Cypher
Bearded Iris Brewing

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From:
Bearded Iris Brewing
 
Tennessee, United States
Style:
Porter - American
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 10.34%
Ratings:
10
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 25, 2019
Added:
Oct 25, 2018
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  1
SCORE
86
Very Good
Notes: Cypher is a touch enigmatic, but all about the interplay of 2-row, brown, caramel and chocolate malts. This small and dynamic porter expertly crafts encoded notes of toasty toasty baker’s chocolate, brownie crust and warm candied sugar.
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3.24/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
by TerryMills from Tennessee

I know its a porter but I think its just a touch watery on the finish and kinda thin bodied ... Very long lasting ever changing flavor profile tho ..

If it weren't for the watery finish I would give this beer A+.

Jan 25, 2019
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4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Wasatch from Colorado

Thanks goes out to Buck89 for this brew.

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 10/22/18
ABV: 4.6%

Poured into a Tree House glass a pretty nice dark brown/black color, pretty nice carbonation, with a really nice thick/creamy two-finger tan head, which also leaves a nice medium size oil slick, and some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some pretty nice chocolate/toffee, vanilla, nice roastyness. The taste is pretty nice, malty, with some pretty nice chocolate/toffee notes, nice roasty, nice vanilla note, nice little sweetness. Medium body, ABV is hidden very nicely, nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew. Something different from BI. Thanks John!

Dec 23, 2018
 
3.63 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee on Dec 15, 2018
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3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

You would think that if Bearded Iris decided to tackle a standard American porter that it would be a hazy porter with a juicy hop profile. But it reveals that this style is basically kryptonite to the brewer's hop dominant superpowers.

Pouring a dark brown color and layered with a soft lathery blanket, Cypher follows with a coffee leading scent with cocoa, nuttiness with a sorghum hearty sweet scent. Sweetness glosses over the tongue with a light molasses, horehound, buckwheat honey likeness.

The porter quickly develops a toasty, nearly roasty dryness on the middle palate as the sweetness shows rapid recession. Bittersweet chocolate carries a high cocoa content character along with dark roast coffee, walnut and a gentle sprucy smokiness. Late bitterness pulls from the coffee and cocoa-like flavor and into a hoppy, woodsy, spicy late palate.

Medium bodied and showing remarkable dryness, the beer is surprisingly refreshing despite its robust taste, scent and malty overcasts. A spice of coffee liquor extends into a medium long aftertaste with an arid char substrate.

Dec 10, 2018
 
4.71 by stoopkidd from Tennessee on Dec 06, 2018
 
3.85 by BEER88 from Washington on Dec 05, 2018
 
3.52 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Nov 24, 2018
 
3.75 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee on Nov 23, 2018
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3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

Canned 10.22.18, opened 11.11.18, poured into a tasting glass

“ they call me the hippopotamus”

Dark cola liquid in appearance, some carbonation, one finger light taupe fizzy crown, some lacings

Taste of roast malts, slight roast bitterness

Medium sudsing in the mouth, light mouthfeel

Aroma of roast malts, coffee

Nice beer

Nov 11, 2018
 
3.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Nov 11, 2018
Cypher from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 10 ratings