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RATINGS: 575   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 504   ABV: 16.8%
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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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
In Claremont, CA for short visit. Into Stolzle tulip glass from 750ml. Fine pour; a very deep brown with a light tan head that stands up for a bit, but settles to a perimeter of bubbles quickly, as with many barleywine-type high-alc beers. This beer exhibits depth and span on all fronts. Rich with fruit, but balanced by chocolate and port, and even some Coca-Cola notes. However, it doesn’t lose touch with barley--that underlying element is always apparent. Fruet is warm and viscous, but the alcohol doesn’t dominate (I don’t think I’d ever guess 15.5%!). Bottom line, it’s a beer of true complexity. One of the best super-gravity beers I’ve had.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cmacklin (850) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 21, 2016
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy brown with a medium, short lived, tan head that fully dissipates. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, overripe dark fruit, bourbon, vanilla and oak. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, toffee, dark fruit, licorice, dark chocolate, vanilla and oak with a bourbon warming finish. Full body with a sticky, oily texture and soft carbonation. Wow, lots of complexity. Excellent, a world class old ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (4007) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2016
I guess if you like big and barrel aged above all things, you will like this pretty well. For what it’s worth, this has a lot of nice flavors, solid malt w/ lots of whiskey-ish flavors of cherry and vanilla. It’s oversweet though and ultimately has a lot of unpleasant oxidized and and soy-sauce flavors underneath it all. It is overall, pleasant enough for some slow sipping but far from a great beer generally.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmargarucci (280) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - SEP 6, 2016
Aroma is filled with alcohol and sweetness. Taste is very sweet maybe too sweet. Very much and old English ale overloaded with alcohol.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rumproasts (5050) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Tap at Logan’s. Very hazy brown. Awesome aroma. Very sweet. Dark fruit, brown sugar, vanilla. Very flavorful and complex. Boozy, but not nearly as much as expected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (3486) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2016
August 13, 2016. Bottles at Bruery Bonanza 2016 as Cuivre, Fruet, Coton (BA) and Sucré. Thanks for sharing!
Dark brown almost black with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet, malty, slight boozy with lots of bourbon notes, caramel, dark sugar, figs, prunes, raisins, some vanilla notes, brunt wood. Taste is sweet, malty and slightly boozy. Finish is sweet dark sugars, caramel, dried fruits, light burnt bitterness with warming alcohol. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, slight sticky texture.
Sucre was the best of the bunch, Cuivre was still a bit hot and the other were sowing signs of oxidation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1807) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2016
Bottle to tulip Consummation: Sour gran marnier, raisins, rye whisky, lemon, vanilla Adjunct: Oak, toasted malt, alcohol,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1459) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 13, 2016
Light brown, big bourbon nose, lots of caramel, wood. Very boozy and heavy, too heavy Overall is nice but man this is sweet and boozy

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (848) - SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
A: Deep dark brown with some red notes. N: Figs, dates, vanilla, bourbon T: Molasses, honey, dates, figs and raisins. O: Nice one!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (5416) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2016
Sample from bottle, shared with X random people in the Cantillon Blåbær 2016 line in Copenhagen. :-) Pours a murky brown body with a small beige head. Aroma is vanilla, deep malts, raisins, nuts, wood and hints of caramel, toffee, tobacco, dark berries, cocoa and coffee. Taste is deep malty notes, vanilla, wood, alcohol, caramel and hints of spices, toffee, rum and port wine. Full body, soft carbonation. Lovely sipper from The Bruery, this one hides its high ABV elegantly and the complexity is highly pleasant.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 7, 2016
2015 bottle labeled Cuirve. Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are sweet caramel, dark fruits, bourbon, molasses, and vanilla.


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