Arcane Rituals
Bottle Logic Brewing

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Bottle Logic Brewing
California, United States
English Barleywine
Ranked #7
Ranked #265
4.51 | pDev: 5.32%
Apr 10, 2023
Aug 20, 2019
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Notes: Collaboration with Ritual Brewing Co.
The crackling magic of Chevallier Heritage malt courses through this English-style barleywine. A combination of bourbon, brandy, and VSOP cognac barrels cast a spirited spell over the brew and mix to manipulate space and time, opening a viscous liquid portal into what surely must be immortality.
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.69/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Look - dark dark brown nice slight tan head rimming and lacing
Smell - barrel, bourbon brandy cognac... Possibly prune
Taste - fig, prune, so much barrel... Bourbon brandy, slight slight cognac
Feel - medium full body creamy very light carb
Overall - really incredible
Apr 10, 2023
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Received a bottle in a trade 3-13-23. 2021 edition consumed 4-8-23.

Beer poured a ruddy brown with a nice off-white head.

Nose is very nice, notes of dark fruit are front and center, a touch of vanilla and bourbon are also present.

Taste is awesome! The three different barrel types lend a touch to the large malt base which give notes of raisin, figs, and brown sugar. Barrels give a dark fruit dominate theme and marry up with the bourbon expertly. Finishes with a touch of sweetness appropriate for the style.

Mouthfeel is large bodied and very smooth, making each sip a pleasant experience.

Overall a fantastic beer! Thank you, Tim @beersnake1, for giving me the opportunity to try!
Apr 08, 2023
Rated: 4.43 by DaveCash from New York

Apr 08, 2023
Rated: 4.15 by 22Blue from Kansas

Mar 27, 2023
Rated: 3.73 by Zaximus from Colorado

Mar 27, 2023
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Reviewed by maximum12 from Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Re-watching Ozark. Need alcohol to numb emotions. So much crazy. I love it. And hopefully this 500ML bottle, too.

The pour is dark brown with red highlights. Nose is dominated by booze & brandy.

Arcane Rituals could be a barrel aged blonde ale for all the base beer shows. Plenty of brandy lakeside with a soft undercurrent of cognac, but amazingly, the booze is gentle, restrained, like a Arraez flair to left (may he rest in peace…in Miami). There is a backing malt sweetness along with brown sugar, grassy herbs, with a finish of plums, no doubt the influence of the brandy. Sweet enough that splitting this minor bottle was a fine idea.

A stronger base beer that could hold up to the swarm of barrels would have catapulted this up a notch or two. As is, a very good brew.
Mar 10, 2023
Rated: 4.06 by ToddBeans from Kentucky

Mar 07, 2023
Rated: 4.43 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Mar 06, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by dtm426 from Michigan

Mar 03, 2023
Rated: 4.54 by o29 from Texas

Feb 19, 2023
Rated: 4.65 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Feb 18, 2023
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Reviewed by lucius10 from California

4.66/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2022 Batch! Sweet honey-caramel malty, hint of molasses, slight hint of dark fruits, and cognac/bourbon barrel nose on this one!

Taste follows with some sweet caramel/burnt brown sugar notes upfront...and then a smooth and balanced, brown liquor barrel finish. Yummy!⁣

This is very good! My only complaint is that it finishes a little light or "short" doesn't carry its heft all the way through the backend. It could be a touch more viscous IMO.
Feb 17, 2023
Rated: 4.49 by cshafer7 from Massachusetts

Feb 16, 2023
Rated: 4.56 by OleDixie from Pennsylvania

Feb 14, 2023
Rated: 4.44 by mig100 from Texas

Feb 12, 2023
Rated: 4.59 by Gkruszewski from New York

Feb 03, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Jan 29, 2023
Rated: 4.31 by Lucoli from New York

Jan 29, 2023
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Reviewed by mschrei from Illinois

4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Just what I want from an English Barleywine, and another check off from the top 250. Dark brown with a mild head and leasing. Strong notes of all the barrels, which is a very impressive thing, with notes of dark fruits, molasses, and brown sugar. Taste is really flavorful of all those, but it has a nice subtlety to it. A bit thick and syrupy, very boozy, but an easy sipper. The best thing I can say about it is I’m drinking it rather chilled, and I just don’t think it’s going to warm up because I can’t stop drinking it. Excellent, excellent beer.
Jan 22, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by rare_bird from Michigan

Jan 21, 2023
Rated: 3.83 by M_chav from New Mexico

Jan 21, 2023
Rated: 4.46 by smithj4 from New York

Jan 09, 2023
Rated: 5 by osseo222000 from Illinois

Dec 22, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by notchucknorris from California

Dec 20, 2022
Rated: 4.71 by MJSFS from Florida

Dec 01, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by von_kaiser from Connecticut

Nov 11, 2022
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Reviewed by JLK7299 from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Drinking with a few friends at a bottle share. We ALWAYS have to have a Barleywine during our shares. Boy is this good! The brandy really is prominent but I ain’t complaining!
Nov 11, 2022
Rated: 4.31 by Bugsmcl from Ohio

Nov 06, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Stevem68 from Ohio

Nov 05, 2022
Rated: 4.52 by chippo33 from Vermont

Nov 01, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by mmoore9363 from Arizona

Oct 31, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Rkitchen from Michigan

Oct 16, 2022
Rated: 4 by Eternal218 from California

Oct 04, 2022
Rated: 4.33 by BeerRay from Rhode Island

Sep 24, 2022
Rated: 4.44 by lupercmda from North Carolina

Sep 03, 2022
Rated: 4.44 by RAlmeida77 from Massachusetts

Sep 02, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Argento from Rhode Island

Aug 29, 2022
Rated: 5 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

Aug 23, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by sordyl from Illinois

Aug 21, 2022
Rated: 5 by chitownfanatic21 from Wyoming

Aug 17, 2022
Arcane Rituals from Bottle Logic Brewing
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 116 ratings