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RATINGS: 1554   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A barley wine with deep amber color, the brandy of ales. This beer has vintage character and will mature in the bottle at cellar temperature for years.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suurjuust (2236) - ESTONIA - DEC 18, 2015
Slightly hazy dark copper beer, small off-white head. Nose is caramel, malt, hop notes, sugar. Flavor is malty, sweet, sugary, caramel, fruity notes. Finishes with sugary notes and resiny-herbal hops. Sweet, caramelly and hoppy. Simple and straightforward.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (2112) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle (from firma bier). Pours amber with beige head. The head doesnít stay. Aroma is sweet, malt, caramel candy. Flavor is sweet and bitter, caramel candy, toffee, malt. Finish is dry-piney bitter. Overall: very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geiserich (3905) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 16, 2015
Bottle: Hazelnut brown color, brown head. Malty aroma, light roastiness, hints oft nuts, some fruitiness, molasses. Flavor ia full bodied, dense and round, intensive maltiness and notes of nuts, toffee, catamel, grainy, sugar. Ends roasty with cacao powder, chocolate and dry dark chocolate notes. Round intensive brew, would love to try a longer aged one.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2792) - New York, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Bottled. Poured a deep brown with very little head. Wood, booze and malts. Probably maltier than most b wines. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (1010) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 4, 2015
12 ounce bottle purchased 13 months ago at Bine & Vine ($3.49). "Packaged 09/05/2014". Pours a reddish muddy brown hue with one finger of yellow-tan foam. AROMA of dried figs, raisins, candied dark fruit, holiday fruitcake, port wine, and brown sugar. Great FLAVOR of rich toffee, dark fruit (raisins, semi-sweet cherry), cinnamon and other holiday spice, a bit of chocolate, and almost a roasty-bitterness with some lightly burnt molasses. Moderately sweet but still far from cloying. The big ABV is pretty well concealed here. San Diego / Escondido really doesnít get that cold, but this is a nice beer for a cooler day with an early dusk. (1540, 989)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2864) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep amber color with off white head. Caramel, malty, slight wood aromas. Caramel, boozy, cherry, slight soapy, wood flavors. I canít believe I hadnít tried this Bells beer before. Decent barley wine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (3680) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours a murky brown beer with a thin off white head on top. Aroma has massive barley, some chocolate and slightly red fruits. The malts are dominating the nose in a sweet and sugary way. No booze detected. Flavor is sweet and malty again, bigger hints of dark chocolate and also a slight bitter aftertaste. The booze comes out in the very back of the palate, giving it some nice kickback. Very warming, great balance and soft carbonation. Great stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Criz (296) - - NOV 12, 2015
On tap pours an amber color with an off white head. Aromas of cherries, sweet booze similar to brandy. Flavored of burnt toffee, toasted malts, boozy cordial finish. Leaves the palate dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlandersNed (385) - , Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Tap. Hazy dark copper hue with a pale tan head. Smelled of strawberries and malt. Lightly fruity taste with a big malt and alcohol bill! Full bodied with moderate carbonation.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
freekyp (1776) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2015
A juggernaut of goodness, Third Coast is a mouthfilling malt bomb that, despite its high alcohol content, remains very drinkable. Big caramel, cocoa, and dark fruit intermingle with piney hop notes that play in the aroma and flavor, but donít add much bitterness, serving merely to keep the sweet malts from completely stealing the show. Thick bodied, but never cloying, this is a Barley Wine done the right way, showcasing the grain elegantly. Ends cleanly with a slow malty fade, leaving wads of viscous tan head behind.


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