Profile of Cottrell

Profile of Cottrell






19268 beer caps
Joined 20 years ago
From , United States
Last seen drinking Nothing!

Owner/Brewer at Handsome Man Brewing Co. Mid 2006 - present

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  • Clown Shoes Reindeer Games
    rated 3.6 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours dark mahogany with amber hues on the edges, a finger of head with decent retention and good lacing. Aroma is sweet, lots of caramel and juicy grapefruit, and hints of grass. Flavor starts sweet, tangerine and orange juice with grass and pepper undertones, a little copper pokes through along with a little caramel, but the beer stays drier and more bitter than the color and aroma suggest. Overall, a nice IPA, if a bit a dark, kind of a stickeIPA.

  • Allagash Black
    rated 4.0 16 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a dark mahogany with a thick off white head, and ample carbonation feeding it for great retention and sporadic lacing. Aroma is nutty, pecans, some roast coffee mixed with wheat and grain, and hints of sweet molasses. Flavor starts with cereal grains and some toffee, followed by walnuts, burnt toast, light brown sugar, and finishes out with black pepper, grass, and hints of chocolate. Mouthfeel is maybe over-carbonated and I would have liked a little more sweetness, but that seems to be a trait of Belgian style stouts. One of the better Belgian style stouts I've had, most have been flops.

  • Smuttynose Baltic Porter
    rated 4.5 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Pours black with a thick tan head that dies down to a thin layer. Strong aroma of anise seed and licorice, ripe plums drenched in molasses and rum, with light chocolate and coffee notes. Strong toffee and molasses notes up front, plums and raisins follow with some light rum and dark chocolate. Finishes on the dry side, with lots of anise seed and licorice spice, and some smoky coffee. Very nice beer, goes syrupy big to spicy and dry start to finish. Huge chewy mouthfeel, yet refrains from being cloying. Another winner from Smutty, will likely do great things with a bit of age in the cellar.

  • Alvinne Podge Belgian Imperial Stout
    rated 2.3 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 3

    Pours dark mahogany with a mountain of clumpy foam. Head dies down within a couple minutes to sporadic clumps sticking to the side of the glass. Aroma is a little cidery, with some burnt wood and burnt coffee showing through. Flavor is all sorts of weird. Starts interestingly nutty and a little acidic. Some roast shows through, before a wave of hot alcohol, some cider, and burnt chocolate. Finishes with lots of a heat in the form of really cheap blended whiskey, as well as some sweet milk chocolate. Not a pleasant beer at all, tastes like it was fermented at high temps with a mix of house Belgian yeast and the Irish ale yeast that the bottle claims.

  • Left Hand Imperial Stout
    rated 3.2 16 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is quite inviting, with strong whiskey and roasty espresso, dark chocolate and toffee. Mouthfeel is really distracting, it's rather thin, and even a little watery at times. Flavor starts very sweet, some rum and whiskey notes circle around sweet espresso, dark chocolate, some earthy woody notes, sweet caramel and toffee. Finishes a with some hints of roasted barley, which dries it out a little. Not the most complex imperial stout in the world, but if the body were beefed up it would be quite nice.

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