Sucre - The Bruery
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Reviews by Dope:
4.09/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This is about two months old now.
A: Pours a dark, dark brown with a smallish, fizzy tan head. Head fades fast with no sign of lacing anywhere. Pretty typical of these big barrel aged anniversary brews.
S: Enormous aroma. Mind-bending fruits. Lots of raisin of course, but with some generic berry and light stonefruit. Even get some pomegranate. Sickly, sickly, SICKLY sweet. Like a glass of melted sugar. Brown sugar, toasted sugar, caramel, vanilla, everything. Light cocoa. A bit of fruity alcohol to boot. Extremely sharp, strong aroma with a lot of complexity. I think I'm only scratching the surface with my description.
T: The taste is no less bold. Oak and caramel up front. Huge, huge dark fruits. Sickly sweet raisins, berries, pomegranate. Earthy spiciness and cocoa in the middle. Heavy caramel and bread and candi sugar all over the place. Finish is interesting, it's actually lightly tart for a moment. Like some overripe fruit that's somehow ridiculously sweet but tart at the same time. Finish and aftertaste is loads of brown sugar, caramel, dark fruits and oaky tannins. Almost leathery at points, reminds me of some HOTD brews like Adam or Fred.
M: Heavy, heavy, super heavy and ridiculously sweet.
O: I really enjoyed the earlier Bruery anniversary brews (Cuir is my favorite) but they are starting to wear on me. The complexity and strength is great but the sweetness and heft is literally giving me a headache. 750ml of 16.9% beer is rough to drink. I doubt I will finish the bottle which is a shame since it cost almost $40. These things need to be scaled down to 12 ounces or at least 500ml. This is enough for three people to get a buzz. Long story short, it's good but it's very tiring and hard to drink.
Serving type: bottle
06-14-2014 01:45:03 | More by Dope
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4.04/5 rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a murky chocolate brown color with a short tight khaki head that settles into a solid ring.
The aroma is sweet and candy like. Big caramel and toffee sweetness. There is some raisin dark fruit notes. Nice amount of bourbon and vanilla. Some subtle woody notes in the finish which is nice. Great aroma but it is a little one sided.
The beer starts off with a deep caramel wave but then there is a sweet tart dark fruit flavor. Raisin, plum, and sour cherries. Some toffee notes from the malt. Subtle bourbon and vanilla. A bit of fusel alcohol flavor in the finish.
Light to moderate feel with semi soft carbonation. Quite sweet on the palate with a hint of sour. Slightly sticky in the finish. The booze is pretty strong and still needs some mellowing.
A very flavorful beer. Great sweet notes. Quite boozy. Needs to be a bit more smooth.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 03:49:31 | More by Gmann
Sucre from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.