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Cycle Brewing

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From:
Cycle Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
12%
Score:
94
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 3.94%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
26
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 10, 2020
Added:
Dec 11, 2018
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  0
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: Vanilla barrel aged imperial stout on vanilla beans, cocoa nibs, cinnamon and peppers
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Rated: 4.29 by Gambyt20 from Illinois

Aug 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4.47 by Eman17 from Illinois

Apr 11, 2020
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Viscous black body with virtually no head save a brown bubble island or two. Smell has huge cocoa, vanilla and cinnamon, but the peppers are very much lost in the wave of supporting bourbon. Taste is much the same, vanilla and cinnamon in particular stand out well from the pack, not as balanced as others from cycle. Feel is viscous, slightly boozy, rich, warm, and smooth.
Feb 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4.42 by steverx8 from England

Jan 27, 2020
 
Rated: 4.52 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Jan 27, 2020
 
Rated: 4.75 by JamesLeung from Florida

Jan 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4.34 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jan 13, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Jan 02, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by heysuz from Indiana

Jan 02, 2020
 
Rated: 4.41 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Nov 27, 2019
 
Rated: 4.4 by smithj4 from New York

Nov 05, 2019
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Solid imperial stout with great unique flavors. Pours a deep, rich black opaque color with some tan head and spotty lingering lacing. Smells of rich dark roast coffee, milk chocolate, malt, vanilla, caramel, hazelnut, cinnamon and some faint hot peppers. Taste follows the nose. I would have liked a stronger vanilla presence but I really had to strain to find it. Smooth, clean, mild mouthfeel that was just slightly sticky. Decent carbonation. A solid beer.
Aug 05, 2019
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Reviewed by 22Blue from Kansas

4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle. Pours black with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, and spice. Taste is roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, bourbon barrel, and spice. Very nice.
Jul 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Jul 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4.41 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Jun 22, 2019
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
650ml bottle, snifter glass. Darker brown body, opaque, nearly black, one finger offwhite head. Cinnamon, mild pepper, milk chocolate, a bit of whiskey, light oak, touch of vanilla. Medium bodied, solid carbonation, silky smooth. It has a mild peppery heat, but not over the top spicy by any means- and I'm fairly sensitive to spicy heat. The vanilla helps smooth it out a bit, and there is a nice chocolate background to it.
Jun 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by MJSFS from Florida

Jun 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.31 by lemmy187 from Missouri

Jun 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4.45 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Jun 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by ADTaber from South Carolina

Jun 03, 2019
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle: Poured a deep pitch-black color stout with a large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of sweet chocolate notes with some vanilla, light cinnamon and some bourbon notes with subtle chili notes. Taste is a nice mix of chocolate notes with some vanilla notes, some bourbon notes with just enough chiles notes to make things more interesting. Body is full with good carbonation. Another flavorful stout form this fine brewery.
Jun 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by user785335 from Florida

Apr 27, 2019
 
Rated: 4.22 by DangerDawg from Ohio

Apr 07, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by acurtis from New Jersey

Mar 18, 2019
 
Rated: 4.23 by mig100 from Texas

Mar 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by kjkinsey from Texas

Feb 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Feb 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida

Jan 27, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Jan 12, 2019
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Rated by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Roadtrip 2018
Dec 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.29 by Zonian1 from Ohio

Dec 23, 2018
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Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 31 ratings