Perry's Revenge Ale | Cottrell Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
84
good
107 Ratings
Perry's Revenge AlePerry's Revenge Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cottrell Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
cottrellbrewing.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

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.

Added by mostpoetsdo on 01-24-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
107
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
12.03%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 107 |  Reviews: 24
Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
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4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

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More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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2.96/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
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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2/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not a good example of the style.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justme
3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ryanm1
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.26/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of KTCamm
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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Photo of waddellc2
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerthulhu
3.62/5  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.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.56/5  rDev -4.8%

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2.37/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of John213
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Perry's Revenge Ale from Cottrell Brewing Co.
3.74 out of 5 based on 107 ratings.
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