ctipping (1922) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2016
500 mL growler of Nooner #4. Originally reviewed 11/25/2013.
Black with some transparency at the edges. Decent khaki head.
Nose is strong boozy bourbon. Some coffee and chocolate roasted malt. Really intense barrel.
Bourbon is really intense in the taste, too. I understand that these are Chocolate Bourbon barrels from Pritchardís, but I donít get a ton of chocolate. Just a harsh bourbon and roasted malt.
Boozy. Medium body. Medium carbonation.
The barrel is intense. Too intense for me.
markextrae (4410) - AlingsŚs, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2016
bottle shared by a friend. poured a deep pitch black colour with a small tanned ring on top. nose if sweet bakers chocolate upfront, molasses, fudge, belgium pralines, sweet sticky bourbon, vanilla, and charred oak. mouthfeel is still bursting with sticky chocolate. sweet and dry finish. this bottle has allready some age on. but itís still drinking amazing. what a desert beer. (and the blend together with DBR was even better) Klimaet (2539) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2015
Bottle shared at the Dangerous Bottleshares 1 Year Anniversary. Pours pitch black with a medium mocha head. Aroma has lots of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, roast, fudge. Straight up chocolate BOMB. Aroma is HUGE chocolate and bourbon. Roast, fudge, light tobacco. RasmusOtt (2740) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2015
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshares 1 year anniversary. Pours black with a dark brown head. Aroma of rich chocolate, filled chocolates, bourbon vanilla, caramel and some weak coffee as well. Decadent. The taste has tons of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, some weak chalk, some weak roast and liquorice as well leading to a savory end. Big slick and awesome! Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours pitch black with small ring of brown head. Aroma is so rich! Bourbon, vanilla, rich chocolate, liquor, raisins, plums, roasty malts, light sweet milk chocolate, more heavy on rich dark chocolate fudge. Taste is really sweet, prunes, chocolate, vanilla candy, fudge, cocoa, roasty malts, vanilla, oak and barrel character. Packed with chocolate and cocoa with light coffee. Dry roasty finish with malty dryness raisins and light warming booze. Full sugary body and smooth carbonation.
bursprak (3183) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshares 1 year anniversary. As DCB DOS. Pour is pitch black with a dark reddish head. Notes of sweet chocolate, cocoa powder, light vanilla, some bourbon, sweet malts and some light roast. Vestergaard (2089) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle at Dangerous Bottleshares 1 year anniversary thanks to Ray! Pours a lovely pitch black with a nice, dark brown head. Aroma has lots of bourbon, lots of chocolate, roasted malts, big toffee/caramel, coffee, licorice, slight cinnamon. dark dried fruits, figs. Taste is really sweet and bourbon forward. Vanilla, chocolate, roasty malts, lots of sweet, dark dried fruits. Dry finish. Low carbonation, oily full body. So much dark chocolate as it heats up!! Yummy! vyvvy (6392) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Pours dark brown with no head. The aroma has lots of chocolate, bourbon, smooth hefty roast and vanilla. It has a full rich body with almost no carbonation. The flavor has lots of chocolate, bourbon, molasses and heavy malt. The finish is on the alcoholic side. Pretty good. Tsekouratos (603) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - SEP 6, 2015
650 ml as DCB DOS. Simply amazing brew!! Pours a thick black color with a thin brown head. Aromas of intense chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Taste is magnificent!! Chocolate on the max, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, roasted oak notes. Body is full and oily with medium carbonation. rbradley82 (6) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2015 does not count
My favorite Cycle beer to date...just a massive cocoa nib bomb in a glass. Pour is absolutely pitch black and completely opaque. Beautiful dark brown head originates from a medium vigorous pour and subsides to a faint ring around the edges of the glass leaving tremendous oily legs. Picture perfect BA stout. Aroma is nothing overly complex...some bourbon, some cocoa power. Solid, but nothing out of the ordinary. Taste brings chocolate indulgence. By far the best overly-chocolate beer Iíve tasted as wave upon wave of milk and dark chocolates intertwine with caramelized sugars and vanilla notes from bourbon. As found with every Cycle Dos, the finish brings a wonderful tannin dryness and a touch of heat to remind you of the ABV. Body is rich and thick with a perfect level of carbonation...probably the best mouthfeel in the Cycle Dos family. This is just an absolute wonderful beer by itself but would take any dessert to the next level.