Third Coast Old Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by SaucyA:
3.98/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Batch 8723 - Bottled Sept. 5, 2008. Quite fresh.
Reviewing as a Barleywine.
A - Sniftered. Pours a dark mahogany with ruby highlights. The head is nice and thick, sitting at about 3cm of cream-colored suds. Good lacing and head retention.
S - Major piney hops... christmas trees. A deep, sweet, fruity malt base peers through the back. A touch of booze.
T - Sweet malty background, alcohol present. Dry finish, made up of sticky, sappy hop oils and alcohol heat. Lots of caramel/toffee notes here and there. A really big brew.
M - Thick with good carbonation. Bell's nails it yet again.
D - This is a huge brew, and when it's fresh, it's incredibly flavorful on every level. Reminds me of Double Bastard where everything's cranked up to 11.
Notes: This gets a lot better with age. The nose gets sweeter, the booze and hops mellow out, and it becomes a toffee-sweet malt bomb. Fresh, this thing is a beast.
Serving type: bottle
12-22-2008 00:02:41 | More by SaucyA
More User Reviews:
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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