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The Bruery Coton

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


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RATINGS: 476   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 435   ABV: 14.5%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2009
courtesy of the man behind this fine brewery. Thank you Patrick for bringing this oen down to FL. Pours dark hazy brown, light tan/golden head. aroma, very boozy, good oak/wood nose with fruits. taste, boozy, lots of oak, lots of warming alcohol on the palate. Some sweet vanilla, dark fruits; prune, raisins with a lot of caramel / toffee and possible smoke wood notes. One fine beer. The downside is that it is so boozy that the abv tends to overpower most of the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2009
From tap at the brewery. Pours cloudy dark brown with a tan head. Smooth caramel malt arma, roasted and light bourbon smooth note. Smooth caramelish dark flavoured with a light bitterness and smooth bourbon note coming through. Roasted and slight bitter finish with a slowly emitting bourbon touch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2011 Stratford tasting @ Cletus house. Pours a mahogany body with a tan bubbly head. Effervescent bourbon, oak, and a caramel woodiness. Chewy etoh latent butterscotch and dark fruit. To bad once you get more then a few ounces into this its way too hot and difficult to keep drinking. Flavor profile was nice initially.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2009
On tap. Opaque, warm orangey brown with a creamy light brown head. Intense aroma of caramel and Bourbon. Very full-bodied, lots of caramel, wood and vanilla. Has a warming alcohol burn in the finish. 060709

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2009
(DC Local Gathering, 750ml bottle, thanks CaptainCougar) - Dark brown, thin light tan. Bold sherry and oak aromas ride a thick caramelized fig and raisin foundation. Deep molasses and dry wood flavor balance on notes of stewed dark fruit and toasty caramel from beginning to end. ABV heat shines bright. Full bodied with soft carbonation. 1-2 years of cellar time could make this extraordinary as it’s just a bit too hot right now for my liking…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
can8ianben (1343) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2009
On tap at the brewery. Reminded me of an incredibly amped up version of a Belgian dubel. Complex and rich, but maybe a bit more syrupy wert flavor than I would have hoped for. Well done, but not exceptional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2009
750ml bottle from southbay....pours a dark fig brown with just the slightest trace of a bubbly thin head that quickly disappears.... aroma of rich caramel, toffee, prunes, and raisins. kind of hard to detect any barrel....flavors are predominantly sweet with emphasis on dark fruit and caramel malt. a slight tart fruitness in the finish. abv is very well hidden for such a strong beer. very low carbonation level but it is not non-existent....a sweet rich, dark fruity sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUL 18, 2009
On tap at brewery. First of all, believe the hype, this beer is fantastic. Pouring dark brown with a small beige head, the aroma is a massive blend of dark dried fruit, caramel malt, and chocolate. Palate is full, with moderate carbonation that adds an element of balance to Papier’s drinking experience. Flavors are a complex mélange of figs, plumes, prunes, caramel, maple syrup, and wood. On the latter flavor element, there is a distinctive maturity that characterizes this beer’s flavor that only wood-aging can provide. The alcohol is extremely well hidden/blended in, as is the case with a great many of Bruery’s beers. This is just such a standout, I am hoping to one day try the bourbon, rye and brandy versions.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2191) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 17, 2009
750 ml bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with crimson highlights, the head is beige and small and quickly fades to a fine film. The nose is bold and complex with sweet dark fruits, toffee, nuts, whiskey and barleywine style malts. The flavor is equally complex with the bourbon being the first taste you notice followed by a oak, plums, walnuts and caramel. The mouthfeel is silky smooth and a bit oily. The finish is long with lingering bourbon. Overall: This is one heck of an anniversary brew, well done patrick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2011 Young bottle. Pours a very lightly hazy, dark, copper-brown color. Clearly intentionally light in carbonation, the thick body is nearly still, with just a thin, bubbly blanket at the surface. Though no lacing remains behind, thick sheets slowly drip down the glass, coating it well. The nose is incredibly complex, with intensely deep notes of caramel, burnt toffee, bronzed brown sugar, fig, and raisin all showing strong. Diving further, hints of hazelnut, plum, and woody, oaky bourbon come through with a boozy, cordial like feel. The flavor mirrors the aroma, intensely malty, with massive cara-toffee malt and dark, sweet fruit, along with a hint of cocoa and heaps of vanilla. Though they comprise a relatively small part of the blend, the bourbon and brandy barrels assert themselves strongly, imparting woody, fruity notes. The body is full and sweet, hot from the alcohol and cloying, lacking in carbonation. Overall, though it is tasty in small doses, it’s generally overbearing and far too big. A few ounces is all I’d ever want.

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