RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
(a blend of Series 1 & 2) ALE IMPRESSIONS: Dark amber color, rich caramel malt flavor with noticeable bitterness. Slightly sweet and roasty finish, with mild hop aroma. OAK IMPRESSIONS: Flavors of French and American oak imparting unique qualities present in series one and two. Impressions of vanilla, toasted coconut and almond. 11.0% abv. • individually boxed, foil labeled 22 oz bottle

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25509) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty molasses and caramel aroma. Sweetish heavy malty molasses flavor with hoppy bitter hints. Has a sweetish malty molasses finish with a long bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (24173) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
26th February 2011
Bright clear red - amber beer. Tidy cream coloured head. An attractive beer! Mild vanilla wood nose. Slightly soft palate. Sweetish dried fruits but with cherry and strawberry. Mild licorice spice. All of this encased in a mild vanilla oak backdrop. Finishes semi dry. Best of the Cuvee series and another cracker from Southern Tier.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Travlr (23569) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle, four years old. Clear amber color. Vegetal aroma. Taste is rusty metal. Not good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
mcberko (16595) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2011
22 oz. bottle, courtesy of manuchampions (thanks Jon), split 3 ways, pours a hazy dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma of syrup, caramel, candied sugar, oak, and sort of a cough syrupy and medicinal quality. Flavour is cloyingly sweet, with candied apple, caramel, cough syrup and medicinal qualities. Way too cloyingly sweet. Diabetes in a bottle. Gross, really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (15905) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle shared by Jay at Clocking New Year. Pours reddish brown with brown head. Nose and taste of soy, molasses, caramel syrup, caramelized brown sugar, rum cake and sweet caramel sauce. Too sweet. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14868) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Bomber from Charleston Beer Exchange. Pours dark ruddy copper with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of sweet fruits. Med + body. It’s very fruity. Makes me think of grape. Then it goes on to ripe light stone fruit. There’s some slightly roasted caramel. There’s some woodiness. Heat is not an issue. Just slightly sweet; there’s an impression of bitter. It seems like amazingly fresh fruit. A few other things I can’t find words for are in the mix. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (14352) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2011
Bomber courtesy of adneilson poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of toffee, plum, raisin, oak and vanilla. Palate was m,edium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of oak, toffee, vanilla and plum with a smooth dry lingering oak finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (14186) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear ruby color with a moderate frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted caramel malt, wood with a small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet & wood finish of moderate to long duration. This beer exceeded my expectations.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (14010) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2011
22oz bottle. Minimal beige head, clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, wood, some coconut, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, almond, raisin/cherry. Sticky medium-full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (13659) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear copper with a small white head that quickly dimninishes to nothing. The aroma is vanilla oak and hop. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet vanilla malt and light roast in the finish. Easy to drink hiding alcohol well. Really enjoyed this American strong ale from Southern Tier.

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