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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.25%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Cellar Cuvee project is inspired by the art of blending. Multiple beers are married together after aging in oak barrels within our cellar. Cellar Cuvee 1 was the original, released in May of 2009. This was before we were bottling and this blend was draft-only. Bourbon Barrel Dark Apparition and Wood Ya Honey came together, creating a one-of-a-kind experience for both our staff and customers. It felt very fitting to finally release this beer in a bottle format to complete the series. Bourbon soaked honeycomb drizzled with dark chocolate and molasses. Pair with candied bacon, Cantonese spare ribs, and carrot cake. Raise a glass and celebrate 10 years of adventure and exploration!

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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2653) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Cap Reads CC1
Tasted on 4/28/12 with the Nashville and Knoxville crews at Curtis old house, big thanks to JR for bringing this one. Pours dark brown with a brick tint and no head, but a thin bubbly collar. The nose is date, chocolate covered raisin, molasses, dark chocolate, vanilla, maple, brown sugar, and plenty of bourbon. The flavor is a bit light with cola, chocolate covered raisin, vanilla, maple, and brown sugar, but it is very dry despite all of these sweet descriptors. The body is full with light carbonation and a long molasses, cola, and chocolate covered raisin finish.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (3250) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2016
Refrigerated 12.7 oz. brown bottle poured into a cup. Black with very little beige head. Aroma is bourbon, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is bourbon, roasted malt, and wood.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (2186) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle thanks to StFun for FF league. Poured dark brown with tan head. Aroma strong straight bourbon barrel some sweet honeycomb char. Light carb med bod. Taste is pretty hot light char and a ton of bourbon.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (2448) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour opaque black with thin tan head. Nose sweet malt, soy sauce, light roast, all in all sweet. Taste sweeter malt up front, then chocolate, honey, molasses and ends with cashew or nut. Thick mouth feel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - APR 22, 2016
bottle poured into a snifter..dark brown with a very thin tan head..aroma of bourbon,vanilla,smoke,coffee,chocolate,honey,m of bourbon, oak,coffee,molasses,vanilla,honey..littl on the sweet side but still good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (5724) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2016
375ml bottle from Owen from BA. Poured a medium density pitch black with almost no head. Aroma, honey, bourbon, dark toast, cough drops, alcohol. Flavor, has a bit more alcohol than the aroma, sweet sugary breads, chocolate, earthy. Medium body, light carbonation, lingering flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ed5388 (3243) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2016
375ml bottle shared by dmac. Pours a thinner looking black color with a small foamy tan head. Aroma of strong bourbon, oak, syrupy caramel, dark chocolate, and sweet dark fruit. Taste of dark fruit, maple syrup, rich caramel/toffee, dark malts, oak, light bourbon, and cocoa. Thinner mouthfeel, abv well hidden. Solid

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2016
5oz on tap at Jackie-Os production facility. Near-black color. Thin ring of khaki head. Leaves good webs of lace. Looks the best of the 3 dark beers I had here. Great dark chocolate, nice bit of roast, touch of coffee. Nice interesting complex barrel character. Nice touch of honey, biscuity malt. Some milk chooclate. Medium to bigger body, very mild slick, lighter carbonation. Nice touch of warmth on the finish, moderate-plus sweet, good moderate bitterness too. Fantastic stuff. Not as sweet nor boozey as I feared. 8/4/8/4/17

Update rate, 1/1/16: From the 10th Anniversary bottle. Pitch black color. Thin light brown head. Leaves some decent, but mostly loose lace. Head fades to a minimal ring. Great big roasty aroma, touch of coffee, some bitter dark chocolate. Touch of honey, it seems. Some very pleasant, big bourbon oak character. Bigger bitter taste, some alcohol heat. Drinks bigger than the stated ABV. Moderate sweet, light dryness to the taste. Bigger body, though a touch thinner than some of my favorite imperial stouts. Lighter carbonation. Mild slick, then drying finish. Enjoyable blend to sip on slowly.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (9581) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2015
Like everyone else, I wondered what the secret release would be at the 10th Anniversary extravaganza. I couldnt believe this was it - the only Cellar Cuvee that wasnt bottled, the only one Id never tried before. I got my full bottle allotment and a couple draft pours at the Production Facility. It pours a deep, opaque cocoa brown with a small tan head that settles into a ring and lightly laces the glass. The Dark App base made it hard to distinguish from the Spirit Beast and Cognac Dark App, especially in appearance, but also in more subtle ways. But it became more apparent after the Cognac warmed that this was CC1, with rich notes of vanilla, mild roast, cocoa, honey, brown sugar, oak, pralines, and molasses. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, smooth mouthfeel that finishes sticky. Really nice and satisfying. I liked it better than the other two new releases, by a hair.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7073) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Sampled from a growler this beer poured a black color with a minimal tan head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was raisin, rum, vinegar and a touch of coffee. The flavor was tart and bitter rum, raisin, wild yeasts, almost vinegar and a bit boozy. Turns dry, herbal and a bit astringent on the long tart rum and raisin finish. Medium body and a bit oily. Interesting.


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