Cuir - The Bruery
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4.2/5 rDev +1.2%
A 750 mL bottle from fortsambo; thanks for the killer extra! Split into tulips.
Pours a unique mahogany color with ruby red and blood orange hues where the light passes through. A thin layer of toffee-colored head, composed of fine bubbles, lingers for a few minutes before retreating; it forms a permanent, frothy ring around the perimeter with swirling, central projections.
The aroma is of plum, raisin, and other obscure “dark fruits.” They give way to toffee, caramel, orange citrus, vanilla, and faint bourbon. Some wet oak and faint maple notes are also detectable.
It tastes of the ubiquitous dark fruits, toffee, caramel, and slight brown sugar. Oak, bourbon, vanilla, and some orange are also present. A bit of raw ethanol comes through on the finish. The flavors seem slightly less integrated on the palate than in the nose.
Mouthfeel is wonderful; rich but not cloying, thick but not sticky, and clean but not desiccating at the end. Enough carbonation keeps it lively, and helps the more subtle flavors pop up. Ethanol warms on the finish.
Overall, this is a great old ale with a nice barrel presence. The bourbon isn’t overwhelming in nature, but the alcohol content still comes through slightly more than it should, perhaps. With a bit more time, I think it will only improve.
02-15-2013 00:18:20 | More by eclipse54
4.45/5 rDev +7.2%
Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. Aged at least one year.
A- Pours a very murky brown color with a 3/4 inch caramel colored head that retains well before slowly becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Thin ring of semi-resilient lacing.
S- Oaky, boozy, semi-astringent but sweet smelling. Strong solvent-like aroma.
T- Strong, somewhat medicinal flavor of oak and brown sugar with a mild bitterness and toasty cereal grain malts. A bit of smoke and barbecue tastes commingle with the alcohol and oak. Lingering sweetness with a touch of honey and molasses. Also notes of caramel, raisin, dark fruit and vanilla. Very complex.
M- Sharp, somewhat harsh booze bite. Other than that, the body is slightly creamy and the medium carbonation is a pleasant surprise. Burns the throat a bit as it goes down.
O- Whoo boy. The only thing that could make this better is another year or so of age, but I like where the level of carbonation is at right now. Almost worth the thirty bucks I spent.
01-02-2013 01:50:02 | More by Immortale25
4.05/5 rDev -2.4%
Bottle from Whole Foods on S Las Vegas Blvd in Vegas, 750ml bottle into some tulips.
Dark brown with some redder tones, not much in the way of head retention and lace. Nose has grapes, leather, nuts, dark fruits, spicing with a touch of liqueur. Taste has sweet caramel, dark fruit notes, earthy and nutty. Mouthfeel is huge, alcohol is detectable although I didn't think it resembled that listed. A definite sipper.
12-26-2012 19:54:10 | More by liamt07
3.88/5 rDev -6.5%
750ml, #12857, into a snifter.
A: Pours an amberish brown with a nice off-white head.
S: Lots of raisin and prune in the nose, some oxidation, mild oaky bourbon.
T: Heavy grape flavor, almost quad-like, with a backbone of cooked caramel, light oak, dark booze, a bit buttery, and some light bourbon and bitterness in the finish.
M: Thick with light yet creamy carbonation.
O: The prune/grapey aspect of this beer makes it a bit too sweet, but I still enjoyed it.
12-07-2012 03:41:06 | More by Etan
Cuir from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 526 ratings.