simont1 (622) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2017
Aroma of maple, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, caramel. Very intense. Taste of caramel, roasted malts, very well integrated bourbon, chocolate, coffee, woody maple. Very well balanced maple and coffee, creamy mouthfeel, great bourbon integration. One of the best Cycle. RasmusOtt (2910) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2017
Pours Black with a dark brown head. Aroma of maple, Coffee, sweet bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, dark malts and dark sweet fruits. Taste of maple, vanilla, coffee, sweet bourbon, big sweet malts, dark chocolate and slight sweet dark fruits. Nice! Klimaet (3085) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2017
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aromas of maple, coffee, vanilla, bourbon, milk chocolate, nutella, light roasty malts. Taste has coffee, vanilla, maple, light peppery, fudgey, milk chocolate. AirForceHops (8026) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 11, 2017
650 ml bottle, spilt 3 ways. Black liquid with fast dying white head. Aroma is maple covered French toast, syrup, mild coffee, chocolate. Flavor has a huge amount of maple sugar, coffee base. The sweet sugar starts to become cloying, after 4 ounces it is hard to get down. The bourbon is almost overrun with sugar. Good, not great. AdamChandler (5206) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 11, 2017
Acquired in a trade. Bomber split 3 ways at 35F and allowed to warm up. Enjoyed in a Teku Glass.
tderoeck (10593) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2017
A - Small head leaving a small line. This is really dark. totally black, oily, booze legs on the glass.
S - this smells insane! I'v never smelt so much maple syrup in a beer. Is this 50% maple syrup? milk chocolate, tons of vanilla
T - This is overwhelmingly whiskey / bourbon. it's actually robust old coffee, oak charr to the extreme and an overwhelming amount of sweetness.
M - Really thin and oily, the lingering smoke flavor and maple wood is a downer
O - This is intense, more intense than the ABV would suggest. Not very balanced for what Cycle has presented in the past.
26/VIII/17 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBSG17 - BB: n/a (2017-1358) Thanks to ElManana+1 for sharing the bottle!Homer321 (5248) - Melboring, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2017
Clear dark brown beer, small creamy beige to dark brown head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lovely stuff, lots of roasted malts, dark chocolate, some coffee, molasses, vanilla notes, pretty intense stuff! MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very sweet start, lots of chocolate, nutty touch, dark chocolate, roasted, alcohol, bit sweet. Aftertaste: sugary, alcohol, some bourbon, more chocolate, mocha, bit acidic, lots and lots of chocolate, nutty touch. Lovely beer!
Bottle thanks to Michael. A huge sugary malty sweet aroma with light vanilla and bourbon. Wowe. Black. Medium sized light brown head. Taste is moderately bitter chocolate with a maple sweetness and moderate vanilla and booze. Holy cow this is for real. Phenomenal. Probably the best cycle beer I have ever had. Martinus (4732) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2017
Pitch black colour, beige head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, caramel. Hint of soy. Sweet flavour, roasted malts, caramel, coffee cocoa nibs, nuts. Full body. Sweet malty finish, mocha, soy sauce. bytemesis (9489) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 11, 2017
(from 66cL bottle @ RBBSG '17. Thanks for sharing, ElManana!)
Bottle thanks to Homer. Pours opaque black, medium creamy dark brown head, dissipates slowly, nice lacing. Aroma is full of maple, notes of bourbon, cocoa, more maple. Flavor is quite sweet, light plus bitter. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. This beer hurt me. I was not planning to, but I drank the entire fucken bomber after a few other things and I was not in a happy place the next morning. 77ships (11481) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2017
Thanks to ElManana+1! Bomber sampled @ RBBSG17. Black, tanned head. Nose is cacao, chocolate, bourbon syrup, mocha, cacao nibs all the way, syrup, sugar. Taste is ridiculously sweet but delicious hazelnut & cacao nibs syrup, mocha, faint molasses, maple, pralines. So bloody thick & so near overkill but it still rules.