Palmares Imperial Stout | Cycler's Brewing

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3.93/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cycler's Brewing
Texas, United States
cyclersbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by acashk on 10-27-2013

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#15,560
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
17
pDev:
8.14%
 
 
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Photo of Premo88
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bomber poured into "stout glass" (vertical tulip)

L: huge gusher on the pour ... the beer doesn't spew out of the bottle, but even the most careful of pours renders almost a full glass of foam; brew is dark red-black/claret and clear with lots of dark orange-brown in it; head is tan; some sticking off the head that almost never full disappears ... it's over-carbonated but hard to say it's anything but beautiful

S: molasses, brown sugar, raisin bread, espresso, chocolate ... also has that lightly dusty bit of yeast similar to the abbey ale; as it warms it can get real sweet; at almost room temperature it gives off a red wine note

T: dark ... real dark and earthy and almost bitter at first with what tastes like a West Coast-style hop-bite ... massive, hoppy bitter even amid all the dark malt, with the hops also giving it a slightly floral flavor; as the palate adjusts and the beer warms, some of those dark dried fruit notes from the aroma show up in the flavor along with a ton of coffee/espresso on the back end; the earthy flavor combined with the dark malt gives it a big oak wood/charred wood note; definitely not a milk stout; red wine

F: super light for the style but so full of carbonation that it fills the mouth instantly; to watch the pour you'd say there's too much carbonation in this beer, but I love the end result in this arena; the carbonation has a fluffy effect, not sharp

O: formidable, Palmares is arguably a stout-drinker's stout; the initial wall of earthiness shocks your palate and combined with what seems like a big hop bite, the first few ounces of this beer require a little patience as you adjust to it; once it starts warming, it becomes more accessible, though the flavor never quite catches up to the wonderfully sweet and decadent nose; good enough that I'd like to see how a bottle of this handles some age, at least a year to 18 months if not longer

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Photo of BryantForestry
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dface
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of okono
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdgogiants
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice imperial Stout.

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Photo of gilgar
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zbooks
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brandon911
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaddDogg84
4.78/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rspauldi
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of donspublic
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of greenspointexas
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of utfiero
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A palmarès is a list of an individual rider's accomplishments. All of the beers from Cycler's Brewing are road bicycle related. As a cycling enthusiast living in Austin, these brews caught my attention.

Color- English leather brown. No head.

Aroma- smokey porter.

Taste- A smokey, rich stout with faint vanilla and cocao notes in the background, finishing with a fresh roasted french roast coffee.

Poured from a hydroflask growler into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass).

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of acashk
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Palmares Imperial Stout from Cycler's Brewing
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 17 ratings