Neck label states 2003 - Pours out burnt orange, no carbonation present as the last quarter of the bottle is all but thick yeast sturring the orange into a tornado of brown sludgey mud. No head, no lace. It sits like milk. Chunky flakes of yeast float around as if in space.
Hefty lush aroma with tons of chewy soft caramel, spicy claro tobacco leaves, scorched orange and pineapple, big blackened piney hops, and evocatively rich, big alcohol noting to that of a spiked milkshake.
This is dreamy. Thick, lush, warm, and palate soaking caramel malt lightly laced with chocolate alcoholic warmth. Then slipping off to a trailing sweeter tropical fruity center of shish kabobed pineapple, orange, and dates wrapped in a dark and rugged piney hop bitterness. The onslaught continues. Earthen tobacco. More chocolate laced heat, more caramel, more really dark hops. Again, more chocolate. Its a three course meal of flavor and length.
Super lush feel; thick, full, warming, returns and returns of layered chocolate, heat, caramel, and touches of earth. Finish gains a cosmicly ragged but bitterly acceptable full hop cone of dripping pine sap. Coats the back of the throat late with creamy leftover caramel, fruits, chocolate, and tobacco.
If you like Third Coast Old Ale as much as I do, you'll like this just as much if not more. Comes across as a barleywine in my book.
Big. Burly. Strong. Loaded. Lengthy. Large. Lush. Pushy. Perfect.
There are no reviews for this beer yet. Login and be the first to review it!