Trademark Dispute: Hazelnut
Cycle Brewing

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Cycle Brewing
Florida, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Not listed
4.57 | pDev: 5.69%
Jan 15, 2022
Nov 18, 2015
Notes: Barrel aged imperial stout w/ hazelnut.

Batch #1: Hazelnut
Batch #2: Trademark Dispute: Hazelnut
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4.29 by hopley from Massachusetts on Jan 15, 2022
4.19 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on May 10, 2021
4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois on Apr 15, 2020
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4.55/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Vidblain from Minnesota

Trademark Dispute snuck up on me at Forager's Breakfast Nook release party - I was caught completely by surprise, and unfortunately a bit drunk at the time. My palate thus already being wrecked, I was still amazed by how hazelnut forward this beer is - the barrel presence tends to disrupt my taste buds and ability to pick out (specifically) nutty flavors... but that was not the case with this beer. Admittedly, the hazelnut is more present in the nose than in the taste (to my perception), but it's still delicious, rich, and quite forward. There's not as much bourbon as I'd hoped, but the richness is no doubt enhanced by the barrel and the bourbon.

I really wish that we had a brewery on par with Cycle in Minnesota. I'll continue to visit Tampa whenever I can!

Sep 12, 2018
4.49 by wordemupg from Canada (AB) on Aug 26, 2018
4.5 by krome from Illinois on Aug 10, 2018
4.5 by jgunther71 from Illinois on Aug 10, 2018
5 by WolverineFan1243 from Colorado on Jul 08, 2018
4.44 by Mikexw from New York on Apr 19, 2018
4.31 by KevBot89 from Pennsylvania on Feb 18, 2018
4.65 by Eiwatts9 from North Carolina on Jan 10, 2018
4.59 by Drel from Massachusetts on Jan 08, 2018
4.5 by BColton1 from Rhode Island on Jan 06, 2018
4.73 by BigKev23 from Illinois on Jan 05, 2018
4.41 by mdaschaf from Indiana on Dec 30, 2017
4.35 by Steban from North Carolina on Dec 25, 2017
4.5 by penguinBOMB from Ohio on Dec 24, 2017
4.55 by Meyers1023 from New York on Dec 14, 2017
4.5 by rhong187 from Pennsylvania on Dec 02, 2017
4.49 by tedgelee from Pennsylvania on Nov 27, 2017
5 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey on Nov 27, 2017
4.81 by Samputnam14 from South Carolina on Nov 25, 2017
4.4 by OUJayhawk1799 from Oklahoma on Nov 19, 2017
4.46 by SoxFan from Indiana on Nov 18, 2017
4.33 by TheBeerTruck from Michigan on Nov 18, 2017
4.11 by kmanjohnson from California on Nov 11, 2017
4.32 by mdlb44 from California on Nov 11, 2017
4.3 by Keananmichael5 from California on Nov 11, 2017
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4.56/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by bentnorton from Colorado

L - Pretty standard for a stout, relatively thin mocha head that disappears quickly.
S - So much hazelnut! Plenty of bourbon as well, but I'm shocked at how prominent the hazelnut is.
T - Very much like it smells, but the hazelnut is a little less overwhelming. The hazelnut is still very prominent up front, with bourbon/vanilla flavors following. They really blend together nicely.
F - Very nice. Not too thin at all.

Overall, this is an excellent beer. You definitely need to like hazelnut (obviously), but the flavors blend together better than I would have thought.

Nov 08, 2017
4.73 by robertm2152 from Illinois on Oct 31, 2017
4.5 by DNICE555 from Connecticut on Oct 30, 2017
4.84 by Sk8sean86 from Massachusetts on Oct 30, 2017
4.59 by Qdubb from Nebraska on Oct 29, 2017
4.59 by oskinker from Maryland on Oct 27, 2017
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4.1/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Sabtos from Ohio

Viscous shiny black with a dense tan cream that can be lightly rejuvenated with a swirl.

Smell is chocolate hazelnut spread with a little peanut, supported by oak, charcoal and whiskey.

Taste is luscious and decadent hazelnut chocolate spread and roasted peanut kicked up by whiskey with a little heat. I think the hazelnut helps to round out and thicken this beer more than others out of Cycle.

Oct 25, 2017
4.64 by David_Menendez from Pennsylvania on Oct 21, 2017
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by GreesyFizeek from New York

This one pours a dark inky looking black, with a very small head, and not much lacing.

This is a nutty explosion on the nose, with rich creamy toasted hazelnut. There's a lot of rich dark chocolate, too- this is approaching melted Ferrero Roche territory.

This is decadent, and a near perfect dessert beer. There's not a ton of barrel, but this is to be expected from Cycle. There's the slightest hint of subtle oak bitterness, and no bourbon to be found. There is however, a whole smorgasbord of hazelnut coming at you in waves, with chocolate sauce, creamy coffee, and vanilla.

This is medium bodied. It's a little bit less than thick, like most Cycle beers; this however adds to the drinkability. It's normally carbonated for the style.

I tend to frequently get a boner for Cycle's pastry stout game. This entry only enhances said pastryboner.

Oct 11, 2017
4.02 by beergorrilla from Michigan on Oct 09, 2017
3.87 by Zaphog from Michigan on Oct 09, 2017
4.4 by ljjpowers from California on Oct 08, 2017
Trademark Dispute: Hazelnut from Cycle Brewing
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 370 ratings