Rare Scooop | Cycle Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Rare Scoop is our collaboration with 3 Sons Brewing Co. and it is beer ice cream, Neapolitan flavor.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
139
pDev:
5.73%
 
 
Wants:
155
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
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Photo of Gobzilla
5/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Egotist
4.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roze
4.85/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Billy_Bars
5/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BG24
4.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HoldenDurden
4.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of UcDru
4.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Arsenal0328
4.93/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mock_in
4.56/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kjkinsey
4.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Stevedore
4.68/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

650ml bottle, of the 2016 release. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a with a dark black oily flourish, one finger thick white head, very good retention and film; bits of lacing. Smell and flavour are really loopy here. First off, the smell seems to be strawberry vanilla, with varying components of the two depending on when you're smelling it. Not sure what it is, sometimes it smells like strawberry milk (like a Yoohoo), other times it smells like vanilla and bourbon, and in the background is a varying amount of chocolate and cocoa. It's strange, but damn, it is wonderful and makes you want to keep going back for more. Flavour is similarly shifty; it's delicious but difficult to nail down one flavour at a time. Strawberry milk, vanilla bean, vanillin from the barrel, oak, a good bit of bourbon sweetness but not heat, dark chocolate and fudge from the bourbon. Wonderful and actually a very complex flavour to it. Mouthfeel is full bodied, creamy and luscious, appropriately carbonated, and it's really difficult to put this down. You really do find yourself wanting to drink more after each sip. A very damn tasty beer that somehow worked despite the high potential for the adjuncts to completely fail and make this undrinkable. This is a beer I could have drank all to myself over the course of a hour. While the strawberry was more of the Yoohoo! variety, I think that works better in a beer like this than the lighter natural strawberry flavours that one initially thinks of.

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5/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Holy moly. Cycle just Scooped me up. The hype is real on this one. First thing I tastel is chocolate followed by vanilla and ending with some strawberry goodness. You need to try this ASAP.

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Photo of Mpontiakos
5/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Scoooop! The Florida hype is real! BrainS52 hand curned ice cream doesn't hold a candle to this delicious blend of flavors! The fifty Shades of Grey of beers. FlavorBomb!

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Photo of brians52
5/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

At long, long last!! The year long hunt has come to an exciting end. This was worth the wait. You can somehow taste all three flavors at the same time very distinctly. A+

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Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
5/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just a perfect beer. The mix of flavors is incredible. Imagine the ideal cross scoop out of a pint of Neapolitan ice cream, with the barrel to balance the strawberry goodness. Do yourself a favor and get your hands on one of these.

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

Photo of pcshotsauce33
5/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of IckyT2012
4.56/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hallertau
4.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 03_04_81
4.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Petegrieco
4.69/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nefarious
4.83/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RajaSTL
4.54/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ragnar3
4.88/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Huge strawberry on the nose which follows through on the front end. Waves of chocolate and vanilla which just enough barrel to round things out. Mouthfeel was solid, contrary to the typical Cycle stout. Very impressive beer.

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3.88/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Rare Scooop from Cycle Brewing
Beer rating: 4.71 out of 5 with 139 ratings