tom10101 (1817) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (750 ml). Cuir 100% barrel-aged. Shared by Mathieuc, huge thanks! Reddish brown with a small off-white head and good lacing. Intense and complex aroma of caramel, toffee, malt, bourbon and tobacco. Lot of sweetness too. Taste is also heavily sweet. This is a caramel/toffee bomb with the perfect amount of bourbon, wood, some tobacco notes and slight fruits. Full body. Very intense beer. Extremely sweet but, strangely, not cloying. We split the bottle 4 ways and I had no problem finishing my glass. Really complex brew that is enhanced by the barrel-aged treatment. Loved it.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served on draft at Beer Run 12/18/12. Cuir vintage. Pours a clear red color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toffee, caramel, whisky, vanilla, wood, citrus and berries. The taste is toffee, wood, vanilla, strawberries. Medium-full bodied, boozy.
Reynolds314 (1877) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hey Bruery! we need to have a chat. Why are you trying to give me diabeetus? Boozy rock candy sounds cool too a 14 year old but in reality its not good. This thing is cloying as all hell which is all too common for Bruery. Taste is straight rock candy to the extreme, with very light bourbon, strawberry, raisin notes. No roastyness at all or real complexity just a slightly thin boozy bomb. STOP IT.
Ernesto987 (3010) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2013 Ba cuir here, old bottle. Smells like caramel and candy, very sweet malty and sticky. Ok at best
Marheb (1517) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
**Critique distortionnée par les abus du réveillon:(Version cuir) L’alcool n’est pas bien camouflé, même après 2 ans et c’est à peu près le seul aspect chambranlant. J’aime mieux la Fruet et son 100% barrel, quand même très appréciable.
MotherBrother (621) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour a hazy brown, with a small white head.
Aroma of caramel, dark - bourbon-soaked fruits, vanilla, bourbon, slight leather, and even some grapefruit bitterness in this one. - perhaps some cinnamon? At least some spices in here.
The taste is quite sweet, with some bitterness to it as well. A little heat to it as well.
Medium bodied, with a semi-flat carbonation.
VastActiv (1606) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours are raisins, bitterness, sweetness, fruits and malts.
RmmHronek (169) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge bit of whiskey on the nose, and a beautiful amber-brown color and tan head. The body is medium thickness with some sweetness left behind to help balance out the huge alcohol bill, 14.5%. I think there is a nice balance of fruitiness (strawberry?) and alcohol, with a touch of whiskey on the flavor, not as much as the nose.
stravale (1691) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s 271012
Dark ruby red, off white head, good colour
Aroma - Fruity malts, red berries, some booze
Taste - Rich red berry fruity malts, rich sweet fruity malts, some booze though, some sweet red wine
Palate - Very soft carb, full body, smooth texture. Finish great flavour but a tad too boozy
Overall - Another excellent beer...but it’s a getting too boozy though. Still a 4.0
kermis (3652) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, prunes, over ripe fruits. Flavour is heavy sweet. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Awesome..