Transmit in Color
Bottle Logic Brewing

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4.42 | pDev: 4.75%
Bottle Logic Brewing
California, United States
Notes: Collaboration with Magnanimous Brewing

Bourbon + Tequila Barrel-Aged Imperial Café de Olla Stout

Don't adjust your television set! This Magnanimous Brewing collaboration stout decodes the chrominance signal of café de olla, broadcasting bold Mexican Bella Vista coffee and Ceylon cinnamon frequencies while malty hues of sweet piloncillo are saturated by beams of tequila and bourbon.
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emyers from Illinois

4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 mL bottle poured into snifter.

Near black with a half inch mocha brown head

Nose: Cinnamon, coffee, and tequila with some vanilla.

Tase: Follows the nose but more robust. Cinnamon and coffee dominate, tequila on the finish.

Feel: Full-bodied, medium carbonation, lingering heat on the finish from the tequila.

Jun 27, 2020
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JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - The beer was thick and black in color with a large mocha bubble crowning the glass

Smell - There was a fair amount of spice in the nose, but not much tequila. Chocolate was also noted.

Taste - In the taste, the tequila seemed to mellow the spice. I was expecting something a little more spice (hot) forward. The coffee and cinnamon notes rounded things out nicely. The wood notes brought to mind cedar which was a nice touch before sweet chocolate came through in the finish.

Mouthfeel - The body was sticky with low carbonation and a fair amount of viscosity.

Overall - This was a really unique brew. Thanks Bret!

May 30, 2020
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Used motor oil black with a medium, airy but fluffy head that slowly collapses to a creamy collar.

Aroma is chocolatey with subtle pops of cinnamon and even ginger snap. Taste transitions to mocha that pairs with a brown sugar element, while the barrel is mild but provides nice accents of charred brownie and hints of black pepper, working well with the mild cinnamon bark.

The smooth, round medium body has a light delicate carbonation that comes to a slightly warming, semi-dry finish. There's even a hint of orange--I'm not sure where from, maybe the botanicals from the tequila--that brings to mind Goose Island's version of a Cafe de Olla stout. It's a close competition between those two, but what's more impressive here is how this is my favorite Mexican-inspired stout that Bottle Logic has done so far.

May 04, 2020
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Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 9 ratings