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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (4928) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2014
Sample at SBWF 2014. Hazy brownish with a minimal head. Vinous and very sweet with oak, a lot of alcohol, toffee, dried fruit and bourbon. The body was thick and the aftertaste long. A beer to sip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3408) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2014
From 750ml bottle. Yellow wax. Deep brown, thin white head. Plummy, rye bready, some sticky sweetness. Alcohol coming through a little. Plums, raisins, bread. Long dark fruity finish. Good but not awesome. Alcohol coming through too much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jookos (2526) - FINLAND - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle@sbwf14. Dark brown. Old vinous, porty nose. Overripe plums figs, just dark fruits galore. Full thick slight oily body. Herby intensive, soft vinous, really flavourful. This is great. Too stupified to describe all its glory, but real good.

-- bb

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14084) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle @ Bestofbeers.dk Pours dark unclear brown with a off white head. Dark fruit, bourbon, port, wood, caramel. Full bodied. Slick and oily. Tasty sipper @ Halling partybash quaffer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (12889) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Draft at Churchkey courtesy of solidfunk, thank you sir. Hazy brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of licorice and concentrated chocolate syrup. Taste is sweet (duh) candy covered licorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (2996) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2014
Clear red brown colour, slight dark brown head. Aroma of vanilla, caramel, malts, bourbon, light chocolate. Sweet flavour, bourbon, quite bitter, caramel and wood. Finish astringent wood, lingering sweet, vanilla and bourbon. Nice stuff.
(from 75cL bottle @ RBBWG III, Gent 2014. As Fruet. Thanks for sharing, Klaas!!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dansac (103) - Loa Angeles, Alabama, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Delicious, huge, bourbon, vanilla, booze. Very sweet, carbonation is soft, mouthfeel is creamy. Huge, huge beer. Just an incredible barrel aged monster.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1199) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2014
On tap at Palate Milford. Poured hazy red brown with creamy tan beige head. Strong aroma of bourbon and barrel char vanilla. Light carb need bod. Sweet caramel vanilla bourbon taste. Pretty good high octane stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (4572) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2014
This poured a medium brown with a tiny white head. Aroma was lots of.Bourbon, dark fruits, and booze and caramel. Flavor was similar, very sweet, but not to the point of being sickening like the regular version. Ok

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (680) - ISRAEL - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle at The Bruery tasting at Beer & Beyond shop. Hazy brown with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, brown sugar, dried fruits and spices. Sweet with fruity flavors (prunes, raisins), caramel, tart and woody notes, very boozy (as expected) with alcoholic warmth down the throat. Medium-bodied, syrupy texture. Bold and complex, but a bit too extreme and hard to drink.

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