained around the perimeter. Trace amounts of residual lacing left on the glass.
S: Chocolate bomb. It's natural, raw and rich. The perfect balance of sweet confectioner chocolate and bitter cacao. Dark fruit presence is prominent as well, resembling dates and raisins. Toffee and caramel also present but in minute amounts. Not getting much port barrel presence, but we will see on the taste.
T: Amazing. Chocolate forward. Smooth and rich chocolate, encompassing both sweet and bitter sides of the chocolate scale. The port barrel adds a welcome complexity to the finish, giving a fig/date/raisin lingering after taste. This flavor exceeds my already high expectations.
F: Full bodied with moderate weight. Smooth and silky. Carbonation is moderate for the style. Not quite motor oil status but still a desirable feel to say the least.
O: I went into this with high expectations and was very satisfied. My wife even enjoyed this one. I got a bottle of it I can't wait to try and compare to how it was on tap. This is for the books. I am very glad to have tried. Cheers!
Jan 07, 2019
Rated: 4.35 by Kurmaraja from California

Jan 06, 2019
Rated: 4.24 by rbrefbeerman from California

Dec 29, 2018
Rated: 4.05 by acurtis from New Jersey

Dec 25, 2018
Rated: 4.34 by BAsbill from California

Dec 25, 2018
Rated: 4.35 by Winston3737 from Michigan

Dec 16, 2018
Rated: 4.34 by PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan

Dec 02, 2018
Resplendent Angel from Bottle Logic Brewing
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