Coton - The Bruery
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Reviews by drizzam:
4/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle number 513.
A - Very dark rusty brown in color, topped by a thin half finger tan head. Not the greatest head retention, but I wouldn't expect that from a brew that is 14.5%.
S - Sweet caramel malt with dark fruit...most likely figs or raisins. You can smell a certain booziness in this one, also seems to be a bit of vanilla trying to tame that same alcoholic aroma.
T & M - This is a hot little number! That same caramel malt comes through with a bit of a fruity character, seems to lean toward a combination of cherry and fig. There is also a bourbon booze flavor that helps add to this warmth. Medium bodied with a good warmth from the alcohol.
D - This is a gorgeous brew, and one I'm very happy to have had a chance to try! I wish I had a bottle to cellar, because I think this beer would only get better with time. Thanks to my buddy Skye for hooking me up with this...hopefully you can hook me up with more of these in the near future!
Serving type: bottle
05-19-2011 04:57:30 | More by drizzam
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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.