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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.45%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Bourbon Barrel Aged Makowiec-Inspired Imperial Stout; a sweet "Florida style" super-pastry collaboration with our friends J. Wakefield Brewing!

With buckets of poppy seeds in the mash and poppy butter in the boil, we sought to mimic the traditional flavors of this Polish poppyseed pastry. After a year in bourbon barrels, we finished it off with sweet, sticky orange blossom honey.

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2
Ratings:
16
pDev:
5.65%
 
 
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Photo of Radcpa
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BillRoth
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at BL tap room. Have very mixed opinions on recent trend re “pastry” stouts. Some are just too pastry and not much beer. This one works for me. It brings the pastry elements in to enhance a rich sweetish huge stout. Comes across more like a delicious variant. Everything works but the honey is perfect. Great sipper. Velvety decadence. May be my new fav dessert stout.

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

Photo of StoutSnob40
3.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MTKATL
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kjkinsey
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Furlinator
4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of _dg
4.51/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.7/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of matteice88
4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - Beautiful, deep black body with a creamy, brown head reminiscent of a hot cocoa.

S - Not a lot of aroma, to be honest, but what you do get is a pleasant honey with a touch of citrus.

T - Not nearly as crazy sweet as you'd expect from a beer JWB gets its hands on. Beautiful honey, hint of citrus, mild bourbon, and some chocolate malt backbone. Occasionally boozy, but overall masks its ABV very well. Don't get much if any poppy seed, but it's not a super strong flavor to begin with, and it could just be disguising as maltiness.

F - Super creamy. Not syrupy, but definitely thick. Would have liked a touch more carbonation, though it was a low-fill pour, so could just be an issue there.

O - I really liked how subtle and well-blended the flavors were in this one. It seems like Bottle Logic's trend now is to load up on adjuncts and hope they mellow and blend after a few months (looking at you, Leche Borracho), but this one is actually at its peak right now. Yes, it can come off as somewhat one-note with the honey after several sips, but it's mild enough to not become cloying like a mead or even a braggot. The Iridium Flare comparisons are easy because they both have honey, but this is much more beer-like and less sickly-sweet than IF.

Don't know if I'll seek this out again, as honey isn't really my thing, but I'm definitely glad I got to at least try it. Folks who enjoy both mead and beer would probably love this.

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Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 16 ratings