Rare DOS | Cycle Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by floridadrift on 11-15-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#294
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
399
pDev:
6.53%
 
 
Wants:
147
Gots:
76
Trade:
7
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4.33/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.37/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

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

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

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

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rare DOS from Cycle Brewing
Beer rating: 4.44 out of 5 with 399 ratings