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
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4.08/5 rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Bottled on 9/11/13; poured into a snifter 7/25/14
A: Cola brown. A tan half finger head that dissipates to foam. Light lacing.
S: Dark fruits (plums, dates, raisins, figs), molasses, brown sugar.
T: Follows nose. Chewy, thick, robust, hearty. Syrupy. Almost bourbon-y. This one means business. The aging really improved on the smoothness.
M: Medium to heavy with light carbonation.
O: A stellar sipper. Really mellows as it warms. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 14:46:02 | More by brewskifan55
Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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