jcnielsen (2950) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a deep amber color with off white head. Caramel, malty, slight wood aromas. Caramel, boozy, cherry, slight soapy, wood flavors. I can’t believe I hadn’t tried this Bells beer before. Decent barley wine.
MrHangover (3720) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Criz (333) - - NOV 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
FlandersNed (391) - , Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
freekyp (1832) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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 don’t 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.
northropfrye (3092) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep maroon body, off white head soapy lacing. Sweet dried fruit, vanilla, grains, white chocolate aroma. Taste Is a strong dried fruit, raisins, some roasty bitterness, booze, cocoa, sharp finish on back of the throat. Smooth rich coating palate. Very nice.
ciocanelu (845) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - OCT 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mahogany color with beige head. Aroma has a lot of sweet, dark fruits like raisins, plums, dates and also some molasses. Taste is really well balanced. Starts a bit sweet with caramel and dark sugar but gets really roasty and bitter in the finish. Alcohol gives some warmth but doesn’t burn your palate. Overall it’s a really well made beer, perfect for the colder seasons.
hman43 (879) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours a cloudy amber color. It has a full head that produces lacing. it has aromas of molasses, bread, some nuts, and some dark fruits with cherries being the most evident. It has flavors of molasses, bread, cereal, nuts, dark fruits, with cherries being the dominant dark fruit although there are hints of plums. It has a quality bitter hit on the palate.
chinchill (3795) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz aged bottle served in a snifter.
Pours a hazy, nearly opaque, reddish-brown. Would be murkier but I left the last bit of sediment in the bottle.
This is a rich and robust ale with moderate spiciness and a load of dark fruit flavors. Somewhat boozy but not bad for > 10% ABV.
jbruner (3726) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep mahogany brown from the bottle with a thin cap of tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of musty wood and dark fruits with just a hint of oxidized caramel malt. Taste is more toward the dark fruit and caramel malt with a slight bitter finish. Mild carbonation, boozy burn, decent barley wine.