budznsudz (557) - 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.
slowrunner77 (1550) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"pours mahogony with a thin tan head, big time sweet alcoholic aroma hits home...fig/raisiny sweet, vanilla, bourbon. you’d think due to the intensity and strength it was far more than 25% barrel gaed, but that’s what it said. the bourbn didn’t dominate, but it was sweet and warming still. very very tasty, but it could’ve been better toned down a bit. maybe 11-12% and not as sweet? usually with the partially barreled beers i’m begging for 50/50, but in this case, the 75% ale was sweet and hot to begin with, so it was good...but too agressive to be great."
VT (1413) - 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 (1777) - 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 today’s 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 (1621) - 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.
TXBadger (1380) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this as Cuir 100% Bourbon Barrel Aged: pours a deep amber color with off-white head. Tartness, funk, oak, bourbon, and some dark fruits on the nose; follows onto the palate. Very nice. Finishes tart and dry.
AdamJackson (2595) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cuir 25% Bourbon, 2011 bottle Very hazy red a nice 3 finger head. Aroma is loaded with molasses and figs. Sweet taste. Huge oak presence and a heavy prune juice taste. Absolutely delicious
Dfonorow (1434) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share at DLD 2014. Pour is clear red/orange with a very small tan head. Aroma and flavor are borderline cloying - toffee, wood chips, vanilla, dark fruit, citrus, rock candy. Low carbonation, alcohol is well hidden mostly due to the high amount of sugar.
BelgianBeerGal (3190) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Traded bottle as Papier with a thick dose of black wax to keep that cap on. Pours a murky brown color with no real head just some bubbles. Big aroma of molasses, dark malt and a hint of steak sauce I think. Bold flavor with a bit of spice and a syrupy mouthfeel. This is definitely a sipper but for 14.5% the booze is actually well hidden. Strange lingering finish. Good but not really my thing.
alobar (2776) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy amber brown color with aroma of fig, raisin, cherry, and wood. Thick complex flavor with lots of dark fruit- fig, raisin, and cherry-, wood, and bourbon round out the flavor. 2009 bottle. Very nice and very big beer.
DrSilverworm (6363) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 1st anniversary bottle, labeled "Papier". Black wax. Thanks to beace for this one. Shared with Jay. Hazy dark red brown color. Beautiful color, but no head or lace. The beer is pretty flat, but it doesn’t hurt it at all really, it’s pretty nice and has a good creamy texture. The beer is 5 years old, to be fair. Awesome nice dark fruit, vanilla aromas. Moderate sweet taste, lightly dry finish. Just a light hint of tart / tannic notes. Hides alcohol amazingly well. Very enjoyable stuff. Great one to share between two people.