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Sucre - Madeira Barrel Aged - The Bruery

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Sucre - Madeira Barrel AgedSucre - Madeira Barrel Aged

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BA SCORE
90
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100 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 7.9%
Wants: 5
Gots: 31 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  14.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BAsbill on 04-27-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Lilac wax capped 750mL bottle acquired through The Bruery's Society. Bottled 3/6/14. Served in a Bruery snifter.

Pours an opaque, deep tawny with just under three fingers of vanilla head. I'm pretty impressed with the thick ring of retention, consistant surface haze and several splotches of lace. It's a little more than typical for such a high alcohol brew.

A sweet nose overall with notes of wine, toffee, fusel alcohol, dark fruit, mild oak and something that almost reminds me of berries.

Right off the bat a warming alcohol coats my mouth. Under and amongst that heat there are layers of figs, raisins, wine, slightly charred oak, toffee, caramel, some of The Bruery's signature yeast, bread and a little bit of vague vanilla. While this is far from full-on sour, there is a slight tartness that makes for an interesting counterpoint to the sweetness. As it warms either I've acclimated to the booze or it settled down considerably. There is a lot going on here and nothing seems out of balance.

Fullish, semi-oily feel with moderate carbonation. I'm not really familiar with Madeira but I assume that is the wine-like character that really takes over the finish along with some toffee, oak and fruit skins.

Madeira barrel aged Sucré is another solid entry to The Bruery's extensive 2014 anniversary ale lineup. For my tastes I'd rank it somewhere in the middle of the pack of the nine variants. That still puts it well into the upper echelon of barrel aged old ales. I continue to enjoy the exploration of different barrels that The Bruery has taken me on. As with all of their anniversary ales this is well worth a try if you get the opportunity.

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Sucre - Madeira Barrel Aged from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.