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RATINGS: 577   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2013
muddy brown color, aroma of toffee, vanilla, oak, bourbon, marshmallows, same flavors, some chocolate, nuts, dark fruits, booze, fully body, decently sweet, very complex, really enjoyed this one

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTAEgeek (1962) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2016
Sampled from a 750 mL bottle in line at Zwanze. This was Fruet, the fourth anniversary version. Pours hazy brown, with a tan ring. Vanilla and toasted oak are the first things I note in the aroma, with some caramel, cardamom, pine, and a bit of licorice. Sweet and boozy, with a little bit of bitterness. Heavy body, sticky, syrupy, and clingy. This is a lovely, bourbon-forward, complex and interesting beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rumore (41) - Rimini, ITALY - SEP 30, 2016
American beers tasting at FOB, Rimini, Italy. The beer pours dark caramel brown, with little to no foam. Aroma is great, with EVERYTHING popping out: liquorice, spirits, chocolate and more. Taste is consistent, lots of sweetness mixed with some bitterness and a clear value added from the aging in bourbon barrels. Aftertaste is also wonderful, with more liquorice coming up, as well as more alcohol. Body is relatively dense. Overall, a masterpiece.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cmacklin (877) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (4024) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rumproasts (5054) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (3538) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1825) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2016
Bottle to tulip Consummation: Sour gran marnier, raisins, rye whisky, lemon, vanilla Adjunct: Oak, toasted malt, alcohol,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1475) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (899) - 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!

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