Coton - The Bruery
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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
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
More User Reviews:
4.58/5 rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
5oz draft pour in a snifter. 14.5% ABV.
Appearance: Chestnut brown, slightly cloudy, with a light cap of beige foam (4/5).
Aroma: Sweet bourbon, vanilla, jammy Port wine, brown sugar, molasses, a little black pepper, and a hint of oak (5/5).
Taste: I have never tasted any beer that more closely resembles a Port than this. Very interesting. This flavor is then laced with sweet sugars and dark pitted fruits (primarily cherry) (4.5/5).
Mouthfeel: Full body with low carbonation. Beautiful warmth from the alcohol (4.5/5)
Overall: This was The Bruery’s second anniversary ale, which I guess makes it a little over three years old at this point. I had it at their Taproom, and appreciate how lovingly they have seen it into maturity. It’s an incredible example of what the “big” end of this style can be, with a very distinct and mature flavor and aroma. It’s also an exciting example of the “Solera” method, where the same beer is created year-after-year and previous vintages are blended into it for layers of depth and complexity. I guess for this version only Papier (1st anniversary) is in the mix, but it’s nice to know that some of what I’m drinking will be around for a long time. From my understanding, similar techniques were used in historical Old Ale making. I could drink it all day if it wouldn’t make me dead (4.5/5).
Serving type: on-tap
04-19-2014 04:37:25 | More by mhaugo
Coton from The Bruery
89 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.