Third Coast Old Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by SiepJones:
4.03/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a snifter. The beer is a 2003 vintage.
A: Pours a deep mahogany with no clarity through the middle. A inch tall layer of creamy brown/white head sits on top of this beer.
S: I'm picking up lots of flavors on this nose, the most prominent are caramel and prune. The scent is rich with a bittersweet finish.
T: Grainy/bready malt flavor up front, with a hint of caramel on the finish. I am surprised that I am not noting as much of the dark fruit flavor that I smelled on the nose, although there is a very strong alcohol presence on the finish.
M: Slick mouth with plenty of carbonation, and a tongue numbing alcohol bite at the end.
D: Good flavor, with high ABV make this an excellent sipper, which warms the stomach on every taste.
Serving type: bottle
10-01-2010 01:23:27 | More by SiepJones
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Bottled September 10th, 2013. Halfway through, about an hour and a halfway after pouring, so it's ~60*F and IMO, at its most flavorful prime. (March 9 2014). Poured into a 16oz tulip.
Appearance- Poured aggressively, a deep brown with two fingers of brown head.
Smell- Grassy caramel.
Taste- Sweet, burnt, caramel, dark fruits, then pine. Crisp resiny aftertaste. Very little alcohol presence
Mouthfeel- Slightly thin for the style.Creamy at first, but quickly thins as it warms and oxidizes. Almost watery as I'm writing this, but that is expected 90 minutes after pouring.
One of my favorite beers in one of my favorite styles. Very sweet and malty with a bitter finish. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys strong ales/barleywines, or scotch ales.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 08:20:57 | More by StLeasy
3.91/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Amber reddish color with a thin beige head with low retention.
Aroma of dark and red fruits, licorice and port wine.
Intense flavor of prunes, caramels, charred wood, red fruits, house wine, fig, raspberry, smoked, roasted and toasted malts. Very dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium to full body with low carbonation. Alcohol of 10.2% is harmonic with the beer. Sticky feeling.
Beer with good complexity and lower drinkability given its sweetness and sticky flavors, partially expected from the style.
Serving type: on-tap
02-26-2014 21:33:55 | More by FLima
Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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