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RATINGS: 610   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
poisoneddwarf (2511) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - NOV 11, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2015 Initial rating, as ’Fruet,’ 11/11/12: 750 ml wax-dipped bottle, thanks Brenn79! Pours muddy brown with a medium beige head with decent retention. Aroma is awesome--full of rich artisan caramel and wood; also in there: licorice, booze, dark fruit. This is my favorite type of aroma in a beer right now. Taste is a sledgehammer of awesome flavors; it’s sweet (not cloying), sour, very savory. The bourbon and oak are in your face, but not overpowering. Alcohol burns the throat going down. Licorice is strong in the finish. Soft carbonation, full-bodied, velvety mouthfeel. This reminds me of Firestone Walker 14, also an anniversary beer, which is my favorite beer of all time. This is right up there. Amazing. 10,3,10,5,20=4.8

7/24/13 rating, as ’Bois’: 750 ml wax-dipped bottle. 15% ABV. This is the beer to celebrate four years of rating on this site. Pours a muddy dark brown with orange highlights; has a medium beige head with decent retention. Aroma is oaky, boozy, caramellly, raisins, licorice, sticky buns. Taste starts out sweet and savory before quickly turning sour, leaving a little bitterness behind in the finish. Hot alcohol. Mouthfeel is oily, carbonation fairly soft, body full. I drank this too soon, dammit. I rated Fruet after six months of aging. This one has only been a couple months since production. That hot alcohol definitely needs to tame down a bit. I’m really kicking myself for not buying another bottle. Give this one at least six months, but I think a year or more would be best. At least I know for next year. 8,3,8,5,16=4.0

3rd rating, from 7/25/15, as Sucre, 2014 vintage: at least a year old here. 750 ml wax-dipped bottle. Aroma is dark fruits, caramel, molasses, licorice. Pours muddy brown with a medium beige head that falls after a couple minutes into a ring and skiff of foam. Taste is sweet, boozy, coconut, dark fruits imparting some tartness, tannins. Full-bodied, velvety mouthfeel. Great beer, but it’s just not as interesting as my first impression back in 2012 when it was called Fruet. I don’t know if the quality has gone down, if my tastes have changed, or if I was just more in the mood for this behemoth of a beer back then when I rated it for the first time. 8,4,8,5,18=4.3

Joakgust (1456) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2017
Fruet version. Bottle. Hazy red amber beer with a small beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, molasses, herbs, vanilla, vinous and oak. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, honey, herbs, dried fruit, vanilla, oak and vinous tones. Sweet.

Palme (4811) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2017
On tap @ The Growler. This is a cloudy looking one, almost a little murky and deep plum brown in colors. On the top a medium sized dense beige heavy lacing head. Really like the nose. It’s both a little sourish and very malt caramelly sweet. Loaded with dried fruits, vanilla, wood, berries and malt biscuits. Smells really nice. Sugary sweet at times but not cloying at all. Yeah, mine kind of aroma. Tastes wonderful. Dried and really berry sweet. Blue and blackberries with those small sweet plums. It’s thick and oily in the mouth while soft gentle on the prickling carbonation. A little licorice, tones of cigar, some tarmac, vanilla and a lovely intense dried fruity finish containing dates ang figs. A beautiful one. 19.06.2017

HopsTamer57 (17) - - JUN 15, 2017
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explosivedog (1189) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 14, 2017
750ml bottle. Pours black. Liquorice, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, raisins, custard, brandy, oak, lots of dried fruit, apricot. Nice body. Absolutely fabulous.

zebra (2143) - Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2017 750-ml bottle from binnys Lakeview. gorgeous clear but dark burgundy color, sweet barley wine nose, intense in mouth, very sweet, very boozy, creamy. rating #1!

more drinkable cut with dr. pepper, how about cocktails using it as a mixer?
Earlier Rating: 6/23/2016 Total Score: 4.3
750-ml bottle from wlvliquors. huge boozy sweet malty nose, beautiful dark violet color, scotch (ale, not whisky), very sweet, super boozy.

dorain (304) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2017
Aus der Flasche Cuivre 7th Anniversary (2015) 2016-12 getrunken. Dieses sau leckere Schwergewicht läßt sich ganz schwer zu beschreiben. Der brtitische Old Ale Stil ist sehr gut getroffen und das Bourbon BA fügt sich sehr gut ein ohne das Bier zu dominieren. Spitzenklasse!

patnichols (8) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2017 does not count
Tried bruery's cuivre at paradiso D.C. That's the beer rated here. Beer buddy says it's the same beer as bruery's poterie. Paradiso says this one is the 7th anniversary beer & poterie is 8th. Lovely quad but a bit too bubbly for the style. Nearly 17%. Foggy color so unfiltered? Cinnamon nose. Coats the young but flavor strongest on the edges. Wonderful, slightly sharp, very durable after taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Marduk (7707) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2017
750ml bottle (thanks Harri). Bit hazy dark chestnut color. No head. Massive alcohol, toffee, bit woody in aroma. Alcohol, caramel, cognac, oak in taste. Cognac, alcohol and caramel in aftertaste. Harsh to drink. Boozy fckin stuff!

VamboladeTolly (1993) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2017
Bottle. Pours darker brown with bsmall beige /brownish head. Aroma: sharp sweet alcohol, butterscotch, toffee, caramel, milk chocolate, dried dark fruits, brandish, nice vanilla, bourbon touch. NICE. Taste: heavy sweat, with some balancing sourness, fruits and berries- dried and fresh, toffee, strawberries tipped in butterscotch and milk chocolate, alcohol warmness and warnings. Full body. Sweet-sourish finish.

Juks (655) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2017
750ml bottle, thanks Harri. Pours clear dark reddish-brown colour, small head stays as ring. Sherry, red wine, sweet cherry notes, wood, booze in aroma. Rich booze caramel, port wine, vanilla, cocoa in taste. Very silky and soft texture. Cognac-ish warming aftertaste, lingonberry. Low carbonation. Nice, if I’m not taking this as a beer. Warmer.

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