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:
#379
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
125
pDev:
5.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
28
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 125 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of brentk56
4.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrive pitch black with a finger of beige foam; wispy lacing

Smell: Dark chocolate, vanilla, Bourbon, toffee and oak, with a hint of coconut

Taste: Roasted notes along with chocolate and Bourbon, up front, with the toffee, vanilla and coconut developing; after the swallow, the Bourbon builds to an oaky, somewhat boozy finish

Mouthfeel: Full body with moderate carbonation; warmth in the gullet

Overall: A massive stout with a lot of flavor; while I don't normally like beers at this ABV level, this one was first class

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Photo of WolverineFan1243
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rcjennings
4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.59/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the batch released as part of the Greatest Hits set.

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

This smells like spicy oak, tobacco, dark chocolate, boozy bourbon, and roasted malt.

This is delicious, with such bold flavors for being untreated. Most Cycle beers are very treated and just loaded with desserts and candy. This has a lot going on for just being a big burly and gnarly stout. There's a lot of bitter nuttiness, lots of dark fudgy chocolate, earthy roast, oak and bourbon spice, tobacco, a bit of fruity vinous character, and some coffee. This is super great.

This is thick and chewy, much more so than most Cycle beer. It's also super soft and creamy.

This is just about as good as it gets for non-treated BA stouts. This is so luxurious.

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Photo of SadMachine
4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Phineasco
4.67/5  rDev +3.3%
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 -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zonian1
4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smartassboiler
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TCOlson
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of leroybrown10
4.59/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bennyman12
3.78/5  rDev -16.4%
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 -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IckyT2012
4.32/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopkrid
4.35/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMMillsy
4.28/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sendbeer
4.53/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kdivers
4.29/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vfgccp
4.31/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason_cs
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Moses_Malone
4.53/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SFC21
4.54/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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DBR from Cycle Brewing
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 125 ratings