Coton - The Bruery
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Reviews by sweemzander:
3.63/5 rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
750mL bottle poured into a snifter. Huge thanks to BeerFMAndy for sharing this one!
(A)- Pours thick and a dark brown sienna/caramel color. A minimal off-white head; minimal lacing.
(S)- Dry, yet rich too. Some caramel and toffee with plenty of fig and brown sugar. Hints of raisin.
(T)- Very similar to the smell. Some good rich fig and toffee aspects with hints of booze and brown sugar.
(M)- A good carbonation level. Has a decent balance; very sweet with a noticeable boozy heat, but it does not bother me too much based on the style.
(D)- Its a decent old ale, but I think it needs time to smooth out its edges. My biggest disappointment for this one is how much it costs for a bottle of this compared to what you get. This better me amazing in a few years otherwise I am regretting buying mine.
Serving type: bottle
11-22-2010 18:54:40 | More by sweemzander
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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.