Cycle / Bottle Logic - Strike - Raspberries, Cocoa Nibs
Cycle Brewing

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #858
ABV:
11%
Score:
93
Ranked #8,950
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 9.72%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
15
From:
Cycle Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
One-off
Wants
  1
Gots
  4
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Notes: Raspberry scoop? Basically. Loads of vanilla beans were piled into this beer as well as a ton of fresh raspberries with chocolate supporting both.
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4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I like when a stout has dark brown colors and head/lacing that’s different than the normal white foam. This one had a tannish/rosè hue to a minimal and not very long lived head. Practically no lacing. Bits of tiny particulates floating on the top. Smell is sweet cocoa, a bit of tangy berry, hints of vanilla, and a mild roasted malt base with a boozy alcohol barrel presence. Taste is very well balanced - berry, chocolate, barrel all work together with nothing overwhelming the others. For a big barrel aged beer, it’s light bodied. Slightly oily feel. Mild alcohol presence. Develops well as it warms, becomes fuller bodied but slightly more oily.

Overall, this beer is a real winner due to the big balanced flavors. The barrel presence is subtle, which is a big plus. Extremely glad my brother picked it up for me. First stout I’ve had that Bottle Logic was involved in, second I’ve had from Cycle. Excellent.

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Cycle / Bottle Logic - Strike - Raspberries, Cocoa Nibs from Cycle Brewing
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 15 ratings