The Bruery Reviews




popery
3.7
The Bruery Colonel Kernel
The beer is deep brown-amber in color. Very cloudy, though that could be my bottle handling. Small tan head. The aroma has a big, rich caramel flavor. Molasses, treacle, brown sugar; lots of toasty sugar action. Pretty big vanilla note, some mild coconutty sweetness. Very light oak. The bourbon is pleasant and sweet with some spirit heat. More booze in the taste. More coconut, too. Lots of caramel, again. Rich and nice. Not super complex but thereís good depth to it. Lots of bourbon and sweetness. Mild harsh note in there. Some body but it could definitely use more heft. Relatively low carb. Very nice bourbon barrel barleywine.
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Mrnoluv
4.4
The Bruery Share This: Coffee
The color is of course coffee black, light brown head, the smell will wake you up! Folders in the glass is the best way to explain the smell. This is by far the most coffee front stout on the market! No question. The drink is smooth, after the swallow there is a hint of bitter chocolate, but this is perfect blend of coffee and sweetness. Great beer!
Sunday, June 26, 2016

mikem409
3.9
The Bruery Melange #14
Bottle, cola color with solid head. Big bourbon aroma with toffee and chocolate. Taste is boozy sticky toffe, bread, vanilla, burnt sugar.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

willisread
4.1
The Bruery Smoking Wood - Bourbon Barrel
2014 Bottle shared. Thanks TimE! Nice honey ham nose with dark chocolate and warming bourbon notes. Just below average carbonation with vanilla and fennel seed notes. The smoke is there in the background and works well with the cacao nib notes. Not much sweetness either. Great stuff with a lingering chocolately, smokey finish.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Strykzone
3.8
The Bruery Melange #10
Sampled at a tasting. DRk brown with a small beige ring. Smells like super complex dark fruit. That dark fruit with chocolate is tasted. Bourbon and vanilla flavors. Good.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Carlisle
3.4
The Bruery White Oak
Draft. Pours Amber color with thin off-white head and lacing. Green apple, toffee, caramel and white raisin notes. Sweet creme brûlée followed by raisins. Bourbon and warming alcohol in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, June 25, 2016

drfabulous
3.9
The Bruery Share This: Coffee
750 ml bottle. Pours a big tan head. Dark. Coffee nose. Coffee in body. Creamy body and mouthfeel. Doesnít taste the abv.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Bulk_Carrier
3.7
The Bruery Jardinier
This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy burnt yellow to orange color with a one finger white concave foamy head. Moderately paced dissipation, with some semi-thick lacing. The smell started off with some sweet floral to grassy and then lemon sweet hops. Floral bitter hops. Delicate citrus hops. Light pepper. The taste was mainly florally sweet. Sly bready aftertaste. Smooth sweet to light floral finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation rides light with a crisp sweet malty smoothness hitting my tongue. Overall, I would say this was a pretty good Belgian Pale ale that I could come back to.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

jc1762
3.6
The Bruery Share This: Coffee
Tap into a snifter showing pitch black with a finger of latte colored foam. The nose shows coffee, light notes of dark chocolate, and barely any roasted malts. Very nice coffee forwardness. The palate is well carbonated and full bodied. Light alcohol spice with flavors of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, with a light coffee and hoppy bitterness on the finish. I wouldíve preferred more of an espresso or dark chocolate bitterness but itís still pretty solid.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

tia
2.9
The Bruery Jardinier
Tap @ Savory Grain. Brownish golden with thin head. Smells winey. Light and dry.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

drfabulous
3.9
The Bruery White Chocolate
Bottle shared at Aaronís. A light body with some syrup and notes of white chocolate. Finishes with cream soda.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

BuckeyeBoy
2.3
The Bruery Provisions Series: Mother Funker
750ml bottle thanks to Steve. Pours out a crisp pale straw color topped with a ring of a head. Nose is vinegar some wood and fruit. Taste is more of the heavy vinegar tartness
Friday, June 24, 2016

superspak
4
The Bruery 8 Maids-A-Milking
750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 9/30/2015. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted dark bread, vanilla, cream, light coffee, raisin, plum, fig, apple, cherry, date, pepper, clove, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, lactose, and moderate fruity/spicy yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted dark bread, vanilla, cream, light coffee, raisin, plum, fig, apple, cherry, date, pepper, clove, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Light roasted bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted dark bread, vanilla, cream, dark fruits, and yeast/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, lactose, and moderate fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet and yeast spiciness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light dryness from bitter/spiciness as well. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy, and lightly silky/sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a great Belgian imperial milk stout. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, lactose, and moderate fruity/spicy yeast flavors; very smooth and easy to sip on for the big ABV. Not overly roasty, but well rounded on stout complexity; without too much yeast influence. A very enjoyable offering.
Friday, June 24, 2016

ben4321
3.6
The Bruery Or Xata (2015-)
750 ml bottle from Hoboken Vine. Clear golden color. Fizzy white head. Aroma and flavor are heavy sweet, lots of cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla. A tasty dessert beer that somehow avoids getting completely cloying. Still, itís very very sweet.
Friday, June 24, 2016

zebra
4.2
The Bruery Share This: Coffee
750-ml bottle from craftbeertemple. good head, huge chocolate coffee, roasty, creamy, intense in the mouth, dark fruit finish.
Friday, June 24, 2016

melush
3.6
The Bruery Mischief
Bottle 75cl. @ Zombier, Malaga, Spain A: Hazy golden. T: Malt, wheat, yeast, vinous.
Friday, June 24, 2016

zebra
4.3
The Bruery Poterie (100% Bourbon Barrell Aged)
750-ml bottle from wlvliquors. huge boozy sweet malty nose, beautiful dark violet color, scotch (ale, not whisky), very sweet, super boozy.
Thursday, June 23, 2016

JaBier
3.8
The Bruery Melange #12
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, slight cinnamon and nuts. Malty and chocolatey flavor giving way to warm bourbon and vanilla before a nutty and boozy finish.
Thursday, June 23, 2016

kathouse
3.7
The Bruery Colonel Kernel
Dark and cloudy brown pours with an off white head. Caramel corn aroma. Alcohol is immediately present. Moderately sweet and dry. Caramel, toast, and some dark sugars provide a tasty brew worth trying again.
Thursday, June 23, 2016

koleminer20
4.1
The Bruery Tart of Darkness - Cherries & Vanilla
750 mL bottle shared with Doug and Chris. This is one of the most underrated not-really-a-true-style-yet: the sour stout. I love it. The pour is darker brown with a thin ring of light khaki colored head that really doesnít leave any lace. The aroma is good. There is a nice tartness to it, but there is a strong chocolate and roastiness. The cherry really pops, and the vanilla is light. There is a light oak on the back end. The flavors are awesome. There is a bit more vanilla in the flavor. The cherry really pops, and the tartness I love. Big and sour with a nice roasty malt and darker fruit to keep in check, Light cocoa on the back end just adds to the complexity. The mouth feel is a little messy. Itís got a thicker body for a sour, but it;s light for a stout as well. The carbonation is a little brighter, The aftertaste is all tart cherries with vanilla and chocolate. Itís damn good. I need to find more sour stouts so they can be their own style!
Thursday, June 23, 2016

koleminer20
3.8
The Bruery / Maine Beer Fourthmeal
750 mL bottle shared by Ryan with Doug, Chris and I. This one was interesting. The pour is a clear-ish light golden color with a thick pillowy white head that just about leaves solid lace as she falls. The aroma is very floral. There is a lot of Belgian yeast to it, but itís brighter and floral. There isnít the spiciness I was expecting. There is a little resin on the back end and a hint of pepper. The flavor is definitely a bit maltier, but itís good. There is a citrus and tropical fruit bit with the light spiciness and a big floral grassiness. The mouth feel is pretty light and crisp, but the carbonation is a little thicker and softer than it should be. It leaves a lingeringly lemony and grassy flavor on the tongue with a little spice. This was surprisingly good for what I was expecting.
Thursday, June 23, 2016

djd07
3.9
The Bruery Share This: Coffee
Bottle thanks to William. Pours a very dark brown with beige head that lasts. The aroma is milk chocolate and roast. Thick mouth, chewy, roast, cocoa, boozy finish, very nice.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

ben4321
3.6
The Bruery 8 Maids-A-Milking
750 ml bottle from Bottle King. Pours dark brown with a small froth of brown head. Aroma of chocolate milk, green coffee, yeast, spice, and booze. Flavor starts sweet, spice and some bitterness. Finishes of that green coffee bitterness. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, fairly full bodied. Finishes on the boozy, hot side. Big milk stout, not sure Iíve ever had one quite like this.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

stevoj
4
The Bruery Cuivre
750ml bottle thanks to Darrel (share on 6/11/16). Hazy dark amber pour with a small ring of beige head. Like Sucre, big boozy aroma and taste, with elements of vanilla sweetness and woody elements. Some smoky hints as well recalls toasted marshmallows. Another bomb from the Bruery.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

stevoj
3.8
The Bruery Sucrť (Cognac Barrel)
750ml bottle at share on 6/11/16. Nice medium amber body, small airy head dissipates quickly. Cognac, boozy aroma is a bit over the top at first, but settles down. taste continues with the boozy vibe, and a bit of a sweet burn. Dark grains, and lots of molasses, finishes hot and sweet.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

j12601
3.7
The Bruery Or Xata (2015-)
On tap at Draught. Pours a clear gold with a medium sized white head. Big cinnamon note with warm rice pudding and vanilla behind it. Medium bodied, soft cinnamon, gentle wheat. Tastes of rice pudding, chewy and warming. Cinnamon is nice, playing between dust over pudding, and bright and spicy like a red hot. Slow cinnamon into the finish, warming alcohol, lingering vanilla and pudding. Different from horchata in that due to the alcohol itís not quite refreshing, but spot on for a rice pudding.
Monday, June 20, 2016

kathouse
3.8
The Bruery / Taps Provisions Series: A Steinís Throw
A hazy brown body with no head to speak of. Dates, raisins, figs, and brown sugar aroma hint of the flavors to come. Mildly sweet. Nice toasted flavors, brown fruits, and date sugar. Definitely worth trying.
Monday, June 20, 2016

baraciisch
3.6
The Bruery Batch No.1 - Levuds (2015)
Golden orange in color... Bright and fruity aroma, full of Belgian fruity esters... Belgian Candi sugar, some cotton candy notes, citrus, some apple cider and yeasty notes... Decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, June 20, 2016

bhensonb
4.2
The Bruery Poterie (100% Bourbon Barrell Aged)
Capped 750 shared by Marcus. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of bourbon vanilla and dark treacle. Med ++ body (or full). Flavor is bourbon/vanilla/wood/dark treacle/dark fruit. Clearly not smoky Scotch here. Itís sweetish, treaclish, heatish, fruitish. Extremely delicious.
Monday, June 20, 2016

marcus
4.2
The Bruery Poterie (100% Bourbon Barrell Aged)
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours dark brown with a nice beige head and a treacle and bourbon aroma. Thete is a full-bodied dark molasses flavor with a lot of bourbon and vanilla. This is a huge beer!
Monday, June 20, 2016

drfabulous
3.7
The Bruery Melange #3
Very pricey draught pour at Pazzoís. Big and boozy and sticky with caramel and toffee. But so big. Just not my thing still.
Monday, June 20, 2016

thirdeye11
4
The Bruery Black Tuesday Reserve
(750ml bottle) cloudy medium brown with nice lacing and no bubbles. Nose of dark fruit, alcohol, prunes, some chocolate. Taste of alcoholic dark fruit, raisins, prune, some chocolate, medium thick body. Nice Bruery stout. One of the better ones since í09 Black Tuesday.
Sunday, June 19, 2016

MacBoost
3.2
The Bruery Bottleworks XII
Bottle from torinbro. Thanks. Pours a hazy light pink. Smells not that great. Medium high boost. Tart dusty berries. Some oak maybe. Not as tame as it once was, I reckon. Meh.
Sunday, June 19, 2016

MartinT
3.8
The Bruery Black Tuesday Imperial Stout
My Bottom Line:
Molasses, chocolate and plenty of caramelized sugars merge in this heavy, warming Imperial Stout.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the darkness.
-Mouthfeel remains velvety despite the intensity.
-Alcohol is obviously important in the flavor profile and body.
-This is quite reminiscent of DFHís World Wide Stout.
-This was aged nearly 6 years before opening, and as such allowed us to taste a properly smoothened version. Even though itís an extreme brew, time seems to have made it more approachable.

From a 2010 bottle, tasted in 2016.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

altonbrownd
3.7
The Bruery Mischief
Big bottle at Danís House. Bold yellow glowing body with big head. Nose is hoppy, floral, spicy. Taste is really nice of fruits, hops and a great kick. Smoothy, smooth texture. Crisp finish. Good stuff.
Sunday, June 19, 2016

fiulijn
3
The Bruery Jardinier
Tasting at Mattís
Cloudy blond color, with a large head. Nice Belgian Ale aroma, deep, spicy. Dry mouthfeel, very dry; spicy yeast, astringent, but the flavor is rather poor, and the bitterness is somehow chicory-like.
Ok, nothing great.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

DocLock
4
The Bruery Tripel Tonnellerie
Aged bottle. Hazy orange pour with off-white head. Nose is yeasty citrus, florals, hops. Tastes hoppy, citric, with notes of orange, yeasty funk, and a smooth finish.
Saturday, June 18, 2016

shrubber85
4.4
The Bruery Poterie (Scotch Whisky Barrel Aged)
Draft (at Holy Grale, Louisville - listed as bourbon barrel but will assume this is a mistake unless determined otherwise). Whiskey, earthy/nutty prune, chocolate malt, and hay aroma. Murky dark brown with small tan head. Very sweet whiskey, dried fruit, chocolate-caramel malt, and mildly bitter herbal hay flavor. Great balance - mild whiskey aftertaste. A spectacular beer.
Saturday, June 18, 2016

drsordr
3.9
The Bruery Or Xata (2015-)
Draft to taster at Ei8ht Ball pour light lemon yellow with moderate white head. Nose big spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, butter cream icing. Taste similar to nose with some fleeting sweet fruit. Big spicy cinnamon roll finish.
Saturday, June 18, 2016

tmoreau
4.1
The Bruery Mocha Wednesday
Shared 750 ml. bottle with Scott & friends, viscously poured to snifters showing a black/brown hue, some ruby highlighting, and a modest but fading layer of brownish tan head froth, with a combination of leggy & foamy spots of lacing on the glass. The nose was heavily roasted, with cocoa, subtle coffee, caramel, toffee, hints of prune, raisin, & molasses, and lurking alcohol that already started to express itself. Full bodied, with a sticky/syrupy texture, and low carbonation, the taste successfully mimicked all of the aroma notes, added a bit of tanginess & tartness, and was extremely warming. Quite an unexpected treat!
Saturday, June 18, 2016

TimE
4.5
The Bruery Smoking Wood - Bourbon Barrel
Very dark brown color. Amazingly lovely bourbon chocolate smokey nose. The sweetness has been toned down by age. A lot of tamari in the nose. The mouth is full of choockate tamari and smoke and wood. Amazing
Saturday, June 18, 2016

tennisjoel
3.7
The Bruery White Oak
Nice to see the bruery distribute now in Rochester. Orangish brown pour. Aromas of oak, apricot, orange marmalade, biscuit. Warming. A bit cloying, but otherwise decent.
Friday, June 17, 2016

Art
3.8
The Bruery Blue BBLs
Pours a dark brown black slightly blue. Aromas of wine. Vanilla oak. Taste is sour but a bit over the top. Tone it down guys.
Friday, June 17, 2016

Torrefacto
3.5
The Bruery Provisions Series: Go Team!
Caoba limpio y espuma canela. Aromas de caramelo, fruto rojo con ligera acidez. Sabor como en aroma y final seco.
Friday, June 17, 2016

alex_leit
3.5
The Bruery Or Xata (2015-)
Bottle. Honey-amber color. Aroma: spicy, wine, spices, malt, pleasant sweetness. Taste: sweet, very spicy, wine, dried fruit, figs and almonds, raisins.
Friday, June 17, 2016

alex_leit
3.8
The Bruery Mischief
Bottle. Pure gold color. Aroma: yeast, fruit and nectar, orange peel, fine. Taste: wine, spicy, malt, peel, not bad.
Friday, June 17, 2016

jake65
3.8
The Bruery Sucrť (Cognac Barrel)
Bottle share, thanks Darrel. Pours a deep auburn brown with a small wispy beige head. Big time sweet aroma of cognac, vanilla, and wood. Taste is rich and full of sweetness. The cognac barrel plays a major role. Vanilla and toffee. Another big sweet desert beer from the Bruery.
Thursday, June 16, 2016

jake65
4
The Bruery Cuivre
Bottle share, labeled as the Bourbon Barrel Aged Bois, thanks to syndicate Iím sureÖ another big badass Bruery beer. A deep brown color with a small ring of creamy beige head. Nose is rich, boozy. Woody, vanilla, and bourbon. Big sweet flavor, more impact from the barrel treatment along with vanilla, toffee, and dark fruits. Decadent.
Thursday, June 16, 2016

portableparty
3.7
The Bruery Jardinier
7.99 750 ml bottle. Pours pale gold straw color with a foamy white head that settles to a constant film. Aroma is light yeast citrus grassy notes and faint lemon grass. Tastes is really so similar to aroma with a little funk barnyard flavor added. Palate is thin fizzy and a bit dry
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Bule
3.8
The Bruery Bourbon Barrel Aged 7 Swans a Swimming
750ml bottle pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Caramel flavors. Strong on the bourbon that over powers a little.
Thursday, June 16, 2016