Coton | The Bruery

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88
very good
386 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
Ratings:
386
Reviews:
171
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
79
Gots:
225
For Trade:
17
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Ratings: 386 |  Reviews: 171
Photo of Redgoatman
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SanFranJake
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.57/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Bruery Coton, 2010 vintage, consumed in July 2015. Boozy, hot, beautiful. Raisins, sweetness galore, barrel... it's all there. It's been said before indeed, but this beer (and other similar brews from Bruery) are more akin to wines than beer itself. Sort of like a twenty-year-old Porto or Pedro Ximenez. Drinkable despite the brutal ABV, but still a sipper. Five years on the bottle, and still good and delicious. I love Old Ales!

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Photo of Beersnake1
4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Five year old bottle. Got this bottle from the archive sale. Very excited to try this! Poured at 48 degrees and allowed to warm in a Bruery taster. The nose is very nice, but not overpowering. Very nutty, some caramel, with some dark fruit. A bit of a syrupy smell comes through. Not as aromatically overwhelming as fresh anniversary ales, but also not 100% barrel-aged. Taste follows the nose. Slight oxidation evident, but still phenomenal. I can tell it has some age, and it's nice and smooth. It has some quad qualities - the nuttiness reminds me of a Three Philosophers with some age. The caramel doesn't come through as much as I thought it would from the nose, but it's there. Overall, this is a very nice beer. Glad I cracked it before it aged too much longer.

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Photo of ShanePB
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750 ml bottle. Cloudy brownish, red body with a thin tan head with a bit of retention. Aromas are wet cardboard, dark fruits (plums, prunes), candied caramel. On the palate, the oxidized aroma is not as pronounced but hints of it are present. The center flavors are the rich, sweet dark fruits followed on the back-end by a big caramel malt backbone. Good, but certainly open these bottles now if you're hanging onto them. I cannot see this going anywhere but downhill.

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Photo of JohnSnowNW
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of timc100
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cellared by the Bruery

There is some definite oxidation but it is working well. Lot of that soft vanilla, sherry, pale oak oxidation with sturdy toasted toffee, caramel, brown sugar old ale. On the palate there is a lot of the soft vanilla, sherry, some oak. A lot drier than the current anny vintages.

Showing its age, but still enjoyable

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Photo of PG2G
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yeaprolly
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nightrain87
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fern13
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of aquazr1
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TNeedles
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MSandahl23
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sanderson
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep amber body. Medium khaki head. Leggy. Medium collar.

Smell - Very oaky. A little acidic. Oxidized, too. Sherry. Deep brown sugar.

Taste - Sweeter than it smells. Lots of brown sugar and caramel. Sherry-like oxidation. Sharp woody flavor.

Mouthfeel - Heavy. Not boozy, though. Well carbonated.

Overall - I love these beers. This one has a perfect amount of age on it, too.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kamikazeokami
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stinger80OH
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of chcfan
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Coton from The Bruery
3.92 out of 5 based on 386 ratings.
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