Bottle Logic Brewing

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Bottle Logic Brewing
California, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #44
Ranked #324
4.63 | pDev: 3.46%
Oct 31, 2023
Sep 18, 2021
In early 2019 we summoned VooDoo Brewing to Anaheim to compare and combine our unique barrel aging techniques. Together we conjured a Double Mash Imperial Stout recipe built to withstand the curse of time in twelve extraordinary Heaven Hill bourbon barrels, where it stayed, locked in silent slumber for two years.

There are no adjuncts, there is no post-barrel sorcery -- #Deprecophobia is a dripping portrait of grain, wood, and spirit.

Swirl a glass to awaken aromas of chocolate, leather, and brittle autumn leaves. Apparitions of raisin, cookie dough, and tootsie roll melt and meld on the mid-palate as shadows of brown sugar creep along the edges. Pinpricks of carbonation pull the sweetness away, revealing the tobacco-toned oak tannin of a hauntingly dry finish.
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Rated: 4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Oct 31, 2023
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Reviewed by Sandis from Minnesota

4.62/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2021 poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a snifter. My first taste of a Bottle Logic beer with no adjuncts and this is an amazing boozy, thick, chocolate concoction.
Oct 24, 2023
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Rated by stortore from Illinois

4.66/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
fobab 2021.
Feb 26, 2023
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Reviewed by jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.41/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
2021 vintage (batch 1); consumed on 12/8/2022

Pours a viscous, motor-oil sludge into the glass, topped with a lethargically formed sliver of frothy head; a near-blank cap accompanies a thin, creamy collar and minimal-no lacing holding to the walls of the glass.

Aromas of chocolate roast layered with melted toffee ease to a raisin compote underbelly, with charry bourbon accented with tinges of fudge building to a rich caramel brownie crescendo.

Taste offers dusty oak edges alongside fig and raisin upfront, with a steady bourbon infusion dispersing vanillins to contrast smoked caramel over the mid-palate while leaving notes of burnt brownie crusts and hints of caramel closing.

Mouthfeel brings a richer, full body with expectedly minimal carbonation; silky textures resch a creamy peak over the mid-palate, with boozy warmth lingering beneath a semi-stickiness as a drying prickle pokes through on the finish.

An immense Bottle Logic sludge meets a near-perfectly attenuated Voodoo roast profile in this masterclass of barrel-aged decadence; a brilliantly moderated alliance of pastry-level viscosity and seamless barrel counterbalance.
Dec 09, 2022
Rated: 4.31 by emerge077 from Illinois

Oct 25, 2022
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.59/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look - black thick syrup with no head or rimming but has oily lacing
Smell - chocolate fudge boozy barrel smell
Taste - pretty boozy and rich chocolate fudge with a lot of woody slight caramel barrel
Feel - thick creamy oil with almost no carb
Overall - pretty solid
Sep 10, 2022
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.71/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
This one pours a very dark black color, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

This smells like chocolate chips, marshmallow, vanilla, cookie dough, brownie batter, fudge, tobacco, and toasted oak.

This is absolutely phenomenal, and maybe the best beer that I’ve ever had from Bottle Logic. You really get the Voodoo influence here, as it’s more of an old school barrel bruiser than Bottle Logic is typically known for. There’s lots of char and some tobacco, with lots of spicy toasted oak, caramelly bourbon, and a real sort of dark chocolate chip cookie dough vibe. There’s also sweet brownie batter notes, and some vanilla.

This is medium bodied, creamy, and reasonably thick, with a very nice drinkability.

This is a real stunner, and of the best more under-heralded barrel aged stouts of the past year.
Aug 04, 2022
Rated: 4.74 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Jul 25, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Dicers from California

Jul 21, 2022
Rated: 4.88 by Hopelessly0 from California

Jun 08, 2022
Rated: 4.74 by ADG2995 from Missouri

Apr 01, 2022
Rated: 4.36 by kmoen from California

Feb 20, 2022
Rated: 4.39 by BAsbill from California

Feb 20, 2022
Rated: 4.75 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Jan 16, 2022
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

4.78/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Poured at fridge temp. Pours jet black with almost zero carbonation. No head, no bubbles. I am not sure if I have ever had a relatively still Bottle Logic beer. Very interesting. Looks incredibly viscous.

Nose is intense. Raisins, chocolate, toffee, tons of bourbon barrel, a bit of roasted malts, some vanilla, and a bit of maple. A nice nutty flavor hits the nose - first thought is walnuts. I start to get a really nice chocolate cookie dough smell after a bit. This one is really interesting as it evolves quite a bit as it warms and as the nose adjusts. Can't wait to taste it.

Taste is insane. Sweet, with a strong dark fruit influence. Cherries, blackberries, and raspberries. Much more fruit than the nose would suggest. Tons of sweet chocolate, toffee candy, raisins, figs, prunes. Maple syrup, vanilla, and a bit of roasted malts (but not much). This is sweet with almost zero bitterness. Wonderful.

Mouthfeel is an overwhelming 5/5 for me. I don't often give a 5, but this one deserves it. Insanely thick and viscous. With no carbonation, it's so nice. Overall, this was quite an experience. I'm a huge fan and I can't wait to see how this ages for a year.
Dec 26, 2021
Rated: 4.72 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Dec 18, 2021
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Reviewed by Original_Gravity from Washington

4.79/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Pours thick and viscous - jet black - virtually no head/carbonation. Aroma is woody with notes of dark fruit and perhaps some subtle spiciness. Taste is similar to the smell; full of barrel character, dark fruit, and just that subtle hint of spice that I can't quite put my finger on (cinnamon? nutmeg?) Mouthfeel is outrageous! Thick and decadent - far more so than any other BL Stasis I've tried.

Overall: this is a no-holds-barred barrel-aged stout meant to display and magnify the wonders that barrel aging can have on beer. I enjoyed this more than I enjoyed BBT - for comparison.
Dec 16, 2021
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.71/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
An angrily viscous ribbon fills the glass like a black candle, essentially snuffing out any attempt at conjuring a head, leaving an ominously still, glossy tar black surface. How's that for setting the mood?

A nose of luscious fudge and even melted marshmallow gives way to a flavor profile that adds more woody, pecan-like oak that's also got a little of that espresso tang I often find in Black Magicks before an accenting hint of amaretto emerges.

As thick and viscous as any Bottle Logic has ever been, and far moreso than any Voodoo stout I've had, the silky round body is almost syrupy but for a finely cutting carbonation that comes to a warming, mature finish.
Dec 06, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Had on tap. Pitch oil black with a brown cap. Aromas of rich barrel with accompanying dark chocolate fudge, molasses, leather, dark fruits and a hint of earth. Incredible depth from the barrel, the wood and bourbon bring out the best in all aspects: take everything from the nose but now add brown sugar, pipe tobacco, wet forest floor, and gooey vanilla kissed additional chocolate, the double mash is tasted strongly and I can report it is a success! Feel is rich, thick, warm with booze, yet refined in the finish with an elevated barrel character. Would be perfect no-gimmick, fancy dessert beer to end the night

Note: Had a second time in a blind bottle share of ba stouts and won the evening, incredible tasting again
Dec 03, 2021
Rated: 4.75 by xdtfx from Illinois

Nov 20, 2021
Deprecophobia from Bottle Logic Brewing
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 29 ratings