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Southern Tier Cuvée Series 2

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Ale aged in American Oak ALE IMPRESSIONS: Dark ruby red color, roasted malt flavor with apparent bitterness. Finishes with a rich caramel and espresso aroma. AMERICAN OAK IMPRESSIONS: Impressions of vanilla crème, classic crème brûlée and nougat. A little more oak flavor than series one, but with creamy intensity. 11.0% abv. • individually boxed, foil labeled 22 oz bottle


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
damzz (249) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2009
Slight head that lasted. Needs to be sipped as one would a wine remembering that the bubbles punch up the alcohol effect. malty nose - ah, my wine tasting intrudes. Palate: Roasted malt with caramel and faint hops. Body is full and syrupy. Drink with a friend. Downing a couple of these will put you over the limit on the breathalyser and perhaps lead to memory loss and you do want to remember this brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoePeesie (855) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Not as good as I would have expected from a very solid brewer.Pours a dark ruby red with an off white head. Nose and taste are of muted malts leaning towards coffee and caramel and oak.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fletchfighters (1040) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2012
A-- Poured a dark, murky brown. Very little carbonation. What was there was light brown head and disappeared quickly. No lacing at all. S-- Sweet, roasted coconut right off the bat. Some dark fruit as well. Alcohol is quite noticeable as well. More like cognac than alcohol though. T-- Thick and syrupy. That is for sure. Coconut is very dominant in the taste. Still some dark fruits but apricot stands out in the fruit part. Also get almond in this as well. Keep thinking almond joy with this. M-- Thick, syrupy and sweet. That is for sure. Very low carbonation. Sometimes medicinal and other times not in the mouth. D-- Very much a sipper. ABV is pretty well hidden but it is just sweet and syrupy that slows you down. Might have been better fresher more than anything else. I like coconut but in a way this is over the top. Worth trying more than anything else. Becoming a trend with what I have had with ST beers. Very sweet and syrupy.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (2859) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 23, 2009
Bottle from SL. The pour was dark copper to brownish, near to nil head and lacing. The aroma was strong oak and vanilla. The flavor followed with some firm oak, vanilla, roasty/ash elements from the barrel presumably, tannins, some caramel and light dark fruity notes in the finish. Body was moderate but a little sticky and undercarbonated. Alcohol was detectable but not harsh.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LilBeerDoctor (3422) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2009
On tap at Sunset Grill. Pours a dark amber with a white head. Aroma of vanilla, oak, and alcohol. Flavor of vanilla, bourbon and sweet oak. Harsh with sharp alcohol notes. Very nasty and much worse than #1. Ugh what an awful beer. 5/3/5/3/12 (2.9/5)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2009
22 oz. bottle from Ballard Market. Bought as a pair with Southern Tier Cuvee Series 1 and I must say it doesn’t hold a candle to the first one. Though I can’t nail the genus exactly, I get some very strong woodsy (pine needle?) flavor. Not at all like the smooth, mellow, barley wine flavor I got from Series 1. Not bad, just... different.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Son of a fucking bitch! Why did I do this to myself again!? Screw you, 75 character limit!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerbill (3333) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 1, 2009
22 oz. bottle. Pours a slightly hazed dark copper with a moderate off-white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left very little lace. There are elements in the aroma I like such as fresh pears, candied orange, and caramel. However, there is also a heavy sweetness reminiscent of overripe/rotting fruit that makes me wary. The flavor leans more on the overripe/rotting fruit sweetness than the aroma along with caramel and some oak. Strong alcohol flavor emerges towards the finish, particularly as the beer warms. I enjoy sweet beers, so that is never a problem for me. This one is just not very good.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4180) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2011
The aroma is quite strong and nice with, toffee, caramel, oak, hops, and fruit. The appearance is dark amber/brown with a thin head. The taste is like the aroma with an unpleasant metallic quality. The palate is smooth, Overall not bad but it has problems.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Bottle @ Armin’s house. Somewhat cloudy, reddish orange appearance with a small tan head. Somewhat oxidized, toffee, light vanilla, dull flavor hoppy, fairly intense aroma. Fairly boozy, cardboard, plastic, toffee, caramel, bitter floral flavor. Pretty strong.


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