Cuir (100% Bourbon Barrel Aged) - The Bruery
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Reviews by Overlord:
4.78/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Pours a deep, semi hazy brown with a surprisingly robust and long-lasting deep tan head ... maybe half an inch in height. Surprising given the -bal aging and abv content. Really nice, and the bubbling mouthfeel despite the heavy, syrupy consistency was surprising as well.
Smells phenomenal. Just dead-on perfect. The Bruery really nailed the anniversary series with this iteration, and I can only hope future versions will be as good. Bourbon mixed with a bit of dark, burnt molasses, whipped toffee'ed caramel, a touch of ... raisins? ... along with brown sugar and drizzled sugar cakes. And BOURBON.
Taste is also excellent, with the deep bourbon background blending marvelously with the oh-so-sweet caramel, brown sugar, dark fruit background, and a bit of ... I don't know ... nutty bourbon-i-ness.
Just a fantastic beer. Epic, and I shall seek more.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2011 19:45:58 | More by Overlord
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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
100 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.