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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 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5894) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle, a pain in the butt to break thru all the wax, but a celebration of my last day in uniform. Hope it’s worth the $30 I paid for it. Rich brown color. Thin, if any head at all. Super rich aroma of cooked brown sugar and baked raisins. This drinks with a full-on, rich liqueur character ... burningly warm, full of raisin, date, and baked plum. Little hint of wild yeast is weaved in. If you like "big" beers, this is as big as they come. I should’ve started the night with this, not ended it. One word: huge. (#5601, 8/1/2014)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4640) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 2, 2014
This beer is outstanding. Has the aroma and molasses flavor really of a barley wine but it doesn’t seem too alcoholic. Really good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3075) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2014
8/02/2014: Bruery Sucre (Bourbon)... Well, I have the privilege of tasting 3 different versions of this side by side, so I’m going to record my notes for all and copy and paste them as appropriate... All are fairly sweet and malty. The regular (bourbon) one is a bit syrupy and VERY malty and sweet. The bourbon cuts through, but it’s a bit like sweet and on sweet and not much else. The Tequila one is definitely distinct. Agave in the nose hits first, followed by the same in the flavor, but that’s not a bad thing. It actually helps take some of the sweetness out, but introduces that distinct dry agave/tequila flavor that I don’t necessarily dig that much. So, that leaves the New American Oak... It too is sweet, but there is a unique smokiness about that it that I particularly like which is odd considering that I don’t think this one was aged on charred wood. Regardless, the sweetness is cut a bit and that’s good in my book. It’s also a bit less thick and heavy. That seems to work with this beer. Overall, I think I like them in this order: New American Oak, Tequila, Bourbon (too sweet).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyReynolds (912) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Natifest 2014. A T money special if I am not mistaken. Pretty damn good, though the beer of the night is the Cigar City Double Barrel Hunahpu’s .

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (1068) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Dark brown pour. Aromas of bourbon, molasses, dark fruits, and oak. Wow this smells awesome! Flavor is big bourbon and molasses with hints of fig and plum. Very sweet but not overwhelming. Slightly warming finish but doesn’t taste anywhere near 16.9%. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2372) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Bois on tap murky brown pour with a thin ring of head .... Aroma of caramel malts, oak and a bourbon vanilla .... Taste is nutty and of caramel, toffee, vanilla, light bourbon, oak and sweet caramel malts/brown sugar... Has some bitter bite and warming ... Abv is def there ... Body is great with a nice heavy thickness and oily

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2209) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 2, 2014
750ml bottle thanks to tmoney99 at NF14 - woody, vanilla and toast. Nutty aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maddog (400) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle enjoyed at the Old Stagecoach Inn in Waterbury, VT. The pour is dark golden brown with aromas of malt, oak and bourbon. Flavors are so layered with dark fruits, molasses, oak, bourbon, vanilla and brown sugar. Incredibly big and complex. A remarkable beer that will blossom with age.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadRobin (2069) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 28, 2014
On tap at Frisco Tap House & Brewery in Columbia, MD. Opaque, black-brown with a tiny off-white head and nice legs, but only fair lacing. Aroma of scotch, oak, toffee, alcohol and brown sugar. Taste of bourbon, toffee, oak, alcohol, brown sugar and raisins. Medium/full body and medium/low carbonization. A cross between beer and carbonated whiskey. OK, that doesn't sound so good. This beer was different, but delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdoyledesign (179) - Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2014
On tap. Pours a deep burgundy with no head. Aroma is as advertised--sugar and molasses. Taste is awesome. Complex with different sugars, molasses, and carmelized sugar. What an awesome beer!

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