Sucre - Rum Barrel Aged - The Bruery

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104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 11
Gots: 35 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  17.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Lucnifter on 05-04-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 104 | Reviews: 9
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Photo of rlee1390
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Black in the glass with a one finger off white head.

S-A lot of rum. Too much of it. And booze as well. Some roasted malt and dark fruits but there is this lingering smoked meat, almost like ham flavor.

T-Similar to the nose. Too much rum and too much of a smoked meat flavor. Both of which hurt any other flavors that are there.

M-Medium to heavy, not much carbonation.

O-Another meh Rum barrel aged beer. But the worst part was the smoked meat/beef jerky like flavor that did not seem to go well with the rest of the beer.

Photo of ThickNStout
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%

Bronze wax capped 750mL bottle acquired through the Bruery's Society. Bottled 3/20/14. Served in a Bruery snifter.

Pours copper with a half finger beige cap that fades to a thin halo without leaving any lace.

Smells of toffee, rum, oak, sugar cane, molasses and a little fusel alcohol. The rum comes through nicely and makes the aroma even sweeter than the standard bourbon version.

Sweet, boozy rum is a prevelant flavor throughout. Plenty of layers underneath- oak, caramel, toffee, dark fruits, molasses, cane sugar, funky sweet Bruery house yeast and a formidable booze precense. A sweet, boozy, beautiful blend.

Sryupy thick feel with supple carbonation. The finish is rather hot with rum, toffee and dark fruits.

What The Bruery is proving with so many Sucré barrel variants is that their anniversary old ale is a perfect candidate for barrel aging. Each spirit brings it's own unique character but the base beer doesn't get covered up. The rum comes through boozy and sweet here. Another great take on their barrel aged old ale.

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bittersweet molasses, oak, coconut, brown sugar, toffee. Chewy. Honestly, can't taste the alcohol. I don't think it's sweet at all. Balanced, not overly rummy. Real good.

Photo of John_M
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%

The rum flavor is pretty pronounced, which I could see might put some folks off with this beer. However, I really thought the rum flavor played well with the underlying base beer, and so this was a hit for me.

Photo of Sarge3130
2.4/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

really boozy and harsh. tasted like sour apples. Would not drink again if I had the chance.

Photo of fatsnowman22
3.08/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- traditonal old ale murky brown color. slightly viscous looking

S- caramel, brown sugar and candied fruit. sounds good but a little too much of all these. very sweet smelling with definite booze presence tingling the nostrils. super hot rum melted candy. rum barrel only detracts and is sharp and too strong

T- very sweet and cloying with overt booziness and sharp cheap high proof rum taste

M- probably the best part of this beer but not great. medium to high body. coats tongue very well but not too thick

O- my least favorite of the anniverary beers so far. however, rum barrel does nothing but subtract even more. the worst rum barrel aged beer i have had. high gravity hunters will still be pleased by the abv but it is so sweet and boozy. overall a disjointed beer with a decent base

Photo of mothman
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Murky caramel brown. Lots of booze in this one. It tastes stronger than the previous year's versions. Molasses and raisins. Toffee. Chocolate. Very malty. Sweet. The rum shows nicely in the finish.

Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

White sugar, rubbing alcohol. Very hot finish.

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Strong beer. I like the regular Bourbon BA version better. It's sweeter and smoother. This version isn't bad, just stronger and not as smooth. Definitely has some rum notes.

Sucre - Rum Barrel Aged from The Bruery
88 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.