Cream & Sugar, Please
Cycle Brewing

Cream & Sugar, PleaseCream & Sugar, Please
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Style:
American Porter
Ranked #46
ABV:
5%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,103
Avg:
4.08 | pDev: 7.6%
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
371
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Cycle Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
91
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Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a brown, almost black body with minimal head and no lace down the glass. The aroma is pretty much coffee and a milky, sugary smell. Sweet, slightly sticky, sugary sweetness with a lactic feel dominates as the coffee malts are noticeable by only faint traces.

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On Draft, The Belgian Monk, Punta Gorda, FL.

Pours a dark brown, with an off-white head of foam that rises to a perfect one inch finger above the beer.

Rich, robust, and roasty nose with balancing notes of sweet milk chocolate.

More of the same in the flavors, soft with that milk sugar sweetness really bringing out that chocolate flavor to help mellow out all the roasty coffee.

Soft, smooth, with a low carbonation and a medium-weight body to it. Not much of any residual stickiness or mouth-coating left behind.

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Photo of Roguer
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very nice coffee porter, with smooth roast on the nose, and plenty of coffee on the palate as well, especially as it warms. Touches of cream and brown sugar round out the profile.

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from a can, into glass

very dark brown in color, almost black. tan colored head. nice aroma of what I expect - sweetened coffee. similar taste - but not too sweet. could be thicker bodied, but makes for easy drinking.

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Photo of larryarms847
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a somewhat thin looking dark brown, which appears black in the glass except a noitceable reddish brown hue around the edges and a thin ring of light tan foam around the rim of the glass.

Pungent aroma of fresh brewed coffee and heavily roasted malt. There is a faint caramel like sweetness that lingers, as well as a sweet aroma of fresh cream.

This is brings a punch of fresh coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and heavy sweet cream flavors. Tastes very much like an iced coffee with a splash of milk, a pinch of sugar, and a bit of carbonation.

Full-bodied, low-medium carbonation, roasty, creamy, and sweet.

Overall, I can't say enough good things about this beer. I love the simplicity of this beer with just enough creaminess and sugary sweetness notes to balance a delicious coffee base. Drink it for breakfast!

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap at the brewpub, the beer is a dark brown-mahogany coloring, with a foamy, filmy, clingy, light tan head. Aromas of roasted coffee, subtle bittersweet chocolate, and hints of char. Flavors are heavily roasted coffee, bitter and rich, with a creamy sweet overlay. Dry, light bodied, with a roasted and chocolate sweet aftertaste. Dry, smooth finish, with a subtle bittersweet linger. Solid beer.

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Photo of deebo
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall a light bodied coffee porter that is light on the dark roasted coffee flavor with a smoother milk chocolate flavor. Easy drinking with a nice blend of sweetness and lightly roasted malt. Had this as a chaser while drinking the BA coffee stouts so it was quite the difference.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown with a dark tan, two finger head. Leaves lots of lacing. Very good coffee smell. Nice lighter coffee taste with malt and vanilla undertones. Maybe a slight hop taste. A thinner mouthfeel, but lots of taste. Decent porter.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Brownish black with a beige head.

Light coffee, with milky undertones, not that far off from the inspiration really.

However, it's a bit too light and fizzy, and sometimes gives an impression of root beer.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Cycle Brewing, in St. Petersburg, FL.

This one pours a fairly dark brown, nearly black, with a small head, and a good amoun of lacing.

Smells like roasty coffee, vanilla, roasted malt, and a little bit of chocolate.

This is pretty low ABV, but a good level of flavor for the low levels of booze. It's got a good level of flavor, a good level of coffee flavor, with some vanilla, roasted malt and a bit of chocolate. It's all balanced nicely and makes for one of the most drinkable coffee porters ever.

This is medium bodied, with a super level of drinkability, and a normal level of carbonation.

This is a super drinkable and nice coffee porter.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.56/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a crowler into a wine glass.

Pours thin, deep brown with a fizzy, quickly disappearing head.

Smell is pretty awesome. Sweet hazenlut-flavored coffee. Smells creamy.

Coffee flavor shows excellently again on the palate, offering nutty, toffee flavors. However, from there, it sort of falls off the map. Light chocolate and vanilla and brown ale sort of flavor.

Very thin and light-bodied. Light yeast and malt feel. I'd call this watery almost, although the carbonation gives an interesting seltzer kind of feel.

It's cool. Really like the coffee profile, but the beer itself lacks something.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light bodied. Getting a faint whiff of coffee. It's really subtle. Getting a big creaminess from the lactose. It's very light. Easy drinking. Think Milk-Porter.

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Photo of stakem
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Catching up on reviews, from notes taken 4 months ago. A crowler poured into a 22oz snifter. The brew appears black in color with a khaki cap. Some patchy lace sticks to the glass.

This smells roasty like coffee and chocolate. A little bit of mineral character is present but its not distracting.

The taste is sweet like milk chocolate and a hint of lactose-like character before minerals and an earthy finish.

This is medium in body with modest carbonation. An average clean drinking milk stout that is worth trying but not something to go crazy about.

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Photo of Yourahoser
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Holy coffee. Not very thick but its a low abv porter. Can smell coffee immediately after opening. Lacks the bite or burn of a high abv stout, which is a benefit. Would definitely drink more of this.

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Photo of HopheadOberg
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer poured out of the tap with a beautiful creamy head. The smell is phenomenal and the taste does not disappoint. Excellent mouthfeel, it is certainly a bit sweet but what do you expect from this beer. A must try in my book

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Photo of ultrasticky1
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this stuff is the bees knees. so perfectly mixed sweet and malty and delicious. its lower abv lets you drink these for hours on end and still keep up all night long. one of the best beers I have had.

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Photo of thampel09
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a solid coffee stout that's smooth and velvety. Packs a solid coffee taste and not overbearing especially when your drinking it during the hot summer months in Florida

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

There are a few beers that really show what a porter is (and keep it well out of stout territory). This is one of them. Smooth and well bodied, but somewhat light at the same time. Creamy tones are certainly there as is an accent of sweet. Coffee is here, it seems? Very easy to drink and a real pleasant one at that. Another great beer from Cycle.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2018, Gold Session. Aroma has hazelnut, toasted malt and rye bread crust. Taste is bready, bitter, earthy and nutty with toasted malt flavor.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Crowler, about one week old, served in a Cigar City snifter 3/13/2015 in honor of the Hunaphu's Day festivities. I had this rated at 3.75 before (without a review), but don't remember the full experience so I'm taking the time to review this in full.

A- Dark brown body, pretty much looks like a porter, nice two finger tan head with good retention and very nice lacing.

S- Lactose, mild toasted malt, milk chocolate. Not particularly strong or impressive as far as the smell goes, but it certainly smells the part of a milk porter- plenty of milk chocolate, even with a bit of roasted coffee bean, like a cafe americano.

F- Lactose, milk chocolate, toasted malt, roasted coffee bean. Solid, very tasty milk chocolate sweetness with a bit of that toasted malted porter with a nice roasted coffee bean finish.

M- Thinner-medium bodied, slightly watery, but still reasonably tasty. Good carbonation especially out of the crowler.

O- This is pretty solid. Nice lactose sweetness makes for a nice mild milk chocolate and coffee experience. The flavour seems to be driven by the adjuncts here. Different, not necessarily better, but different.

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Photo of mynie
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Peg's Cantina.

Pours thick black. Intense, fresh-ground coffee dominates the aroma. Smells quite nice, like squeezing a bag of coffee grounds.

The intense coffee seeps into the flavor, and it's balanced exquisitely by the lactose and sweet barley, ending perfectly bittersweet.

Not much else to say other than this an A+ coffee porter.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Crowler filled 2-9-15.

A- Pours a 99% opaque color with a 1/2 inch dark tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of frothy surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind.

S- Nice blast of dark roast coffee with a slight sweetness on the back end. Very pleasant overall.

T- Good semi-sweet coffee flavor with a roasty finish. Hints of vanilla but there's mostly a medium-roast coffee flavor that's prevalent. Moderate bitterness.

M- My only complaint is it's a little thin in body and not very creamy but it is a porter, not a stout, so I won't get too nitpicky. Medium-low carbonation is pretty on point though.

O- I guess you could say this is a well-balanced and sessionable coffee porter with not as heavy of a coffee punch as other coffee beers...but that intensity is why I like coffee beers. Very good, but not quite great.

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Photo of Chico1985
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Cam for sharing this 32oz Crowler. Can growler! What will they think of next? Reviewed from notes.

A - Dark brown-leaning-towards-black pour. A small beige head forms, retains as a mostly full cap, bits of lace left.

S - Straight up fresh quality coffee, kinda grounds-y but very flavorful, lactose, pastries, slightly dessert-y.

T - A little more sweetness here and lots of lactose coming through. Still big on the coffee, mostly good coffee and lactose to be honest, slight roast and chocolate there as well.

M - Good body, somewhat high carbonation, lots of flavor for the ABV, nicely light.

O - Kind of a coffee lactose bomb, but pretty awesome as such, the coffee used here is great and complex. Nice to have this in a low ABV porter.

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Photo of cbutova
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Crowley filled 3 days ago, flown back to MA and reviewed fully at time of consumption to phone. Really dig the crowler idea; someone in MA needs to get on that ASAP.

A- Super deep brown body with black notes in the middle. A two finger foamy mocha crown with fair retention. Sheets and webs of lace coat a large portion of the glass.

S- Oh hello coffee. Fresh and intensely smooth coffee borderline dominates the aroma with some roasted, cocoa and toasted grains underneath. The coffee has a medium earthy roast feel.

T- Coffee is strong with this one. As in the aroma the beans are the show with a deep, rich coffee flavor akin to very well brewed Joe. Earthy and bright fruits beyond the medium roast from the coffee. Cocoa powder, toasted brown malts and some lactose sweets.

MF- Silky lactose infused body with that signature stiff but smooth feeling. Medium bodied with high carbonation levels. Finishes with a bit of a roast bitterness from malts and coffee.

Depth of coffee in the aroma and flavor not just dark roast domination. Toasty brown grains, cocoa and the coffee of course with a nice lactose touch. Crowler is awesome by the way, beer perfect after a few days.

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Photo of HeartofMiami
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Cycle in St. Pete. Pours dark brown to black with thin tan head. Smell is dark roast coffee and roasted malts. Good mouthfeel, typical to the style. Taste is smooth, delicious coffee, malts and a hint of sweetness. To me, 75% coffee porter and 25% milk stout. Overall I really liked it

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Cream & Sugar, Please from Cycle Brewing
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