Coton (100% Bourbon Barrel Aged) - The Bruery
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Reviews by Auracom:
4.39/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Personal whale slain tonight. Thanks to Dan for helping me tackle this one. 12 oz. poured into a snifter on September 22nd, 2012.
A - Semi thin, rich mahogany coloring. One finger of a frothy medium tan head. Retention amounts to clinging bubbles. Very little lacing. Tons of legs, as anticipated.
S - Huge oak and bourbon barrel. It's even more than what I've had from other Bruery beers. Big secondary caramel. Touches of winter fruit, molasses.
T - Big barrel. Molasses, honey, possible light cherry oxidation to complement the enormous bourbon. Much more tannic barrel and woody character than sweetness, which is honestly perfect. Mellowed residual alcohol. As it warms up, the balance that this blend achieves is just absurd. Heavy oak and peppercorn-spice aftertaste.
M - I don't understand it, but the Bruery's bigger beers always feel heftier than they appear. Medium body, low and appropriate carbonation, semi-dry, mouth-watering finish.
D - What's not to love about this? Easily the best balance of the anniversary series bottles that I've tried. This is the reason I look forward to this series every year, and I pray that future releases will truly feel akin to year #2.
Edit - revisited on April 30th, 2013 side-by-side with my reference, Adam from the Wood. This bottle was predominantly sweet with brown sugar enveloping all barrel characters and overall did not match what I experienced the first time with the exception of aroma, which was still well-done./ Docking some points for consistency.
Serving type: bottle
09-24-2012 15:58:28 | More by Auracom
More User Reviews:
4.35/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle #633.
Appearance - Deep amber. Nice khaki head. Medium collar.
Smell - Lots of bourbon. Sharp liquor aroma. Oak. Vanilla. Lots of caramel and brown sugar. Slight oxidation.
Taste - Bourbon is first. Brown sugar. Oxidized flavors lend sherry and just a bit of cardboard, but I think it works really well. Bourbon comes back aggressively.
Mouthfeel - Immensely boozy. Medium carbonation. Sticky sweet.
Overall - This beer ages so nicely. Delicious.
Serving type: bottle
06-08-2014 01:00:44 | More by Alieniloquium
Coton (100% Bourbon Barrel Aged) from The Bruery
97 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.