Third Coast Old Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by brown2cu:
4.08/5 rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: This beer poured a nice mahogany. A small sheet of foam covered the top of; no lacing. A lot of yeast can be seen floating around due to the bottle conditioning process.
S: Incredible! I detected a lot of caramel maybe some brown sugar but the most outstanding notes were fruity in character. Expect a hoarde of dark fruits sweet plums and tart raisens. Very low bitterness and surprisingly subdued alcohol notes.
T: Nice and sweet. Plenty of dark fruits again and perhaps more brown sugar. Again not a lot of alcohol in the taste which I find interesting considering the formidable ABV.
M: Smoothe and sticky. Creamy as it warms to room temperature. The alcohol is detectable right after consumption with a warming blooming sensation that ensnares its way through you guts.
O: Overall I found this beer delectable. My one suggestion is to get a six pack and let some of these age for a couple of years. Another pointer: drink these on a cold day the wonderful warming sensation would be appreciated more fully. I think I have to dissagree with the title of barleywine because there is really no noticeable hop presence; old ale is much more fitting.
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2011 22:06:24 | More by brown2cu
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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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