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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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ljthiessen (1348) - 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.

Idiosynkrasie (7533) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2014
750ml bottle [as Bois, 2013 vintage, 15.0% abv]. Hazy dark brown colour with small to average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Intense malty aroma, notes of toffee, caramel, nougat, marsipan, BA notes of oak and vanilla, prospects of alcohol, spicy yeasty overtones. Taste is very sweet malty, notes of toffee, BA notes of vanilla, oak, Bourbon, treacle, tiramisu, Kahlúa, warming and slightly burning alcohol; oily texture, very sticky palate, lasting sweet malty finish. Hard, heavy, starkly, pretentious, not pure pleasure. Kind of "großkotziger Schwanzersatz".

Emeister84 (2505) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2015 Strong aromas of port wine, raisin, rum, cooked sugar, some alcohol. Very dark red, almost black, with a minimal head. Sweet, sticky, warming, very aromatic, very chewy. Medium bodied. Very complex, an awesome sipper.

boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Draft at craft ale house. Pours murky brown with minimal head. The aroma has huge toasted marshmallow, vanilla, oak, caramel. The taste has a big vanilla and caramel sweetness. Big toasted coconut in the distance creeping up.

RussianDragon (578) - - JUN 19, 2014
750 ml bottle is 2014 vintage labeled "Sucré" aged in bourbon barrels. Thanks for sharing Huhzubendah! Pours a hazy translucent brown with light bourbon booziness over the top of caramel malt sweetness. Flavor is same with slight coconut notes in addition to mild bourbon complexity and caramel malt sweetness. Medium bodied with active carbonation. A world class beer by a world class brewery.

pfc514 (146) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Sucre version (Bourbon Barrel Aged.) Pours a root-beer brown into a snifter. Light tan head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aromas of bourbon, caramel, and a faint bite of alcohol. Bourbon is definitely very prominent in the taste, with some dark fruits and almost licorice elements in the flavor as well. At the end there’s a soapy bitterness, that, while not unpleasant, is strange. For a 17.6% beer, not super boozy, with slight alcohol heat at the end.

mnoud (318) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2014
2014.06.17 - The Bruery Sucre (the Bourbon Barrel version, I believe) -750ml bottle in a pint glass. 2014 vintage. Aroma: caramel, malty 8/10 Appearance: Pours around 20 on SRM scale. Mostly hazy opaque dark raisiny tan. Head about a finger before dissipating to a ring. Mild carbonation. 4/5 Taste: Burnt caramel, sweet, a bit of mild salt on back end perhaps. 8/10 Palate/Mouthfeel: medium, creamy, soft carbonation, boozy 3/5 Overall: Reminds me of my memory of Melange 3, boozy and caramel sweetness. Good stuff, worth a bottle and to cellar one maybe, but not necessarily repeat purchase. Hard to complain much about price around $30 when it’s 17%. Aroma 6/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20caramel,

ryecatcher (1445) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2014
750mL bottle. Pours a murky, chestnut color with a medium tan head , average retention. Nose is ’barrel-heavy’ accompanied by molasses, caramel, dates, raisins, dried figs, vanilla, wet cardboard. Mouth is thick, slightly creamy and then almost syrupy; a lotta sweetness, brown sugar, vanilla, prunes, dried fruit, mild bitterness at mid-range, with ABV warmth throughout. Finishes with a slightly astringent note and (although I let this sit almost a year) also still a bit hot . Decent, but certainly not worth the price tag. A very Happy Father’s Day to all my fellow beer lovers to whom it applies.

WVBrU (61) - - JUN 14, 2014
Wow! This beer smells of a bourbon barrel with notes of caramel. It has a cloudy dark amber color. The beer is very malty with no noticeable hops. As expected , there is an alcoholic taste but it is silky smooth. It ends with a caramel note. The mouthfeel is thick with soft carbonation.

cernjoh (183) - Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Poured from a 2014 Bottle of Sucre obtained from the Bruery 16.5% abv. This needs to be separated from Bois. Aroma is sweet caramel, toffee, bourbon, and vanilla ... taste follows suite with a high sweetness level but not overbearing for me at least. Palate is smooth. Overall .. fabulous. :)

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