Sucre - Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged - The Bruery

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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 14
Gots: 47 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  16.30% 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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Photo of IKR
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 Vintage

Appearance: Slightly cloudy dark-brown with a modest sized light-beige head that dissipated fairly quickly. The look is on par with the other Anniversary beers.

Smell: Brown sugar, dark fruit notes (raisins and prunes), moderate whiskey notes, and mild toffee notes. Nice nose on this beer.

Taste: Moderate Whiskey notes, fruity sherry notes, raisins/prunes, some brown sugar, moderate spicy rye notes and mild oak notes. The rye Whiskey bal-aged Anniversary beesr finish drier and less sweet than the bourbon bal-aged versions of the Anniversary beers. This one is no exception with a dry spicy feel left at the very end. I would almost say Bull&*^% regarding the listed 16.3% ABV, alcohol is not present in the taste profile but I can tell it's one of those beers you could drink way too fast and get kicked in the head. Very mild alcohol presence, great for the ABV.

Mouth-feel: Medium-bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation.

Overall: The rye whiskey and Brandy bal-aged Anniversary beers take top billing for me. This is a fine beer with a good tasting and complex taste profile.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Bruery in Placentia, CA.

Pours a murky super dark orange-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, rye whiskey, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel, toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, rye whiskey, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with great caramel, toffee, and rye whiskey qualities all around.

Serving type: on tap.

Photo of vfgccp
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%

Mar 2014 bottle, opened Sep 2014

A - Stunning looking beer. Beautiful dark cherry wood body with ruby highlights. White-tan head pours three fingers high with moderate retention ok lace.

S - Soft and sweet. Maple syrup, caramel, chocolate pound cake, vanilla wafers, holiday fruit cake, and sweet bourbon.

T - Easter bread, molasses, caramel, rum soaked raisins, bright wood, Tootsie Roll, whoppers, brown sugar, warm booze, almond extract, and Drambuie.

M - Smooth, medium body. Boozy back end.

O - A fantastic old ale, but the booze could have better integration.

4.38 Sucre Rye Whiskey BA
-- -Jay- -Jon- -Ath- -Vin- -Pt- -Grg- -Avg- Weight Adj
A - 4.70 4.90 4.70 4.75 4.75 ------- 4.76 10% 0.48
S - 4.40 4.80 3.70 4.50 4.36 ------- 4.35 20% 0.87
T - 4.20 4.30 4.25 4.50 4.32 ------- 4.31 40% 1.73
M - 4.50 4.40 4.30 4.00 4.52 ------- 4.34 10% 0.43
O - 4.40 4.45 4.40 4.25 4.36 ------- 4.37 20% 0.87

Photo of mdfb79
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 02/20/15 notes. Got a bottle of this in the RS last year. 750ml bottle into a tulip.

Pours a deep, murky reddish brown color with one finger light tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Smells of whiskey, caramel malts, toffee, oak, leather, dried dark fruits, bread. Taste has a little more harsh whiskey. Full body and low carbonation.

Overall very good but the taste is a little harsh; not the best variant. Still good though if you like their strong anniversary beers as I do.

Photo of BillRoth
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at Bruery pub. Delicious variant.

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a murky and muddy mahogany brown with some honey colored hues. There is a thin off-white head that forms and quickly recedes down to a thing ring around the glass.

The aroma is very complex. Nice notes of molasses and vanilla mixed in together. Slight whiskey heat in the nose but surprisingly not boozy. Dates, slight prune notes and other assorted ripened dark fruits. Quite appealing.

Flavor starts off with nice rich dark fruit notes. Molasses and vanilla play along and compliment the fruit notes with some nice slight rye whiskey notes that are sweet and slightly spicy. At cellar temperature this brew is perfect. The dark fruit notes are very intense and mouth coating. Complex notes of vanilla spice mixed in with molasses and strong toffee make this beer delicious. Oily and viscous with some nice light carbonation that shows up but is unassuming.

Photo of kscaldef
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Sweet buttery toffee. Smoother than bourbon. Orange spice finish.

Sucre - Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged from The Bruery
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