Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
New "High Gravity" bottled version. ABV is listed as 8.5% on the bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet with hints of caramel and molasses. Flavor is way too sweet and one dimensional. Not recommended.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle gave me a hazy amber-brown with small tan head. Nose is sweet caramel and yeast. Well, the taste is alcohol with sweet caramel and a hint of toast. Mouth feel was medium, and there was a sweet-sour after taste, reminds me of a young barley wine. MysterySwap 2.0, thanks to -TURDFERGUSON.
biznizness (1070) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is, I think, my favorite Cottonwood yet. Had it after a brewery tour. Packed with rich malty flavor. I will be looking for this in bottles.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The color was a watery red/brown. The head was thin, white and disappeared quickly. The aroma was sweet, had hints of caramel, and a musty-type smell. The musty element was very distinguished. The palate was a little lacking, but the finish was nice and warm.
arventresca (538) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber in color with a nice creamy white head. Malty and sticky. Not a big fan of the style but this beer had a nice subtle finish for being so high in ABV. Nice beer guys.
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 31, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. This is a beautiful pour: deep oak brown color, off-white head. Deep malty and sweet aroma - actually smells like fresh malts at a distillery - slightly smoky as well. Flavors are sweet but not one-dimensional. Malt flavors somewhat like corn flakes, also dark fruits like figs and raisins, maybe chocolate-covered raisins. Some scotch/malt flavor, but not exactly whisky. Sweet fruits come out even more as it warms up. Very tasty, even if the littlest bit sticky.
rhino44 (22) - Afton, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
this beer smells and taste like watered down scotch, slightly sweeter with a hint of fruit. very mild fror the 8.5 abv