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Third Coast Old Ale - Bourbon Barrel
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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Bourbon cask aged Third Coast Old Ale.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 8, 2008
On tap. Pours a dark red/mahogany color with a small, scattered white head. Aroma is intense. Heavy notes of bourbon, wood, oak, vanilla. Really strong but I enjoyed them. There is some caramel maltiness underneath from the beer but the oak notes really are in the foreground. Taste is the same. Loads of vanilla and oak, bourbon, with a bittersweet finish. Full bodied and sticky. Reminded me a lot of Founderís Backwoods Bastard. I could see how some would think this was a bit over the top but I enjoyed it immensely.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2008
On tap @ Brewís Cafe: Pours a hazy copper color with a light tan head. Aroma, lots of bourbon and vanilla, some oak, sweet malts. Flavor, vanilla, bourbon, caramel, some earthy notes, very sweet. Full bodied, sweet and smooth on the finish. Maybe a little on the boozy side, but good none the less.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (5443) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2008 On tap: Aroma is a nice combination of caramel, buttery toffee, vanilla, bourbon, and the slightest hint of citrus hops. Itís a very cloudy orangish-brown with a minimal off-white ring for a head. The flavor starts with quick dose of caramel. Nice buttery toffee backbone. Moderate bourbon and vanilla in the finish. Surprisingly, the citrus hops are still coming through relatively strong. Full-bodied with a sticky mouth feel and mild carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 27, 2008
On tap @ Maduro, Bells GTMW pre-party 8/10/07. Cloudy brown orange with a minimal beige head. Aroma was mainly of bourbon, toffee, sugar cookie, and alcohol. Flavor had lots of caramel/toffee, vanilla, a bit of sherry and chocolate, and some mild alcohol. The bourbon is still ever-present. Full body with light carbonation. Very good. I think I remember not rating the regular 3rd Coast that well, but this is much better.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JAN 22, 2008
On tap at the Maduro in Madison, WI Reddish color. Aroma is tannic oak planks, chocolate, maltiness from both light and dark malts. Taste is sugar cookies, oak, dark fruits, alcohol with a finish of tannic oak and alcohol. Thick mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2008
on tap at Graydonís Crossing, Grand Rapids MICH...murky, muddy chesnut brown body with large bourbon, vanilla, milk chocolate, and lactose in the nose..flavor is extremely smooth and features vanilla, large oak tannins, burnt/caramelized sugars...very, very good

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomaroth (31) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Very nice ale. I usually am not into Ales, but had to try a bourbon barrel ale. Very silky finish and aftertase. Nice Ale.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2008
Amazingly on tap at Bar Louie. Served Sofa-King cold, the head isnt really an issue. First sip is a Holy Shit moment as the warming bourbonilly vanilla takes over to cover up the almost obscene level of coldness this beer is served. the mouthfeel is as silky as the 18th green at Augusta National. Larry my man, youíve found a way to get it done again.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - JAN 13, 2008
On tap at Bellís Eccentric Cafe. I actually liked this more than I thought I would. Very nice flavor with a hint of alcohol. Not harsh at all-- could sip this all evening. Glad I tried it.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2008
Tap at Capital Ale House - Innsbrook. Damn... I love this beer in itís normal state and when you put the Bourbon ageing on it I was in heaven. Great smooth aroma with some light fruits, cherry is noticeable. Loved the taste, some of the harshness of the normal version has gone out and been mellowed. Loved the light vanilla accents in the ending. Amazing stuff.


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