Perry's Revenge Ale - Cottrell Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
84
good

77 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 4
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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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of dheacck11
4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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Photo of jlindros
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

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Perry's Revenge Ale from Cottrell Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.