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RATINGS: 1580   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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.

AndresTM's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2015 Sometimes, I wonder why it is that I like Bells so much. Oh—I recall—Hopslam. And this. And it’s an interesting parallel: while the Hopslam sports an enviable hop profile, this one stands out on account of its spectacular malt bill. The aroma is dark, sumptuous, and sexy, with dried fruits (figs, raisins, prunes) fighting with overripe ones (cherries, plums) for attention, all on a background of wood, vanilla, brown sugar, molasses, and toffee. The taste is strong, with a a woody, boozy bitter and sweet, fruity undertones. Bitter malts and piney hops linger in the aftertaste. The alcohol is very much perceivable, but it isn’t intrusive. The mouthfeel is absolutely fantastic: viscous, creamy, fulfilling. Dangerously close to perfection, although a tad too filling. God, it’s such a mess. A filthy, sexy mess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6147) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2016
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy dark brown pour with a thin beige head, aroma has earthy fruits and toffee, taste has dark fruits, sweet caramel, bready malts, very sweet, quite boozy, stewed fruits, some wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MetalNHopHead (1245) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Third Coast Barleywine is the kind of thing you’d want to cap off the evening after a fine long meal. Or, in my case, after you’ve eaten a bunch of greasy tacos... heated up in the microwave. We all do classy in different ways, alright? Third Coast pours cherry mahogany with a thick, cream-colored foam layer. Caramel, butterscotch, molasses, vanilla, and fruit aromas. All of that shows up in the taste profile, too. Some notes of cherry, date, fig, plum, prune, light cocoa, and booze. Like a port or a brandy, Third Coast is a rich, voluptuous way to end an exceptional day. Or, you know, taco night. That works too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (3097) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2016
Molasses, lightly resinous, pine, sweet, dried, dark fruits, alcohol. Hazy, dark brown, medium, frothy, beige head. Medium sweet. Sticky texture, molasses, caramel, pine, turns bitter, heavy bodied, dark fruits, raisins, prunes, warming alcohol. Beautiful Barley Wine, heavy, complex and very intense throughout. Bottle from Beer Gonzo, Coventry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (1357) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 29, 2016
Caoba limpio y espuma beis. Aromas se melosos de fruta confitada, anís, caramelo. Cuerpo denso y sabor como en aroma con final seco y regusto ligero de tabaco.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1726) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Third Coast Old Ale has a rather thin, cream-colored head, a semi-clear, red appearance, with powdery sediment, throughout, and minimal lacing left behind. The aroma is of rich nougat, dates, light fudge, and plum, and the flavor is of those elements, riding alongside tea notes, brown bread crust, plum skins, golden raisin, some golden sherry, and a noticeable, balancing bitterness. Mouthfeel is fairly heavy, and Third Coast Old Ale finishes in the dry realm, but not as a particularly dry item. RJT

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrownALEx (406) - Portland, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2016
A: malty, bready and slight dark fruit. Ap: wonderful deep maroon pour with a fluffy white head. Probably should have been scored a 5, but I couldn’t pull the trigger. T: dark fruit, grain and booze make up a mix that can’t be beat in a barleywine. P: full bodied, slick mouthfeel. O: very good beer, very drinkable for how big of a beer this one is. Will get again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (403) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2016
Deep ruby pour with short lived tan foam. Loads of toffee, caramel, sweet malts on the nose, followed by flavours of caramel, sugar, alcohol... medium heavy body, sweet, but with a pleasant bitterness to keep it fresh. Really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
20107589 (674) - randers, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2016
pour read brown with a fine off white head. dark fruit, nutty, port wine aromas hints of yeast., taste light sweet medium bitter. medium to full bodied. light bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (2002) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle from Biercab Shop. Copper colour with off white head. MAlt and caramel aroma. Sweet, malt, caramel, dark fruits taste. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (1404) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - MAY 7, 2016
Very solid and enjoyable brew, but nothing too exciting. Huge malty mix, vinous maltiness, caramel, some bit off dried fruits, but works well in overall character. Moderate to intense sweetness with moderate to intense bitterness Lovely

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