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Perry's Revenge Ale - Cottrell Brewing Co.

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very good

70 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 70
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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3/5  rDev -20.2%

sgttibbs, Mar 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

billybrew21, Mar 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

SFC21, Feb 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

ejimhof, May 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

JAHMUR, Feb 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

NeoZaZ, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of sulldaddy
3.23/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a tulip glass.
The beer pours a rich deep mahogany color with some ruby highlights on the edges of the glass when held up to the light. Creamy beige head of .5 cm fades to a thin edge layer fairly rapidly after the pour.
Aroma is rich and malty with brown sugar and caramel mixing with a bit of molasses and some earthy hop qualities. The nose is not incredibly robust but it is appealing.
First sip reveals an average to light body with very fine and rolling carbonation.
Flavor is similar to the nose with sweet caramel and brown sugar malt mixing with a bit of roasted malt that I didnt expect from the nose. Again not hugely robust flavor profile. The finish is very dry and lets in a bit of earthy hop note that is a little more astringent than I expected from the style. I also get a little bit of chalky notes in the finish.
The alcohol is well hidden and the beer is nice and well crafted, I wish the nose was a little bigger. A decent sipping brew.

sulldaddy, Apr 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

shoretaxi, Jul 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

BierBliss, May 08, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

juliusseizure, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.35/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA

A dark brown color with a short-lasting off-white head that receded to a sticky ringlet. Aroma of malty sugars and slight earthy tones. Taste of brown sugar and caramel, some roastiness, some toasted bread, cardboardy, and a little bit of organic hop bitterness in the finish. Not overly flavorful, but really nothing too bad going on. Medium body, tamed alcohol, low carbonation, seemed a little thinned out maybe, but generally pretty drinkable.

Rifugium, Feb 28, 2012
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3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Has the months on the side of the label for the best by date but none are notched. Purchased on sale for $1.99

A - Dark brown body with some red tints. Fairly clear. One finger high light khaki head with a decent amount of lacing,

S - Dark candied fruits, caramel, maple, smokey and rich toffee malt. The finish has a touch of metallic copper to it.

T - Similar to the nose. Lots of candied dark fruits with some caramel and maple sweetness that finishes with toffee, molasses, and crusty bread. Slightly metallic and warming finish. Mouth feel is medium and silky with a dry and crisp finish.

O - Not a bad scotch ale at all. Its amazing actually considering what I paid for this. Might grab a few for the cellar.

davey101, Jun 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

IPAchris, Dec 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

DrunkinYogi, Mar 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

mrskunk, Apr 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a reddish color and a hazy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not a whole lot of lacing.

S: A decent aroma of roasted malt, caramel, and some hops.

T: Tasted of caramel, roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, and grassy hops in the finish. Not a bad flavor - it almost seems more like a barleywine than a Scotch Ale - but doesn't quite push hard enough.

M: A fair amount of carbonation with a super dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: On the whole, a solid enough beer, but could have been a little better. Still, a drinkable brew.

avalon07, Oct 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Looks like a darkened yellow, a honey-ish hue. Sticky white head on top, some streaks of lacing.

S: A good scent of strong alcohol, matched with some adjunct grains; cereal.

T: Has a very grainy taste, earthy hops, and booze. A hint of adjunct corn in there, almost malt-liquor flavorings. There is a nice alcohol taste, though.

M: Medium body, considering the ABV.

O/D: Goes down pretty easily, with minimal alcohol burn. Has the boozy flavor without the alcohol burn.

mostpoetsdo, Jan 24, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into my pint glass.

Pours chocolately dark brown with with a smidge of white foam at the top. Malty peaty smell and a touch of pine. Taste is quite hearty with an earthy/dirty/peaty mouthfeel. Whisky/bourbonish finish. Loads of flavor, very hearty.

KTCamm, Aug 04, 2012
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3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Sepia coloring with a khaki head that was milky, thin, with a light helping of lace.

S: Scotchy caramel apple, light boozy chocolate with some caramel pine and herbiness.

T: Flavor was chocolate, sweet-caramel, nuttiness, with some honey toasted malt. Sweet munich-caramel, cardamon, toffee with a nice boozy sweetness combined with some rosewood and warm, woody floral tones.

M: Malty, syrupy mouthful, nice consistency, quiet demeanor of carbonation. Boozy warmth.

O: Overall malt forward, sweet, boozy caramel honey, something you warm up to the deeper into the experience.

beerthulhu, Jan 29, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Pours dark brown and sits dark brown/black in the glass. Smaller white head with smaller retention and almost no lacing. Not much lively carbonation.

S. Big dark fruits and malt. Lots of raisin and currant along with a subtle chocolate and roasted malt. slight phenol scent but low key. Smells okay.

T. Follows the nose pretty well. Big time raisin and darker sweet malts. Toffee and caramel as well. This is pretty sweet and dark fruits dominate. Think run soaked raisin but lacking depth.

M. Medium feel with a slightly heavier viscosity. Carbonation is pretty light. Drinks pretty nice for a scotch.

O. Pretty nice Scotch. Nothing really stood out bit I nice scotch I have never seen nonetheless.

Gushue3, Sep 06, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Deep chestnut body under a finger of creamy tan head. Good retention, light lace. Pretty nice.

S: Pleasant mixture of chocolate, toffee, dark fruit, and a hint of smoke. Quite good.

T: Opens with sweet and roasty chocolate malt, followed by some spicy booze and finished with caramelized prunes. A little harsh on the finish, but generally pretty tasty.

M: Slightly sticky full body with lots of lively carbonation. Quite a mouthful, which suits the style.

O: Good, but not quite great. I like the chocolate and spice, but the booze and overripe fruit is distracting.


woosterbill, Sep 29, 2012
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3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep brown with garnet hues. Head sticks to the top as a thin disc. There must be some booze thinning out the foam.

Sweet malts with Scotch ale fruitiness. Raisin, black grape, creamed toffee, barley grain, cinnamon-like spice, and dark honey.

Followa the nose with some added gruff and booze. Raisin-y, brandied, and sweetly malty; with hints of clove, spice, and cherry cordial. A little bit of artificial chocolate and herbal hops. Honey gooeyness. A tad savory near the finish.

Lots of obvious carbonation. The body has a light syrup consistency with little stick.

A good Wee Heavy for the sweeter and stronger beer "lover". Still has a spicy bitterness that works. It refreshes the palate often enough.

thecheapies, Jan 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Tiernan, Feb 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

KolbMarley, Aug 07, 2013
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Perry's Revenge Ale from Cottrell Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.