Coton - The Bruery
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Reviews by JohnQVegas:
4.78/5 rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle #04196 into The Bruery tulip.
Pours a deep, murly brown color, bordering on plum, with a two-finger, fizzy khaki head on top that doesn't stick around. Not much in the way of lacing or retention, but nice legs - hey, what's really to be expected from a 14.5% abv old ale?
Nose is beautiful. Deep, complex, near perfect - alcohol and leathery dried fruit up front, notes of toffee and molasses, bit of brown sugar, oak and a touch of the bourbon barrel coming through.
Taste is beautiful as well. The same alcohol heat is up front as in the nose, but in no way overwhelming or out of place as it pairs with the loads of dried dark fruit, savory in an almost new-leather way, and brown sugar. Just a bit tangy, hints of tobacco alongside the leather, toffee, bourbon underneath, very oaky, dry. Beautiful.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, very lightly carbonated. Silky, dry, some tannins on the long, rich finish. Utterly fantastic drinkability considering the abv. Again, beautiful beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2011 02:50:06 | More by JohnQVegas
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 329 ratings.