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RATINGS: 573   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 504   ABV: 16.8%
Poterie is French for “pottery”, the traditional eight-year anniversary gift. Our eighth anniversary ale, Poterie, follows in the footsteps of our anniversary releases before it, which are loosely based on an English-style old ale, fermented with our house yeast strain and then blended using the solera method. This means that a portion of each anniversary ale is saved in oak barrels and blended in with the next year’s production, providing more complexity and depth of character as the years go by. The result is layered in robust and complex flavors of toffee, caramel, dark fruit, vanilla and oak. Poterie will age gracefully for decades when cellared properly.

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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (4552) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 3, 2016
From a bottle. Pours opaque tawny brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like booze, earthy malt, dried dark fruits, some tobacco, and faint ash. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like booze, earthy malt, dried dark fruits, some tobacco, and faint ash. Thanks jheath99!
Earlier Rating: 6/16/2013 Total Score: 3.9
From a big bottle. Pours murky dark brown. Very strong aroma. Smells like port wine, chocolate, raisins. Very strong and sweet flavor. Tastes like brown sugar, alcohol, raisins, plums. Medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sonnycheeba (4956) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 3, 2016
Bottle. Pours murky brown. Aroma is vanilla, oak, bready malts, dark fruit notes, and some tobacco character. Flavor is rich and malty with strong barrel sweetness and woodiness, some boozy spice, and layered dark fruit and caramel notes. Full body.
Earlier Rating: 2/9/2013 Total Score: 4.4
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with thick, frothy beige head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is port, plums, raisins, cookie and caramel malt, oak, fresh dough, and black cherries. Flavor is sweet malts, booze, heavy dark fruit esters, oak, and a hint of vanilla; finishes like a good glass of port, lightly sweet and boozy. Full body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zebra (1724) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2016
750-ml bottle from wlvliquors. huge boozy sweet malty nose, beautiful dark violet color, scotch (ale, not whisky), very sweet, super boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (3858) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 21, 2016
750ml bottle thanks to Darrel (share on 6/11/16). Hazy dark amber pour with a small ring of beige head. Like Sucre, big boozy aroma and taste, with elements of vanilla sweetness and woody elements. Some smoky hints as well recalls toasted marshmallows. Another bomb from the Bruery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (13996) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Capped 750 shared by Marcus. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of bourbon vanilla and dark treacle. Med ++ body (or full). Flavor is bourbon/vanilla/wood/dark treacle/dark fruit. Clearly not smoky Scotch here. It’s sweetish, treaclish, heatish, fruitish. Extremely delicious.
Earlier Rating: 9/17/2010 Total Score: 4.2
750, capped and waxed. Probably from Perry’s Liquor a few months ago. Pours really brown black with some light tan bubbles. Aroma is sweet, astringent, oaky, bourbon. Full bodied with mild carbonation. Heat is noticeable, but the heavy body tends to hide it - until it goes down. Warms the tum. Flavor is a touch sour, a touch fruit, oak/wood, definitely bourbon, and maybe some bitter. Finish is smooth, with light lingering sour. I’m starting to imagine some chocolate - if so it’s very dark. Good drink for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcus (9029) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours dark brown with a nice beige head and a treacle and bourbon aroma. Thete is a full-bodied dark molasses flavor with a lot of bourbon and vanilla. This is a huge beer!
Earlier Rating: 10/1/2010 Total Score: 4.2
Bottle from Monument Wines. Pours brown with a thin beige head and a sour wild yeast aroma. There is a rich sour brown flavor with heavy amounts of oak and whiskey. A pleasure to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (3413) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Bottle share, labeled as the Bourbon Barrel Aged Bois, thanks to syndicate I’m sure… another big badass Bruery beer. A deep brown color with a small ring of creamy beige head. Nose is rich, boozy. Woody, vanilla, and bourbon. Big sweet flavor, more impact from the barrel treatment along with vanilla, toffee, and dark fruits. Decadent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (1649) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 26, 2016
Bottle shared fourways. Pours a dark, clear, reddish brown with a bubbly, tan head. Aroma has bourbon, coconut, toffee, booze, caramel, vanilla, prunes, dates, figs, some cherries. Taste is surprisingly port vinous acidic, woody, dry, sweet licorice, caramel, coconut sweet. Long, barrel dry, fruity after taste. Well hidden alcohol, smooth, oily body, average, slightly fizzy carbonation. Tasty, vinous and nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maarten1993 (935) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2016
Drank during the american beer tasting at Mark’s place 23-4-2016. Super awesome. Sweet, chocolate, extremely rich.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (1748) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - APR 22, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark muddy brown with a medium fizzy brown head. Aroma is huge on the barrel, vanilla, fudge, caramel, chocolate, malty, dark fruits. Taste is very sweet but doesnt get cloying, thankfully. Dark fruits, vanilla, fudge, caramel sauce, big barrel notes, heat in the backend.

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