Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Old Ale
Placentia, California USA


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RATINGS: 502   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 435   ABV: 14.5%
2010 2nd Anniversary Ale. This sturdy beer marks our second year, an incredible year of growth and learning experiences. Together may our supporters, our brewery, and this beer grow in complexity and refinement over the years.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
mathieuc (3629) - Qubec, Quebec, - JAN 7, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2014 (Cuir 100% BBA received from BlackIPA, huge thanks Shawn!) Bottle shared with tom10101, Minderbinder and David... thank you guys for the great tasting in the afternoon! Pours a nice and dark brown, almost molasse-like. OK, this is an intense beer. Intense booze and malts aroma with the bourbon sticking out greatly. You can almost tell which barrels they used. Taste-wise it is again really, really sweet! It is a bit hot but for a brew this big it is expected and a tour de force to hide it completely. The Bruery really knows how to brew these extreme beers! (4.3)

2014-01-18: A 25% version proved a little less elegant but still really nice and easy to drink for such a big beer. I picked up some dark fruits in this one which I didnt pick in the 100% edition it seems. (3.9+)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (4067) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle, thanks t0rin0! Light hazy deep brown liquid with small to medium light tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, toffee, raw sugar, port wine and red berries. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with notes of bourbon, raw sugar, raisins and port wine. Full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Nice! Aged well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (5231) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2017
(The Bruery Coton) -As The Bruery Cuir- Bottle 750ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 14.5%. Bottled on 2011, bottle number 2351. Dark brown colour on the body, small tan head sitting on top, with good density though and average retention. Aroma has lots of bourbon, caramel, dark fruits, prunes, alcohol, vanilla, wood, barrel character. Taste is sweet with plenty of bourbon again, dark fruits, vanilla, raisins, prunes, dates, light chocolate even, toasted malts. Medium body, soft carbonation, pretty sticky on the palate. Very good and it has hold up very well, pretty easy to drink too in spite of the high ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3812) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2016
August 13, 2016. Bottles at Bruery Bonanza 2016 as Cuir and Papier. Thanks for sharing!
Dark brown with almost no head. Aroma is sweet, malty, boozy with caramel, raisins, prunes, dark sugar and alcohol. Taste is sweet, slight boozy and bitter. Finish is warming alcohol, sweet burnt caramel, raisins, some sherry notes and a touch of cardboard. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation.

Papier showed more signs of oxidation and had too much cardboard notes and had a metallic touch to it.

Cuir was in better shape and just had minor cardboard notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdmiralVernon (1075) - SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
A: Cloudy, deep brown coloured with a thin light brown lacing. N: Vanilla, figs, dates, bourbon, rye bread T: Dried fruits like figs, hint of apricot, aluminum, bourbon O: Decent. Have a bit problem with the metal mouthfeel...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (4515) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2016
Draft at Broken Barrel anniversary. Murky brownish pour with minimal head. Nose is papery with oxidation. Taste is slightly better. Super sweet raisins, overall ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (7348) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle @ The Levi Tasting. Deep brown with a small head. Aroma is salty, rich. Chocolate. Similar flavor. Umami. Salty. Rich. Leathery. Full body, oily.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (861) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle shared at tasting. Caramel brown pour. Sweet boozy aroma. Taste follows, nice balance between sweet and boozy. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (2931) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2016
2011 vintage shared by Caleb - thanks!! Dark brown pour, massive toffee nose. Smooth, sweet, boozy, bourbon, really nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (9973) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Bomber thanks to Caleb! Amber brownish orange pour. Boozy. Wood. Diabetes sugary, like many of Bruerys beers. But its good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (2448) - Lille, FRANCE - MAR 7, 2016
Bottle as Cuir @ The Drunk Monk, Mataro - Spain. Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Oily and really sweet beer. Smell: roasted malt, coffee domination. Very superb complexity. Really nice caramel and sweet domination. Barrel notes. Very complex. Taste: full body super oily. Very sweet and with high coffee roasted malt. Chocolate notes. Really amazing. Aftertaste: coffee and barrel notes. Thanks for this beer!

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