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Perry's Revenge Ale - Cottrell Brewing Co.

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very good

72 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cottrell Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Scotch Ale, malty and complex mahogany colored with hints of chocolate. To commemorate the historic find by Cottrell Brewer, diver and discover Charlie Buffum of the wreck of the USS Revenge off the coast of Watch Hill Rhode Island. Last seen in 1811, the USS Revenge was Oliver Hazard Perry’s first Naval Command before his famous victory in the battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. Perry’s Revenge is a discovery you will wish to make with friends. Summon to mind the mystery of things long lost in the darkness of the ocean bottom.

(Beer added by: mostpoetsdo on 01-24-2012)
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4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours reddish brown, a little still. A slight foam ring is retained as the pint is finished.

Tawny malt, some good dark bread crust, some fruit, some peaty smoky notes (kinda).

Rich sweet brew, with just the right balance of alcohol, fruit, and malt. When the malt clears, you get alcohol, and some lingering bitterness. This is a very nice version of the style.

Medium body, just slightly carbonated.

Overall, very good. Not something that you could put down in numbers, but a very tasty beer. I am increasingly becoming impressed with this small brewery. Try this and their other beers.

OtherShoe2, May 05, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up earlier this week in Totowa, having never had this or even hearing of this Brewery before. I wasn't sure what to expect with this and at first, I thought this may have been a Belgian Dubbel. The fact that this was a Scotch/Wee Heavy Ale without being too terribly strong, malty, or sticky was a testament to how easily drinkable and full this beer turned out to be, since it was nice with its notes and alcoholic subtlety.

Nice pour to this, with a plum hue and frothy head combining for a pleasing appearance. The gleaming opaqueness of this was what set it apart, reminding me of a Belgian beer that I mentioned above. Lots of booze and dark fruit to the nose - with mostly cherry and raisin to be found here. A hint of sourness, cocoa, and lambic-like funk to the taste as well, with a lot of alcohol in the aftertaste. Not a lot of peat or scotch here and only a hint of caramel could be found underneath everything. This was relatively thin and the carbonation wasn't high but that didn't detract from the enjoyment of this beer in the least.

Yes, this was strong but if I had another one of these, I'd crack it open and enjoy it. That's not to imply that this was a session beer, as this certainly wasn't. Rather, it's because this was immensely drinkable and complex enough that I wanted to finish it off and figure out what I liked about it so much. Unexpected surprises are a big reason of why I try so many different beers out and this certainly fell into that category. No doubt that this was worth seeking out and the most enjoyable example of this style that I've had a chance to review on here.

JerzDevl2000, Jan 23, 2014
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4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pour is a murky muddy deep brown with thin off white head which fades almost instantly.

Nose is rather sweet, with hints of caramel, sour cherry, peat moss, cedar and a little booze.

taste is also surprisingly sweet. Lots of caramel up front with hints of moss, and maybe a little touch of vanilla. Follows with a nice but simple boozy malt, nice basic scotch flavors are pronounced and linger.

Feel is medium, a little thinner than I would prefer for this style.

Surprisingly good. Would maybe even be cellar able for a year or so and improve. Better out there, but totally worth a look.

dheacck11, Apr 18, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a 12-oz. brandy snifter glass at Max Burger's CT Tap Takeover in West Hartford, Conn.

A: Poured a very dark, near-brown amber color with a two-finger head of off-white foam that left some patchy lacing on the brew and walls of the glass. Nice ruby highlights adorn the edges of the glass' bottom.

S: Rich, deep and robust aroma of wet tobacco leaves, floral, fruity esters and a complexity of dark fruits meshed with cocoa nibs and roasted caramel.

T: Excellent blend of roasted malts that allow fruity esters to permeate the rich, smoky sweetness of this strong ale. Caramel and mild chocolate flavors meld into the tobacco leaf and array of dried figs, plum and raisins. A subtle, earthy hop flavor cleanses the palate a bit before washing back with a boozy, slightly bitter warmth.

M: Full-bodied ale with a little malt chewiness and boozy heat that flickers against the palate along with a delicate hop pull and slick malt resin.

O: A very nice, deep-sipping Wee Heavy more suitable for the cool evenings of fall and early winter. The 8.5% ABV is warming, especially given the complexity of fruity and earthy malt flavors at play. The flavor does let up at a few points on the palate, but remains quite tasty and drinkable throughout.

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Found on tap at Trio’s restaurant in Narragansett, Rhode Island and served in a proper big bowled snifter, this is a dark, murky brown colored ale with a modest tan head that immediately breaks to a firm ring with decent lacing. The nose picks up thick coffee chocolate with a beautiful sweet spruce mintiness, almost a creme de menthe to brandy idea that is very attractive in my book. I can’t add much else, just nice stuff. The flavor strikes me as considerably pared down from what the aroma suggested, focussing on the brandy side of the equation with a very grainy-malt background. It’s a solidly medium bodied brew with fine carbonation and a drinkable quality, aqueous but “bright” feel. I pick up plenty of dark fruits, currant, prune, honey and more spruce oriented hop bite. The complexity really improves as it warms and breathes. This is a very nice surprise from Cotrell. Well done!

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On-tap 1/24/2012 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub, in Pawtucket, RI served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark reddish brown color with a short dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains dark fruit, licorice, roasted malts, caramel and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts sweet with flavors of licorice, dark fruit, brown sugar and caramel. Then a hearty roasted malt character comes in along with a mild but complementary hops presence creating a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, slightly filling, good kick, good variation of style, this is a nice beer to drink for a while.

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Perry's Revenge Ale from Cottrell Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.