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Third Coast Old Ale - Traverse City Cherry

Third Coast Old Ale - Traverse City Cherry
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 353   ABV: 11.78%
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Malt beverage aged in oak bourbon barrels with cherries added


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (245) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Aroma is tart cherry, dried fruit, lighter than expected. Appearance is a mix between red and brown, light brown head. Taste is better than aroma, lots of cherry followed by dried fruit, figs, malt. Mouthfeel is great, some carbonation but a great mouthfeel with not too much booze burn. Overall, very very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (628) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2014
From notes. Finally getting around to adding beers from the Ypsi Summer Beerfest! Enjoyed on July 25. The pour is a dark reddish brown with a thin ring of light khaki head and some light lacing. The aroma is big on caramel and a good vanilla from the bourbon barrel. There is a light cherry and some strong malt on the back end. The flavor is a little bit like molasses mixed with cherries, with a side of caramel. There isnít much of a barrel note, other than a light vanilla. There is a heay booziness on the back end. The mouth feel is thick and creamy with a light carbonation and some lovely lingering boozy fruity notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (2759) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2014
On tap at Maduro GTMW Eve Party - Pours murky brown with red highlights--filmy head. Nose is sweet syrupy malt, caramel, cherry, and some boozy heat. Taste is smooth sweet malt and cherry upfront with booze and bitterness on the finish. Slick and smooth with gentle carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6579) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2014
~5oz pour on tap at Maduro during GTMW. Hazy dark red brown color. Thin off-white head. Some ropes of lace. Good light caramel malt, and bourbon whiskey wood aroma. Lightly spicy, with a nice undertone of the cherry. Medium to bigger body. Light slick texture. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Moderate bitter, moderate sweet taste, lightly spicy. Some nice light alcohol warmth. Pretty tasty, interesting complex stuff to sip on.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (2054) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Sampled at the 2014 MBG Summer Fest. Dark reddish-brown pour. Aroma is bourbon and cherries with some caramel and vanilla. Tastes like bourbon soaked cherries without the harshness. Lots of oak and vanilla too. Caramel and cherry candy-like finish. Slight boozy in the finish but not medicinal at all. Way better than normal Third Coast.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (2041) - Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Tap: Swampy, ruby tinted brown with lazy tan bubbles on top. Aroma of sweet cherry, a little booziness, & a coating of caramel, toffee, & mild oak drizzled around. Taste has semisweet & semi-tart cherries, almost like cherry pie filling. Notes of molasses, anise, caramel, & toffee are also present. Barrel notes are light, only some mild oak & vanilla, but the booze is apparent. Lingering alcohol, caramel, & lightly sweet cherries in the finish, like boozy cherry candy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
flatmatt (1129) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
On tap at MBGSF 2014. Caramel pour with an off-white head. Cherry, toffee, and caramel aromas. Flavor is just like the aroma, with a little juicy tartness. Itís quite nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4897) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2014
On tap: The aroma consists of caramel, coconut, cherry, oak, vanilla, and light bourbon. Itís a hazy reddish-orange with a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin soapy ring. The flavor starts with a caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and lightly tart cherry. The finish has coconut, oak, and light bourbon. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalsk (1065) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2014
On tap at. Fieldhouse for PBW. What a way to end PBW 2014! Pours a dark reddish amber brown color with oil slick head. Aroma of smooth cherry, caramel and chocolate. Dark fruit and cherry taste with a heavy bourbon presence. Very well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3322) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2014
On tap at Time for Bells, pours plum color with not much head or lace. Aromas are more subtle than flavor but I got some whiffs of oak, bourbon, dark cherry, and malt. Flavor was more pronounced with dark sweet fruits mostly cherry, bourbon, wood, and leather. Maybe needed a little more carbonation but solid.


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