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Cycle Brewing
Florida, United States
Stout - American Imperial
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4.28 | pDev: 8.18%
Mar 30, 2020
Mar 01, 2017
Tuesday (2017)Tuesday (2017)
Notes: Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels with extra Cocoa Nibs.
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4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25
by macrosmatic from Florida

Reviewed from notes. Purchased at the brewery on 3/8/17. Kept in refrigerator until opening on 11/30/19. 22 oz. bottle poured into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Of note, only a minimal "pfft" when cracking the bottle. It pours a very dark brown to black, opaque, and low to essentially absent visible carbonation. Minimal if any head – just a few stray bubbles.

S: Dark rich chocolate. Baker's chocolate and some lighter bourbon. Roasted malts, vanilla, oak, tobacco, caramel. But mostly chocolate.

T: Tons of dark chocolate still – Hershey’s Special Dark, baker’s, all rich and sticky. Dark roasted malts add some bitterness, then bourbon and oak with some dry tannins. Mild coffee with some vanilla and toffee notes. But still mostly chocolate, which lingers as bittersweet morsels with a modest bourbon heat after the swallow. Definitely not an overly sweet beer.

M: Thick and sticky body. Very low to absent carbonation sensation. Alcohol seems fairly restrained for a barrel-aged imperial stout.

O: Well, shoot. I wish the carbonation had held up – I think it would have helped some. But to pull off that crazy dark chocolate as a dominant flavor without being even close to overly sweet is a feat.

Mar 30, 2020
4.09 by HopBroker from Washington on Mar 04, 2019
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2.84/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
by Alieniloquium from Florida

650 mL bottle. Black body. Smells of bourbon and nutty malts. Oak. A little bit vegetal too. Tastes of chocolate and bourbon. Some oak. Less nutty, but it still has some of the vegetal flavor. Medium heavy. A little bit of a mess.

Jul 07, 2018
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3.79/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Sabtos from Ohio

Used motor oil with minimal fizzy bubbles that die off quickly.

A year out, this brew has a raw, woody cedar note running along a hard and heavy roast with nuts. The chocolate is intense but not sweet via a medium-thin body with bubbly carbonation, finishing crisp yet chewy dry.

Mar 22, 2018
4.25 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin on Feb 13, 2018
4.25 by Moses_Malone from District of Columbia on Jan 22, 2018
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4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by MFMB from Idaho

So the label of this says stout brewed with extra cocao nibs. That pretty much sums up this beer! Loaded with chocolate! Pours a dark black with hues of deep brown. Milk chocolate colored head. Nose is loaded with chocolate. Some slight roasted malt there as well but this one is definitely a chocolate bomb and guess what? Taste follows the nose! ;) chocolate....both sweet creamy chocolate as well as a bit of dry bakers chocolate in there as well. Some dark fruits. Some light booze in there. Medium to boarding on thin body. Creamy finish.

Dec 17, 2017
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4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by cosmicevan from New York

Thank you Greg for once again assisting w cycle ticks! This set has been awesome. Here we are Tuesday on a monday...typical cycle stout looks...nose is huge chocolate over a BA stout...simple enough. This one is solid but still a tad light in the body but makes for easy taking down of a bottle solo, not sure if it justifies the lofty price tag. Still better than some of the cycle stouts released prior to this after the scale up. Things continue to progress in the right direction.

Nov 28, 2017
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4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Jeffo from Netherlands

Got this one from desp59 a while back. Cheers, man!

From a bomber into a snifter
Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels with extra cacao nibs

APPEARANCE: Clear black pour yields a three finger, medium looking, fizzy dark tan head with good retention. Pretty noisy stuff. Black body with lower levels of carbonation evident. Head get pretty pot holed and foamy while it slowly crackles down to a decent foamy cap. Misses lacing, however. A slightly ring remains leaving some dots of lacing falling down the glass.

SMELL: Lots of bourbon, sweet cream and vanilla, milk chocolate and cacao nibs, toffee, butterscotch and oak on the nose. Sweet with a good amount of bourbon barrel and alcohol. Bold for sure.

TASTE: Bourbon barrel and lots of cacao up front. More than the nose had led on. Sweet cream and milk chocolaty sweetness with some alcohol, bourbon and more cacao at the swallow. Bold and very persistent finish with milk chocolate and cacao, bourbon, butterscotch and toffee sweetness, sweet vanilla cream and faint roasted coffee notes. Really flavorful with lots of barrel and cacao in there.

PALATE: Medium –fuller body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy enough on the palate, goes down fine with a bit of a scratch ‘n burn, finishing quite mouth-coating. A bit of heat lingers.

OVERALL: A real beauty of a barrel aged stout. This one is perhaps a little boozier and heavier on the barrel than most in the Cycle arsenal, but it’s got piles of character and the extra cacao nibs really show up here. The head could definitely be better engineered but the rest of the experience is top notch. Thanks again, desp! These guys always do it for me.

Nov 11, 2017
4.24 by MarshallBirdhouse from Kentucky on Nov 07, 2017
3.52 by chippo33 from Vermont on Oct 25, 2017
3.84 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania on Oct 23, 2017
4.62 by Armando_Perez from Florida on Oct 16, 2017
4.34 by Samact from Vermont on Oct 08, 2017
3.79 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico on Oct 03, 2017
4.53 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Sep 28, 2017
4.62 by ale_addin from Illinois on Sep 23, 2017
4.79 by dcmchew from Romania on Sep 22, 2017
3.98 by IrishColonial from Texas on Sep 13, 2017
4 by bkwhoppa66 from New Jersey on Sep 11, 2017
4.03 by jaydoc from Kansas on Sep 08, 2017
3.75 by Gambyt20 from Illinois on Sep 02, 2017
4.49 by vfgccp from New York on Aug 12, 2017
4.03 by Duff27 from Illinois on Jul 23, 2017
4.25 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania on Jul 23, 2017
4.1 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois on Jul 23, 2017
4.27 by orangesol from Pennsylvania on Jul 17, 2017
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4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by amano_h from Oregon

Smell: Raw sweet dough. Intense cocoa powder. Light hazelnut. Vanilla butter.

Taste: Glazed doughnut. Chocolate blackout cake. Woody bourbon-ish. Slight coffee. Faint nuts.

Feel: Robust body. Powdery almost dusty consistency. Slight booze. Still carbonation. Syrupy finish.

Overall: [What] Pastry-esque barrel-aged "chocolate brownie" stout, with light nutty undertones. [Sustain] Pleasant doughy aroma and flavor. Rich cocoa (bitter) character. Probably the thickest stout I've had thus far from Peg's Cantina and Brewpub. [Improve] Odd drying powdery sensation on tongue. Intense unrelenting chocolate-y sweetness which gets even sweeter with time. Just a little bit of extra carbonation would probably go a long way for this beer.

Jul 10, 2017
4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Jun 16, 2017
4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois on Jun 14, 2017
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4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by stakem from Pennsylvania

Bomber into a snifter appears black in color with a dark brown head that retains well.

This smells of milk chocolate and is roasty with earthen espresso character.

The taste is bitter almost acrid charred grain blending to espresso, anise and booze.

This is medium in body with modest carbonation. A pretty decent brew.

Jun 12, 2017
4.46 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Jun 10, 2017
4.24 by GDawgs34 from Georgia on Jun 09, 2017
4.25 by ADTaber from South Carolina on Jun 01, 2017
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4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Ciocanelu from Romania

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017, blue session. Aroma has old wood barrel, dusty, spicy, dark dried fruits, mostly plums. Taste follows with dusty wood and smoked dark fruits.

May 27, 2017
4 by oline73 from Maryland on May 25, 2017
4.25 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont on May 25, 2017
4.25 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on May 21, 2017
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4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Tommo from Massachusetts

This is a pretty nice stout, but kind of pailed in comparisson to the antead we were drinking. This was somehow thinner than the nonBA version. Nice coffee flavor, kind of astringent over all. Decent beer, but not my favorite

May 20, 2017
4.02 by Sk8sean86 from Massachusetts on May 18, 2017
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