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RATINGS: 1581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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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.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coachd (518) - Missouri, USA - JUN 2, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2015 Has a sweet, spicy, complex aroma. More hops in the scent than most barleywines/old ales I have had. Caramel and some booze in the aroma. Iím getting some citrus as well. Pours a great dark ruby color with a thin white head; moderate lacing on the glass - just beautiful. Taste is caramel/butterscotch at first, malt sweetness second, slight booze third and piney hop bitterness fourth. Palate is slick with more carbonation than I was expecting (a great surprise for me). Aftertaste is intense at first but fades wonderfully, faintly present at the time of your next sip, no matter when that is. Says Old Ale on the bottle, RB classifies it as a barleywine - personally, I think itís an Old Ale, either way, itís great. Adding to its appeal is that you can buy a 6-pack of this 10% ABV beer. I donít know of any other beers that offer that except Expedition Stout - maybe itís a Bells thing. This lets you drink 4 and cellar 2 for later. Go buy this right now. Currently drinking a 2 year old bottle. Much less hops in the aroma, more butterscotch/caramel. Taste is also less hoppy, still boozy with a good amount of sweetness. Palate is still slick and full, carbonation is significant. I canít say the aged bottle is any better, but it is just as good.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (6741) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Hazy rustic plummy Amber with a thin ivory head. Big amazing fruity nose of plummy raisin and a little rummy brown sugar, but not in a Belgian Quad kind of way. Hard to explain. Boozy malty depth without being overly fruity or purple. Delightful boozy warmth with loads of dark raisin and Woody undertones. Semisweet and stone fruity and a light sharp heat. Smooth and big and very complex. So hard to explain but itís a really amazing textbook Barleywine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6155) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MetalNHopHead (1250) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Third Coast Barleywine is the kind of thing youíd want to cap off the evening after a fine long meal. Or, in my case, after youíve 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (3105) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (1358) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 29, 2016
Caoba limpio y espuma beis. Aromas se melosos de fruta confitada, anŪs, caramelo. Cuerpo denso y sabor como en aroma con final seco y regusto ligero de tabaco.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1727) - 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

4
   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 couldnít pull the trigger. T: dark fruit, grain and booze make up a mix that canít 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (406) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
20107589 (676) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (2009) - 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.


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