shigadeyo (2919) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Anno 2011 Anniversary ~ Bottle Number 10014
7/28/2011: The Bruery Cuir (75% ale, 25% ale aged in bourbon barrels)... Aroma: Wow, only 25% might have been barrel-aged, but the bourbon hits the nose immediately; just a bit of caramel maltiness to soften it up so that the bourbon doesnít dominate; tempered with a hint of vanilla. Appearance: Yummy looking... Deep, dark brunette-amber color with a reverse-cascading dark beige head thatís large and stays around for the duration. Flavor: Really nice rich, caramel maltiness; bourbon-soaked golden raisins, fig, DATES, brown sugar, roasted plum, hint of molasses; fruit-cake nuances; dry, boozy bourbony finish; the incredible thing is that the massive alcohol content is 95% hidden in the flavor (although it does start to vent through the nose as is warms)! Palate: Medium-full to full-bodied; smooth, milky texture; a touch creamy. Overall: Really good; drinks like a bourbon aged Barleywine or MASSIVE Winter Warmer.
1 pint 9.4 fl. oz. black waxed top bottle (Alc. 14.% By Vol.) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #449 for this beer.
Westmeister (1303) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to KieferUGA for this one. (2011 Cuir version) Pours a dark clear brown. This is complex, massive and just awesome. Honestly this came as a surprise it was so good. Deep dark fruits, very fruity, boozy, vanilla, caramel, very sweet (but not in a syurpy way), some oak, malty, cocoa. Very nice.
mixmasterob (871) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from CBX I bought three years ago. Dark golden pour with a pretty, dense white head. Big vinous aroma full of dark fruits, honey, vanilla, burnt sugar, booze and wood. Flavors were sweet on the verge of cloying. Lots and lots going on here. Lots of sweet fruit, vanilla, bourbon, good heat. Mouthfeel was syrupy with decent carbonation. Overall very complex with many moving parts. Smelled wonderful, just a bit too sweet. Dug it regardless.
Iphonephan (2219) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Pizzeria Paradiso Washington DC. Pours a fairly clear dark amber with an ecru head. Aroma of caramel and dark fruit. Sweet and viscous with flavors of caramel, plum, raisin and candy sugar. Sweet boozy finish. Wow.
mrtripod (18) - USA - MAY 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Moderate carbonation. Carmel, sugary, sweet scent. Boozy but not overpowering. Smooth but saccharine finish. Almost as good as Papier.
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 22, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A light molasses to the aroma. This is a great barleywine. Super fruity but with a strong molasses finish. Really top notch. Still, the finish is amazingly, for either a barleywine or an old ale. Great stuff.
budznsudz (378) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours murky brownish orange with a thick off white head. Aroma is very complex. Figs, raisins, oak, cinnamon, clove, dark brown sugar, sour apple, and booze make up the amazing aroma. Taste is figs, plum, alcohol, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, apples, pears, and sweet oak barrel. Hides the 14.5% very well. Delicious.
Fukito (700) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark hazy murky brown/ copper color with almost no head. Aroma is figs/ dates and some port. Flavor is boozy, porterish with some dried fruit notes and a sweet, alcoholic aftertaste. Very full palate, boozy and warming. Kinda good but i am sure this is going to give me a bad headache tomorrow...
Frank (2223) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Labelled as Cuir. Kinda funky and super, super sweet. Pears and spice and booze. Really, just losts and lots and more fruit. This beer is like a fruit coctail w/ extra corn syrup. It is kinda tasy but not a great beer.
djd07 (2535) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a cloudy brown with paperthin beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is a fruity malt and chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet roast and fruity malt and light oak. Easy to drink a very good old ale from The Bruery.