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The Bruery Coton

 
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Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Old Ale
Placentia, California USA

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RATINGS: 500   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 435   ABV: 14.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2010 2nd Anniversary Ale. This sturdy beer marks our second year, an incredible year of growth and learning experiences. Together may our supporters, our brewery, and this beer grow in complexity and refinement over the years.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (6196) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle 2011 vintage, thanks ClarkVV. Dirty brown color. Aroma is oxidation, wet cardboard, dark fruit and caramel.

Flavor is heavy oxidation. Some dark fruit but this has sat to long. Really to long. Ouch

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalumeaux (1041) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Poured from bottle thanks ClarkVV red brown with a nice beige head. Aromas of dark fruit caramel and molasses. Taste is caramel bomb with lingering alcohol burn. Whoa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (2283) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2016
More old beer. This one shared by ClarkVV, who is easily The Bruery’s biggest fan. Thanks, Clark! Pours red brown with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, molasses, dark fruits. Flavor is caramel, molasses, dark cherry. Held up well. Alcohol well hidden.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (1838) - California, USA - JAN 9, 2016
750ml bottle of Papier pours a brown color without any head. Low carbonation but still ok. Raisins, port and toffee.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ryanfolty (2391) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2015
December 11, 2015 - bottle via Bruery cellar sale. Light brown pour with limited head. Aroma was nice blend of caramel, bourbon and maybe some vanilla and dark fruit. Taste was consistent with aroma. This was fantastic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (4272) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Rating of CUIR, which is the 3rd Anniv. edition and not the same as Coton. Large shared bottle. 4 years old. Very fruity aroma featuring dried plums and other dark fruits. Bitter and sweet with a touch of tartness. Warming but not hot.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Given the bottle is 5 plus years old I am trying to balance what this once was versus what it is now. Lots of caramel sweetness but also some sherry like oxidation. Their Anni beers are spectacular and there is no reason to believe this wasn’t at one point. The alcohol has been subdued quite a bit but the oxidation isn’t a great replacement for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1985) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle 2010 Cuir 25% Barrel aged. Color is murky brown with soft white head. Toffee aroma and brown sugar. Taste is nice and mellow oak and vanilla Age has worked well on this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10633) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy brown, nose is roasted, chocolate, taste is rich, sweet, fruity, roasted.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (2633) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Papier
Tasted on 8/31/13 from a capped 750mL bottle that I had purchased at a Whole Foods a long time prior. Pours muddy brown with no head. The nose is mostly oxidized with caramel, toffee, raisin, date, and maple. The flavor is not as far gone as the nose with all of the same caramel, raisin, date, and maple, and the toffee showing a bit more toasted bitter. The body is huge with no carbonation and a long burnt sugar and sweet finish.


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