AirForceHops (6196) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 20, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 2011 vintage, thanks ClarkVV. Dirty brown color. Aroma is oxidation, wet cardboard, dark fruit and caramel.
Flavor is heavy oxidation. Some dark fruit but this has sat to long. Really to long. Ouch
Chalumeaux (1041) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle thanks ClarkVV red brown with a nice beige head. Aromas of dark fruit caramel and molasses. Taste is caramel bomb with lingering alcohol burn. Whoa.
WillRunForBeer (2283) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
More old beer. This one shared by ClarkVV, who is easily The Bruery’s biggest fan. Thanks, Clark! Pours red brown with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, molasses, dark fruits. Flavor is caramel, molasses, dark cherry. Held up well. Alcohol well hidden.
Bule (1838) - California, USA - JAN 9, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle of Papier pours a brown color without any head. Low carbonation but still ok. Raisins, port and toffee.
ryanfolty (2391) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
December 11, 2015 - bottle via Bruery cellar sale. Light brown pour with limited head. Aroma was nice blend of caramel, bourbon and maybe some vanilla and dark fruit. Taste was consistent with aroma. This was fantastic.
chinchill (4272) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating of CUIR, which is the 3rd Anniv. edition and not the same as Coton.
Large shared bottle. 4 years old.
Very fruity aroma featuring dried plums and other dark fruits. Bitter and sweet with a touch of tartness.
Warming but not hot.
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - SEP 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Given the bottle is 5 plus years old I am trying to balance what this once was versus what it is now. Lots of caramel sweetness but also some sherry like oxidation. Their Anni beers are spectacular and there is no reason to believe this wasn’t at one point. The alcohol has been subdued quite a bit but the oxidation isn’t a great replacement for me.
mikem409 (1985) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 2010 Cuir 25% Barrel aged. Color is murky brown with soft white head. Toffee aroma and brown sugar. Taste is nice and mellow oak and vanilla
Age has worked well on this.
Stuu666 (10633) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy brown, nose is roasted, chocolate, taste is rich, sweet, fruity, roasted.
wedgie9 (2633) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted on 8/31/13 from a capped 750mL bottle that I had purchased at a Whole Foods a long time prior. Pours muddy brown with no head. The nose is mostly oxidized with caramel, toffee, raisin, date, and maple. The flavor is not as far gone as the nose with all of the same caramel, raisin, date, and maple, and the toffee showing a bit more toasted bitter. The body is huge with no carbonation and a long burnt sugar and sweet finish.