3rd Anniversary BA Vietnamese Da Lat
Cycle Brewing

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From:
Cycle Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
95
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 5.99%
Ratings:
98
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jul 02, 2019
Added:
Aug 16, 2016
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  15
SCORE
95
World-Class
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4.14 by JamieDuncan from Maryland on Jul 02, 2019
 
4.06 by StoutSnob40 from California on Jun 23, 2018
 
4.24 by GDawgs34 from Georgia on May 10, 2018
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4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Pours dark as night with a thin beige head; a few strands of lace

Smell: Roasted malt, coffee and chocolate with a hint of brown sugar

Taste: Roast and chocolate forward with a burst of coffee; the beer grows sweeter, through the middle, with brown sugar and molasses tones; balanced in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: Even with over a year in the bottle the coffee still shines here

Mar 15, 2018
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4.51/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
by Treyliff from West Virginia

22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours jet black in color with a one-finger creamy dark brown head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- bold herbal and earthy coffee up front mixes with aromas of dark chocolate, mocha cream, vanilla & toffee. Plenty of barrel notes to compliment; wet oak & bourbon

T- rich and bold coffee up front gives off intense herbal notes, followed by dark chocolate mocha, vanilla cream, caramel/toffee, molasses, figs, black cherry and a bit of char. Mid-Palate brings out some barrel notes that gives plenty of juice and oak. The finish brings out more herbal coffee and lingers of bourbon

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

O- really love this particular coffee and the barrel presence is just enough to match it

Nov 21, 2017
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3.6/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5
by Sabtos from Ohio

Matte black with a three fingers thick lumpy tan foam.

Smell is roasty nut, sharp coffee and hot, spicy bourbon with black pepper.

Taste is spicy bourbon, chocolate, nuts, cola and red berry with a thin body and a real serious burn that goes all the way down after the semi-dry finish.

We did a 3rd Anniversary horizontal, and needless to say, the "DRINK FRESH!" was not adhered to by my fellow bottle-sharers. As such this probably suffered for it, but nonetheless, it was decent.

Nov 06, 2017
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3.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Stevedore from Oregon

Dark black body, one finger offwhite head, short retention, no lacing. Roasty coffee, lactose, milk chocolate, cocoa, touch of dark fruit, chocolate malt, slight whiskey burn. Solid but slightly thin body, good flavour and depth, appropriate carbonation. Just about what I expected from Cycle.

May 07, 2017
 
4.63 by unoriginal from Colorado on Apr 30, 2017
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4.59/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by HopBomb515 from New Jersey

Black, viscous as hell, small tan head, and nice spotty lacing. Huge coffee and dark fruit aromas. Notes of rich coffee, chocolate, black cherry, fig jam, toffee and caramel. Thick, creamy, full and rich feel. What an amazing coffee stout.

Apr 11, 2017
 
4.5 by YvesB from Belgium on Mar 23, 2017
 
4.43 by SDRedDevil from California on Mar 20, 2017
 
4.06 by VaTechPhilly from New York on Mar 10, 2017
 
4.5 by bkwhoppa66 from New Jersey on Mar 07, 2017
 
4.17 by jaydoc from Kansas on Feb 26, 2017
 
4.25 by PassMeAZima from Kentucky on Feb 18, 2017
 
3.87 by RPM3334 from South Carolina on Feb 13, 2017
 
4 by Moses_Malone from District of Columbia on Feb 10, 2017
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4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by CityFarmer from Illinois

Overall, really enjoyed this beer but did not think it was the best in the series. The coffee made this beer a touch too bitter for my preferences but I still enjoyed it!

Feb 09, 2017
 
4.85 by npala86 from Florida on Feb 08, 2017
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by cosmicevan from New York

gregh, my man...hooking up that cycle set in duplicate...love you!!!

this is the third one I've tried in the set and hot dog...love it! I really don't get why this set doesn't get the love. not as thick as some other cycle stouts but that flavor...oh yes. little thin, but still solid.

Jan 27, 2017
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4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by eppie82 from Illinois

From bottle into snifter.

Look is pitch black, no foam whatsoever. Only a black liquid. Smell has hints of medium-roast coffee along with typical roasted malts. Taste is well balanced. The coffee isn't over powering and neither is bourbon but they are both still noticeable. Where this beer falls slightly short is the feel, which is thinner than expected.

Overall a solid BA coffee IS I would like to drink again.

Jan 22, 2017
 
4.25 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania on Jan 22, 2017
 
3.54 by Brian29 from Ohio on Jan 22, 2017
 
3.71 by KevBot89 from Pennsylvania on Jan 22, 2017
 
4.23 by Rifugium from North Dakota on Jan 18, 2017
 
4.45 by pagesofphotographs from Colorado on Jan 10, 2017
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4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Jeffo from Netherlands

Got this one from vanlingleipa. Cheers!

From a bomber into a snifter
Vietnamese Da Lat Edition

APPEARANCE: Clear black pour yields a three finger, thicker looking, creamy, dark tan head with great retention. Black body with no carbonation evident. Head eventually recedes to a nice, full cap and coats the sides of the glass. A splotchy wisp remains until the end leaving a good amount of nice lacing down the glass. Good looking.

SMELL: Lots of oak and bourbon on the nose, with lovely sweet cream, roasted, creamy coffee, milk chocolate, vanilla, and some touches of sweet butterscotch. Bold and enticing, with a good amount of barrel with the coffee additions. Nice stuff.

TASTE: Barrel and oak up front with notes of milk chocolate and bitter-sweet coffee up front. A good dose of bourbon and booze at the swallow with a bold and lingering finish of bitter-sweet, creamy coffee, milk chocolate, sweet cream, bourbon, oak, and light candy or butterscotch notes as well. Quite flavorful, especially after the swallow. A good amount of booze and barrel lingers. Delicious and flavorful.

PALATE: Medium-fuller body with slightly lower levels of carbonation. Creamy and silky on the palate, goes down smooth with a touch of a bite and finishes mouth-coating. A bit of booze and heat linger.

OVEALL: Another winner. This one is boozier than I might have expected, but all the right stuff is there in all the right places. This whole series is fantastic and the differences are splitting hairs, so if you’ve got the chance to get one of these, don’t hesitate. Very much enjoyed this one and would love to drink any one of them again. Cheers again, vanlingleipa!

Jan 08, 2017
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4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by rudzud from Massachusetts

Enjoyed this at the Copenhagen beer festival. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured into a glass a nice dark dark black with a thin mocha head that faded to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas of rich coffee, light roast and chocolate. Some faint brown sugar as well.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. The coffee really pops, nice and dark. Good roast and bakers chocolate. Some almost raw sugar and mollasses. No alcohol burn.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, creamy, slightly thick.

O - Overall this was a very nicely done imperial stout. The coffee here really shines out though I do not get much barrel aged notes. It's a pleasant coffee bomb.

Serving Type: On tap

Jan 06, 2017
 
4.5 by MRVermont from New Hampshire on Jan 04, 2017
 
4.74 by SaxmanRick from Minnesota on Dec 28, 2016
 
4.5 by t2grogan from Arizona on Dec 28, 2016
 
4.25 by mtbdonn from Colorado on Dec 26, 2016
 
4.23 by JamesStreet from Louisiana on Dec 24, 2016
 
4.44 by spycow from Illinois on Dec 23, 2016
 
4.46 by IrishColonial from Texas on Dec 19, 2016
 
4.64 by Kuges from Texas on Dec 15, 2016
 
4.28 by aasher from Indiana on Dec 15, 2016
 
4.5 by grahuba from Connecticut on Dec 09, 2016
 
4.12 by JoeMans from New York on Dec 08, 2016
 
4.25 by Petegrieco from Massachusetts on Nov 29, 2016
3rd Anniversary BA Vietnamese Da Lat from Cycle Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 98 ratings