Cuir (100% Bourbon Barrel Aged) - The Bruery
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Reviews by Auracom:
4.26/5 rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
After trying 100% BA Coton [very recently], Dan and I decided to crack this one for the hell of it. Thanks man! 7-8 oz. poured into a CBS snifter on October 11th, 2012.
A - Damn this looks so thin for what it is, even thinner than Coton. Semi clear, medium-brown with a khaki head that quickly reduces to thin film. Marginal lacing, though I give props to it for 14.5%.
S - Really very close to 100% Coton, with that predominant, unwavering, wonderful bourbon character. Oak barrel and mahogany, tannic. Touch of vanilla and coconut. Underneath I get a heavier molasses and sweet syrup note than I recall from the previous anniversary.
T - Almost exactly as I thought it would be. It's not as well balanced as 100% Coton, with a much more prominent molasses and caramel that is just a tad too sweet. The barrel is the same, the bourbon is the same, but it just doesn't have that integration. Still hard to argue with this one though.
M - Medium body, semi-dry finish. Low but sufficient carbonation.
D - Great, but not mind-blowing. I still think it's weird that base 25% Cuir was so much better than base 25% Coton, yet the 100% version flip-flop. Oh well. Would never say no to a pour of this.
Serving type: bottle
10-11-2012 19:53:36 | More by Auracom
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3.44/5 rDev -24.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a Delirium snifter on 2/2/13
Shared at a tasting by Spider889. Thanks Chris.
A) Dark, dense rusted brown. Not much in terms of foam; just a little around the collar. Sediment in the bottom.
S) Molasses, brown sugar, oak char, dark berries, leather, caramel, toffee. For 14.5% abv it doesn't smell boozy at all.
T) The taste is hotter with alcohol all over the finish. Sugary and sticky. Toasted bread, molasses, caramel, nail polish and modest oak.
M) Full, slick sugary/alcohol feel. Carbonation is quite low. Overall, it is too heavy of a feel.
D) Drinkable as a slow sipper. It is nice in that it isn't incredibly hot.
Serving type: bottle
10-17-2013 02:41:10 | More by Ryan011235
Cuir (100% Bourbon Barrel Aged) from The Bruery
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