Coton - The Bruery
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Reviews by xnicknj:
4.08/5 rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
750mL bottle poured into taster - thanks pat
Pours a deep, opaque caramel brown color with some slightly brighter hues. Thinner beige head rests on top, leaving some spotty lacing on the glass.
Very rich in the nose - roasted malts with boozy warmth. Toffee and burnt sugar with caramel. Some oaky and vanilla tones too.
Rich and a bit sweet up front with some toffee and caramel. Light touches of dark fruit with candied notes. Thick, beefy malt backbone with layers of flavor. Some oak and vanilla flavors with a nice boozy warmth towards the finish.
Full bodied, decent enough carbonation, sticky and heavy on the tongue. A nice burly, smooth sipping old ale here, I liked the booziness of this combined with the malty, toffee sweetness. I'd love to try the 100% BA version.
Serving type: bottle
12-06-2011 01:51:39 | More by xnicknj
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.