beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Oak, oak and more oak. Changed to American oak barrels instead of the French used in the first series I believe. Pours redish copper color with a bit of head that does not want to stay too long. Oak dominates on the finish. A bit of berries in there although to be honest I cannot distinguish between the different types of berries going on in this beer. A slight hint of caramel with mediocore lacing on the glass. jkwalking05 (4740) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Brown in color with a decent sized beige head. Aroma is of caramel, toffee, malt, squash, woodpeat and a little vanilla. Taste is of toffee, caramel, vanilla, and a little bit of nuts, with a dry wood finish. SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a brown/red with a beige. Aroma of Candy sugar, dark fruit, malt. Flavor of dark fruit, sweet, candy sugar, wood, malt. Mouth feel is heavy body with medium-high carbonation. Over all, not bad at all! blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2009
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, almiond colored pour with no head, caramel, whiskey nose, flavor of maple syrup, scotch, vanilla, has an oaky dry finish daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Bottle. Brown/amber pour. White head. Yeast, malt, fruit, caramel, sugar, and vanilla on the nose. Flavor is ok wtih fruity and yeast notes abounding. Malty and flavors of wood are also present. Above average, but not by much.
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a small, off-white head with a hazed amber body sitting beneath. Aroma of pistachio, maple, vanilla, caramel, oak and something a bit buttery (but not really diacetyl). Taste is maple, caramel, burnt flan, peat, a bit bitter, but ends with a sweet breadiness. Syrupy mouthfeel and warming. User29624 (1683) - - MAR 26, 2009
Pours a ruby/amber with a thin off white head. Aroma of caramel, booze, vanilla, some fruit, and oak. I didn’t notice any espresso aroma. Creamy body, vanilla in the flavor with the oak. I really like most Southern Tier beers, but I didn’t think either of the Cuvee series stood out at all...which sucks, especially for the cost. HogTownHarry (6925) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2009
Bottle (22oz). Shared with blankboy, garthicus, gregclow, jerc and tupalev. Deep hazy amber with an average off-white head. Sweet caramel aroma, with light fruit, increasing simple oak resin and only a hint of vanilla - some background pungent grassy bitterness. The taste is simple - generic sweet yeasty caramel malt with orange peel and oak, moderate alcohol presence. Average body, creamy and lightly astringent mouthfeel - thankfully the bourbon is restrained, there’s really more alcoholdryness than bourbon here. Decent enough, but poor value for money and pretty forgettable. notalush (5878) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Son of a fucking bitch! Why did I do this to myself again!? Screw you, 75 character limit! Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Bottle from the Binny’s in Plainfield, Illinois: This poured a clear reddish-amber body with a short-lived white head. The aroma was alcohol laced caramel with a touch of vanilla, old wood, and candied cherries. very creamy mouthfeel. It tasted of creamy caramel, soft nuts, fruit, vanilla, oak, and alcohol. The finish was sticky sweet with a low alcohol burn. Well crafted, but more interesting than enjoyable.