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Coton - The Bruery

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very good

334 Ratings
no score

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Ratings: 334
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.88%
Wants: 76
Gots: 214 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  14.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DefenCorps on 05-22-2010)
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

ezperkins2, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of mentor
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aged in my cellar since it was fresh on shelves. Pours a thin fizzy layer that disappears and is fed by aggressive streamers. Clear dark amber-brown liquid. Smells strongly of caramel oxidation, toffee, dried dark fruits (prune, tamarind), leathery, soothing bourbon, ivory soap, chocolate, sugary oak, cherry biscuit, clean alcohol sting. Complex, though not particularly intense.

Tastes lighter malt than I was expecting, and not as sweet. It's sweet, but not sticky. Has tall oak, raisiny bourbon, vanilla that's over-run by wood astringency mixed with strong clean alcohol. Fig, cherry, slightly burnt home-made candy brittle, flat discount-cola. The beer's attempt to be wet sweet is swept clear by prickly alcohol that dries the tongue and warms my belly. Closes with a pear-syrup sweetness with a dusting of chocolate and light-colored caramel. This beer reminds me of 2005 BA Old Salty from Heavyweight Brewing. A bit more alcohol and not quite as estery and malty sweet. Medium in the mouth, but has a creamy dextrine quality. Modest carbonation. Rum raisiny goodness. Overall quite nice, but a bit to zippy hot alcohol for my preference. The alcohol will likely help this beer if aged further, but I think this one has a maximum of two years left according to my preferences.

mentor, Jul 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

kevwcamp, Jul 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Crazydaddyo, Jul 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

ncaudle, Jul 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

KevinDiana, Jul 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

Lucnifter, Jun 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

2beerdogs, Jun 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

DeutschesBier, Jun 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

savagepm, Jun 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

jkane101, Jun 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

Justinsosmart, Jun 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

2dogbrew, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of ehammond1
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle (2010)

The Bruery
Placentia, CA

(Aged for 3 years)

Muddy brown and very dark ambers. Small amount of visible carbonation--just a small ring of tiny bubbles near the edges of the glass. Leaves the glass oily.

Sweet aroma of melted sugars and caramels. Sticky toffee pudding along with a hint of bourbon barrel. The sweetest aroma of any of the anniversary flight beers.

The flavor follows the aroma. This is, fairly significantly, the sweetest of the Bruery anniversary flight. Melted Sugar Daddy caramel candies, some butterscotch, a bit of bourbon barrel, and just a tiny bit of chocolate muffin. Tasty.

Near full in body with low carbonation.

Very tasty, but I don't think this one has anywhere left to improve.

ehammond1, May 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

JamLand, May 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

BAsbill, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

HopsintheSack, May 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

mikeincharleston, May 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

Photekut, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

ajzy, May 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

moonknight31, May 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

TysonA, May 12, 2013
Photo of BRANDY818
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried this at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank. The beer is retired but they had an aged keg.

It was a little murky looking with a caramel color and a head that couldn't wait to vanish.

Smell is very winey. Strong.

Interesting flavors of malty grain and hot booze.

Nice heavy mouthfeel that made this a slow sipper.

Glad I tried it and fun to share with friends, but I never even considered ordering another.

BRANDY818, Apr 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

TicoCali, Apr 13, 2013
Coton from The Bruery
89 out of 100 based on 334 ratings.