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The Bruery Coton

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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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
Ungstrup (29333) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2009
Entered to celebrate my rating number 13,400. Draft at the brewery. A dark brown beer with an orangey head. The aroma has notes of sweet malt, alcohol, bourbon, caramel, and wood. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of caramel, and medium notes of wood and alcohol, the latter burning lightly in the mouth, also light notes of bourbon, leading to a dry, woody, and alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2009
(DC Local Gathering, 750ml bottle, thanks CaptainCougar) Hazy mahogany body topped by no head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, chocolate, some spice, roast. Taste is sweet, boozy, some molasses, chocolate, Bourbon, light vinous. Sticky full body that’s way too boozy -- tastes like a 22% beer rather than a 14% one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - JUL 4, 2009
On tap at the Bruery.. Pours creamy red orange with a tan head.. Aroma is caramel, dates, booze and vanilla.. Taste was amazing with some caramel, dark fruits and a nice butteriness.. Full bodied with a smooth low carbonation.. Amazing!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2009 Nice bottle presentation and double waxing. Pours a deep dark brown with gemstone shine. The head atop was not really head, I don’t think...just some bubbled air the beer picked up from bottle to glass. Nose was quite nice, deep, sweet, somewhat chocolaty, a bit of sherry, even some butterscotch, some sweet port viniousness with a little tannic twang at the tip, and touch of charred plum..sublte, but dessert-like in a refined alcoholic way...and certainly inviting. Very low carbination needs to be boosted a bit, but god damned the flavors are nice..refined sherry accented fudge, reduced plum puree, zinfandel twang, vionious in a boozy sort of way..port-like but less sweet and loads and loads of delicate yet deep silky chocolate. Big warmth emanates. Seriously, I was expecting to have to give away my other bottle because the Bruery’s bottled stuff is never good...but shit, this is sublime. If this had adequate carbonation, it could be one of the best beers I’ve had in a long time...shit, it still is regardless. 1 1/2 to 2 years for the other bottle...I see it being even better with a few years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 2, 2009
Bottle #81. Rich toffee brown color with no head. Brown sugar and bourbon aroma with dried fruit. Rich brown sugar and slight molassess flavor with bourbon and light spice/light wood. Medium bodied. Very low carbonation (will someone start a thread about high priced bottle with no carbonation for this beer?). Lingering brown sugar, caramel/toffee, bourbon, woodsiness, and a slight metallic twang. Lack of carbonation is definitely hurting it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexanderj (3318) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2009
On tap at the Bruery. Poured a dark, dirty brownish color with a smallish head. Aroma was quite nice and complex; alcohol, dark fruit, caramel, cookie dough, wood, vanilla and yeast. Flavor was equally complex and very tasty. Same flavor components as the aroma, but with a bit more cocoa and dough. 14.5%? While the alcohol was present, it wasn’t overly assertive. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Poured a dark brown, murky. Bourbon, oak, dark fruits and toasty malt nose. Flavor is a rich caramel, bourbon, smooth oak, vanilla and booze. Awesome beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 21, 2009
on tap at the anniversary party dark brown with a small head, the flavors are of dark fruit vanilla and some spices. tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2009
On tap at The Bruery in Placentia. Dark brown body with a big, two-finger width, tan head that dissipated slowly and remained very creamy and densely laced. Aroma is wood and whiskey. A little bit of vanilla, rich malts, and a touch of fruitcake, but definitely dominated by wood and whiskey. Flavor is much deeper and darker than the Virgin Papier. Big body, but silky smooth. Whiskey, wood, burnt caramels, vanilla, bread, and a touch of spiced rye. Still has lots of fruit, but much more subdued. Really nice stuff, not as sweet as the Virgin Papier (my preference) due to mixing with the aged version, but deep and complex. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Draught at the anniversary party. This was probably the best version of papier, as the barrel aging seemed just about right in the flavor profile. The non-aged version was a bit unfocused, and the 100% barrel versions were all pretty intense on the spirit character, though the rye was very smooth. Deep brown color with a small head. Maintained the fruity, yeast esters of the virgin version in the aroma and flavor, but added a very smooth wood, vanilla and light booze character, on top of a deep and rich brown sugar malt flavor. Full bodied and smooth, with lighter carbonation. Balance was the key to this one with just enough barrel and rich, fruity malt and yeast flavors. I can’t wait for the bottles to come out.

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