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Hoarders Cuvée (2016) | Bruery Terreux

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bruery Terreux
California, United States
brueryterreux.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 18.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
An invitation to join The Bruery Hoarders Society is the ultimate nod in how far you’ve come in your craft beer journey. Each year as a member, you get access to some of the most elusive and exclusive beers (such as this) and one-of-a-kind experiences, like going toe-to-toe with your peers in blending sessions exclusive to Hoarders.

This Cuvee is the icing on the cake - literally - as it took top honors in the Hoarders Cuvee blending tournament to be produced by The Bruery in 2016. Featuring a nearly equal blend of our most storied bourbon barrel-aged beers - Black Tuesday and our anniversary ale - with additions of raspberries, vanilla beans and cacao nibs, this beer was designed by Hoarders Society member, Paul Moore, and his teammate, Luis Barriga, to embody the ultimate cupcake. It’s the first fruited beer of its kind out of The Bruery, and a fitting release for the first installment in the newly minted Hoarders Cuvee series.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
59
pDev:
7.46%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
12
Trade:
4
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Photo of edthehead
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Soneast
3.53/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Duncian
3.73/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nataku00
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of juablu
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BAsbill
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of eawolff99
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of M_chav
2.7/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rudzud
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown hue with a thin mocha head that fades to leave a thin halo.

S - Aromas of nice cocoa nibs and vanilla beans. The raspberry is really faint and subtle. No alcohol in the nose.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Not much vanilla at all, loads of chocolate. There is, however, a ton of raspberry flavour. Massive jammy raspberry notes.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated bit thin, very sticky.

O - Overall this was a very solid beer from bruery. There was nice raspberry notes but uhh the end this was like a glass of black Tuesday that someone dropped some raspberry syrup in.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Split with rudzud

Decent fizzy bubbly head, decent lacing, super murky dark brown

Nose a lot going on, raspberry, chocolate, cinnamon like spice cocoa, choc syrup, little vanilla, caramel, roasted char,

Taste sweet with big raspberry chocolate candy bar, cocoa, melted chocolate and cocoa syrup, little baking spice, maybe cinnamon again, touch of vanilla, warming tingly hot booze, like fresh Black Tuesday with raspberry jam. Bitter roasty finish

Mouth is heavy, thick syrup, huge burning alcohol, decent carb

Overall hard to get behind this one.

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4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bunuelian
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imperialking
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hallertau
4.63/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Furlinator
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Bruery Terreux tasting room on 06/14/17.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of unclekeith
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.92/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

750ml waxed and capped bottle into a Surly teku. Shared with schen9303.

Pours muddy with a big 'ole head. Nose is lightly tart with hints of chocolate, vanilla, caramel, molasses, tobacco, oak and booze. Deep and rich with great complexity. Beer opens chewy. Toffee, chocolate, raspberry, brown sugar and vanilla make this one (per usual) very sweet. The raspberry is present throughout the entire experience but its complemented by a roast from the nibs, then a sweetness from the brown sugar and molasses and finally, a creaminess at the finish from the vanilla. Body is heavy with moderate carbonation. Finishes messy with an aftertaste that burns and lingers.

Solid if a little overcarbed. In my opinion, beers of this magnitude are better off almost flat. Solid but I can't have more than 3 or 4 ounces of this monster. To be shared for sure.

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4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of billab914
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IrishColonial
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThickNStout
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gold wax capped 750mL bottle acquired through The Bruery's Society. 2016 Edition, no specific bottling date but released 09/2016. Served in a Bruery snifter.

Pours a murky russet, resting essentially black in the glass, with two and a half fingers of fast-vanishing bubbly ecrue head. Within seconds the froth is gone, not to return.

Aromas of bourbon, raspberry jam, chocolate, toffee, vanilla and dark fruit. It really smells great.

Taste follows the nose. Boozey bourbon, raspberry, chocolate, cooked caramel, toffee, fruit skins, heavily roasted malt, Bruery yeast, vanilla bean and wet oak. Those raspberries make a wonderful flavor bridge between the imperial stout and old ale.

Full, coating feel with subdued carbonation. The aftertaste is reminiscent of chocolate covered, bourbon-soaked raspberries.

The Bruery's anniversary ales and Black Tuesday are both at the top of their respective styles. The raspberries in this Hoarders Cuvée really marry those two benchmarks. This was a delight to drink and I look forward to enjoying the rest of my modest stash.

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Hoarders Cuvée (2016) from Bruery Terreux
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 59 ratings