Coton (100% Bourbon Barrel Aged) - The Bruery
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Reviews by beagle75:
4.28/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Draft pour into a tall goblet at The Bruery tasting room.
A: Murky, dark brown with some light penetrating the edges but less toward the center of the glass. Minimal beige foam head present. No lacing remains. This beer looks less like a beverage but more like something one would find in an old, unmarked bottle stored in the garage.
S: Strong brown sugar and raisins. No hint of alcohol present.
T: Very sweet with elements of molasses and concentrated dark raisins and prunes. Some slight anise and peat breaks through, along with a very restrained and enjoyable amount of bourbon. Alcohol is detected as it warms the palate, without being excessive or inappropriate for the style.
M: Heavy, syrupy viscosity that matches the flavors well. Carbonation seems a little more pronounced than expected, which is never really a surprise in beers from The Bruery.
D: For a beer with very high alcohol content, this is a pleasure to sip. Although it is not much to look at, it presents a flavor profile that is both decadent and capable of winning over those that normally avoid strong ales. In a style where hops are typically undetectable, this beer opts for tradition over any sort of "West Coast" re-invention. It reminds of Firestone 13 or other strong dark ales from The Bruery, such as Two Turtledoves.
Serving type: on-tap
06-22-2010 03:30:07 | More by beagle75
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.