Coton - The Bruery
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Reviews by LordAdmNelson:
3.28/5 rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
I've been holding on to this guy for almost a year now I guess, and I figured I'd pop it open.
Pour is a russet-brown-red with some burnt orange highlights to it. Little head to speak of, but looks like an old ale to me I guess.
Nose is pretty interesting--big plums, raisins, toasted bread, all on top of a subtle bourbon note.
Flavor is really robust--full of dark fruit with a big malty sweetness. It's boozy, though. And the sweetness. I know people like some of these big malty beers, but I swear this is like diabetes in a bottle.
Feel is a bit thin, though considering the ABV that makes sense.
Overall, I was disappointed in this beer for the $20 I paid for it. It's a big sweet boozy beer--it's not bad because it tasted awful or anything, it's bad because it's nearly impossible to drink due to the ABV and the sweetness.
Serving type: bottle
04-25-2011 23:50:58 | More by LordAdmNelson
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.