Cream & Sugar, Please
Cycle Brewing

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Porter - American
Ranked #45
Ranked #5,006
4.07 | pDev: 7.86%
Cycle Brewing
Florida, United States
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Singlefinpin from North Carolina

4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drank this at Cycle Brewing in beautiful
Saint Petersburg Florida.
Poured from a tap into a pint glass.
Looks dark brown with a nice tan foamy head and lacing that dropped to a thin cap.
Smells malty, sweet, coffee and chocolate.
Taste follows the nose with a nice milky flavor.
Mouth feel is medium for the style with a nice milky, sticky feel
Overall one of the best examples of a American coffee porter I've had, a nice cross between a sweet milk and coffee porter and I would definitely order again.

Jan 09, 2021
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chinchill from South Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can with a June 2019 canning date stamp on the bottom (stored cold). Served in a Belgian snifter this poured with a very dark reddish-brown body and a semi-durable off-white head.
Loads of coffee in the nose with a more moderate level in the flavor. Lightly sweet until the mildly bitter coffee flavored aftertaste. There are dark bread notes throughout.
Feel. Smooth, full body.

Overall. Drinks like a well crafted coffee milk stout.

Aug 05, 2020
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jjamadorphd from Florida

3.41/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent porter...

It was decent, nothing spectacular, but certainly decent. Good looking dark caramel colored brew with reddish highlights. The smell was practically non-existent - no matter how hard I tried I did not get anything out of the beer. The rest of it was, well, like I've already mentioned - decent. Mouthfeel was light on carbonation but watery, the taste was heavy on the black coffee side, and overall I would be okay grabbing for another in the future. It's decent.

Apr 25, 2020
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wmscottsimpsonjr from Missouri

3.67/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown with light tan head. Big big brown sugar in the nose with some coffee. Flavor is light creamed coffee up front with big brown sugar through through the mid and aftertaste. Some milk chocolate too. Quite sweet with a medium mouthfeel

Feb 23, 2020
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spectru from Florida

3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown, translucent, Head completely dissipates right away; Smells coffee-ish; Smooth, lightly carbonated, but not almost flat like some stouts; Flavor is pleasant. I'd like more head, and more carbonation. I like my coffee black, no cream and sugar, thank you.

Feb 16, 2020
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clayrock81 from Florida

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Aug 26, 2019
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WickedBeer from Alabama

4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

Jun 21, 2019
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Roguer from Georgia

3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Jun 08, 2019
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

Aug 16, 2017
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larryarms847 from Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
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!

Jan 01, 2017
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GarthDanielson from Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Aug 28, 2016
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deebo from Michigan

4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

Aug 20, 2016
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GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -1%
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.

Jun 02, 2016
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.3/5  rDev -18.9%
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.

Apr 20, 2016
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Mar 13, 2016
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ONovoMexicano from New Mexico

3.56/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

Mar 04, 2016
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Nov 24, 2015
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stakem from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Oct 29, 2015
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Yourahoser from Florida

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Sep 27, 2015
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HopheadOberg from Ohio

4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
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

Sep 19, 2015
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ultrasticky1 from Florida

5/5  rDev +22.9%
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.

Aug 23, 2015
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thampel09 from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
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

Jul 23, 2015
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RblWthACoz from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Jul 05, 2015
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Ciocanelu from Romania

3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

May 06, 2015
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Stevedore from Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

Mar 14, 2015
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