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RATINGS: 591   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
poisoneddwarf (2416) - 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; its 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. Im 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 its just not as interesting as my first impression back in 2012 when it was called Fruet. I dont 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pintofjoe29 (30) - Dingman Ferry, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2017
Bottle pour into my favorite snifter. Pours a murky brown with a 2 finger head which quickly dies. Rich aroma of bourbon, cherry, and cane sugar. Taste is very bourbon forward with hints of vanilla, fudge, and dark fruit. Mmm... This is an enjoyable sipper. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9949) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2017
Bottle from the dregs run delivery. Thanks Craig! Pours brown with no head. Aromas of bourbon, cherry, wood, vanilla, sweet sugar. Taste is boozy, chocolate, vanilla, fudge. Boozy heat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1774) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Pours a dark ruby color with a light brown head that fades, but sticks around. Aroma is caramel, toasted malt, maple and chocolate-covered cherry candies. Taste is both vinous and whiskey-like along with chocolate, coffee, vanilla and buttery maple. Some alcohol evident after the swallow. Exceptional!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gowdy (1058) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2016
Taste from a bottle at home courtesy of Craig. Medium consistency. Very dark. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeymike (66) - Kansas, USA - DEC 30, 2016
750mL bottle shared with family. Pours a deep mahogany with a one inch beige head. Aroma is bourbon and alcohol, with notes of dried fruits. Taste is bourbon up front, followed quickly by toffee, raisins, and cherries. Medium bodied with a surprising amount of carbonation. Alcohol level is beyond warming, on the threshold of burning. A good sipper with friends - definitely not a bottle to be drank alone. The booze catches up on you fast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregwilsonstl (2293) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2016
Whoa this smells like boubon. Shared w Wilson cousins. Lots of wood. Oak. Hot.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jashiu (701) - Gdask, POLAND - DEC 16, 2016
Tasting @Pułapka Gdańsk
Poterie - Bourbon Barrel Aged
Toffee, honey and dried fruit, very sweet aroma. Raisins, dates, very sweet taste with a warming alcoholic warming in the finish. Very tasty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (1228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2016
A bottle on Black Christmas 2016 at 12 Kings. Vintage 2013. The bottle with "Bois" on the label. Pours a hazy dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is dark fruits, molasses. Taste is sweet, dark fruits, molasses. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
manomarnypopis (57) - POLAND - NOV 23, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2016 Poterie - Przezroczyste ciemnobrązowe Beczka, karmel, suszone owoce, wanilia, w aromacie alkohol niewyczuwalny, w smaku grzeje przyjemnie. Smak: tak to wywazone, figi, suszone owoce, karmel, melasa, bardzo przyjemne. Cuivre - dokokszony poterie, wszystkiego odrobine wiecej, lepiej i intensywniej

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mesjasz (1284) - Lodz, POLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Cuivre. Aromat to odzynki, karmel, migdały, beczka. Smak słodki, w smaku melasa, karmel, toffee, migdały, suszone owoce, bourbon, dębina.

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