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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.25%
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 23, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2009 Rating #800,Growler from goryshkewych, thanks George. Dark brown pour, with a thin head. Bourbon up front with a slight vanilla sweetness in the backround, some honey as well. More bourbon in the flavor, raisins and other dark fruits, very nicely balanced and a good complexity too it, another homer for Jackie-Os barrel aged program.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (11644) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2009
On draught at the brewpub, served in a snifter. The beer is a dark brown color with a medium beige head that recedes slowly. Stringy lacing on the glass. The aroma has vinous notes along with oak, vanilla and malt. Rich and smooth body with flavors of bourbon, chocolate and dark fruit. The finish is fruity and malty with a slow bourbon burn. Enjoyable from start to finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2009
On draft at jackie os twice. This is a great blend because I love both of these beers. There is a lot of bourbon coming through and at times it seems like a little bit too much but it is very tastey overall. Pretty complex with some dark fruit flavors, chocolate, honey. Good body but not too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Growler sample at Muckfest 2009 Day 2. Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of bourbon and vanilla with hints of chocolate and sugary honey. Bourbon and oaky flavor up front with caramel, chocolate and just a bit of tartness on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2009
Dark brown with a small off white head. Aroma is sweet, vanilla, honey, wood, caramel and a light roast and bourbon. Flavor is all of the above but better. So smooth and rich with the right sweetness and great level of bourbon and vanilla. Some dark chocolate cake flavors mixed right in there too. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chibuck (3510) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2639) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Cap Reads CC1
Tasted on 4/28/12 with the Nashville and Knoxville crews at Curtis old house, big thanks to JR for bringing this one. Pours dark brown with a brick tint and no head, but a thin bubbly collar. The nose is date, chocolate covered raisin, molasses, dark chocolate, vanilla, maple, brown sugar, and plenty of bourbon. The flavor is a bit light with cola, chocolate covered raisin, vanilla, maple, and brown sugar, but it is very dry despite all of these sweet descriptors. The body is full with light carbonation and a long molasses, cola, and chocolate covered raisin finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (9427) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2015
Like everyone else, I wondered what the secret release would be at the 10th Anniversary extravaganza. I couldnt believe this was it - the only Cellar Cuvee that wasnt bottled, the only one Id never tried before. I got my full bottle allotment and a couple draft pours at the Production Facility. It pours a deep, opaque cocoa brown with a small tan head that settles into a ring and lightly laces the glass. The Dark App base made it hard to distinguish from the Spirit Beast and Cognac Dark App, especially in appearance, but also in more subtle ways. But it became more apparent after the Cognac warmed that this was CC1, with rich notes of vanilla, mild roast, cocoa, honey, brown sugar, oak, pralines, and molasses. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, smooth mouthfeel that finishes sticky. Really nice and satisfying. I liked it better than the other two new releases, by a hair.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Had at Hophead22s Imperial Stout Tasting. Thanks Tim. Brown with almost no head. Bourbon and oak aroma. A sweet grainy taste with hints of honey and raisin, good chocolate flavor, tangy palate, a citrus oaky finish, and pleasant alcoholic sourness lingering in the back of the throat.

   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!

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