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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (2366) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle split a few ways, thanks guys! Weak blackish pour with tiny lacings. Notes of brrrbn, vanilla, coconut, dark dried fruits, prunes, vanilla, caramel and light molasses. Actually very enjoyable!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (5595) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2016
Tap at The Well, New York. Colour is brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Ripe fruits, some sweetness and malts. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (8031) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2016
75 cl bottle @ home. Bottle #06152
As ”Fruet”, 15,5%, bought 07/2012
Aroma has bourbon tones, alcohol and ripe fruits. Flavour has bourbon, woody tones, sweet malt, ripe fruits, more bourbon and warming alcohol. Man, this is 100% bourbon and 100% sweet malt. Works as a slow sipper but don’t you try to finish a bottle alone. I dare you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6378) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2016
750ml bottle

as Fruet, 2012 vintage - Pours dark reddish brown with a tiny bubbly head. Aroma of malts, caramel, toffee, syrup, bourbon, wood, vanilla, toffee, oak and molasses. Taste is heavy, sweetish and woody with loads of caramely malts, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, oak and syrup. Finish is sweet, warming with alcohol and heavy with maltiness, bourbon, wood, oak, vanilla, toffee, syrup and candies. Feels like a sweet and heavy barley wine with some bourbon mixed in.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (9188) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2016
75 cl bottle. (15.5% abv) 2012 vintage.
Pours dark red color with a small head. Ripe fruits and mild hops on the nose, plums and caramel, some wooden notes. Caramel and toffee on the flavor, vanilla, wood, malts and some alcohol warmth, nice bourbon notes. As said that, the alcohol fairly well hidden overall, sweetness also, very nice slow sipper. Worth to note that this bottle has been aged for a while, with good results.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours Dark brown with bubbly light brown 1 finger head. Very vinous and crazy lacing. Aroma has tons of bourbon, coconut, candy, sweet toffee, caramel, ice-cream, peach, plums, prunes, cocoa, vanilla, wood. Really dense and some tobacco. Taste is fruity, sweet and bourbon. Coconut, peach, toffee, raspberries, sherry and port notes. A lot of wood too. Very full body and very vinous and thick. Many raisins. Very well executed for 16,2%. Light toasty finish with warming wooden sherry notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kajser27 (1271) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 11, 2016
Cloudy, dark brown to black colored, almost no tan head, only ring remains. Aroma is of brown sugar, caramel, roasted malt, chocolate, carob, licorice, some oaky notes, bourbon and quite boozy. Taste is very sweet malt, caramel and brown sugar, chocolate, roasted malt, some dark fruits, vanilla and bourbon, oak barrel, boozy and very warming. Full bodied, syrupy thick, flat carbonation. Excellent sipping material but very boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
Bois, 2013. Brown pour. Aroma is hot alcohol and bourbon barrels, brown sugar. Big, boozy and riddled with bourbon notes. Brown sugar, molasses, bourbon. Finishes with a dry boozy note. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivo (2660) - GERMANY - DEC 31, 2015
Big sweet molasses nose, dark murky brown color. Cherries, dates, toffee in the front. Thick, chewy body that has a slight pepper end. Then comes a long alcohol what that warms the whole throat going down. Massive beer, not for the light at heart. The opposite of a session beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mateuszk (1653) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle. Dark amber in colour, small head. In aroma bourbon, vanilla, caramel. In taste boozy, malty with caramel and oaky notes. Full body, sweet and boozy finish.

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