Coton | The Bruery

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3.97/5
Very Good
387 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by DefenCorps on 05-22-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
172
Ratings:
387
pDev:
12.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
79
Gots:
223
Trade:
17
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Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle.

A: Lots of toffee/caramel aroma with a light barrel presence.

A: Deep brown color, opaque, with a thin tan head that dissipates into the glass.

T: Lots of rich toffee/caramel like malts, light dried fruits, with a moderate barrel presence and slightly sweet finish.

M: Full bodied with light carbonation. The alcoholic strength is noticeable, but quite smooth.

O: Awesome; the beer doesn’t exhibit nearly as much oxidation and drinks very smooth.

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Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.36/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

2010 vintage; drank 4/1/16 @ Harvest Hop Haus.

Opaque brown/purple appearance.

Small khaki head; minimal lace.

Burnt caramel & sour brandy notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Sour brandy & caramel flavors up front; light heat. Not sure if this infected, oxidized or what, but something's gone wrong. A mess.

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Photo of redfox405
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of CharlesK
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattreitz49
4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fredmugs
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mschrei
4.56/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Damn good beer. Poured into snifter. Beautiful mahogany colors with very healthy lacing. Deep dark fruit scents. Smooth, dark fruit flavors, and the alcohol has mellowed with age, even with a very palpable barrel presence.

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Photo of PassMeAZima
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mersh
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of floyd_pugman
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted at the Bruery 5/19/16. Nose of raisons and slight cayenne pepper. Palate of rich caramel, pepper, and dark fruits. Still some brown sugar, but has matured and caramelized. Really nice.

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Photo of StoutSnob40
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.54/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Brown pour with a solid 3/5" tan head, mild retention. The aroma is massively boozy. Some wood notes. But the alcohol dominates.

Taste has a warming feel, oak, vanilla, caramel and toffee notes. Hot and complex like a model who is a rocket scientist. Have had it fresh, seems to have gotten better with age, but ultimately, this is one of the lesser anniversary beers from Bruery, nowhere near as good as Fruet.

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Photo of bkwhoppa66
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cvm4
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle #08357

L - Pours a muddled brown body with a tan one finger head. I was happy to hear the hiss from the bottle as I pried the cap off. The head dissipates in a modest amount of time and leaves no lacing.

S - Smells sweet overall with notes of caramel, brown sugar, figs and raisins. Faint oak barrel.

T - Whoa... Caramelized brown sugar hits you in the palette. Barrel notes are faint. Dark stone fruits show up. Warming alcohol sensation on the ending.

F - Medium to full bodied and light carbonation. Has a wet finish.

O - Still delicious and not going downhill yet, IMO. Could be at its prime, guess we'll know in the future.

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Photo of A_Rad
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of elamb106
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stakem
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottled that I purchased off the shelf in Pennsylvania roughly 5 years ago and cellared until now. Poured into a matching Bruery snifter it appears a brown color with a khaki head a finger strong that fades holding in a thin film.

Aroma is sweet like caramel candy, raisons, grapes and plums with a soft hint of alcohol that becomes more solvent feeling as it warms up.

Taste is fruit and mildly vinous with an herbal bitterness that lasts and almost has a faint dry oaked note. The booziness is enjoyable with a hint of leather, earth and something along the lines of cocoa.

This is medium to full bodied with moderate to lighter carbonation. Very enjoyable and just starting to show its age. I wish I had more of these because its pretty damn awesome and I think it has legs to go a few more years.

Side note: Yesterday I opened the younger anniversary bottling Cuir and it tasted older than this one with more oxidative character. I recapped the bottle and actually enjoyed it more on day 2. This bottle of Coton tastes like a less oxidized day 2 opened Cuir if that makes any sense.

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Photo of mportnoy
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of swanfungus
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucoli
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Furlinator
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Coton from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 387 ratings
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