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Perry's Revenge Ale - Cottrell Brewing Co.

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69 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.08%
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 -20.4%

02-03-2012 13:16:12 | More by JAHMUR
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2012 21:23:37 | More by TheManiacalOne
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3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Been holding onto this one for a little while, and with power out it was a good warming beer, but power just came back on... but I'll try it anyways.

Pours a darker brown fizzy head covering that disappears fairly quickly, over dark molasses cola brown color with a little mahogany light sneaking through.

Nose is interesting, plenty of dark reddish malts, sweet, caramel, candy syrup, dark molasses, chewy malts, hint of booze, light biscuit malt, almost barleywine sweetness, hint of toffee, touch of chocolate covered caramels, and just a bit of an earthy like hop.

Taste starts semi sweet and rich, little creamy even like creamed caramels, some candy reddish malts, plenty of toffee and caramel, little molasses even, with some caramel chews candy like. A hint of a darker malt but not much, little bitterness from some earthy hops but very little. Booze follows the sweetness and rich malts with a touch of phenol and a bit warming. It also brings a touch of fig and and just a bit nutty. Finish is still fairly sweet, little more toffee and even a little coffee syrup, chewy malts, caramel, toffee, touch smokey even.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied, rich, little syrupy, some warming just a bit tingly booze, lighter carb.

Overall not bad, decent overall flavors between malts, fruits, booze, candy flavors, etc. Not very drinkable but that's not really the plan for this one. But overall tasty.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 22:10:49 | More by jlindros
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3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-28-2012 08:16:10 | More by Rifugium
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Deep brown where bright light does shine through. Modest head that dies quickly to only rim lace.

Chocolate milk aroma with a mild bitter hop presence.

Stronger cocoa flavor, but a bit watery. A good hop finish with a element of alcohol warmth to the throat. A touch of cinnamon?

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 18:25:42 | More by smcolw
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

03-27-2013 22:52:16 | More by DrunkinYogi
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

05-12-2013 10:38:17 | More by ejimhof
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New Jersey

3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 01:43:36 | More by beerthulhu
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 02:11:10 | More by avalon07
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

06-23-2014 03:26:46 | More by wrightst
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4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: on-tap

09-17-2012 15:51:44 | More by Durge
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3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
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.


Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 01:34:35 | More by woosterbill
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-01-2012 00:42:19 | More by IPAchris
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-23-2013 16:15:39 | More by jaxon53
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-25-2012 04:13:44 | More by jfcaa193
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3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 16:00:23 | More by thecheapies
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3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #64 (May 2012):

LOOK: Tawny and hazy, ample lacing

SMELL: Toasted biscuits, treacle, taffy, sun-dried hay, plums, alcohol, floral, cacao nibs

TASTE: Deep, full-ish body; grassy, toasted bread, biscuity, chicory, modest hop bitterness, figs, vaguely roasty, semisweet finish

At first sip, we knew this beer would have to come up to cellar temp for us to really be able to understand the complexities … and very complex it is. A beer as rich as the history behind the name. Worth the hunt to find a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 16:42:35 | More by BeerAdvocate
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3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 03:12:46 | More by sulldaddy
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4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 02:49:48 | More by OtherShoe2
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New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 19:19:25 | More by KTCamm
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

12-27-2012 02:35:34 | More by hollywood_15063
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4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2012 00:54:14 | More by Gambrinus1184
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-03-2014 01:22:25 | More by buzzy
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-10-2012 23:02:23 | More by bostonryan
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-18-2014 21:31:32 | More by rorjets
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Perry's Revenge Ale from Cottrell Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.