3rd Anniversary BA Indonesia Sumatra | Cycle Brewing

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4.15/5
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by GreesyFizeek on 08-16-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
82
pDev:
8.43%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
16
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by kylehay2004:
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npala86
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
3.55/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamesStreet
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.21/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

650 mL bottle. Black. No head. The nose has a much more intense coffee than the Ethiopia. A little acidic. Taste is also acidic. Oak. Heavy roasted coffee. Bourbon is a little lost. Heavy. Flat. Not very pleasant compared to the others.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a deep black color with a one-finger foamy white head that has short retention

S- huge earthy coffee espresso notes with undertones of mocha fudge, vanilla cream, caramel, oaky wood & a spicy peppery note to close it out

T- dark mocha fudge gives big chocolate notes up front that mixes with herbal and earthy coffee. Mid-palate gives some bourbon notes, along with caramel and vanilla. The finish gives bold espresso notes and lingers of mocha

M- medium-light body with moderate carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and finish

O- my favorite coffee variety of the set, the Sumatra coffee works well with the base beer

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Photo of cyrushire
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.76/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KevSal
4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

ravishing hooked it up with yet another 3rd anny, loved it the first and second time. let's get into sumatra!

paired with the warriors stompin out the lakers

22oz into a perfect stout glass, motor oil into the glass. bottle also states "drink fresh" eye eye!
looks good in the glass. barley no head tho, appear a lot less carbed
nose is amazing, tons of chocolate upfront followed by coffee and barrel. i like it better than the others, but i love chocolate
taste is awesome, huge barrel upfront and again a great presentation of the coffee. lots of chocolate. great blend of flavors!
mouthfeel really adds to the flavor, thick body coats the tongue. low carb.

overall this is also a well made brew. it's packed full of flavor, much more barrel sweetness that cuts the coffee perfectly. i think it might be a sumatra guy!

thanks to ravishing44 for this guy!

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Photo of Sabtos
3.02/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Slick oily black with almost no visible carbonation on the head...except maybe the faintest, thinnest of mocha rings.

We did a 3rd Anniversary horizontal, and this one came out on the bottom, due to its overly acidic sharp coffee and a roasted malt that came across as metallic. The body was also the thinnest, coming off as watery with a dry chew. All of this really exacerbated the already hot bourbon.

Needless to say, the "DRINK FRESH!" was not adhered to by my fellow bottle-sharers, and as such this probably suffered for it, but nonetheless, no enjoyable sips were had of this one.

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Photo of aasher
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rbrefbeerman
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of suckaj
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OneEye78
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.48/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The smell and taste of this were incredible. Rich nougat, oak, dark roast char with an oily, nutty, and slightly earthy (rich loam) character to the coffee. But that lack of carbonation really hits it hard. The body isn't thin as some reviews say. It's actually fairly heavy for a beer with this little residual sweetness. But the lack of carbonation leaves it limp, a touch lifeless. A shame because this had the makings of the best in the series.

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3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IrishColonial
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3rd Anniversary BA Indonesia Sumatra from Cycle Brewing
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 82 ratings