rouhlas (2246) - GREECE - JAN 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle courtesy of Thanasis. Dark red brown color with small beige head. Aroma is malty, caramel, fruity, dark fruits, pecorino cheese, wood. Sweet and light bitter taste, malty caramel and fruity, some vanilla notes, wood again. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. Alcohol is very well hidden.
ineedbeer (1610) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle of Cuir.
Aroma is showing some slight oxidation with sherry notes. Lots of dark dried fruit including raisins and prunes. Some dark toffee and caramel notes with a bit of a smokey roast character. Hint of meaty soy sauce. Light alcohol note.
Pours a somewhat murky, burnt amber with brown hues. Moderate sized, fairly thick, dark tan head that exhibits good retention as it recedes to a thin film in the center of the glass.
Flavor is rather sweet with a lot of dark caramel and toffee notes. Lighter chocolate and burnt sugar with hints of roast and smoke. Moderate dark fruit notes of cherry and plums. Some raisin and prune notes as well. Faint meaty, soy sauce note; definitely lighter than the aroma. Medium light alcohol spice. Lingering dry fruit and dark caramel.
Mouthfeel is full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall, an alright beer but I canít tell whether its going through a bit of a weird phase or totally turning for the worse with that meaty note. Its quite a different beer from the Fruet I recently had. Lots more fruit notes and signs of age.
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Anno 2011 cuir. Hazy brown. Aroma of candied sugar, plum, wood, bourbon malt, vanilla. Taste is sweet and tart. Sticky. Dry bitter finish.
markextrae (3199) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
shared bottle by a friend, bruery CUIR, 100% bourbon barrel aged! poured a deep brown ambr colour with a small non lasting off head. verry bourbon forward, caramel, toffee, oak, vanilla, almond, dried red fruit, itís drinking very easy for itís 14,5% bourbon soaked raisins, plum, molasses, really smooth bourbon, just my kind of beer!
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Saraveza for their 6th anniversary. Dark amber color. Aroma is brown sugar and molasses. Taste is similar, with definite honey and vanilla notes. Amazingly strong, yet sweet and tasty.
Maarten1993 (820) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank during an awesome tasting at Thijsí place 28-3-2014. Very sweet, almost like a barley wine. Carbonation, present alcohol taste. Chocolate after taste. Magnificent beer.
Posted 7 months later cause I accidentally rated the wrong beer back then!
slowrunner77 (9223) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2014 "pours mahogony with a thin tan head, big time sweet alcoholic aroma hits home...fig/raisiny sweet, vanilla, bourbon. youíd think due to the intensity and strength it was far more than 25% barrel gaed, but thatís what it said. the bourbn didnít dominate, but it was sweet and warming still. very very tasty, but it couldíve been better toned down a bit. maybe 11-12% and not as sweet? usually with the partially barreled beers iím begging for 50/50, but in this case, the 75% ale was sweet and hot to begin with, so it was good...but too aggressivesubsequent years less sweet even while getting stronger. Up a tenth. to be great."
VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml "Cuir" bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours a veiled and flaky ruby reddish dark amber with a short lived white head. Aroma is leather, cherry, maple and wood. Flavor is liquor, leather, rum, sugarcane, port wine and caramel. Finish is booze, barley candy, burnt caramel, wood. Lingering port wine, rum and booze. Medium to full body, soft mouthfeel, low carbonation.
PriorL (3055) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBSG 2014. Thx to everyone for sharing todayís bottles!
APPEARANCE: clear dark blond beer, no foam.
NOSE: very sweet, caramel, alcohol.
TASTE: very sweet, alcohol, caramel. Too much sugar for me, also too much alcohol...
NikkTwist (2469) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Having this 2010 bottle at Eulogy in June 2014. Very rich dark caramel malts with deep red and brown fruit. Poured a deep translucent ruby with some light beige foam. Complex berry notes. Charred steak. Figs. Pomegranate. Duck sauce. Passionfruit. Cherry cordials. Rich sweet and sour. No funk. No bad notes. Syrupy succulent body. Lip-smacking finish. High ABV numbs the tongue but does not feel overpowering. Has aged very well in the bottle - a lot of the original burnt notes have smoothed and sweetened.