ehaak26 (480) - - NOV 19, 2016
Snifter at HopCat. Aroma of dark fruits, leather, vanilla, alcohol from the barrel, and caramel. Taste is sweet. Real good. crossovert (12614) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2015
1 liter growler gifted to me by my buddy nick. Drank it on the edge of a large cliff near Lake of the Clouds, Mi. Brown/amber pour, large tannish head. Nice aroma with a bit of dank hops, dakr fruits, leather, bourbon, and oak. Flavor is caramel, bitter hops, bourbon and oak, nice mouthfeel fully carbed, believe it was counterpressure filled and itís held up for the few months its been in the swingtop. coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2015
On tap at some point at bells. Took this rating from my notes.. And as I remember it tastes just like regular third coast used to taste. Somewhat disappointing when you wait what seems like forever hoping itíll come out again only to just drink a pretty decent normal third coast. Whatever... Itís a barley wine the way they should taste so itís all good. justkoehn (151) - Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Strong lacing with moderate head. Caramel color. Strong alcohol aftertaste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone phaleslu (10098) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Draft pour at GTMW 2013. Pours a hazy, murky brown with a small beige head. Lots of bourbon barrel in this one; vanilla, oak, caramel, raisins, dates, candied pecans, and coconut. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry, malty mouthfeel. Really nice barrel treatment, and Iím not a Third Coast guy.
b3shine (8795) - Indiana, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Draft to taster at Shakespeareís 10th Anniversary Party. The beer is listed on the beer list as Third Coast Reserve, was on regular draft (not cask), and is listed at 10.9% abv. Looks good; a cloudy amber-tinted brown with thin off-white lacing. Smells and tastes good too, sweet and oaky with notes of caramel and toffee. Nice and smooth on the palate. Good beer! Cbuk1013 (247) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2013
On tap at Shakespeareís pub. Color is a deep, muddy brown with little head. Smell is smokey, nutty, oak and vanilla, toffee and lots of caramel. The bourbon is light on the aroma. Tastes the same with the bourbon integrated well. A great beer again from Bells.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Bottle from Santa. Thanks!Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Pours a decent tea brown with an aroma of alcohol soaked raisin with a slight touch of peanut butter chocolate. Flavor is a nice blend of raisin, plumb, cherry chocolate, and a touch of white wine. Thick and full mouthfeel. Wonderful beer; wish I had more bottles to age...
Tap @ The Oak Cafe 3-1-08. Cloudy/muddy brown, film for head. Nice sweet bourbon aroma up front, vanilla, butter, caramel, and surprisingly some hop citrus in the background. Flavor is dominated by buttery/vanilla bourbon, caramel/toffee is very mellow. Big, thivk luscious mouthfeel. As it warms becomes way too easy a drink. nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2008
On tap @ Bells tasting. Hazy dirty orange pour with a yellowed off white head. Aroma of buttery bourbon, bready malt, earthy hops, butterscotch, and all other things heavy and decadent. Flavors of butterscotch, bready caramel malt, vanilla, booze...again a lot of big, heavy flavors. Thick body, buttery/boozey with a boozey/sweet finish. Good, but I tihink I prefer the regular version.