Third Coast Old Ale - Bourbon Barrel
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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
Bourbon cask aged Third Coast Old Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9150) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2013 Sampled from a keg-filled handbottle shared by artusory. Muddy purple brown colored body with minimal head. Amazingly there was quite a bit of sediment that settled out of the handbottle (from tap!)... never seen that. Has a huge, rich, oak and bourbon filled nose, with sharp plum, leafy tobacco, some richly sweet dark fruits, mashed plums and red wine... really complex, unique, inviting, decadent and amazing aroma. Sweet flavor of maple, bacon, banana, bourbon, charred, woody plums, some resinous black cherry, more resinous oak, brown sugar, etc, you get the picture. Damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2008
At The Oaks. Pours a ruby brown in color with a short lived head. Smell is bourbon soaked dark fruit and malt. Taste is very balanced and complex. This could be sipped all day, Iím really enjoying this. I donít know if the barrel aging brings out flavors in Larryís beers that arenít in the original beer, but they become more complex. Donít get me wrong the beers are already amazing, but the barrel aging takes these to an unholy level.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2008
Growler shared by goldtwins. Deep amber-brown beer with a thin head. Aroma is very sweet and fruity. Lots of rich bourbony oaky sweetness. Bright sweet vanilla character, a bit of brown sugar, oak and sweet toffee. Spicy and lightly herbal. The flavour is a little bit boozy but there is a soft toffeeish character. As it warms, the booziness fades and the beer really comes together.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Growler shared, thanks to goldtwins. Brown pour, a little muddy. Aroma is oaky vanilla, rich malt, and a little alcohol / bourbon. The mouthfeel is very smooth and soft for the intensity of this beer. Flavor is sweet malt, candy sugar, chocolate, vanilla, and some of the bourbon in the finish. A lot of different flavors, and I enjoyed it immensely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Thanks to goldtwins for sharing this - growler - really hazy dark red beer - very spicy, oak and vanilla aroma, heavy on the bourbon, but not overpowering, with some cinnamon way in the back - the flavor is a bit too sweet, and very bourbon-heavy up front - some vanilla and toasted coconut - strong alcohol and spiciness on the back end, and the wood starts to come through, along with some brown sugar and chocolate - a bit boozy and sweet, but as it warms it gets a little more vinous, balancing out the sweetness and giving it a little more character - I think I prefer the regular third coast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Cloudy dark brown body with a small creamy tan head. Sweet oak, caramel and molassas aroma. Very strong oak, bourbon and vanilla flavor with some caramel and molassas. Medium full body with low carbonation and a bourbon finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2008 12 oz. growler from a couple of good guys. Muddy brown body with a tiny off-white head, fading. Big coconut, buttery, bourbon nose with toffee and a hint of dark fruits. Moderately sweet with rich toffee, prunes, figs, smooth bourbon, coconut and maple syrup. Full body is ultra soft with light carbonation. Finish is long, sweet, lightly bitter with a soothing warmth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 11, 2008
12oz handbottle filled from tap, shared by artusory. Thanks, Ryan! Pours a murky, oily brownish color with yellowish edges. Lots of sweet, toasty bourbon and warm coconut and buttery notes in the aroma; vanilla-tinged, tasty, syrupy barrel notes; just a bit more reserved than Iíd like. Medium-to-full, chewy mouthfeel: relaxed carbonation; tasty, dense bourbon character with soft edges: tons of brown sugar, vanilla, and melted butter; generous, excellent bourbon over a warming caramel and dried fruit core; tasty, tasty stuff with an excellent barrel presence. Lengthy finish, with plenty of citrus bitterness, gooey brown sugar, and toasty vanilla-tinged bourbon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2008
dark brown color with slight tan head. aroma of boubon and hops with sweet notes (i can do without the vanilla). the bourbon and hops are overrun by the vanilla and caramel flavors. not a bad barleywine, just dominated by vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11644) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Sample at the Bellís tasting at Brews Cafe on 3/6/08: This beer is a hazy dark brownish-orange color with a compact beige head that recedes slowly. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Chocolate malt, oak, and rich caramel in the nose. Full body with sweet malt and caramel flavors offset by bourbon and hops. The finish is oak and vanilla with a lingering malt aftertaste. Pretty enjoyable overall.

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