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Bottle Logic Brewing
California, United States
American Imperial Stout
4.17 | pDev: 9.11%
May 21, 2022
Nov 08, 2020
Notes: Brewed with lactose and a chewy, brown sugar-baked-good malt bill, aged in bourbon barrels for over a year, and then finished with cacao nibs and enough roasted peanuts to drop a ship out of hyperspace.
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Rated: 3.16 by JAWS from New York

May 21, 2022
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Reviewed by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
2020 vintage poured from a 500mL bottle into a snifter. pours a shiny black with a thin layer of dark brown foam. aromas of chocolate cookies and bourbon with the slightest hint of peanuts. it’s very cocoa forward in the nose and on the taste. i get a straight chocolate chip cookie on the taste. more a peanut butter flavor as it warms and opens up but it’s a light peanut flavor and it works so well. medium-full mouthfeel. it’s not thin, but it’s not goopy or sludgy either, which makes it all the easier drinking for 13%. very much enjoyed this. was worried it might be a little past its prime with the adjunct additions but this is drinking fantastically. i didn’t find it overly sweet. it was super hot from the bourbon barrels. the adjuncts are still there. wish i had another!
Apr 11, 2022
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
500 mL bottle. Viscous black. No head. Bourbon, peanut butter, alcohol. Tastes of chocolate, lots of bourbon, peanut butter, oaky and nutty finish. Heavy, low carbonation, very sweet. Tasty if tough to drink.
Aug 08, 2021
Rated: 4.1 by BarrelAgedG from California

Aug 06, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by 22Blue from Kansas

Jul 03, 2021
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
On tap at King’s Beer and Wine in Phoenix, AZ.

This one pours a dark black color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like caramelized brown sugar, chocolate chunk cookies, vanilla, roasty peanut butter, and bourbon.

This isn’t quite as bold as some of the biggest BL stouts, but it’s well built with no flaws that I can detect. It does a good job at approximating chocolate peanut butter chunk cookies, with mostly dark chocolate fudge and some brown sugar/caramel notes, along with fairly light barrel notes. The peanut butter is pretty subtle here, but adds a nice little touch.

This is creamy, and medium bodied - definitely not a thick beer but it’s not thin either. There’s no real booziness to it.

This may get a little lost in the fold of the many BA stouts this brewery releases, but I still enjoyed it. It was a bit more subtle than some of their other stouts.
Apr 06, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by tyjohnson55 from California

Mar 20, 2021
Rated: 4.12 by BAsbill from California

Mar 10, 2021
Rated: 4 by Gobzilla from California

Feb 27, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by JamesStreet from Louisiana

Feb 05, 2021
Rated: 4.36 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Feb 02, 2021
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Rated by J_mo from California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Peanut butter and chocolate to the nose. Peanut butter upfront followed bourbon, cookie dough, and finishing with dark chocolate.
Jan 14, 2021
Rated: 4.12 by skochdopotato from California

Jan 02, 2021
Rated: 3.52 by SP23 from California

Dec 28, 2020
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
Tar black, this has a stunning yet too quick to die dark brown fizzy head that vanishes into a bubbling midnight swamp surface.

Aroma is toasted peanut butter cookie with a bit of coconut barrel character that combines with the chocolate to actually create a seducing cookies and cream smell.

Taste is very assertive, peppery and spicy of whiskey, so much so that I have to wait until it goes down for the exhale to bring up all the yumyums. The wait is rewarding, as the exhale is all the cookies. I mean from cookie crumbs, to chocolate chip cookies to peanut butter cookies and everything in between, it's really quite remarkable. At subsequent visits, Just before the swallow, a deep dark vanilla character persists throughout, striking me as Oreo cream, while the exhale continues the dark vanilla thread with a bit of barrel char.

In the middle palate, and even up front, this is one of the hotter BL beers I've ever had. They usually exercise a deft hand on the booze, often showcasing an expert subtlety with these barrel aged behemoths exceeding 13% ABV, but here it immediately stings up front, with a warming burn all the way down. This persistently aggressive heat makes it very difficult to really taste the beer while it's in your mouth. The middle palate rounds up, seeming to almost lift into a thicker feel, but it's overall slick to start, dying into a crisp tingly fizz that comes to sharply semi-dry finish.

Perhaps a few months in the cellar will do it some good.
Dec 27, 2020
Rated: 3.62 by StoutSnob40 from California

Dec 21, 2020
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.51/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Medium black with brown light speckling and collar. Peanut butter cookie with warm bourbon and chocolate with kisses of vanilla and toasty oak round out the smell. Tastes as it smells, but let this warm up, bourbon depth integrates wonderfully with the peanuts and chocolate to give the profile a warm depth, vanilla and oak are present but reduced compared to nose, decadent fudge and molasses settle in. Feel is warm, chewy, viscous, full yet still not massively heavy, sweetness is a perfect level and complimentary to the booziness. Best BA pb stout I have had in a long time. The wife liked it
Dec 15, 2020
Rated: 4.53 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Dec 05, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Nov 29, 2020
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Reviewed by Original_Gravity from Washington

4.7/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Poured from bottle into glass. Virtually no head/carb. Medium viscosity legs on the glass. Smell is all peanuts. Taste is also dominated by peanut, followed subtlety by chocolate. Mouthfeel is rich and chewy.

Overall: this might be the best Bottle Logic Stasis beer I've had so far! BL nailed this one on the head with what they were going for - a peanut butter / chocolate chip cookie stout. flavors come out very nicely - but the mouthfeel of this one is what really sets it apart for me - rich and chewy. Great beer!
Nov 21, 2020
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Reviewed by pkalix from California

4.7/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
i really like the subtlety of the peanut butter shortbread on the nose. a quiet presence and without the assurance of a gaggingly-sweet, sticky mess on the mustache.... i noticed they removed the "drink fresh" or "cellar" on the label... as much as i HATE the lactose, this is a very good brew. it doesnt NEED the over-powering flavors unless you're trying to turn it into an amateur's brew, right? this one is not over-powering and is very tasty! because it's leaning more towards the 'novelty' side, the subdued flavors truly validate this as a top-line brew but will notbe a favorite of mine. for the record, the Arborescence was a true gem and more along the lines of being this year's top contender over everything, including the Bourbon County which is coming out soon... i'm happy to rate this as highly as i am although i am more than certain my bowels will be disagreeing come 3am....
Nov 16, 2020
Rated: 4.44 by fthegiants from California

Nov 08, 2020
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