DBR | 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): 14.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Barrel aged extra imperial stout, clocking in at over 14.5% ABV, barrel aged in bourbon barrels it is one of our most complex untreated beers ever released!

Added by ThatsThatDude on 12-10-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#438
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
121
pDev:
5.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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85
Gots:
29
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 121 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of SadMachine
4.71/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Phineasco
4.67/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

The beer pours Black with a thin film of a khaki head that dissapears immediately. The beer has low carbonation. It smells of subtle coconut, almonds, chocolate, brownie batter, and a little sherry. The beer tastes of chocolate, brownie batter, subtle coconut, almonds, with Bourbon to round it out. The mouthfeel is light, with the right amount of barrel. Overall, this a great no adjunct stout from Cycle.

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Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zonian1
4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of TCOlson
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of leroybrown10
4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bennyman12
3.78/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Doesn’t match the other reviews. Not infected but definitely breaking down. Sweet and still thick but strange chemically off flavors. Wish I would have drunk or traded this a while ago. :(

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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IckyT2012
4.32/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopkrid
4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMMillsy
4.28/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sendbeer
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kdivers
4.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of vfgccp
4.31/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | 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 Moses_Malone
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SFC21
4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

A: Poured into a snifter to a black beer topped by a dense finger of dark tan head which fades to nothing with no lacing
S: Smells of bitter dark chocolate and bourbon barrels, coffee, and a little coconut
T: Taste is dark chocolate and oak, some cocoa powder, vanilla, and caramel, roasted malts, coffee, and fudge. Swallow is more chocolate, oak, coffee, and a little coconut while some vanilla lingers in the finish.
M: This beer has is thick and silky on the palate with carbonation that is soft but adequate for the style. The beer has a drying finish due to the acidity.
O: Overall this beer is intense. Great flavors and complexity make this one a pleasure to drink. I think I can find different tasting notes with each sip. Alcohol is well hidden. Definitely a great beer and worth trying if you are ever in the area and find it again.

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Photo of vicjr85
4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I'm not the biggest cycle fan, due to their generally thin watery body, lack of barrel character, and weird fruity yeast aromas....but this one was fantastic.

Pours thick, black, viscous and sweet, with strong bourbon aroma. Definitely has that odd Cycle house aroma -- kinda fruity, almost banana-y but not quite. That aroma is the only thing that wears on me -- the rest is world class here. Neither super hot nor overly sweet. Good bit of dark cocoa and molasses flavor.

Apparently there is some bottle variation but we got a fantastic rendition so are grateful for the opportunity to try a very good one.

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DBR from Cycle Brewing
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 121 ratings