DBR
Cycle Brewing

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From:
Cycle Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #74
ABV:
14.5%
Score:
99
Ranked #240
Avg:
4.5 | pDev: 6%
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
156
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 05, 2022
Added:
Dec 10, 2015
Wants:
  85
Gots:
  25
SCORE
99
World-Class
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Notes: Barrel-aged extra imperial stout, clocking in at over 14.5% ABV. Aged in bourbon barrels, it is one of our most complex untreated beers ever released!
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Rated: 4.25 by Beerbom from California

Sep 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.49 by Hopelessly0 from California

Sep 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Dharms from Pennsylvania

Jun 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Virby44 from Wisconsin

Jun 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.66 by kjkinsey from Texas

Sep 03, 2021
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Rated by GaryM6 from New York

2.94/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
It was infected.
Jan 28, 2021
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.42/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
22oz bottle, taken from notes of Aug 2017

Pours black in color with a one-finger foamy khaki head that reduces to a ring around the edge. Smells of oaky bourbon, dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, toffee and light coconut. Tastes of bold roasted notes up front give chocolate and char, followed by a compliment of barrel juice, oak, vanilla and caramel. The coconut develops near the finish, as well as more roast and barrel character. Medium-light body with moderate carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a warming finish
Nov 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4.18 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Apr 25, 2020
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

4.31/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Reviewed from (long-standing) notes. 22 oz bottle from the purchase at the brewery on 12/1/17 (Greatest Hits batch). Reviewed on 1/1/18. Poured into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Very dark brown to black, and opaque. A minimum of visible carbonation, and only a tan ring of foam. The foam stays around, but no real head formation.

S: Bourbon, chocolate, caramel, vanilla. Waffle cones and tobacco. Dark roasted malts with a modest roasty bitterness. Mild oak tannins. Quite a nice aroma, especially for non-adjunct stout.

T: Bourbon and dark chocolate, vanilla and caramel. Sticky dark roasted malts, milder coffee, Oak, tannins, more vanilla. Some drying tobacco within the tannins as well. Then more sweet bourbon and chocolate in the hang.

M: A nice heavy, thick and sticky body. Carbonation is low but fine for style. The alcohol flavors are very, very well-hidden for the monster ABV listed. Good barrel balance as well – obvious bourbon flavors but still lets the other flavors come out.

O: So…this is an excellent beer. Big sweet dark malty beer with good barrel presence and thick mouthfeel. BUT…I just had the Calusa Barrel-Aged Sworn to the Dark – and I think I might prefer the Calusa. It’s not a huge gap, and it’s rather like picking between a Ferrari and a Lamborghini, since I really liked both of them. Would drink this one again in a heartbeat.
Apr 05, 2020
 
Rated: 4.7 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Sep 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.26 by 22Blue from Kansas

Aug 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4.68 by YvesB from Belgium

Apr 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by jschott75 from Illinois

Mar 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.29 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jan 30, 2019
 
Rated: 4.63 by Lochnessmonster from Florida

Jan 28, 2019
 
Rated: 4.44 by dheldman from Minnesota

Jan 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by OleDixie from Pennsylvania

Jan 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.66 by Eternal218 from California

Dec 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.54 by TmKeisySC from South Carolina

Nov 28, 2018
 
Rated: 5 by Sk8sean86 from Massachusetts

Nov 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4.6 by KRG from New York

Nov 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4.54 by FreshZ from Missouri

Nov 18, 2018
 
Rated: 4.36 by juablu from California

Nov 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by Narthax from Texas

Nov 07, 2018
 
Rated: 5 by bnewt21 from Illinois

Nov 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by lsthwy from Massachusetts

Oct 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by inspektor from North Carolina

Oct 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4.58 by robertm2152 from Illinois

Oct 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.65 by Roze from New York

Oct 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.36 by Fox82791 from New York

Oct 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4.53 by mwbbq from Texas

Oct 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.49 by whitenads from Michigan

Oct 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by fireazzi from Massachusetts

Oct 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by mklisz from New Hampshire

Oct 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.24 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico

Oct 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.52 by Cparthemore from Ohio

Oct 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by dnb128 from Pennsylvania

Oct 01, 2018
 
Rated: 4.48 by ToddBeans from Kentucky

Oct 01, 2018
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Reviewed by Vidblain from Minnesota

4.41/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Great Hits DBR bottle. Strong, rich chocolate. As has been my experience with many Cycle beers, the barrel is very mild and subdued - there's a light woody presence to the beer, but the alcohol is very well blended. It's soft and quite drinkable, even given the ABV. I really liked this one - wish I hadn't shared mine!
Sep 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.42 by Kramerbarthomer from Colorado

Sep 26, 2018
DBR from Cycle Brewing
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 180 ratings