Bottle Logic Brewing

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American Imperial Stout
Ranked #764
Ranked #8,902
4.42 | pDev: 4.3%
Bottle Logic Brewing
California, United States
Notes: We spared no expense in the creation of this collaboration with the mad scientists at Aslin Beer Company! A new species of lactose stout base underwent advanced bourbon barrel-aging with the addition of Madagascar vanilla beans. We then blended it with the DNA of fresh pistachios and, bingo: a 14.56% ABV Pistachio Ice Cream Stout!
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4.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours near black with a half inch light brown head.

Nose: Pistachio comes through very strong up front. Vanilla and bourbon follow. Sort of a Fundamental Observation with a huge dose of pistachio.

Taste: Follows the nose. Pistachio front and center with a healthy bourbon and vanilla presence. It’s described as a pistachio ice cream stout and it absolutely nails that flavor profile. Finish is sweet and a touch on the boozy end.

Feel: Full-bodied, medium carbonation.

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emyers from Illinois, May 16, 2020
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4.32/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

8 ball black with a moderately tall tan head that retains well, settling slowly to a thick, fuzzy dark tan blanket.

Tons of vanilla bursts on the nose during the pour, emulating sticky, gooey marshmallow and brownie batter. Spumoni then blooms in the aroma in no time, with a really intense pistachio ice cream note that even adds unexpected hints of strawberry.

On the palate, the pistachio translates almost to an amaretto flavor actually, and is also quite hot and sweet up front. It's got a much more mature bourbon barrel than the Hypermash I recently enjoyed, plus a potent rum soaked-esque vanilla bean that amplifies it.

A fine crackly carbonation continues to lift toasty fire roasted marshmallows in the medium body, which accent the dark chocolate malt that has a brown sugar or brownie crust char to it before coming to a semi-sticky finish.

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Sabtos from Ohio, Apr 24, 2020
Cryopreservation from Bottle Logic Brewing
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 12 ratings