Sucré - Tawny Port Barrel-Aged | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Lucnifter on 05-04-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
141
pDev:
9.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
59
Trade:
13
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Ratings: 141 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of bdiiorio
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattreitz49
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Josholson666
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sludgegnome
4.83/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rudzud
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a clearish brown hue with a thin head.

S - Aromas of nice chocolate and good wine and grape. Nice sweetness.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, sweet malts, caramel, light grapes, excellent wine.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, creamy, alcohol hidden well.

O - Overall this was a very solid beer, nice sweeter light grape, good wine barrels, very nice wine notes.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Split with rudzud

Huge creamy fizzy head fades semi slowly, dark molasses mahogany ruby color

Nose sweet candy, wine like port candy syrup, fruity, grape skin, little musty but sweet port, faint barrel

Taste sweet candy, little syrupy, more port wine, sweet red wine candy, caramel toffee candy, syrupy and sweet, little booze

Mouth is fuller bod, good carb

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Photo of scottfrie
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle into snifter. Bottled 3/8/14.

A: Pours a deep ruby brown color with a fuzzy light tan head that faded into a soft and lasting collar. Spotty lace was left down the glass.
S: Sweet smelling with sweet tawny port notes of grape and cherry mixed with old ale flavors of chocolate, leather, tobacco and caramel. Boozy smelling but not rough.
T: Tons of port, cherry, and grape skins up front followed by more sweet flavors of caramel and dark fruits. I get a touch of cardboard oxidization in the finish mixed with leather and tobacco, and hints of powdery chocolate throughout. The flavor is definitely port-forward, like drinking a more bitter, more chocolaty and caramely port wine. Sweet raisin and sweet cherries dominate the finish.
M: Thick heavy body, chewy mouthfeel, slick and lightly boozy, but no heat.
O: Very smooth and well integrated flavors. Port barrel compliments the base beer extremely well.

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Photo of Kevinpitts
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imperialking
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wordemupg
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml maroon waxed 2014 bottle poured into tulip 19/10/16 I think billverstein sent the bottle a ways back

A clear maroon liquid, large noisy tan head has decent retention much to my surprise but leaves no lace, some wide legs remind me shes a big one

S caramel, vanilla, lots of sweet port barrel, molasses, raisins, cherries, some booze but well hidden all things considered

T more wood, more port, fruitier then the nose with a little less caramel, some leather and tobacco just add to the mix

M not as heavy as I expected but still full, bubbles soften it up, oily on the palate, some heat but hits the chest even more, lots of barrel linger

O I like the barrel choice, the port works well with the sweet base, drinks easy for such a big brew

If I had another I'd sit on it for a couple years, the only reason I had this one for so long was I simply forgot about it. Yet another solid big ass brew from these guys.....

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Photo of mothman
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Caramel brown color. Tan head.

Nice old ale. Love the port barrels. Caramel, toffee, molasses, raisins. Sweet and oaky. Vanilla.

Full bodied. Nice carbonation.

Great old ale. Always a favorite.

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Photo of BeerOps
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwat
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drummermattie02
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into a snifter to a nice deep brown topped by a finger of dense light tan head that slowly fades to a small collar around the edge of the glass with some lacing
S: Smells of wine with some notes of dark fruits and red berries, caramel and a little oak
T: Taste is the port wine influence, dark fruits, oak, and toffee along with some caramel. Swallow is more of those dark fruits with some red berries, toffee and oak
M: Full in the mouth with soft but adequate carbonation and a drying finish.
O: Overall a very good twist on the regular Anniversary beer. Great flavors and complexity from this one as well. Madeira was better to me but this one isn't bad at all.

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Photo of Claydoe4
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucoli
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BDeibs
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ilikebeer03
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Domvan
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stakem
3.67/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A muddy brown looking beer with a khaki head that is quick to fade.

The smell displays a raw oak feel before vinous rasiony alcohol mixing with some earthy char, caramel, toffee and brown sugar. More oakiness is present with each whiff as well as oxidation and a neutral solvent booziness.

The taste is oaky with raison and papery oxidation. Mildly vinous with solvent booze and earthen almost bitter and herbal towards the back. The richness of the vinous port charcater is nice but the other characteristics kinda clash with this.

This is full bodied and lightly carbonated. If the solvent character was held back a little along with the herbal/bitterness this one would have been my favorite sucre treatment but as-is its middle of the road.

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Sucré - Tawny Port Barrel-Aged from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 141 ratings