Third Coast Old Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by OldFrothingSlosh:
4.28/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Poured a deep, rich-looking amber in color. Lots of tiny milky-white chunks floating around. Thin layer of white head swirled on top of the beer and does a nice sheeting action on the sides of the glass.
Smell: Leaping out of the glass! All sorts of aromas assault you. Thick, chewy caramel, bready malt, sweet chocolate, dark and ripe fruits. Do I also detect a pine cone? Spectacular.
Taste: This is one strong and thick beer! Aromas are followed nicely by the flavors, which consist of a huge dose of sweetness, mixed with the very noticeable alcohol warmth, capped by a dark chocolate bitterness that sorta "breaks off" the flavor, leaving little behind. My only downside for this beer was how sweet it was. Kick up the bitterness a little and it'd be even better.
Mouthfeel: Initially it's very smooth. Very "chewy" mouthfeel with a thick coating on the palate. At the end, however, it changes quickly to an almost dry and crisp feeling. Quite unique.
Drinkability: Definitely a sipper. Alcohol highly noticeable yet doesn't dominate the taste profile. Another good example of a beer that changes its characteristics as it warmed. Took a long time to drink this one...not because I didn't like (far from it!), but because it is a complex and very tasty beer.
Another big success from Kalamazoo!
Serving type: bottle
08-03-2003 01:09:13 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
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3.94/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Tasted On: 07-02-2014
Freshness: Bottled by 09-19-2013
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Purchased: Received in a trade
Appearance has a murky reddish-brown beer with a small tan head. Retention and lacing are low.
Smells are of rich malts, brown bread, caramel, chocolate, molasses and dark fruits.
The taste has notes of oak, vanilla and molasses, plus woody hop character. It also has a tannic quality that adds some acidity and bitterness.
Mouthfeel has a lively carbonation and a medium body. The finish has flavors of dark fruit sweetness and more of the tannins that adds acidity.
Overall a nice nightcap of a beer but the tannins were a negative.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2014 04:23:09 | More by sommersb
Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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