Fukito (739) - 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 (2880) - 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 (3588) - 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.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The pour is dark brown with a very small off white head. The nose is vanilla, a little vegetable, whiskey, wood, cherries. The taste is sweet almost entirely. Only a hint of bitter toward the end can be found. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean, body is heavy and finish is long.
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lachrymalisis (387) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
massive flavors. leather, caramel, vanilla, rich bourbon, balanced sweetness, warm ethanol, slight tart cherry-molasses, nuttiness, thick, port, brandy notes. tons of good oak-a beautiful slow sipper.
blankboy (6052) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle [750ml] shared with HogTownHarry & biegaman -- c/o biegaman. 2011 vintage, bottle 01787, as ’Cuir’. Pours a murky reddish-brown with a small diminishing bubbly beige head. Great aroma with lots of dark fruit, some wood, brown sugar, light spices, bourbon, molasses and more. Flavour: Wow, wow, wow! Lots of dark fruit, brown sugar, caramel malt, hops, alcohol, molasses and wood -- just lovely. Alcohol is there but not 14%. Medium bodied. Simply put, a fantastic beer!
HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle shared by biegaman, shared with me and blankboy - this is Cuir, 3rd anniversary (2011 - bottle #1787) - mmmmmm. Murky red pour large frothy tan head. Aroma - so smooth, nutty, boozy, light cocoa, vanilla, oak tannin - bitter - really really good stuff. Taste follows, massively fruity - what can I say? Best beer of the night. Average body, nice carbonation, bitter finish - beer of the night.
knickskicks (729) - - FEB 10, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cuir, 25% barrel aged. Red-brown, off-white head. Nose is big caramel apple, pears, prunes, light veggies. Taste is caramel apple, prunes, well-concealed alcohol. Warming alcohol halfway through but surprisingly not in the finish.
Chipalsa (1309) - Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a fantastic brew - thanks for sharing, OmegaX. The pour came out as a deep, murky rustic orange with a thin frothy head. It smelled like oak, bourbon, cherries and sun-dried oranges with a hint of Merlot. I think the idea is to at first expose this one to oxidization, as it drinks like a port wine with a splash of hard cider. Flavors of orange Starburst, bourbon, honey, vanilla, oak and what seem like tannins with a touch of acidity in the background make for quite the sipper. Overall it was pretty rich in texture and flavor, but I can accept that with the generous 14.5% alcohol content. I enjoyed this one quite a bit!
OmegaX (1255) - Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely a unique brew. Bottle into snifter. Aroma was nice bourbon, vanilla, some raisins, a touch of sour oak/wood notes, molasses, Looked brownish/red with an off-white head. Taste is boozey, with molasses, some raisins, port wine, bourbon, vanilla, cherry, tartness, oak, and sweet malts. Very complex and heavy. I enjoyed this beer but couldn’t drink much more than a snifter because it is so rich.