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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Barrel aged imperial stout treated with vanilla, chilies and cinnamon.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
378
pDev:
6.46%
 
 
Wants:
180
Gots:
29
Trade:
5
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Photo of eawolff99
4.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brentk56
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives fudge brown with a nice two fingers of tan foam; decent lacing action

Smell: Milk chocolate, cinnamon and vanilla, with a hint of chili

Taste: Milk chocolate forward, with cinnamon and vanilla building; the heat from the chili appears at mid-palate; after the swallow, the whisky and oak emerge

Mouthfeel: Full body with moderate carbonation; some warmth and heat from the chiii

Overall: Complex and interesting; not my favorite from Cycle but a strong effort

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Photo of Winston3737
4.66/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rdoggg
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Beerbom
4.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maltznhopz
4.52/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ADTaber
4/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mjpolzin
4.3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A very well done "Mexican Hot Chocolate beer" Cinnamon, peppers and vanilla are all present and well integrated. Mouth feel was solid. Very glad to have tried this beer.

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Photo of Dharmelink
4.24/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
4.21/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigKev23
4.71/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of boogerisu
4.46/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Steban
4.18/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of penguinBOMB
4.34/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rspauldi
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tclipse
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of monty79_1997
4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lemmy187
4.51/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.24/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jonbonfondle
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason_cs
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vidblain
4.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Run4theRoses
4.48/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pmarlowe
4.51/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2017 release.

A: Pours viscous black with a thin ring of dense, dark brown head.

S: Bourbon, oak, and cinnamon in the forefront, along with moderate rich dark liquid cocoa, sweet vanilla bean, and chili pepper. Well balanced, very appealing.

T: Nicely integrated dark chocolate, cinnamon, medium-light spicy pepper imparts a nice pop, with roastiness and moderate vanilla sweetness through the finish. Light bourbon contribution--lighter than on the nose—mostly noticeable on the finish.

M: Medium body, medium and somewhat sharp carbonation. Moderate alcohol heat beyond the pepper heat.

O: Pretty tasty, fairly drinkable. Well balanced between the various components. Bourbon is much lighter on the palate than nose, for some reason.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.31/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

This smells like cinnamon primarily, with chocolate and vanilla, and the slightest hint of peppers.

There's not a ton of barrel to this, but that's really to be expected from this brewery. There's very little pepper here, but lots of cinnamon and vanilla, and the expected big fudgy Cycle character.

This is medium bodied, slick and creamy, with a good level of carbonation for the style.

I wish there was more pepper or barrel here, but it's still a pretty special beer.

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Beer rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 378 ratings