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Coton (100% Bourbon Barrel Aged) | The Bruery

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Coton (100% Bourbon Barrel Aged)Coton (100% Bourbon Barrel Aged)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States | website

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 17.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by PeprSprYoFace on 05-23-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 64 | Ratings: 150
Reviews by domtronzero:
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4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On tap at KnB Wine Cellars 9-25-2010, during the Bruery Beer-B-Q.

A - Slightly murky dark brown with a very small, short lived mocha head. Lots of lacing.

S - Huge, richly sweet caramel malts, bourbon, oak, vanilla, toffee. Excellently melded together.

F/M - Again, this is just a huge, sweet, caramelly beer with big bourbony wood flavors. Lots of vanilla and toffee. Perfumy boozy alcohol leads to a nice dry-ish finish. Medium-low bitterness really lets the malt complexity/barrel flavors shine through. Full bodied, slightly oily with moderately low carbonation.

D - Just great. Even though its nearly 100*F outside right now, and its only 3:30 in the afternoon, I am definitely going for another glass. It's just begging me to...

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Photo of Callmecoon
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of aquazr1
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a very dark brown with a very thin head on top of it. Like .002". I guess one shouldn't expect much from a beer of this nature, but nonetheless. Aroma, tons of stuff going on, booze, maple syrup, chocolate, burnt malt, vanilla, bourbon, oak. Very nice, just a little stingy.

Taste, wow, decadent. Bruery knows how to make a massive, complex beer really enjoyable when you throw it in a bourbon barrel. Waves of caramel, chocolate hit up front. Brown sugar seems to take the pain off the alcohol that I was fearing from the nose. Some molasses/maple for good measure. Relatively sweet overall, makes 17% taste like 11%. Real sticky, I'm sure if you spilled this, it would cling to your skin. Its a good thing this came in a very small 4 oz pour, I could never imagine drinking 25.4 oz of this at a time. Definitely a sharing beer, like many of the Bruery's best beers. Carbonation is just right, which is lower than the average beer, but fitting for something of this monstrosity. My favorite thing about this was how it covered up the sting and dark fruit (even if minor) in the base Coton.

If you don't like dark lord or black tuesday because they are sweet, I don't see you liking this. If you do like massive sweet complex beers, check this one out.

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Photo of glid02
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Tasted side-by-side with the BA version

Pours a deep chestnut-brown color with a half-finger tan head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of deep caramel malts with large amounts of booze-soaked medium and dark fruits – pears and raisins mostly. Also present are large amounts of vanilla and slighter hints sugary toffee.

Tastes very similar to how it smells. Moderately sweet dark malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by slightly sweeter caramel malts. Joining in shortly thereafter are boozy dark fruits – raisins with hints of dates. Midway through the sip vanilla flavors smooth things out a bit, carrying through to a mildly sweet ending.

Mouthfeel is very good. It’s got a nice thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is also very good. I had no problems finishing my glass and could easily have another.

Overall the BA version of this beer was undoubtedly smoother and more complex, as with many beers the barrel brought things together – well worth a shot.

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Photo of Beerontwowheels
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of jh1982
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Photekut
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4.74/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On tap at the 2nd annaversary party.

Pours a very dark brown. Little lacing. Film for head.

Aroma of lots of bourbon, dark fruits and toasted sugars.

Tastes as it smells. Kinda sweet. A little hot but good.

Mouthfeel is kinda viscous but nice carb.

Overall an amazing beer. Glad to have several tasters of this.

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Photo of Crazydaddyo
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of nickd717
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle.

Pours a cloudy brown color, fairly flat-looking with just a tiny tannish head.

Smells of sweet caramel and toffee, bourbon, vanilla, spice, and oak. A little booze.

Flavor is nice and tasty, with -bal aging evident. There's lots of bourbon in there for sure. Also caramel, toffee, vanilla, mild oak, raisin cake, and pie spices. A little on the hot side, but not terribly.

Body is fairly full and carbonation level is low, but that works fairly well in this beer. Really smooth on the palate.

Overall a really solid beer, maybe a little short of something like Rye Barrel Papier, but extremely tasty.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.33/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of morimoto76
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of thagr81us
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served from tap into a Bruery sampler imperial pint at the Reserve Society Party. Poured dark brown with a minimal light tan head. There was no lacing evident throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, chocolate, wood, and bourbon. The flavor was of sweet malt, dark chocolate, wood, cream, and alcohol. It had a heavy feel on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this was excellent. A very nice smooth flavor that mixed quite well with the barrels. Had a good aroma going on too. This is a must try without a doubt and was an awesome tick while given the chance to try it on tap.

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Photo of hopsbreath
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Shared at ramnuts house by our host. Black13, TulipSnifter, Bird, Mini, and Growler were there with us on 1-15-11. Review from notes.

A: Murky dark brown cloudy with some large frothy cappuccino bubbles on the edge. No lacing shows up but there are some legs. This is a big ass beer so that considered, it looks pretty good.

S: Ooooo... That's some sweet, sweet whiskey there. Turbinado sugar and sugar daddies round out a lovely profile here.

T: Nice vanilla, chocolate, anise, and warming alcohol.

M: Thick, coating, palate/tongue numbing (literally).

D: Fantastic! I went back to this bottle for the most tasters out of anything we had that night and it was my personal favorite of the evening.

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Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of trodersark
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this in tap several times, poured into a tulip & 2oz. taster glass.

B.A. Coton pours a dark chocolate black, which a decent two-finger head. It smells of boozy bourbon goodness, vanilla, licorice. It tastes like heaven. Excellent bourbon taste in the ale, which lingers in your mouth for a long time. It leaves a oily sheath covering the inside of your mouth that wont leave for a while. The brew is extremely drinkable. Overall, excellent job by the bruery. Job Well done with this one.

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of claaark13
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of waddellc2
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kmoen
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of bombadil
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of jlb502
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of enelson
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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Coton (100% Bourbon Barrel Aged) from The Bruery
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