Friday (2017)
Cycle Brewing

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Cycle Brewing
Florida, United States
Stout - American Imperial
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4.23 | pDev: 8.27%
Dec 01, 2018
Mar 01, 2017
Notes: Imperial Stout aged in Calvados Barrels.
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4.4 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Dec 01, 2018
4.25 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania on Jul 17, 2018
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4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by spinrsx from Canada (ON)

Thanks to Phyl21ca

Jun 01, 2018
4.25 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin on Mar 11, 2018
4.15 by Virby44 from Wisconsin on Feb 28, 2018
4.5 by TCOlson from Minnesota on Feb 16, 2018
4.21 by ladle69 from Florida on Jan 22, 2018
3.98 by Mikeypnh from New Hampshire on Nov 28, 2017
4.1 by chippo33 from Vermont on Nov 28, 2017
4.69 by dcmchew from Romania on Nov 28, 2017
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3.85/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Jeffo from Netherlands

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

From a bomber into a snifter
Imperial stout aged in calvados barrels

APPEARANCE: Clear black pour yields a three finger, medium looking, fizzy dark tan head with good retention. Black body with a hint of carbonation evident. Head get pretty pot holed and foamy while it slowly crackles down to a decent wisp cap and leaves touches of lacing. Nice swirly wisp remains until the end leaving lots of nice lacing down the glass. A little fizzy at the beginning but looks good by the end.

SMELL: Definitely lots of calvados, vanilla and oak, milk chocolate, and hints of green apples. Slightly spicy with an almost wine-like character as well. Plenty bold with a decent amount of alcohol.

TASTE: Calvados, white wine, alcohol and green apples up front, combining with some oak, vanilla sweetness and milk chocolate at the swallow. A bolder and lingering finish has plenty of calvados and wine character, apples, pears, milk chocolate, sweet cream and vanilla, spicy notes and some booze. Definitely forthcoming and rather unique in the style.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Creamy enough on the palate, goes down okay and finishes a touch mouth-coating. Some booze lingers.

OVERALL: Good stuff. I will admit that the calvados barrel is perhaps not my no.1 choice, but this one is well made and the flavors work well together. Though the head is a little fizzy at the beginning, the look and feel provide good support as well. Something worth checking out, especially if you’re a fan of this type of barrel treatment. In any case, Cycle always does barreled stouts really well, and this is another example of their craft. Cheers again, desp!

Nov 11, 2017
4.41 by MarshallBirdhouse from Kentucky on Nov 07, 2017
3.84 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania on Oct 23, 2017
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4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Nicolaiw from Denmark

Aroma has cinnamon, humidor, dark dried fruits, fudge, dusty cocoa.

Oct 17, 2017
4.63 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico on Oct 03, 2017
4.33 by bb-magic from Florida on Sep 30, 2017
4.02 by IrishColonial from Texas on Sep 13, 2017
4.05 by jaydoc from Kansas on Sep 08, 2017
4.12 by Duff27 from Illinois on Jul 23, 2017
4.34 by orangesol from Pennsylvania on Jul 17, 2017
4.73 by Gambyt20 from Illinois on Jul 16, 2017
4.21 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont on Jul 08, 2017
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3.55/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Alieniloquium from Florida

650 mL bottle. Black body. Smells of apple, chocolate, cinnamon. Interesting. Tastes of cinnamon all over. Lots of brandy. Oak. Sweet with a nutty malt flavor. Heavy and alcoholic. Smells nice, but not quite Cycle’s best.

Jul 07, 2017
4.31 by pagesofphotographs from Colorado on Jul 07, 2017
4.26 by Stinger80OH from Ohio on Jun 20, 2017
4.21 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Jun 10, 2017
3.94 by GDawgs34 from Georgia on Jun 09, 2017
3.9 by oline73 from Maryland on May 25, 2017
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4.8/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by Ciocanelu from Romania

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017, yellow session. Black color with creamy brown head. Aroma has fruit liquor, brandy and is quite spicy. Taste has old wood barrel, apple brandy, spicy but quite balanced overall. Another great imperial stout from Cycle.

May 23, 2017
4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois on May 22, 2017
4.25 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on May 20, 2017
4.02 by Sk8sean86 from Massachusetts on May 18, 2017
4.81 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on May 17, 2017
4.25 by Nat1975 from Indiana on May 14, 2017
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3.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by grover37 from District of Columbia

22oz bottle split with Lisa into two El Cat tulips.

Dark brown with head the disappears quickly. Not particularly aromatic with the apple brandy dominating but not huge. Some cracker and agave in there as well. Taste also falls a bit flat with the apple brandy taking the lead. More of the same brandy/agave character with a small spicy bite on the back end - that must be the cinnamon, though it isn't obvious. Pretty thin and slick, definitely lacking body, complexity, and depth. Not recommended.

May 13, 2017
4.5 by leroybrown10 from Missouri on May 10, 2017
4.42 by Eziel from Ohio on May 06, 2017
3.33 by Raziel313 from California on Apr 28, 2017
3 by fthegiants from California on Apr 25, 2017
4.5 by Casey3236 from Pennsylvania on Apr 16, 2017
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