The Fourth Wall
Bottle Logic Brewing

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Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,167
Ranked #51,659
4.26 | pDev: 10.56%
Bottle Logic Brewing
California, United States
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Notes: Almond Joy-inspired sweet stout brewed with lactose, cacao nibs, fresh and toasted coconut, with sliced and roasted almonds
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 10 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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GreesyFizeek from New York

3.08/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On tap at King's Beer and Wine in Phoenix, AZ.

This one pours a fairly dark black color, with a small head, and a bit of lacing.

This smells oddly minty, with lots lactose, and a bit of coconut on the nose.

This one was a miss for me, unfortunately. I typically really only enjoy Bottle Logic's barrel-aged beers. With a handful of exceptions, their regular beers don't match up to the high levels that their BA program reaches. There's just too much lactose here, and it makes it much, much too sweet for me. There's also a very odd mintiness here that shoudn't really be there. The coconut and almond are a bit lost for me.

This is very creamy, but kind of syrupy and too sweet on the palate. It was tough to finish even a 4 oz pour of this.

I didn't love this one. Maybe it was a weird keg, as it shouldn't have tasted minty.

Apr 06, 2021
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darktronica from Indiana

4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Black, moderately thin relative to expectations. More lactose than I would prefer, but this is otherwise a pretty satisfying Almond Joy stout. I'm not typically a pastry stout fan, and this was just dancing on the line of being too sweet for me.

Jan 05, 2021
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Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jet black with an inch and a half of coffee ice cream colored head that hung around for a bit, but not terribly long. Thin ring of lacing left behind. Aroma is chocolate and lactose, and certainly smells quite decadent. Taste is really interesting. First thing to hit the tongue are roasted malts, but other flavors definitely follow throughout the long finish. The coconut and almond give a distinct Almond Joy vibe to this, which is something I would not normally gravitate to in a beer, but with this one, it works. It's definitely sweet, and I probably would have preferred a 12 oz. format vs. 16, but overall this is an enjoyable stout. You could also get in trouble fairly quickly with this one, as it certainly doesn't reveal the 10% ABV at all.

Dec 05, 2020
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FBarber from Illinois

4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a shiny black color. Completely opaque. Thick mocha colored head slowly dissolves leaving no residual head.

Aroma has notes of roasted malts, roasted barley, lactose, coconut and vanilla. Its a very strong roasted aroma with more subtle and balanced sweetness.

Taste allows the additives to really shine - there are roasted malt notes, but its underneath the notes of vanilla, coconut, chocolate, and almond. I definitely get the almond joy vibe they arguing for here. Whats most impressive is that in spite of the flavors and notes which are definitely sweet, its not overly sweet and actually is pretty well balanced for what it is. Also this is a rare beer with coconut in it that I actually like - and thats likely because this tastes like actual natural coconut, not suntan lotion.

Feel is thick, viscous, and really smooth. Moderate carbonation.

Overall its a really nice sweet stout.

Sep 05, 2020
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jet black with a brown ring. Huge milk chocolate smell with toasted almost, coconut, vanilla, and syrupy sugar, but all held down a bit by a roast aroma. Taste sees the roast gone and this just takes off, allowing the adjuncts to meld into a cohesive unit together. Smooth verging on syrupy, thick, but not boozy at all, sweet but doesn't cloy. Better than the almond joy that inspired it!

Jul 22, 2020
The Fourth Wall from Bottle Logic Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 10 ratings