swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2009
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Pours a darkruby maroon with little head. Nose is grape juice almost like a shot of 3 Olives grape vodka is in it, booziness, some oak & vanilla. Taste is no grape, caramel, vanilla, light oak. Didnt finish the glass. not for me & especially for what i paid for it. Who gives a F%$# if its individually boxed make it affordable Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2009
In short: A very sweet and very woody big brew of some kind. Good in small quantitiesRatman197 (14668) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2010
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed soon after purchase. Tasting session with Montreal crew.
The look: Partly cloudy dark red body topped by a beige ring of foam.
In long: Sweet nose. Taste of brown sugar, wood, caramel, sweetened berries, vanilla. The woody flavours here didn’t feel like usual oak barrels, more like no-real-character construction wood. Too sweet to be very enjoyable. An improvement over Cuvée Series 1. At this rate Cuvée Series 8 looks promising.
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of oak, raisin, carmel, toffee and plum. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of toffee, oak, fig, raisin, carmel and light vanilla with a smooth warming lingering malty finish. hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2011
poured darker color than cuvee 1. aroma more prevalent and deep earthy notes. taste: more wood, some vanilla, spices, some cherry. changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Reddish-brown color with a thin head on top. Smells of strong sweet caramel and vanilla with also molasses, prune, tobacco, and alcohol. The flavors are sweet and sticky; caramel and creamy vanilla leading the way but with a good oak character here (didn’t really get a lot of that in the aroma) along with dried mixed fruit, tobacco, alcohol, and a light roast finishing it off. Very much like an Old Ale/Barleywine at this point. This is decent stuff but it’s just too sticky and sweet to enjoy more than a small sample.
maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2011
Bottle. Dark ruby pour with a small white head. Aroma is quite bland. Lets off grass, raisins, oak and toasted malts. Sweet and sticky in the mouth. Burnt caramel, oak and vanilla lead the way in this one. Finishes rather earthy and bleh. Average BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2014
65cl, as Southern Tier Cuvée 2, retired exclusive American brew, thx alot to Tim for sharing!, complex brew, woody/malty/sweet and slightly spicy/bitter, not too heavy, yet not balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, nice brew, ’Sadly more oxidated than Cuvée 1; not pleasant aromas of amoniac...’ damzz (494) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2009
Slight head that lasted. Needs to be sipped as one would a wine remembering that the bubbles punch up the alcohol effect. malty nose - ah, my wine tasting intrudes. Palate: Roasted malt with caramel and faint hops. Body is full and syrupy. Drink with a friend. Downing a couple of these will put you over the limit on the breathalyser and perhaps lead to memory loss and you do want to remember this brew. fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Bottle pours amber color with off white head. Aroma is mostly caramel with some oak. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor follows the nose and is mostly caramel with some oak. Finishes sweet. Just ok. bp (922) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Draft at the Institute 1 yr Ann: pours a redish color with no head, aroma of licorice and dark fruit, taste is dark fruit some oak, no carbination really. OK but not up to par with some of ST’s other offerings.