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Twisted Jim - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 47
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.90% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mistofminn on 10-22-2009)
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joshuaseresse

Minnesota

4.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Have had many a times, all on tap. But this is the first time from a growler, and intersting to taste as it has been aging about 5 months now. Drank with my homie Brian23456 for really no particular reason at all, except that it's awesome. Poured into snifters:

A- tiny ring of foam around the edges, brownish-amber hue. Very small amount of lacing, if any. Small amounts of bubbles, signaling the bourbon presence.

S- Large amount of earth and oak, prominent amounts of bourbon. Caramel sweetness, toffee and sweet bourbon. Pretty boozy smell when it warms up, but for those who enjoy a caramel bourbon flavor, it is just delightful :)

T- Brown sugar, toffee, caramel, and load of bourbon, but is very smooth and the bourbon is not offensive. Perfect.

M- very smooth, with hardly any carbonation. Silk, but a bit heavy with the warming of the bourbon. Very creamy with a tingling after taste. Texture of bourbon, gets syrupy as it warms, but very thin in the beginning and easy to drink.

D- 9.9% what? Very drinkable and a must try for those who love BA barleywines. This has been and is currently my favorite beer in the world! Thanks Brian for busting out this awesome beer...randomly (as most great beers should be drank :)

4/4.5/5/5/5

Serving type: growler

07-26-2010 00:19:47 | More by joshuaseresse
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Bottle courtesy of dougofthefuture. Served in a snifter. Pours a medium caramel color with a short receding head. Thin collar. Nose has some caramel malt and bread along with some bourbon. Light toast. Flavor is a bit sweet with toffee, caramel, and bready malt. Bourbon and oak through the background, though nothing too heavy. Fairly smooth, but not all that interesting, especially when compared against some of Town Hall’s other Barrel-Aged offerings.

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S: Thick toffee and vanilla in the nose, with a hint of maple and oak. The barrel influence is smooth and not quite as in-your-face as other highly regarded BA barleywines.

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Pours a gorgeous dark dark amber color with some caramel notes and some nice slight golden honey edges. There is a gorgeous 1 inch light cream head that is dense and extremely sticky. There are some more medium sized soapy bubbles sprinkled around but it is very creamy.

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Reviewed from notes from our Town Hall tasting. 2012 vintage poured from a750ml bottle. It poured Amber orange in color with a thin spotty head to it. Decent lacing as I drank it.

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Twisted Jim from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.