Coton - The Bruery
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Reviews by Wadsey:
3.63/5 rDev -8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured in a New Belgium tulip.
A: Amber-brown that is clear but with little effervescence or head. Some evidence of legs.
S: Sweet malts, specifically caramel and dark fruits. Alcohol expressed as rose notes. Maybe dark bread and damp wood.
T: Lots of malts: sweet caramel, tart cherry, figs, and dark bread. Low bitterness and fruit (cherry) pits. Alcohol is surprisingly subdued.
M: Big body with low carbonation. Somewhat syrupy and definitely mouthcoating. Warming.
D: I'm surprised that Coton is such a tasty and accrurate take on the old ale style. A great sipper that will most likely benefit from age, probably another five years. I wish more barrel were present in this beer. Still very good.
Serving type: bottle
05-05-2011 03:39:34 | More by Wadsey
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.