Astronautica Exotica
Bottle Logic Brewing

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American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,394
Ranked #14,476
4.08 | pDev: 13.73%
Bottle Logic Brewing
California, United States
Notes: Astronautica Exotica is an imperial coconut stout brewed with coconut and aged in Caribbean rum barrels before meeting waves of finishing coconut, soft sunsets of orange zest and the perfect pop of earthy nutmeg garnish.

Nostalgia-tinged dreams for forbidden islands and the endless allure of exploration lead us to the flavors of this classic ode to escapism. Warm sand, turquoise water, and tropical breezes are just a sip away in this Painkiller cocktail-inspired rum barrel-aged stout.

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40 IBU
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2.66/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Black, not much foam.

Coconut, chocolate.

So many BL stouts have this toothpastey thing going on, same with this one. Very rum-y, coconut but chocolate doesn't hit me.

Seems dense enough but that minty thing is a put off.

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3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

A dark mocha head fizzles out to a burnt, oily black hole with a fuzzy central ring.

On the nose is candied orange with chocolate drizzle and silver rum.

Taste adds the nutmeg right away, and that leaves me torn, as I normally hate the stuff--but hey, I traded for this because it sounded interesting so I want to give it a chance. The body is silky but medium with a fine crisp fizz that kicks up additional charred brownie like oak, caramel, hot numbing rum, and creamy coconut whip.

It really does taste like a painkiller cocktail, for good or ill, but I have to give Bottle Logic credit for swinging in the first place--it even has a bitters flavor to it. But at the same time, there's a medicinal quality that at times is like cherry cough syrup. In general, the botanical orange flavor takes over in the long run, and in combination with the sharp and overbearing booze, it becomes difficult to drink.

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Astronautica Exotica from Bottle Logic Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 18 ratings