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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)

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

144 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 272
Gots: 58 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  17.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: PeprSprYoFace on 05-23-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottle at Publican. I was fairly shocked to see this listed on the menu, and Alex and I thought it a misprint until we saw the bottle, which we immediately bought.

A - Opaque black-brown pour, with an evident richness, and small encircling wisps of froth; where most beer would deposit lace, Coton shows legs.

S - Jeez. The nose is filthy rich. Wood, insanely good Bourbon, vanilla, a hint of cherry, sweet honey, toffee, and caramel notes leap out of the glass, and are as delectable as the finest creme brulee.

T - The brew tastes every bit as good as the nose suggested it could. It actually tastes better. There is a richness and intensity of flavor in this beer that is just so enticing; I found Black Tuesday to possess a similar quality. To say that it exhibits complex and delicious notes of vanilla, Bourbon, buttery oak, milk chocolate, hazelnut, toffee, dulce de leche, dark fruit and cherries doesn't really even do this brew justice; it is a leviathan. And of course it tastes boozy! It is 17% and aged in Bourbon, what'd you expect, Jupiler?

M - Silky and luscious.

O - It is one of the best -bals I've had, straight-up, as well as among the best brews of this high of an ABV that I've had, too.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2/4/2011

Poured into a Bruery snifter.

A: Appears deep auburn with a mahogany tinge near the edges when held to light. The head is creamy and about one finger high, settling to a bubbly ring around the glass. There's no lacing, as is to be expected with a beer of such a formidable ABV, but a swirl leaves thick legs that crawl down the glass at a slow pace, hinting at the potency of the alcohol content.

S: The aroma is heaven. Maple, brown sugar, strong vanilla notes and bourbon, oak, caramel, toffee, dates, light prune, leather, and a graceful oxidation character. The nose is stunning. I'm trying this juxtaposed next to bottle and growler samples of the regular version, and this simply blows regular Coton out of the water. There is absolutely no mistaking the Bruery's signature barrel aroma, and it does wonders for the base beer. Amazing.

T: Caramelized bourbon brown sugar with light yam and prune notes, though the prune is just a whisper compared to its strength in the regular version. The barrels really beat it into submission. There's a trace of chocolate. Vanilla and oak complement toffee, leather, and a faint tobacco character. There's no real hop presence, though the earthy quality may be from the hops. Booze is incredibly well hidden in the flavor, though it provides ample warming. I'd guess the ABV at 10% if I didn't already know it. The finish is quite sweet, the beer is very sweet on the whole, with a recapitulation of all the aforementioned flavors.

M: Full body with upper lower level of carbonation. The mouthfeel is sticky, viscous, and thick, with ample warming.

Overall: Amazing. I'd drink a 4oz serving of this every night if health and supply allowed.

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Coton (100% Bourbon Barrel Aged) from The Bruery
97 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.