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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: 472   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 435   ABV: 14.5%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2146) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Poured a dense nearly opaque leather brown color with no head at all. My nose immediately scented a strong malt backbone aroma on top of scents of maple, brown sugar, cranberry, and oddly enough a reminder of raw cookie dough if my memory serves me correct. Also, there is a strong presence of alcohol that is almost like opening a pharmacy bottle of rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. The flavor is a bold serving of sweet malt with thick notes of syrup and a See’s candy coffee chocolate combination. As for the palate, such a thick yet refined mouth feel that keeps reminding how rich an old ale can turn out to be.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheresyourball (516) - El Cajon, California, USA - SEP 8, 2013
100% BA Cuir, rating #300. Pours a murky orange color. Nose is molasses and caramel. Flavor follows with fruit; really tastes like a barleywine. Full mouthfeel and smooth finish. Very good, very sweet.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2013
75cl bottle. Poured a dark hazelnut brown color. Aroma of wood and bourbon (awesome). Buttery, toffee flavor that coats the palate very smoothly. I was really blown away by this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3010) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

Anno 2011 Anniversary ~ Bottle Number 10014

7/28/2011: The Bruery Cuir (75% ale, 25% ale aged in bourbon barrels)... Aroma: Wow, only 25% might have been barrel-aged, but the bourbon hits the nose immediately; just a bit of caramel maltiness to soften it up so that the bourbon doesn’t dominate; tempered with a hint of vanilla. Appearance: Yummy looking... Deep, dark brunette-amber color with a reverse-cascading dark beige head that’s large and stays around for the duration. Flavor: Really nice rich, caramel maltiness; bourbon-soaked golden raisins, fig, DATES, brown sugar, roasted plum, hint of molasses; fruit-cake nuances; dry, boozy bourbony finish; the incredible thing is that the massive alcohol content is 95% hidden in the flavor (although it does start to vent through the nose as is warms)! Palate: Medium-full to full-bodied; smooth, milky texture; a touch creamy. Overall: Really good; drinks like a bourbon aged Barleywine or MASSIVE Winter Warmer.

1 pint 9.4 fl. oz. black waxed top bottle (Alc. 14.% By Vol.) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #449 for this beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Westmeister (1754) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Thanks to KieferUGA for this one. (2011 Cuir version) Pours a dark clear brown. This is complex, massive and just awesome. Honestly this came as a surprise it was so good. Deep dark fruits, very fruity, boozy, vanilla, caramel, very sweet (but not in a syurpy way), some oak, malty, cocoa. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (883) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle from CBX I bought three years ago. Dark golden pour with a pretty, dense white head. Big vinous aroma full of dark fruits, honey, vanilla, burnt sugar, booze and wood. Flavors were sweet on the verge of cloying. Lots and lots going on here. Lots of sweet fruit, vanilla, bourbon, good heat. Mouthfeel was syrupy with decent carbonation. Overall very complex with many moving parts. Smelled wonderful, just a bit too sweet. Dug it regardless.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (3254) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2013
On draft at Pizzeria Paradiso Washington DC. Pours a fairly clear dark amber with an ecru head. Aroma of caramel and dark fruit. Sweet and viscous with flavors of caramel, plum, raisin and candy sugar. Sweet boozy finish. Wow.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrtripod (19) - USA - MAY 20, 2013
Moderate carbonation. Carmel, sugary, sweet scent. Boozy but not overpowering. Smooth but saccharine finish. Almost as good as Papier.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 22, 2013
A light molasses to the aroma. This is a great barleywine. Super fruity but with a strong molasses finish. Really top notch. Still, the finish is amazingly, for either a barleywine or an old ale. Great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
budznsudz (557) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2013
Pours murky brownish orange with a thick off white head. Aroma is very complex. Figs, raisins, oak, cinnamon, clove, dark brown sugar, sour apple, and booze make up the amazing aroma. Taste is figs, plum, alcohol, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, apples, pears, and sweet oak barrel. Hides the 14.5% very well. Delicious.


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