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RATINGS: 609   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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hackobock (4007) - 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.

dfearnley (2070) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2016
Bottle to tulip Consummation: Sour gran marnier, raisins, rye whisky, lemon, vanilla Adjunct: Oak, toasted malt, alcohol,

dresden (1581) - 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

ClubGonzo (5668) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2016
Sample from bottle, shared with X random people in the Cantillon Blåbær 2016 line in Copenhagen. :-) Pours a murky brown body with a small beige head. Aroma is vanilla, deep malts, raisins, nuts, wood and hints of caramel, toffee, tobacco, dark berries, cocoa and coffee. Taste is deep malty notes, vanilla, wood, alcohol, caramel and hints of spices, toffee, rum and port wine. Full body, soft carbonation. Lovely sipper from The Bruery, this one hides its high ABV elegantly and the complexity is highly pleasant.

Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 7, 2016
2015 bottle labeled Cuirve. Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are sweet caramel, dark fruits, bourbon, molasses, and vanilla.

yourilevesque (1829) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2016
Merci à Yan pour le partage de cette orgie de sucre! Rien de mieux qu’une bière de type pour dégriser à minuit et quart un mardi en fin de dégustation! Et puis d’abord, Bruery, ça rééquilibre toujours le PH de l’estomac après du De Garde avant d’aller au lit! Brune, liquoreuse, peu mousseuse, lourde au point que le pied de mon verre peine à supporter la coupe à demi remplie. Des arômes de raisin secs, de bourbon, de sucre, de mélasse, de canne à sucre et d’alcool brun Antillais. Un gros contrat dans les circonstances! Un liquide profondément rond et liquoreux me coule en bouche et tapisse mes joues d’une huile grasse et riche. Une bombe de sucre d’orge, de caramel et de mélasse. Une profondeur maltée à l’anglaise et sucrée à l’américaine. Super size me Bruery!

lownote (585) - Austin, Alabama, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Pours a muddy brown with a big tan head. Aroma is pretty vinegar like, some alcohol, with a little sweetness. Taste is very rich. Sweet, tart, some spiciness and wood. Pretty thick body. Super complex beer but not my favorite. The tartness is a bit out of balance to make it really drinkable

JHeath99 (1678) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a minimal ring of off white head. Aroma and taste of bourbon, caramel, dark fruit.
Earlier Rating: 6/16/2013 Total Score: 4.5
Bottle. Strong aroma of wood. Very nice taste of port, fruits, and alcohol. Pours dark brown with nice lacing.

snoworsummer (5624) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 3, 2016
From a bottle. Pours opaque tawny brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like booze, earthy malt, dried dark fruits, some tobacco, and faint ash. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like booze, earthy malt, dried dark fruits, some tobacco, and faint ash. Thanks jheath99!
Earlier Rating: 6/16/2013 Total Score: 3.9
From a big bottle. Pours murky dark brown. Very strong aroma. Smells like port wine, chocolate, raisins. Very strong and sweet flavor. Tastes like brown sugar, alcohol, raisins, plums. Medium body and low carbonation.

sonnycheeba (5970) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 3, 2016
Bottle. Pours murky brown. Aroma is vanilla, oak, bready malts, dark fruit notes, and some tobacco character. Flavor is rich and malty with strong barrel sweetness and woodiness, some boozy spice, and layered dark fruit and caramel notes. Full body.
Earlier Rating: 2/9/2013 Total Score: 4.4
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with thick, frothy beige head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is port, plums, raisins, cookie and caramel malt, oak, fresh dough, and black cherries. Flavor is sweet malts, booze, heavy dark fruit esters, oak, and a hint of vanilla; finishes like a good glass of port, lightly sweet and boozy. Full body and low carbonation.

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