Friday (2019)
Cycle Brewing

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From:
Cycle Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
Not listed
Score:
94
Avg:
4.39 | pDev: 6.61%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
21
Status:
Retired
Rated:
May 17, 2020
Added:
Feb 28, 2019
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  1
SCORE
94
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Notes: Also known as Brewgarithm - If Z or Y, Then Friday.

Bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout with coconut, coffee + cocoa nibs.
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Rated: 4.73 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

May 17, 2020
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Reviewed by DoctorZombies from Florida

4.66/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Pours black with ruby edges; super fast fizzy reddish brown head; white coconut flecks/floaties; no ring no lace no retention; thick sheeting on the glass slowly produces thick gloppy legs post swirl (impressive!). Coconut, bourbon, fudge brownie nose on opening bottle; coffee notes as liquid warms in snifter. Chocolate fudge ganache, sweet chocolate icing; vanilla, toasted coconut with a chocolate covered coffee bean candy middle; some bourbon on the backend with a creamy fudge finish. Syrupy viscous feel; full body; moderate minus carbonation; dry oaky barrel finish; mild warmth from (?) ABV, with some face flushing from alcohol; velvety tongue coating. Not a pretty beer (but those legs!), nevertheless, overall a sweet, syrupy chocolate delight with good balance; the fudge is ever present, but the sugar is not cloying; the coconut and coffee (at almost a year out!) are tasty and more than bit players in this ensemble; the bourbon actually takes a backseat, yet it’s presence is a most welcome addition/participant; another impressive winner from Cycle.
Feb 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.34 by SFC21 from Florida

Nov 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.35 by Bunuelian from Minnesota

Nov 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Oct 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4.27 by DangerDawg from Ohio

Oct 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by heysuz from Indiana

Oct 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.19 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Aug 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.34 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Aug 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.23 by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

Aug 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4.84 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Jul 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.69 by MJSFS from Florida

Jul 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Jhfinn from New York

Jul 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.1 by user785335 from Florida

Jul 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.65 by FlussigkeitMut from Indiana

Jul 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.49 by lemmy187 from Missouri

Jun 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.3 by vfgccp from New York

Jun 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by MTKATL from Georgia

May 21, 2019
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Viscous and syrupy black body with no head, reminiscent of bcbs. Smell has rich chocolate fudge, dark roast coffee, with coconut, vanilla, and bourbon barrel in the back ground, wish it was a bit more defined, but nitpicking. Taste is delicious, let's get that right, huge fudgey bourbon with waves of dark coffee, coconut and wood here and there on the finish especially, and a nice vanilla and brown sugar combo to keep it bright. Feel is sticky, syrupy and smooth. Goes down so easily, a sweat treat. The wife loved it
May 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida

May 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.47 by Stinger80OH from Ohio

May 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.75 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Apr 14, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
2019 vintage; drank 4/5/19 @ Yuss Haus Mach III.

A nice enough stout, but the coconut, cocoa & coffee all tasted more like syrup additions than actual coconut, coffee or coffee.

I have no idea how they brew these, so I'm not claiming that's what they did, but that was the effect I got.

Not one I'll track down.
Apr 07, 2019
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Reviewed by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
poured from a bomber into an oversized snifter. pours dark black with dark brown swirls in the middle. smell is whiskey sting followed by sweet chocolate. the coffee and coconut are quite subtle on the nose. taste is coconut covered bourbon chocolates. do not get much coffee but it hardly matters. tastes amazing. feel is full with lower carbonation. slick and sticky. this is the second of the 2019 series that has advertised coffee where i did not get much coffee but this is still delicious. i’m actually quite pleased at the non-pastry stout qualities of this pastry stout. more sweet chocolate and subtle coconut with great barrel characteristics. not at all overly sugary sweet like one might initially think.
Apr 04, 2019
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This one pours a very dark black color, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing. These all look the same.

This smells like toasted and caramelized coconut, hazelnut coffee, high quality dark chocolate, and spice.

This is a super classic Cycle ingredients list, and of course, it's very nice. Cycle just knows how to nail coconut goodness. It's toasty and sweet and bold, and melds incredibly well with the sweet but roasty coffee here. It's a chocolate milkshake underneath all that, with just a hiiint of barrel.

This is thick - probably the thickest of the week this year. It's still quite drinkable and awesome, though, with a wonderfully creamy feel to it.

As coconut and Cycle goes, this isn't quite the liquid monstrosities that Joyous Almond or Cocodamia were. However, it is still top notch coconut freakiness.
Mar 27, 2019
 
Rated: 4.41 by mig100 from Texas

Mar 25, 2019
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Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 26 ratings