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RATINGS: 599   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   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 years 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.

Editors Note: This is the entry for The Bruerys Bourbon Barrel Aged Anniversary beer.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (6555) - Yorktown, Virginia, 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 its 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 shouldve started the night with this, not ended it. One word: huge. (#5601, 8/1/2014)

   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadRobin (2895) - Silver Spring, Alabama, 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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maddog (524) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (3039) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at first "Er klopt iemand op de deur" tasting aka EBT3. Thx to everyone for sharing todays beers! APPEARANCE: clear brown beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: alcohol, very sweet. TASTE: alcohol, bourbon, sweet. Decent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4913) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 11, 2014
800 yen for 120ml from a bottle at the Hanshin Seed Event. Bourbon version I believe. Dark brown, barrel oakiness in the nose. The taste is sweet brown sugar, oak, boozy but damn good. A flavorful surprise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Thisis12ptfont (1143) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Aroma of intense molasses, sticky malts, raisins, roasted amber malts, big alcohol on the nose, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Very darkened plum/magenta appearance and big alcohol legs. Big sticky malt sweetness overwhelms the palate. Huge, complex notes of cinnamon, roasted malts, raisins, plums, maple syrup, molasses, dark fruits, and toffee. Finish is massive with immense bourbon burn (like taking a shot) and big barrel notes. Overall, The Bruery knocks another homerun out of the park. Huge sticky, slick molasses/malt overtones ending with insane booziness. A+ rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rxeight (2930) - Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2014
750 bottle, Bois. Stamped May 13. Murky brown. Caramel, brown sugar, toffee and a lot of booze. Damn good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ljthiessen (1245) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy brown pour, beige head. Lots of oak and bourbon in the nose, butter and brown sugar too. Flavour is lots of brown sugar, caramel, bourbon. Very sweet, but enough alcohol and flavour to support it. Hides the ABV, but still boozy. Very very nice.

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