Cuvée De Grâce
Revolution Brewing

Cuvée De GrâceCuvée De Grâce
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Style:
American Strong Ale
Ranked #66
ABV:
14.3%
Score:
89
Ranked #7,685
Avg:
4.45 | pDev: 3.82%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
13
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Revolution Brewing
 
Illinois, United States
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One-off
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SCORE
89
Very Good
Cuvée De GrâceCuvée De Grâce
Notes: Nodding to the methods and traditions of our brewing forebears, we scoured our barrel stacks for the most unique and expressive components we could find to bring to life this limited edition Cuvée, never to be replicated. A blend of multi-vintage Oatmeal and Rye Stouts establish its full-body and obsidian veil, while a selection of oaky two-year-old Barleywines and Scotch Ale pacify roastiness with their rich, matured malt structures. Enjoy now or store cold.

The Cuvée De Grâce blend:
36% 2-year aged Straight Jacket
17% Deth’s Tar
17% rye barrel-aged stout
14% 2-year Jamonilla
10% 2-year Gravedigger Billy
3% Port barrel-aged Straight Jacket
3% Madeira barrel-aged Straight Jacket
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 13 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Sabtos
4.21/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown, just shy of black, with a moderate tan head settling to a short collar and a thin spotty film.

Smell seems quite sweet on the nose, but black peppery too, while it's a little roastier and more chocolatey on the palate, and also earthy. The smoothly round but medium body delivers blends of splintery yet creamy, milky vanilla oak, caramel, and date, with a crackly but fine carbonation that comes to a semi-dry finish and a warming spirit exhale. Hints of gingersnap, molasses, and mature, top shelf whiskey continue to develop, and it just keeps evolving on the palate, never easily definable.

Each sip seems like a new experience, but never a bad one.

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Photo of michaelsmith11
4.56/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. This beer has so many layers to it. And it should after seeing how it was made. Some how all those beers come together to make a wonderful beer. The flavors range from toffee and caramel to spicy rye and lots of barrel. It had A silky smooth feel that was really nice. What a great series of beers from Rev.

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Photo of darktronica
4.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I'm a sucker for stout-barleywine blends, so this has my name written all over it. It doesn't disappoint. Tons of complexity, and anywhere from 55-65 degrees F, every sip is different. Don't refrigerate it too long before opening, let it warm and let it breathe. Lush and full-bodied mouthfeel, tons of barrel character, both oak from the long ageing treatment from multiple components, and also excellent contributions from some of the less common barrels.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz can poured into Revolution Deep Woods stemless glass.

canned on 12/30/19.

Appearance: dark mahogany brown body with off white to light brown colored head. Head pours a thick cap which drops down to a thick ring of head that does not leave the beer during the entire drink.

Smell: So much oak in the aroma. You can smell the straight jacket and deth tar components of this blend distinctively.

Taste: Sweet malt profile with extremely dry oak tannins are the most expressive flavors of this beer. These flavors are what the beer leads with. Caramel, toffee, and vanilla are transitional flavors. Hint of dark fruits. More barrel flavors emerge in the middle of the beer including tobacco, molasses, and meaty smoke / light char. The finish has that distinctive Scottish malt profile with red wine and rye whiskey flavors mixing in.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Thinner body than usual when compared with most revolution beers. A dry finish with some booze noted at the end of each sip.

Overall: Really great American Strong Ale blend. Lots of depth with some really unique flavors found in this beer. The barrels seem do a great job of balancing the sweetness in this beer. Most American Strong Ales are overtly sweet and cloying. This Revolution blend has definite perceived sweetness, but doesn't get cloying thanks to rye whiskey and red wine flavors found in the barrel notes. As expected Revolution delivers another great Deep Wood series beer.

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Cuvée De Grâce from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 13 ratings