Nickel Brook Cuvée Spiced Ale Aged in Bourbon Barrels

Brewed by Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Burlington, Canada


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Nickel Brook Cuvée is a rich auburn reserve ale, brewed with premium European and North American malts, Caribbean Demerara and a special mix of fruits, herbs and spices. This beer is then blended with ale aged in bourbon barrels that results in a complex and unique final product. Enjoy it today, or lay it down in your cellar and savor the changes in character as it matures. Cheers!

2016: 10% ABV
2015: 10%
2014: 7.5%
2013: 8.5%
2012: 8.5%
2011: 7.75%
2010: 7.75%
2009: 7.75%
2008: 7.75%

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Cartoonkhaki (1341) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2018
Clean orangy brown with off white head. This beer has a lot going on, it might be a little too confusing. What I did get is a light malty sweet with a sharp aroma. I find that there is a lot a acidicness in this beer. So my next point is light sours. Mild alcoholicness light body.

geolgau (544) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - DEC 16, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2017 Orange chocolate, raisins, cinnamon, brett, funk, bourbon and oak , caramel. Some stale hay in the aftertaste. Full bodied, no trace of alcohol. Still, an absolute beast.

Dogbrick (14326) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2017
2016 version on draught at Bob's Bar during the "BrewDog Night!" event on 08/01/2017. The beer is a brownish-amber color with a medium thin light beige head that recedes quickly to a dense film. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruit, malt and oak. Medium to full body with flavors of caramel malt, dark fruit and bourbon. The finish is slightly medicinal fruit and oaky bourbon. Above average overall.

rejtable (2888) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2017
Bottle from brewery. Pours murky brown some head and lots of lacing. Nose is fruity and sour. Flavours of unripe plum, Red grapes, lemon, some wiskey. Taste med sour, light sweet. Medium body lively carbonation.

alexsdad06 (11224) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2017
750 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy amber color with a small beige head. The aroma has bigger bourbon notes, wet, spices, fruit, caramel. The flavor has caramel, bourbon, general fruit character, mild Brett, wood, thinner body, good amount of things going on but I’m not sure this is something I would revisit. The ’16 version had a bigger abv than past years so I am glad to see this updated.

solidfunk (9734) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2017
Lots of whiskey and some caramel. Not well balanced like a ogre’s vision. Dark brown pour with ok head. Sweet and oaky finish. Tap at Thirsty and Miserable.

Tmoney99 (15126) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2017
Bottle. Poured hazy ruby color with an average frothy tan head that lasted with very good lacing. Good complex fruit, malt, bourbon and spice aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy complex bourbon sweet flavor with a medium to heavy herbal sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Complex solid brew.

ljthiessen (1507) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 27, 2017
Bottle, 2016 release. Opaque, deep brown pour with a dense tan head. Aroma is tart, funky and spicy, very complex with citrus peel, caramel, fruitcake spices and more. Don’t get much bourbon barrel character though. Taste is quite similar, a slightly tart and funky note up front with hints of citrus, backed by spices and dried fruits, no detectable barrel aging. Complex and interesting, but I think it works. Curious to see how this does with age.

omhper (25953) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2017
Keg at Brother’s Beer Bistro, Ottawa. Cloudy mahogany colour, mid sized creamy head. Interesting aroma where bourbon and oak tartness meets caramel and herbal spice. Rather tart with medium body and soft mouthfeel. Oak is dominant. Notes of red berries, herbs and toffee. Mid bitter finish. Tasty and interesting.

northropfrye (3732) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 19, 2017
Murky reddish brown body some white head some lacing. Funky aroma, vinegar, oak, malts. Taste is semi-sour, don’t get any bourbon from this.

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