Flesh To Stone
Bottle Logic Brewing

Flesh To StoneFlesh To Stone
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Bottle Logic Brewing
California, United States
English Barleywine
Ranked #61
Ranked #3,266
4.29 | pDev: 7.23%
Jul 07, 2023
Aug 31, 2019
Collaboration with Ritual Brewing Co.

Arcane Rituals aged exclusively in peach brandy barrels.
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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
500 ml bottle into a snifter. 2022 edition, had 3/25/23.

Pours an amber color, semi opaque, with a brief foamy head and light speckled cling. Aromas of peach brandy, caramel, malt, oak, raisins, light vanilla and peaches. Like flavors- caramel, peach brandy, malt, peaches, vanilla, raisins, light oak. Smooth, a very good medium body, appropriately carbonated.

The peach brandy is restrained, but really sets the table for this. The peaches show best in the flavor and there’s lots of caramel. Really nice.
Jul 07, 2023
Rated: 4.41 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Jun 04, 2023
Rated: 4.04 by crobinso from Colorado

May 28, 2023
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Reviewed by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - Pours a dark reddish brown with a thin off white head. Light amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is peach brandy, burnt sugar, caramel and oak.

T - The taste is brown sugar, raisins, figs, caramel, vanilla, oak, candied peaches and finishing with a nice heat from the peach brandy barrels.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Syrupy mouthfeel with a crisp sticky finish.

O - Really well done. The peaches aren’t overdone and add a nice fruity depth to the base beer.
Apr 15, 2023
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Reviewed by RMW66 from Australia

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Whilst acknowledging that the number of ratings and reviews is still low, I think that the scores to date under sell this beer. Perhaps barleywine is not as well loved as some other styles? This is a well balanced beer with a great mouthfeel, nice malty backbone and subtle peach flavour. I really enjoyed this!
Mar 12, 2023
Rated: 4.09 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Feb 18, 2023
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Reviewed by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours out chestnut in color. A semi-vigorous pour yields a small tan head. Good retention and lacing.
Potent aroma of peach brandy, boozy, sweet, lots of barrel, oaky.
The base beer, English barleywine, smacks upfront. Malty sweetness, caramel, toasted pumpernickel bread, dates, figs, raisins, licorice. The peach brandy punctuates and amplifies it all. It's warm with alcohol, rich, coating, boozy, tons of candied peach, dried dates and figs, some vanilla. Slightly warm going down but incredibly smooth and silk and not harsh at all. Sticky orange peel/candied peach/vanilla lingers.

Medium-plus body, coats the mouth, smooth and creamy, moderate carbonation. Pretty close to very full mouthfeel, yet remains incredibly drinkable.

Fantastic beer. I wish it was less expensive, but this is quality material. Bravo.
Jan 20, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Dec 14, 2022
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
What have you done bottle logic? I loved arcane rituals, but this was a step too far in the taste, as the brandy just gave it all a sweet shellac that cannot be escaped from. AR was already leaning sweeter, but it has the balancing elements, here candied peach, booze, and sugary caramelized dark fruit run away with it. Nose is quite nice though with the peach emphasis, but still boozier for style. Feel is thinned out by the heat, barley is non-existent save the finish, the refined smoothness and magnitude of AR was lost here, barrel character is not as complex ironically. But it does look great with the brown body and full tan head with spotted lacing
Dec 13, 2022
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.92/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Muddy brown with a tan foam head of moderate height.

I already thought the base had amazingly beautiful peach accents, but actually adding peaches transforms this into an entirely new experience, like fresh low country pie accompanied by a fine night cap.

An absurdly intriguing vibrance up front leads to an unbelievably deep and complex execution on the palate that is oaky beyond comprehension, while also impressively malty, all coming together like Madeira, ginger snaps, Reisen and an almost coconut char before wondrously floral peaches come back in the exhale.

You'd think it'd be viscous and sticky, but it's got a beautifully soft and frothy medium body that finishes delicately clean and numbing.
Dec 11, 2022
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Reviewed by maximum12 from Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Peach brandy barleywine? I’ll let that 500ML bottle fondle me.

The pour is a dark brown with a bit of maroon, like quality Hibbing leather. Nose brings peaches (shocking), brown sugar, & a shot of life (that would be booze).

Flesh to Stone doesn’t separate from the base as much as I’d imagined it would. Peach is ascendant – the fresh peaches win this beer. Underneath is a picture of chaos: really sweet including a shot of brown sugar, old leather, subtle brandy, & a parting slap of booze. Sticky.
The sweetness would limit my theoretical intake.

This is like Dark – interesting, somewhat unique, but ultimately confusing. Good beer.
Dec 03, 2022
Rated: 4.46 by MJSFS from Florida

Nov 23, 2022
Rated: 4.14 by KAP1356 from Pennsylvania

Nov 21, 2022
Rated: 4.38 by smithj4 from New York

Nov 07, 2022
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
monster barleywine in peach brandy barrels, wild brew, cool to get to drink a few from these guys, its just so hard to come by. this is rich and thick in the glass, tarnished penny colored with a short but frothing tan head, fine retention, and long legs on the edges of the glass, perhaps just a little hazy. i smell the oak and the sugar before anything else, vanilla, melting brown sugar, maple, molasses, toffee, all of it. the peach brandy is a neat touch, but there is so much alcohol on this it already smells like brandy, maybe like peach bread pudding or something, decadent to say the least, incredibly sweet and strong, but also real appealing, no denying. the peach is there in the flavor but with an almost grilled note, neat flavorful sweetness not just generic malt sweetness, not overly fruity, plenty of caramel, butterscotch, sugar babies candy, dried apricot, raisin, rum, and vanilla bean too, real dynamic, sturdy, and complex. i also get notes of sweet fortified wine, bourbon, and dates. its super sweet, over the top, but the sugar makes the peach stand out. the booze it hot, but it slows me down enough to let this warm and open, which is worth waiting for. the body is huge, but the alcohol cuts it, a small doses beer no matter how good it tastes, i think the texture could be improved slightly, but its hard to critique something like this. i think peach brandy barrels make perfect sense for a barleywine like this, and i enjoyed this a lot, even if cant stick with it too long. these guys are really pushing some boundaries!
Nov 03, 2022
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Reviewed by augustgarage from California

4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Batch 001 (2022 release) - poured from a 500mL bottle into a snifter.

Sienna body with copper and auburn highlights; small beige cap recedes to a lasting collar and faint surface slick. Fine sandy lacing; minimal thin legs; modest retention.

Tobacco, oak, stewed fruit, and gentle peach in the nose. Vaguely floral with hints of leather.

Sweet malty palate entry suffused with candied fruit, burnt sugar, toffee, and hints of currants. Peach comes on in waves along with the brandy notes. Low grassy bitterness. Medium finish with residual sweetness suggesting grilled peaches in syrup.

Low tannins, fairly warming but well integrated alcohol, chewy yet slick medium-full body.

A bit too sweet to my tastes, and the fresh peaches and peach brandy notes seem to compete more than compliment one another (to my surprise!). Quite a tasty experiment none the less.
Oct 14, 2022
Rated: 3.95 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Sep 01, 2022
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Reviewed by DIM from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
The peach is subtle, but this is working for me overall. I get rich brandy which pairs wonderfully with the base barleywine which shines bright with toffee, brown sugar, and subtle raisin. Like I said, the peach is mild. It's reminiscent of those sour peach candy rings. I love those things. I'd like to taste more peach, but I have to say this is damn good as is.
Jul 15, 2022
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Reviewed by lucius10 from California

4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Sweet caramel-toffee malty, candied/brown sugar sprinkled peaches, and hint of barrel nose on this one! Taste follows with a sweet peach, brown sugar, and subtle brandy boozy finish. As it warms and opens up, a little more brandy booziness starts to make itself known...it seems like bourbon barrels are a better fit for barleywines IMO. Also, this is a little thinner on the finish than I prefer for my BWs, but this is still enjoyable and tasty!
Jun 22, 2022
Rated: 4 by pkalix from California

Jun 02, 2022
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