b79turner (230) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2012 I’m rating Cuir 3rd Anniversary, bottle poured into a tulip glass. Dark brown in color with a small head that quickly reduces to lacing around the glass. Medium carbonation. The nose is fantastic on this beer. It has modest bourbon, oak, vanilla flavors. Medium mouthfeel. The taste is very complex. I notice all flavors on the nose, then a slightly sour finish. I could’ve done without the sour finish. The alcohol is noticeable, but not considering the 14.5% ABV. Another remarkably complex brew from The Bruery.
NOTE: I noticed that as the beer has a chance to breathe, the sour finish goes away and the bourbon really takes hold. After finishing the bottle, I had to change my rating to a perfect 5.0...wonderful brew! I will definitely be purchasing more of this!
I just cracked open Coton, the biggest change I’ve noticed here is an orange liquor flavor that comes to the front. This beer has aged nicely in 2 years.
maley1 (803) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 30, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is huge. Pours a dark amber reddish colour with a decent sized tan head. Aroma is incredible with caramel, cherries, toffee, overripe fruits and molasses. Taste is pretty much as it smells and almost has a liquour feeling with what I would describe as a gran marnier and amaretto taste peeking through. Slight bitter hop on the finish, rounding out this near perfect beer brilliantly. This beer is incredible and will age brilliantly. BRAVO!!!!
bigguns22 (704) - Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours rich to dark amber.aromas of bourbon,oak honey and mahogany .Flavors of dark malt,oak honey and bourbon fill your palate.Not for the weak at heart but great for bourbon drinker,Over all one of the most enjoyable beer I have had.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2009
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Darker brown color with a light head. Aroma is filled with roasty, burnt caramel, dark fruits, brown sugar, creme brulee, and vanilla. Flavor is a great mix of vanilla, light oak/bourbon, warm caramel, vinous fruit, and raw sugar. Nice mouthfeel that gets better as it warms. Truly a beer that is great at cellar temps and will hopefully be a recurring brew. Cheers to the Bruery for crafting a fine brew worthy of praise and redefining what such a style can be!
jtclockwork (8782) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2010 Papier vintage. I absolutely loved this beer. Very sweet hazelnut coffee taste. Nose is a complex mix of nuts, caramel and coffee. Reminiscent of drinking a hazelnut flavored cognac without the burn.
dwyerpg (4635) - 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.
WanderinCelt87 (183) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a lovely dark brown with a beige head. Has a very robust smell of malt and molasses. Goes down smooth a very sweet taste that lingers for a bit. I’m also picking a hint of raisons.
Palidor19 (2989) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, perfection in a beer, the taste is essential with a smooth silky, oily feeling. the aroma is sweet caramel toffee and the smooth richness of the beer is fabulous. slightly acidic at the end but well made. one one my favorite beer ever.
hamilton23 (612) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 13, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 750 ml bottle. Pours a carmel brown. Tons of toffee and zinfandel grapes. Tastes of carmel, toffee molasses and some zinfandel grapes. Some spicy. This is amazing. Glad I have two more bottles to age.
SudsMcDuff (5930) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2011 rating #2500.. man! i loved this!! .. . dark, sticky and sweet with a killer smoothness for such a beast! .. . they’re standing around Bud!! .. . maple, molasses, cognac, and super secret plays .. . i could drink gallons of this, no problem! .. . thanks to Casey for the amazing opportunity! .. . oh yeah! yeah! ..what are we talkin bout??