Ghost Proton
Bottle Logic Brewing

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Bottle Logic Brewing
California, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #87
Ranked #393
4.54 | pDev: 4.85%
May 27, 2023
Mar 31, 2020
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Notes: Our Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial S'Mores Stout is a blend of Darkstar November and a viscous Rye Double Mash base that was brewed and finished with hundreds of pounds of marshmallows, graham crackers, and cacao nibs.
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Rated: 4.4 by sd123 from Georgia

May 27, 2023
Rated: 4.44 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Feb 01, 2023
Rated: 4.75 by DaveCash from New York

Jan 21, 2023
Rated: 4.44 by RMW66 from Australia

Jan 20, 2023
Rated: 4.31 by KAP1356 from Pennsylvania

Jan 16, 2023
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

4.85/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Name: Ghost Proton
Brewery: Bottle Logic
Location: Anaheim CA
Style: Barrel-Aged Dessert Stout
Date: 2022
I have stepped away from the reviews for a minute. I am back to reviewing again. I am beginning 2023 with several things to accomplish. I let this beer sit out for a bit to warm up to 58 degrees. The viscous pour produced a dark brown one and half fingers. The retention is above average, considering this is clocking in at 13.5 percent. The dark brown liquid charts around SRM 36, dark brown with a touch of ruby hues. Overall the appearance of the beer is above average for this style.
The aromas wafted out of the bottle as soon as I popped the top. Rich chocolate, sugary marshmallows, espresso, deep bourbon notes, figs, raisins, caramel, toffee, bready graham crackers, a hint of oranges, and a touch of floral esters. The smores part of the beer is expressive and hard to nose out the other yummy smells.
The smores flavors intertwine with the bourbon barrel perfectly. I could not detect the subtle campfire note teasing my pallet. Memories flood back to camping in July, drinking beer, and eating smores. The sticky marshmallows with caramel, toffee, oranges, dark chocolate, raisins, oak, espresso, graham crackers, bourbon, vanilla, and a slight char.
The mouthfeel is thick and chewy with a long and delightful finish.
Oh my god! This beer is the perfect winter beer for a long hard day. It is thick, chewy, and bursting with flavor. Absolutely a fantastic beer; this brightens my long day.
Jan 04, 2023
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Reviewed by Blogjackets from Ohio

4.57/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Note: my bottle says 13.5%.

Body pours black with a dark brown head. Not much lacing.

The aroma is a delicious mix of rye, marshmallows, Graham crackers and cacao. The rye stands above the others, but isn't hot.

Taste follows nose with the adjuncts moving forward to stand with the rye. The body still is boozy but the rye doesn't quash the others.

Mouthfeel is luxurious and low carbonation doesn't detract here. Avoid the impulse to gulp this monster. Savor and enjoy.

I definitely would not have purchased the stout based on the ingredients, and that would have been my mistake. A hugely delicious, heavy hitting yet expertly masked just enough rye dessert stout.
Dec 11, 2022
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Reviewed by mschrei from Illinois

4.56/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Yet another winner from Bottle Logic. Pours thick and dark with minimal head and lacing. Strong notes of chocolate and vanilla with milder presence of graham and oaky bourbon barrel on the nose. Taste is more of the same flavors, with the barrel asserting itself subtly on the back end. A slightly oily feel, and the alcohol is disguised extremely well. Love it.
Dec 03, 2022
Rated: 4.35 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Nov 27, 2022
Rated: 4.08 by mltobin from Connecticut

Nov 25, 2022
Rated: 4.38 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Nov 19, 2022
Rated: 4.98 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Oct 30, 2022
Rated: 4.27 by mdfb79 from New York

Oct 29, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Oct 21, 2022
Rated: 4.46 by smithj4 from New York

Oct 21, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Aug 06, 2022
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.51/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Look - Black and thick but not much of a head. Good lacing lacking a lot of rimming.
Smell - barrel chocolate graham cracker and sweet (probably the marshmallow)
Taste - straight s'mores and barrel. The blend of all the flavors are really nice
Feel - thick creamy very light
Overall - this is a really great smores style ba stout
Jul 26, 2022
Rated: 4.4 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Jul 24, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Jun 28, 2022
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4.05/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
4oz pour at Chuck's Hop Shop in Central District. Served in a cute little sample glass, kind of wine glass globe shaped with no stem.

Pours black, thick, with no head. Smell is STRONG -- boozy, chocolate, dark roast, some anise, something almost rye-spicy. Strong vanilla.

Taste is boozy and sweet, cotton candy and toffee or caramel, vanilla (marshmallow), sweetened coffee, some anise again.

Mouthfeel is thick, not so sticky as I would expect. Overall, very good.
May 29, 2022
Rated: 4.82 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

May 08, 2022
Rated: 4.43 by BAsbill from California

May 08, 2022
Rated: 4.37 by pkalix from California

Apr 10, 2022
Rated: 4.6 by crobinso from Colorado

Mar 28, 2022
Rated: 4.6 by Griphon from Florida

Oct 01, 2021
Rated: 4.59 by vfgccp from New York

Aug 08, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by Juggerr from New York

Apr 30, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by aasher from Indiana

Apr 20, 2021
Rated: 5 by sentrynate from Wisconsin

Jan 26, 2021
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Reviewed by Crmontes_96 from California

4.51/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Marshmallows make this beer so incredible, the sweetness is not overwhelming and really complimenting of the bourbon barrels, didnt get much of the graham crackers but the marshmallow was king and really made the smell and taste of this beer super memorable. highly reccomend
Jan 19, 2021
Rated: 5 by dannyexists from California

Jan 04, 2021
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Reviewed by True_Bodhisattva from California

4.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Silky smooth body. Flavor is chocolate, thick marshmallow, and tons of graham cracker. Didn’t know this was rye barrel aged at first and the spice caught me off guard! Super good.
Jan 04, 2021
Rated: 4.41 by delusion_408 from California

Jan 03, 2021
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Reviewed by Craftbeerfan666 from Norway

5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Insanely great beer! Can't instantly come up with anything that'd improve this masterpiece... Simply the best Bottle Logic I have tasted so far. Incredible!
Dec 28, 2020
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Reviewed by lucius10 from California

4.76/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Sweet and roasty milk chocolate malty, hint of graham cracker, and vanilla-marshmallow nose on this one! Taste follows with a decadent but balanced, creamy-sweet marshmallow chocolate swallow...some dark chocolate bitterness and a faint hint of bourbon barrel show up on the backend. Holds on to and hides the big ABV really well! This is a fantastic stout!
Nov 27, 2020
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pouring viscously like used motor oil and filling to a glossy obsidian black in the glass, its short tan head settles to a fine chain.

Smell is intense of fresh out the package marshmallow, big puffy marshmallows and even mini Swiss Miss packet mallows. This is backed by a melted milk chocolate aroma. Right away it's hitting the right notes to begin to form the s'mores trifecta, but in aroma it's more hot cocoa with a dash of deep syrupy whiskey.

The thiccc gooey body up front delivers chocolate dipped graham before its fine tingly carbonation lifts all the gooey vanilla marshmallow. And there it is--achievement unlocked: s'mores. Still, this comes with an adult spike of prickly bourbon in the semi-sticky finish, which is warming on the numbing exhale.

Delectably velvety thick, the carbonation expands slightly on the palate. As it warms, it develops an almost amaretto essence within the bourbon, as well as a nice added char, giving a hint of campfire to fit right along with the s'mores.
Sep 15, 2020
Rated: 4.58 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Aug 31, 2020
Rated: 4.42 by StoutSnob40 from California

Aug 25, 2020
Rated: 4.71 by Hopelessly0 from California

Aug 24, 2020
Rated: 4.46 by Gambyt20 from Illinois

Aug 02, 2020
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