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RATINGS: 464   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   EST. CALORIES: 507   ABV: 16.9%
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May is our anniversary month and we are excited to release Sucre, our sixth anniversary ale this week! This beer is brewed in the English-style Old Ale tradition using our house Belgian yeast strain and then blended using the solera method, where a portion of each of our anniversary ales is saved in our barrels and blended in with the next year’s production, providing more complexity and depth of character that comes with age.

Editor’s Note: This is the entry for The Bruery’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Anniversary beer.


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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
poisoneddwarf (1744) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 11, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2013 Initial rating, as ’Fruet,’ 11/11/12: 750 ml wax-dipped bottle, thanks Brenn79! Pours muddy brown with a medium beige head with decent retention. Aroma is awesome--full of rich artisan caramel and wood; also in there: licorice, booze, dark fruit. This is my favorite type of aroma in a beer right now. Taste is a sledgehammer of awesome flavors; it’s sweet (not cloying), sour, very savory. The bourbon and oak are in your face, but not overpowering. Alcohol burns the throat going down. Licorice is strong in the finish. Soft carbonation, full-bodied, velvety mouthfeel. This reminds me of Firestone Walker 14, also an anniversary beer, which is my favorite beer of all time. This is right up there. Amazing. 10,3,10,5,20=4.8

7/24/13 rating, as ’Bois’: 750 ml wax-dipped bottle. 15% ABV. This is the beer to celebrate four years of rating on this site. Pours a muddy dark brown with orange highlights; has a medium beige head with decent retention. Aroma is oaky, boozy, caramellly, raisins, licorice, sticky buns. Taste starts out sweet and savory before quickly turning sour, leaving a little bitterness behind in the finish. Hot alcohol. Mouthfeel is oily, carbonation fairly soft, body full. I drank this too soon, dammit. I rated Fruet after six months of aging. This one has only been a couple months since production. That hot alcohol definitely needs to tame down a bit. I’m really kicking myself for not buying another bottle. Give this one at least six months, but I think a year or more would be best. At least I know for next year. 8,3,8,5,16=4.0


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ebone1988 (256) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Aroma is caramel, toffee, figs, molasses. Appearance is ruby, light light brown head. Taste is the same as aroma, plus booze, but still smooth. Mouthfeel is perfect, soft carbonation, amazing. Overall, wow. Almost 4D. Wow.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yiannnos (912) - , CYPRUS - NOV 18, 2014
Shared. Dark brown colour. Rich taste, syrup, plums, vanilla, dark fruits,

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
greenclansman (849) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - NOV 10, 2014
Wow what a beer. Super rich and full. Even though it has such a high alcohol volume, it is very well hidden. Of course you get it, but not as much as you expect. Wood, bourbon, vanilla...very nice beer,

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EricTeusink (699) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Thanks to Andy for ordering this out of the Porter’s cellar. Maple syrup on the nose and in the taste. Fizzled than expected, which I love. Bottle - Porter Beer Bar - Atlanta, GA

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (2201) - Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle (Bois): Thanks, Doug. Syrupy brown, murky pour with only translucency near the very top. Light-tan colored cap that fades quickly to a film & collar. Aroma of sticky caramel, molasses, brown sugar, & super heavy, robust booze. Smells BIG. And very SWEET. Touch of vanilla & deep, dark fruits. Taste coats the palate with warm booze, sticky toffee coated plums, caramelized dates, raisin preserves, bourbon pungency... Wow. Touch of nutty oak, some woody brown sugar, & burnt toffee lingers in the finish. Sticky body, heavy & thick. Coating. Gets a bit hot as it warms, but certainly a lovely sipper. [8-3-8-4-15; 3.8 overall]

Bottle (Sucre): Now dammit, I know this is basically the same beer as Bois (or any of the previous 100% bourbon anniversary ales from years before) but I did not enjoy my first experience with Sucre nearly as much. Very, VERY hot. Hotter than ever. Super sticky sweet, too, but the heat & the booze seem to clash & make a mild mess, rather than offset like you’d hope for. Toffee, raisin, plum, molasses, anise, hot wood, & strong booze. Burnt brown sugar, light vanilla. Flavorful, sure, but hard to drink more than a couple ounces. [7-3-5-3-12; 3.0 overall]

Overall score will be a composite of all iterations... I guess.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
blemansk (6) - - OCT 31, 2014 does not count
This is easily one of the best beers I've ever had. Complex, interesting, full of flavor. Mellowed from multiple years of storage. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2223) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle sample at SBWF. Pours heavy oily brown. Heavy sweet taste of plum and port wine.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SirLimpsalot (2320) - SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2014
@ SBWF 2014: mycket mycket het men med en härlig smak av malt, torkat frukt och med en ganska tjock eftersmak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (873) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2014
Pours a deep burgundy with no head. Aroma is as advertised - sugar and molasses. Taste is complex with different sugars, molasses, and carmelized sugar and almonds.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
umich03jm (2118) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2014
2013 Bois bottle. Murky reddish-brown with a small big-bubble head that collects to a messy ring. Huge, rich aroma of coconut, burnt caramel, oak, toffee, almonds, dark fruit, and chocolate syrup. Tastes moderately sweet and boozy. Not as much alcohol and booze as I expected for a 17% BA beer. Tons of caramel, coconut, dark fruit, and almonds. Full body. Thick and syrupy. Touch of alcohol heat in the finish. Great BA beer.


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