3rd Anniversary BA Jamaica Blue Mountain
Cycle Brewing

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Cycle Brewing
Florida, United States
Stout - American Imperial
4.33 | pDev: 5.31%
Feb 12, 2018
Aug 16, 2016
3rd Anniversary BA Jamaica Blue Mountain3rd Anniversary BA Jamaica Blue Mountain
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4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Treyliff from West Virginia

22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a deep black color with a think khaki colored head that has short retention

S- floral coffee notes up front with undertones of bitter cacao, chocolate covered raisin & dried figs

T- bold mocha espresso flavor up front, followed by dark chocolate, raisin, fig date, dark cherry & caramel, light barrel on the linger

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and finish

O- floral and fruity with nice chocolaty notes

Feb 12, 2018
4.29 by vfgccp from New York on Nov 11, 2017
4.25 by Lucoli from New York on Nov 09, 2017
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3.74/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Sabtos from Ohio

Matte black with a creamy tan blanket settling to a thick, soft collar.

Smell is acidic coffee, cheesy wet wooden barrel, bourbon heat, roasted nuts, and metallic roasted malt.

Taste is sharp acidic coffee and bourbon heat cushioned by chocolate and mixed nuts combining to rich effect with a medium to thin body and 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, and probably the (unexpected) favorite of the bunch.

Nov 06, 2017
4.37 by Brian29 from Ohio on Jul 05, 2017
4.19 by KevBot89 from Pennsylvania on Jul 05, 2017
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by unclejazz from New York

Just a very good coffee forward stout experience. Right place right line, cheers!

Jun 19, 2017
3.77 by RPM3334 from South Carolina on May 08, 2017
4.22 by IpeeA from Missouri on May 06, 2017
4.79 by dcmchew from Romania on Mar 31, 2017
4.21 by rcjennings from Ohio on Mar 25, 2017
4.25 by YvesB from Belgium on Mar 23, 2017
4.27 by joemochas from Florida on Mar 21, 2017
4.68 by SDRedDevil from California on Mar 20, 2017
4.25 by Bunuelian from Minnesota on Mar 17, 2017
4.42 by Rifugium from North Dakota on Mar 16, 2017
4.25 by Petegrieco from Massachusetts on Mar 06, 2017
4.25 by PassMeAZima from Kentucky on Feb 18, 2017
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4.73/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by CityFarmer from Illinois

really enjoyed this beer - thought it was the best of the 5 from the anny series. Thought that the coffee added balanced the beer perfectly. Which I had another bottle!

Feb 09, 2017
4.75 by npala86 from Florida on Feb 08, 2017
4 by Moses_Malone from District of Columbia on Feb 06, 2017
4.25 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania on Jan 22, 2017
4.25 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont on Jan 16, 2017
4.5 by Narthax from Texas on Jan 15, 2017
4.33 by shoegueuze from California on Jan 12, 2017
4.25 by ADTaber from South Carolina on Jan 09, 2017
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4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Jeffo from Netherlands

Got this one from vanlingleipa. Cheers!

From a bomber into a snifter
Jamaica Blue Mountain (Mavis Bank Estate) Edition

APPEARANCE: Clear black pour yields a 3+ finger, thicker looking, nicely creamy, dark tan head with great retention. Black body with no carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a nice, full, creamy cap and clings to the sides of the glass. A splotchy wisp remains until the end but leaves no real lacing down the glass. Head is a littler bigger than the others in comparison.

SMELL: Sweet vanilla cream, milk chocolate as well as pure chocolate, roasted coffee, oak and some bourbon on the nose. Nice stuff, much like the others. Perhaps a touch more sweet cream and vanilla here.

TASTE: Bourbon, oak, sweet vanilla cream, milk chocolate and lightly roasted coffee up front. Flavorful. More barrel and cream at the swallow, with a bold and lingering finish of bourbon, oak, sweet vanilla, milk chocolate, pure chocolate, and some bitter, roasted coffee as well.

PALATE: Medium-full body with low levels of carbonation. Silky and smooth on the palate, goes down slick and finishes somewhat sticky on the palate. A bit of heat lingers. Much like the others.

OVERALL: Excellent. It’s pretty difficult to pick a winner here, and if I really had to, this one might take the crown, but luckily that’s not the point. This one might have a slightly stronger bitter, roasted note and more dark chocolate than the others after the swallow, but they’re all pretty close to being the same. This one is really, really tasty.

Jan 08, 2017
5 by MRVermont from New Hampshire on Jan 04, 2017
4.35 by Kurmaraja from California on Jan 01, 2017
4.03 by jaydoc from Kansas on Dec 30, 2016
4.25 by t2grogan from Arizona on Dec 28, 2016
4.4 by dcisco44 from Massachusetts on Dec 26, 2016
4.04 by DangerDawg from Ohio on Dec 25, 2016
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4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by cosmicevan from New York

really wanted to do the full set side by side but alas my alcoholic friends...er...tasting group...never seemed to dig the idea. something about these being obtainable seems to have given them a bad wrap. oh well, guess cycle will finally be just for the people who enjoy their beer vs the .rar crowd.

as for the beer itself...agree w the word in the atreet that it is a bit the for a cycle stout, bit it is still a cycle stout and caries much of the magic that cycle stouts are known for. flavor is top notch w the coffee really complimenting the beer in a significant way. dark fruits and roasted chocolate malt. a real treat...dessert like.

Dec 24, 2016
4.24 by Eziel from Ohio on Dec 24, 2016
4.35 by Beerbom from California on Dec 20, 2016
4.25 by IrishColonial from Texas on Dec 19, 2016
4.21 by Raziel313 from California on Dec 18, 2016
4.77 by AdrianC31 from Florida on Dec 14, 2016
4.23 by dddddddd from Washington on Dec 12, 2016
3rd Anniversary BA Jamaica Blue Mountain from Cycle Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 89 ratings