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RATINGS: 577   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcus (9216) - 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 (3444) - 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 (1733) - 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 (1007) - 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 (1950) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savagesteeler (133) - Warszaw, POLAND - APR 13, 2016
Próbka ma WFP 2016 Świetnie słodkie, nuty suszonych owoców, karmel, szlachetny alkohol, miód pitny, koniak, wanilina . W smaku równiez słodko, cierpko, likierowo, figi, wyklejajaco.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (6221) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2016
Bottled as Sucre: Served in a Chouffe glass: Brown ish beer with a ruby shine and a creamy head. Aroma seems to be mainly consisting out of cognac. A light vanilla, wood, bourbon and caramel tint are present. Flavour is a bit sweet with caramel, sugars, toffee and berries as well as a good more present hint of vanilla and wood. Some spice/alcohol, vanilla fudge and liquor drenched sweetwood. Aftertaste is bitter, vanilla, light herbal and malty. Low carbo, light creamy thicker mouthfeel, close to full bodied. Heavy but delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (3746) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2016 On tap at John’s Restaurant & Tavern in Winfield, IL., and snifter served showing a murky, deep brown color, with a finger’s width of tan head foam that reduced to a persistent ring, and spots & strands of lacing. The nose was sweet caramel & toffee, barrel/oaky hints, cherry wood & skins, and lurking, bourbony alcohol. Medium to full bodied, with decent spritz to the effervescence, the taste was similar notes, tart cherry, a touch of Port-like vinosity, and brown sugar sweetness that was a bit too cloying for me. Still a smooth sipper, with pleasant, bourbony warmth, but not noticeably16.2%. Again as a 750 ml. bottle sample at WCD’s 2016 distributor expo. Added esters as prune, fig, and currant, some barrel induced vanilla, tanginess, syrupy texture, but understandably softer carbonation from the continuous jostling of the bottles. Also caught a hint of cocoa on the back upon warming as an additional item of increased complexity. +.1

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5940) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle: Poured a dark cloudy brown color ale with a large brown foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of residual sugar with some deep caramelized notes is intriguing. Taste is a nice mix of strong caramelized malt notes with some heavy residual sugar notes and light bourbon notes are also noticeable. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation with no real apparent alcohol notes. There was light oxidation notes which I didn’t really cared for and the sugar is somewhat too upfront and hides other flavours.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maley1 (1176) - Calgary, CANADA - MAR 10, 2016
Dark brown pour with small beige head. Aroma of fruits, bourbon, caramel, vanilla, coconut and toffee. Taste of caramel, ripe fruits, toffee, burnt sugar, bourbon, coconut, vanilla, molasses and slight oak. Very complex beer, every sip brings out more and more flavors. Full bodied, lower carbonation, slight alcohol burn on the finish. One of my favorites for sure, excellent beer!

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