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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixonian (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2012
750ml thanks to thirdeye11. Sampled side by side with a year old bottle of Cuir. Dark brown body with a bit of head. Nose is amazing - vanilla, bourbon, roasted marshmallow, graham cracker, caramel, roasted malt. Big time barrel aging in the flavor - woody and complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6554) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2014 750 ml bottle via Reserve Society membership. Pours a deep, hazy brownish-amber with a plum tint and small beige head. Aroma of vanilla, caramel, figs, brown sugar, raisins, oak, toast, and a rich, warm bourbon note throughout. Flavor of dark fruits (dates, plums, raisins, figs), oak, bourbon, caramel, brown sugar, and vanilla. Medium-bodied, though deceptively heavy, with modest carbonation and a sweet, warming mouthfeel. Very rich. Amazing nose and the palate suggests this will drink well for a while. Can’t wait to revisit. This is special. Re-Rate: Damn it, the Sucre version isn’t nearly as good as the vintages before it. Bourbon heat is present, but gone is the balance and the ability to discern more individual notes. I’ll try it again with a fresher palate, but I have to downgrade this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6021) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2012
bottled, thanks to thirdeye11, golden amber color with fine foam, aroma and flavor of strong rich caramels, honey, white chocolates, malty graham cracker, quite smooth bodied,lasting finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2516) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Much thanks to Ed for sharing this. Pours out a dark brownish color with a small tan head. Aroma is of bourbon, sweet caramel malts, toffee, light fruit and some wood. Taste is a thick, syrupy mouthfeel with a good amount of upfront sweetness, caramel, toffee, light figs, some wood, bourbon, vanilla and only a slight tell of the high ABV. Solid and I’m glad I got to try it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Free taster at the tasting room. Aroma and flavor was malt-bomb! Has elements of maple syrup, brown sugar, oatmeal cookie, toasty bourbon, etc. This one is right up my alley. Still a little hot, but I'm going to hold on to a couple bottles until it settles down. Great beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8463) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Tap at The Bruery. Pours a muddy, deep amber. Low carbonation. Nose is bourbon, browned butter, tomato puree, brown sugar. Taste is thick dessert, butter, caramel, toffee, sweet tomato, heavy raisins. Palate is dense, lactic, milky, heavy dairy. Not too bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (2303) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2012
Draught at the brewery with RBSG. Hazy, red/brown liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, raw sugar, oak/bourbon, dark fruit, toast, biscuit and toffee. Nice. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with notes of caramel and toffee. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Delicious beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6503) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 21, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2014 Draught at the Bruery. dirty reddish-brown. Huge bourbon nose--vanilla, tangy fruit. super sweet, with honey, bourbon, vanilla and a nice fruity edge. Fun, huge sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Peacehammer (621) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2013 Sampled 6/15/13. Huge oak tannin, vanilla boozy nose. Smooth for the ABV. Big notes of date, oak and vanilla. Alcohol fucile finish. Very enjoyable. Lots of burnt caramel. Great, and will age beautifully.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5727) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a dark red-amber color with a tan head. The aroma has a lot of bourbon and oak notes, as well as a good bit of maple. The flavor is very similar. The maple and bourbon notes really come through up front. Unlike the non-barrel-aged version of this beer I have tried (Papier), the alcohol is not well hidden. I also get some vanilla and caramel malt notes, as well as a hint of dark fruit. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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