Third Coast Old Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by trevorwideman:
4.25/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into a snifter.
Pours thick with a wispy brown head and a very slight lace. Brownish-red tinged in the light, nearly opaque. Aromas of nuts, chocolate, herbs, anise, meaty spices, wood and booze.
Taste is quite boozy off the top, then extremely herbal and licoricey. Hop bitterness compliments, with a huge malty backbone of chocolate and buttery caramel. Not extremely complex but the flavours compliment themselves very well. Mouthfeel is oily and thick and rich and a little syrupy, but just right for a beer of this strength. Drinkability caps at one, that's it, I'll just sip it all night. Very enjoyable brew.
Serving type: bottle
12-15-2009 03:27:21 | More by trevorwideman
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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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