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Coton - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

326 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 326
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.88%
Wants: 74
Gots: 214 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  14.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DefenCorps on 05-22-2010)
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.2/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter.

4.0 A: Murky medium brown color. One and a half fingers of creamy brownish yellow head with pretty good retention given the ABV and a decent ring of lacing.

3.5 S: Sweet toffee upfront along with carmelized sugar and molasses. Some plum and raisin fruitiness in there and bourbon gives a nice touch. However, the nose is pretty tame for the style. Booze is extremely well hidden.

3.0 T: Unlike the nose, the taste is not tame at all. There's a lot going on and in fact, too much. Cloying throughout - the molasses, toffee, and caramel gangrape the amylase in my mouth causing flem to ball up on the back of my tongue. There's just a general muddling of maltiness. The other aspects are pretty good. There's a pleasant plum, prune, raisin, currant fruitiness going on and although you can tell this is a high ABV brew, it isn't overly boozy. It's hard to say if time to mellow this out.

3.5 M: If I rated the mouthfeel on flem production, I'd give it a 1.0. If I rated it on smoothness and creaminess, I'd give it a 4.5. Thus, I'm compromising at 3.5. Really nice mouthfeel, but needing to spit out the residual sugar balls constantly kinda sucks. Warming throughout and especially on finish.

3.0 D: If I factored in the price, I'd give the drinkability a 1.5, but I don't do that. This is a resonable attempt at a great big olde ale, but it just didn't work in practice. Maybe it needs time, but there are plenty of other olde ales that don't. The taste is average, the mouthfeel is great, but the cloying-ness needs to be minimized.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2010 03:25:21 | More by DavoleBomb
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Coton from The Bruery
89 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.