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Cuir (100% Bourbon Barrel Aged) - The Bruery

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Cuir (100% Bourbon Barrel Aged)Cuir (100% Bourbon Barrel Aged)

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255 Ratings
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Ratings: 255
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 230
Gots: 186 | FT: 7
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  17.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 05-30-2011)
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Photo of largadeer
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Caramel colored with surprising clarity compared to the previous iterations of this beer, this looks much more refined. It pours with a tall lasting head that slowly settles to a collar.

Aroma: The nose is loaded with caramelized sugar, bourbon and sherry. Surprisingly, very little noticeable heat from a fresh bottle. A little nuttiness, mellow oxidation. Very fruity. This doesn't seem as complex or rich as 100% barrel aged Coton, however.

Palate: And it doesn't taste as complex, either. It's great nonetheless, with big flavors of caramel and bourbon, vanilla and oak. Alcohol is surprisingly reigned-in. Sherry-like oxidation appears near the finish, and there's a strong stewed fruit sweetness that lingers. Full bodied, though it does seem thinner than 100% BA Coton and Papier. Finishes with lingering oak, toffee and a mild alcohol bite. Overall, I'm not sure that I like this as much as 100% bourbon barrel Papier or Coton, but it's still very good.

largadeer, Oct 20, 2011
Photo of GregSVT
4.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a murky dark red with a nice dark tan head that fades to a ring and leaves some lacing on the glass.

S: The nose is full of dark fruits like figs & dates, a bit of vanilla, and a twangy almost rye aroma. The smell is not much different from the regular version.

T: The taste is pretty different from the regular though. Big flavors of butterscotch, dark fruits, vanilla, caramel, and that rye twang on the finish.

M: The feel is thick and creamy. The huge abv is nowhere to be seen which is impressive.

O: This is pretty close to the original without much difference. The only difference I can tell is a bit more of a vanilla presence. It's still a big Old Ale with loads of flavors. The ABV will catch up to you over the course of the bottle as well.

GregSVT, Oct 19, 2011
Photo of ZX6Chris
4.9/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-Dark brown, crisp caramel, tight white bubbles. Nice foam cap.

S-Caramel, toffee and a little heat.

T-Sweet dark fruits, bourbon, vanilla and heat. Tasty.

M-Thick, creamy and perfectly carbed.

O- Fucking delicious. The high ABV is well integrated into the beer.

ZX6Chris, Oct 12, 2011
Photo of jamescain
4.3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a sniffer, thanks to who brought and shared this at the tasting

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber-yellow with a very thin head that forms a thin ring around the side of the glass.

Aroma: Oak, vanilla, bourbon, caramel, subtle dark fruit, cherries, and raisins.

Taste: Mixed dark fruit, raisins and cherries mostly, with oak, vanilla and bourbon, caramel and a touch of molasses.

Mouthfeel: The alcohol is incredibly well hidden and the beer is dangerously drinkable, medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall: Great beer for sure and a big help in reassuring my belief in the Bruery.

jamescain, Oct 04, 2011
Photo of Treebs
4.8/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle #0664, shared in line at the CBS release graciously by Koufax21. Thanks!! 750ml bottle poured into my Deschutes snifter.

A: Pours a hazy amber and yellow mixture with some nice legs up the glass. Little head the subsides into a thin ring and leaves some splotchy lace.

S: Oak and vanilla with a nice sweetness. Very subtle bourbon and some dark cherries. Great smell.

T: I was blown away. Sweet buttery caramel and subtly bourbon are the most present (no heat though). Slight dark fruit sweetness as well. Nice twinges of oak pop up as well.

M: So drinkable for being almost 15%! The heat was so well hidden and it really was nice. Just enough carbonation to be lively and left a great sweetness.

O: I was blown away. The drinkability was outstanding and the flavors in the taste were just so well balanced. The barrel really did wonders for this beer. This really was delicious and a big thanks to Koufax21 for sharing this bottle!

Treebs, Oct 02, 2011
Photo of phichifiji00
4.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured into tulip glass, during a side by side comparison with the non BA version.

Appearance: Dark brown, tan head, minimal lacing. Was much darker than the regular version. Hardly a hint of the red/mahogany coloring that the regular version possessed.

Smell: Bourbon, brown sugar, molasses, vanilla, oak, leather.

Taste: Just as it smells. Lots of brown sugar, bourbon, molasses, with more subtle hints of oak, leather and vanilla.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, rich, decent carbonation.

Overall: Slightly more drinkable than the regular Cuir. Very complex. A wonderful beer.

phichifiji00, Sep 25, 2011
Photo of DovaliHops
4.45/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks again Chad! Can't wait til I'm an RS member. Pours a cloudy, dark brown color with a small tan head that disappears quickly. Scent is a ton of bourbon and vanilla. Lovely oak aromas with a bit of candied dark fruits and brown sugar. Taste is immediately sweet brown sugar...maybe a bit of maple syrup. Then I get a ton of delicious bourbon and oak...with mellowing vanilla...just to add nice balance. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy. Drinkability is fairly high for such a HUGE beer. Overall, this beer was well done. Wish I had some bottles of my own. DELICIOUS!

DovaliHops, Sep 25, 2011
Photo of Retsinis
4.7/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review is from notes

This was one of my bottles from my Reserve Society allocation that I brought to a small bottle share (5 of us in total)

A: After using a wine foil cutter to get the wax off (works really well by the way), popping the cap, and poured from the 750 ml bottle into a Bruery tulip glass, the beer pours a cloudy brown, with a semi ruby red hue. A small, quarter inch of tan cream colored headed formed, and then dissipated to just a ring of bubbles. The beer coats the glass like milk.

S: Wonderful scents, aromas, and layers of bourbon, brown sugar, oak, honey, and a touch of apricots.

T: Let me put it this way, I'd step over ten naked women to get at a pint of this! Bourbon, vanilla, candied figs, honey, oak, caramel, and a touch of toffee. Beautifully layered, mirroring the nose, and just a great beer to savor. As usual with Bruery barrel aged beers, the beer does not taste hot, or anywhere near as strong as it is.

M: Sticky, light to medium carbonation, viscous.

O: Delicious! Pure Decadence, wow! We let this warm a good 30-45 minutes before we popped it, in a no window, 65 degree or so bar where we were doing a bottle share. I also felt that the anniversary series is increasing in complexity, as intended with the blends of the older vintages as well. What else can I say that many don't already know, the Bruery really knows what they are doing with their barrel treatments of their beer.

Retsinis, Sep 14, 2011
Photo of nhindian
4.45/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a Bruery tulip. Bottle sent by BigTomZ, thanks Tom!

Bottle #1390.

A - Pours a deep mahogany brown, rather cloudy and some slight sediment obfuscates the view through the glass. Around the edges, a dark, ruby red gives the opportunity to glimpse into the beer more, leading to some slow streams of carbonation. There's only about a finger's worth of light tan-colored head on this beer, maybe a bit less, with fairly low retention. A ghostly trail of foam lies in its wake, slowly cruising over the liquid as it moves. The lacing is similarly faint, with almost no noticeable residual foam, but there is a good amount of alcohol legs sticking to the glass.

S - Even after just opening the bottle I got a big aroma of alcohol and bourbon. This bottle is only about 4 months old, so it's still young, and the heat definitely shows. The malts are very sweet, giving off smells of sugar, slight smoke and ash, and a bit of dark, pitted fruits. But the showcase is definitely the alcohol, especially in the bourbon barrel. There is a ton of vanilla oak in the nose, mixed with a very strong bourbon characteristic. This is definitely not for the meek or weak of heart; I am a huge whiskey fan, and I still found myself impressed by the nose.

T - The taste can only be described as decadent, from both the alcohol content and the depth of flavors within this beer. As in the nose, the ABV is no stranger, as even from the start it hits with a decent amount of heat that lingers throughout the beer, serving both as an additional layer of flavor and also as a warning that this is not a beer to be taken lightly. The malts, once again, bring rich and diverse notes, from chocolate, burnt candied sugar, a touch of char, and rum-soaked cherries and raisins, skin included. Much more than in the aroma does the oak develop in the taste. It appears in the beginning to add yet another lay, but it also follows well into the finish to mingle with the vanilla and bourbon. What really surprised me in the taste was the amount of rich chocolate, as there isn't much, if any, of it in the nose, but it runs rampant in the taste. The finish is all bourbon barrel, from the bourbon itself to the oak, vanilla, and streams of cocoa and caramel.

M - Mouthfeel is heavy-bodied with lowish carbonation. Definitely a full-bodied, thick, and at times chewy beer. If there flavors weren't so bold and smooth, this would appear to be rather syrupy, but I rarely thought of this beer as that while drinking. Very palatable.

D/O - Drinkability is moderately high. This beer is a huge sipper for sure, but not for lack of flavors or enjoyment. It's just that the notes in this beer are just so rich and fleshed out that the palate needs time to distinguish each and every characteristics. Combine that with a finish and aftertaste that lasts for days, and you have a bottle of beer that can last well into the night. As my first beer of the Bruery's anniversary series, I will definitely be seeking out the other offerings! This may need a little time to reduce the heat a bit, but man, when that day comes this will definitely be a fantastic beer. I will be trying to grab more of this to age!

nhindian, Sep 14, 2011
Photo of remhaze
4.7/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Real dark rich sweet beer. It's a perfect beer to drink small portion of, perhaps with some cheese/pretzel type of pairing. I can't wait to age this. It's perfect to drink in the next two years.

Quick! buy a bottle to age! This is definitely one of those beers.

remhaze, Sep 09, 2011
Photo of crusian
4.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from t0rin0, thanks man, much appreciated!

bottle pops with little fanfair, not sure what I expected, maybe some eruption of something... but just a normal pop... but the nose hits me right away, before I even start to pour, and I say wow. been a while since I said that.
Pours a lighter than expected brown, but settles in the glass a very dark menacing brown for an old ale. Liking what I am seeing. maybe a half finger of head.

smell is bourbon... not much more I can say. when faced with a bourbon county stout and this with a blindfold, i would be hard pressed to tell the difference.

Taste is smooth as hell, i cant believe this is 14.5%. It does taste significantly different than the bourbon county stout for sure. This is not a stout. Tons of bourbon, oak and vanilla, but it is not as strong as the nose lets on. The bourbon actually sits back and is so completely smoothed out by the oak. Vanilla on the front and by the time it finishes, it is so clean, that it almost feels like there was never anything in your mouth at all. incredible.

mouthfeel is medium with perfect carbonation... man this is going to take me all night to drink, awesome.

This is great. I loved regular Coton, and the Cuir I had tasted like it was a bad bottle... but this is amazing. I want more.

crusian, Sep 02, 2011
Photo of thagr81us
4.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Shared this one with beeruser, funkydelic, StayWhatYouAre2, 67couple, and others at a recent tasting graciously hosted by beeruser! This was tasted side-by-side with regular version! Bottle #1335! Served from bottle into a Duvel Parra tulip. Poured a deep red brown with a minimal light tan head. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, dark chocolate, caramel, big oak, subtle sweet alcohol, and dark fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, dark fruit, caramel, dark chocolate, sweet alcohol, and wood. It had a medium feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this brew was nothing short of excellent. This was surprisingly one of the highlights on the night for everyone involved in the tasting. You could not pick out very much of the base brew in this one at all if I'm honest. And dark chocolate!? Are you kidding me!? Really well done brew from the Bruery once again. So glad I shelled out the money to be in the Reserve Society this year and this brew reminds me why I am.

thagr81us, Aug 25, 2011
Photo of FosterJM
4.33/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

713th Review on BA
Bottle to Bruery tulip
750 cap/waxed
#1607

App- A very deep amber with some brown highlights. Some dots of cling with a little bit of puddles on top.

Smell- Wow!! Big bourbon with vanilla and some sweetness. Really there are nice base flavors but nothing fancy or over the top.

Taste- If you take Papier, Coton and Cuir just amped up a ton! Huge notes of bourbon, vanilla with some sweetness, softness and agressiveness at points. Very tasty.

Mouth- A medium bodied beer with a low carbonation and sweet note behind it.

Drink- Dear BA Cuir, you taste like barrels and its awesome. I wish I had another. A very well balanced beer albeit a bit sweet but very good.

FosterJM, Aug 14, 2011
Photo of cosmicevan
4.33/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

enjoyed this at a barrel aged tasting on 2011-08-06...last brew of the evening for me.

poured a reddish brown, expected darker, but not tonight. old ale with in your face bourbon smell...very nice boozy sweetness. the color of the brew made me wonder if this is actually BA Cuir but the bottle has the gold seal. really nice tasting brew and very easy drinker. very excited to have one of these at home.

cosmicevan, Aug 08, 2011
Photo of s1ckboy
4.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was luck enough to be visiting in CA when they released some bottles to the general public. Picked up a few to age and one to drink immediately. Tried side by side with regular Cuir. Bottle says 14.5 ABV but I've seen in listed in some Bruery emails at 18%.

A - A nice dark brown with a bit of light brown head.

S - Very sweet smelling. A good amount of booze/bourbon as well. Molasses, dark fuits, roasty.

T - An immediate alcohol/bourbon flavor that is much smoother than the regular version. Didn't get as much of that booze sting in the finish as with regular Cuir. Very sweet, I was getting a lot of coconut. Also, molasses, burnt sugar, dark fruits, bourbon.

M - Full, pretty smooth, right amout of carbonation.

O - Amazing! I would put this right up there with Kuhnhenn BB4D, a lot of similar flavors going on. Would drink it all night if it weren't such a high ABV.

s1ckboy, Jul 25, 2011
Photo of trappistlover
4.43/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(bottle #1686). Pours a beautiful burnt copper color with an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma has caramel, bourbon, candied sugar and figs. Taste is sweet with caramel and wood notes being prominent. Full bodied with a slick texture. Smooth finish that hides the alcohol very well. A really great beer.

trappistlover, Jul 15, 2011
Photo of Gfunk720
4.85/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle #2374. Out of a wine glass.

A- Pours a nice clear dark brown color. There is a healthy tannish head, which is surprising for a beer of this nature.

S- A sweet smell of molassas, brown sugar, and malt. Bourbon, vanilla, and a hint of tobacco are all there. Despite the high ABV, there is not really any booziness.

T- Wow, this is great. Very crisp and smooth at first, then hits a heavy sweetness. Molassas, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, and even some hints of chocolate. The bourbon blending is excellent, and really enhances the flavor of the beer.

M- Perfect all around. Nice mouthfeel, while still keeping a great level of carbonation for the style. The flavor just continues to dance around in my mouth.

O- Wow. My second BA Bruery offering, and this one is stellar. I've had Coton, and this is definitely a better take of The Bruery's Old Ale. I imagine this could smooth out a bit with some time, and maybe drop some sweetness. This is amazing just how it is now though.

-GFunk

Gfunk720, Jul 15, 2011
Photo of mikesgroove
4.83/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottles arrived today and I wasted no time in cracking right into them, poured into a darkness snifter. Glad to have shared this with myself at my nightly tastings in my living room with my wife and my cat.

deep, dark brown. color emerged almost immediately. Entirely opaque, except for a few hints of light on the sides and bottom that showed off a bit of a reddish hue. The head was small, maybe an inch at first and then settling down

hints of vanilla and bourbon, swirling around with caramel, roasted malts and a deep, sweet profile, decadent Lots of lightly blended bourbon flavors, nothing over the top or really heavy, this was wonderfully accented, and essentially perfection. Started with a rolling touch of caramel, and sugary roasted malts that were accented by touches of vanilla and oak. Hints of some earthy, touches rolled into it as well. Long lasting flavor of bourbon, with a touch of peppery spice on the finish. Luscious Mouthfeel was really just the icing as it came off full bodied with just the right amount of carbonation. A smooth sipper, this was easily the nightcap on the evening and needed to be enjoyed over the long haul which It was.

mikesgroove, Jul 09, 2011
Photo of davod23
4.9/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Holy jumping fuckin' shitballs, this is a great beer. Poured into my Bruery snifter from the bottle while watching Drag Me to Hell (I salute you, Sam Raimi).

Deep brownish crimson, perfect clarity when held up to the light, impressive cap of tan foam that just never seems to completely go away. Nice legs when swirled. Oh, and I really like the bottle/label/wax on this too, which is just a bonus. Awesome.

Smell is outstanding. Candy aromas abound - toffee, caramel, rum raisin, perhaps a bit of generic nuttiness, booze, and a good amount of vanilla and bourbon to round it out. Awesome.

Taste... is to die for. Ye gods. This series is incredible, and seems to keep getting better. I had a bottle of the BA Coton a couple weeks ago and was floored, and I think this is better. Big bourbon, figs and raisins, toffee crunch, caramel, and a big spoonful of vanilla cream. Awesome.

Mouthfeel is absolutely perfect. Full, rich, not quite syrupy, long lasting finish. Perfect amount of carbonation. Awesome.

Overall: Did I mention this beer is awesome? Black Tuesday might want to move over, I may have a new favorite from the Bruery.

davod23, Jul 07, 2011
Photo of Overlord
4.78/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Overlord, Jul 05, 2011
Photo of MrVonzipper
4.33/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at 38degrees (BA Week)
It wasn't poured properly so it and no head to make an accurate review on. Color was a mirky brown with a slight reddish tint.

Rich sweet nose of dark fruit soaked in alcohol, prunes

Burst of great but not overwhelming sweetness initially. Notes of figs, prunes, raisins, dates and caramel, alcohol and backended oak.

Full bodied with pretty good carbonation. Rich and sticky mouth.

Overall a very good beer. Full flavored rich sweetness balanced pretty well with the large abv and nice subtle oak on the back end.

MrVonzipper, Jun 29, 2011
Photo of scottfrie
4.38/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to largadeer for sharing this at a tasting.

A: Pours a dark bourbon-raisin brown with a thin collar of a head. Spotty lacing was left down the glass.
S: Big notes of bourbon on the nose with a touch of vanilla and sweet raisins. Sweet smelling overall.
T: Sweet flavors of vanilla, chocolate, toffee, bourbon and caramel. The finish is full of raisins and the aftertaste is sweet and lingers forever.
M: Full bodied, nice hefty mouthfeel, low carbonation, and clean all around. Alcohol is actually pretty easy going.
O: For such a big beer the alcohol is incredible smooth and hidden. Thanks again for the taste, Chris.

scottfrie, Jun 24, 2011
Photo of IKR
4.38/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Slightly cloudy dark-brown. Fair size beige head that dissipated quickly. I think the Bal-aged Cuir was darker than the regular Cuir I had.

Smell: Bourbon notes dominate, some faint brown sugar and toffee notes. I got some alcohol in the regular Cuir but none in the BA version.

Taste: Bourbon, some fruity sherry notes, some brown sugar, vanilla and toffee. The beer finishes slightly sweet with some Bourbon notes.

Mouth-feel: Full body with a moderate amount of carbonation.

Overall: I'm definitely a fan of this one. I also liked the regular Cuir quite a bit. The overall difference between the bal-aged version and the standard version has appeared to narrow compared to Coton, but the Bruery's barrel aging efforts are apparent in the smoothness and increased complexity of the Bal-aged version. It'll be interesting to compare both versions of next year's Anniversary beer as the regular version appears to get smoother and more complex with every generation.

IKR, Jun 12, 2011
Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Bruery Anny party. Reviewed from notes. 2.5oz pour in 5oz glass.

Mahogany in color. Kinda cloudy. Thin tan head dissapated to ring. Slight lacing.

Aromahits you with the bourbon first. Caramel and toasted sugars are prominent. Bit of oak and dark fruits.

Tastes just as it smells. Lots of oak and bourbon with caramel and toasted sugars. Tasty.

Mouthfeel is smooth but has a bit of an alcohol burn.

Overall I liked BA coton better but this is damn tasty. I do like the regular Cuir better than regular papier and coton.

PeprSprYoFace, Jun 07, 2011
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4.18/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Provisions

A: The pour is a murky dark brown with some reddish notes to it. A small soapy khaki head to go with it.

S: Lots of bourbon comes through, like with almost all barrel aged Bruery beers. There's a strong smell of nuts and a bit of a sherry-like fruitiness. Some chocolate notes, but plenty of toffee and caramel.

T: As expected, a strong flavor of bourbon, too. Oak and toffee, brown sugar, and caramel make up a lot of the flavor. There is some of the spiciness that I detected in the regular Cuir, too. Some dark fruits and a sherry-like flavor in the background. Moderate chocolate oxidation notes and some light maple.

M: Medium to full in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: Solid, but not quite as good as Papier or Coton, in my opinion.

womencantsail, Jun 06, 2011
Cuir (100% Bourbon Barrel Aged) from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.