Rare DOS | Cycle Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cycle Brewing
Florida, United States
cyclebrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by floridadrift on 11-15-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#281
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
393
pDev:
6.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Radcpa
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.55/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeffo
4.89/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Got this one from 7clutch. Thanks, man!

From a bomber into a snifter
Whisky barrel aged imperial stout

APPEARANCE: Half opaque black pour yields a two finger, medium-thicker looking, creamy tan head with great retention. Black body with no carbonation evident. Head slowly recedes to a full, creamy cap and leaves sticky lacing on the glass. A half ring remains leaving decent lacing as the glass empties.

SMELL: Lovely nose of oak, bourbon, sweet vanilla cream, coconut, milk chocolate, butterscotch and a hint of roasted coffee notes. Bold and enticing stuff.

TASTE: Oak, bourbon, butterscotch, milk chocolate and vanilla cream up front. Flavorful for sure, with lots of sweet barrel components. A bit of booze at the swallow with a bold and lingering finish of bourbon, oak, butterscotch and toffee sweetness, coconut, vanilla cream, milk chocolate and a touch of bitter coffee as well. This is really flavorful with plenty of sweet barrels and bitter, roasted base beer. Lovely.

PALATE: Fuller body and lower levels of carbonation. Enough weight and very silky slick, goes down smooth with a bit of a burn and finishes sticky on the palate, A bit of heat lingers.

OVERALL: Mind-bogglingly good. I first had this one a few years back when they were brewing it at the old location, and it looks like they’ve got it more than dialed in. Just as good as I remember it. Wonderful nose and flavor with superb balance between the sweet barrel and bitter base beer, and piles of all the other good stuff all over the place. Good looking and a top class feel to boot. This is one of my all time favorites for sure. Thanks again, desp! Lovely stuff.

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Photo of RealDeal
4.65/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Samputnam14
4.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucoli
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Adamostella
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwalters
4.73/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nicolaiw
4.02/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black with small mocha head.
Aroma has house bourbon, dried dark fruits,
Taste is dried dark fruits, bourbon, bitter chocolate

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Photo of Phineasco
4.55/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Motor oil black, with thin 1 inch brown head that sticks around for a bit. Low carbonation.
Smell: Fudge, chocolate chip, Bourbon, and faint vanilla.
Taste: Fudge, chocolate chip, and Bourbon heat.
Mouthfeel: Medium with plenty of barrel.
Overall: A very good Bourbon barrel aged Stout from Cycle.

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Photo of MeLoynes
4.6/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.55/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mwbbq
4.38/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robertjskelton
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dactrius
4.41/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcmchew
4.79/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TravisMason
4.45/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sourdog
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kreg02
4.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Wayne17
4.14/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Fantastic smell of vanilla, wood, whiskey, marshmallow. The flavor is hot, chocolate fudge, more oak and whiskey. Only small issue like most Cycle beers is a touch thin but overall a winner.

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Photo of sirsteve42
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xyz_entropy
4.74/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edthehead
4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.65/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Black with a thin mocha head that dies quickly.

Nose is Tootsie Roll, Vanilla Coke, caramel, a hint of roastiness and light whiskey.

Taste is lighter on chocolate, with some prune and walnut. Oak opens up as it warms. It's light on the booze but still tastes like a Jack and Coke as opposed to a barrel-aged stout. Overall the flavor disappoints from the aromatic intro.

Feel starts out crisp, tangy and tingly, transitioning to a slick and thin fluidity mid palate. It's a little hot, but the thin, tingly body adds an odd cooling effect, leading into a waxy finish. So it's not too intense and as such is very drinkable.

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Rare DOS from Cycle Brewing
Beer rating: 4.44 out of 5 with 393 ratings