Third Coast Old Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by blackcompg:
4.45/5 rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from their 12oz bottle...
Appearance - Pours nearly 2 fingers of soft, foamy khaki foam, body is a slightly hazed beautiful rich garnet with dark amber highlites. A solid cap remains through the session and leaves some gorgeous lacing behind.
Smell - Brown sugar, warm toffee, sweet cherries, amaretto, fruit cake, light floral hops, just a wonderful and complex nose on this.
Taste - Oh my goodness, begins bourbon soaked figs, raisins and ripe plums, then burnt toffee and molasses, then big bourbon barrel oak with some unsweetened vanilla, and the finish is bittering floral hops, tart plum skins and dried plum pits. What a great and tasty transition. There is a touch of heat throughout, but this is a wonderfully welcome addition to the flavors, not overpowering in the least, the perfect cool weather warmer.
Mouthfeel - A bit above medium, all the flavors are very full and bold, filling the mouth. Carb is on the lighter side, and is almost silky smooth with a few edges at the very end of the sip. This is a wonderful sipper.
Overall - I just bought one bottle of this, but I want to get my hands on alot more - some for now, and a 6xer or so to sit on for at least a year. Great complexity, big bold flavors, but so well balanced - you will taste every one of the flavors I've described. The transition is also so nice, starting sweet, then savory, then bitter and drying - begging the next sip. What a wonderful beer for the cooler months, purchase this when you see it, highly recommend!
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2012 06:15:10 | More by blackcompg
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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