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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.25%
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The Cellar Cuvee project is inspired by the art of blending. Multiple beers are married together after aging in oak barrels within our cellar. Cellar Cuvee 1 was the original, released in May of 2009. This was before we were bottling and this blend was draft-only. Bourbon Barrel Dark Apparition and Wood Ya Honey came together, creating a one-of-a-kind experience for both our staff and customers. It felt very fitting to finally release this beer in a bottle format to complete the series. Bourbon soaked honeycomb drizzled with dark chocolate and molasses. Pair with candied bacon, Cantonese spare ribs, and carrot cake. Raise a glass and celebrate 10 years of adventure and exploration!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrallen34 (3503) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2011
draft... Brad luckily found the last keg of this, top 2 beer of the night, had multiple samples, outstanding, great undertones of bourbon with coconut and rich chocolate, great blend that I hope is done again in the future

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (4292) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Appearance is dark copper, like that of an old penny with a beige head. Aroma is of bourbon, chocolate, spruce, and a bit of raisin. Taste follows the nose with bourbon in the forefront and the remaining flavors playing a secondary role. All in all, this one is pretty tasty if you love bourbon.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (9256) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle shared by Brad and Art, thanks! Poured a hazy dark amber red with a brown head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma was full of sweet grains, some raisins, milk chocolate and light fruits. Flavor was similar with sweet grains and raisins with some chocolate and bourbon in the finish. Needed a little something to balance the sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Bottle shared by Brad and Art. Thanks! Pours black with tan head. Aroma is vanilla, oak, roast, and coffee. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor has a coconut, coffee, dark roast layer. And finishes semi sweet with a dark fruit component. Good stuff and thanks for sharing!

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
weem25 (4) - USA - JAN 23, 2010 does not count
flat beer with chocolate notes. little barrel flavor that doesnt get overpowered by bourbon. cloudy brown color. tasty but could use more carbonation

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Handbottle, thanks Kan. Pours flat and muddy, no head. Raisins soaked in bourbon, port wine, and caramel. Flavors of caramel, port, chocolate, sharp and off puting oak cutting through. No carb, med body. Pretty tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2010 Growler straight from brad... Pours a dull cola brown with a non- existent head ... Aroma of assertive caramel bourbon and tides along with soft vanilla tannins... Flavors of caramely bourbon with a very light mouthfeel and soft vanilla tannins. Very soft barrel flavors...enjoyed this more so than cuvee 2 but 2 different beers nonethless.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6566) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Clear brown color/ thin head. Sour wet wood, vanilla mocha aromas. frothy medium body. Biting chocolate, vanilla, bourbon boozy, coffee, mildly sour flavors. A bit muddled but tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Had on tap at Jackie Os Anniversary Party. Side by side tasting with the Cuvee 2. This one was my fav of the two. Nice notes of vanilla, cherries, honey, chocolate and coffee. Added heat of the bourbon was very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Pours a mahogany color. Bourbon sweet notes, vanilla and caramel, a bit of heat a little rough on the end.


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