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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #951
ABV:
12%
Score:
92
Ranked #11,279
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 3.72%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
12
From:
Cycle Brewing
 
Florida, United States
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SCORE
92
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Notes: Vanilla barrel aged imperial stout on vanilla beans, cocoa nibs, cinnamon and peppers
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 12
Photo of beersampler6
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

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Photo of 22Blue
4.14/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

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Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 12 ratings