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Twisted Jim - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.59%
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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Ratings: 84 | Reviews: 34 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

acurtis, Sep 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

GRG1313, Sep 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

jera1350, Sep 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

on taop @ MTHB 10oz pour

A-pours a slight hazed rusty brown colr with a solid 1 finger head lots of lacing on side of glass

S-bourbon and oak first with caramel,toffee,and vanilla

T-smooth mellow bourbon with nice mild oak ,caramel and toffee sweet malts

M-sweet and creamy texture with low/medium carbonation nice bourbon compliment to this

O superb BB aged Barleywine surprised at how fast i drank it very smooth and creamy will have this one again when i see it

gatornation, Sep 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Ungertaker, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of jmarsh123
4.73/5  rDev +14.3%

Pours reddish brown with a big creamy off-white head. Good retention and lacing.

Lots of sweet caramel and toffee in the aroma along with wood and a good bourbony boozy smell

Follows the nose pretty closely. Big rich toffee and caramel notes up front before receding into a boozy finishing kick. Finish features a ton of vanilla, some wood and noticeable, but not harsh bourbon.

Creamy mouthfeel although more on the medium side than something thick and sludge like. Medium to low carbonation levels.

Absolutely amazing beer. I think barrel aged barleywines may be my favorite style, but even among them this stands out. I like mine big and boozy so if booze isn't your thing, may want to let this set a while. I think it's well integrated and a good mixture of booze and traditional barleywine components. Tons better than Czar Jack.

jmarsh123, Aug 09, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev -6.3%

Pours a murky amber color with a small white head. Bourbon and vanilla on the nose with lots of caramel, oak, and dark fruit. Mild oxidation gives a touch of cardboard. Mild booze, some brown sugar is there too. Tastes of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, oak, brown sugar, and a touch of coconut. A little bit of alcohol heat on the back end and hints of maple syrup.

womencantsail, Aug 07, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +2.2%

Another one from the 7/27 Top Hops mini tasting! thanks to beerness for the swap.

a - nice barleywine look. deep maroon orange with a creamy large head and lots of lacing.

s - strong caramel toffee with nice booziness.

t - boozy. lots of caramel and toffee. good sweetness. nice barleywine, just a bit hot.

m - easy drinker in viscosity. a bit thin, but pretty boozy.

o - overall, i really like this. this is the highlight of the town hall series so far for me. if i could change anything about this one, i'd wish for better integration with the booze. perhaps let it sit a bit...but tasty indeed.

cosmicevan, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of Jeffo
4.18/5  rDev +1%

Got this bottle in a recent trade and was happy to line it up with Czar Jack with Doopie a few weeks ago. Good times!

From a 75cl bottle into a snifter
Cellar Series 2011

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, thicker looking, creamy, white head with great retention. Maroon red in color, perfectly clear, with medium levels of carbonation. Head slowly fades to a good foam cap and sticks to the sides of the glass. A good wisp remains and leaves lots of good lacing all the way. Great head, nice body, and looks fantastic until the end.

SMELL: Caramel and toffee for sure, with red fruits and some nice barrel aromas. Bourbon, oak, with some nice vanilla notes as well, but there's more caramel along with the bourbon barrel. Very nice, though only medium strength.

TASTE: Caramel malts, bourbon and oak for sure, with some spicy alcohol at the swallow. Big and bold aftertaste of caramel and toffee sweetness, as well as some beauty barrel notes and oak as well. Spicy yeast and some piney hop bitterness accompany the sweet malts and barrel flavors. Very well balanced, and some bold flavors make it memorable.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Very creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes relatively sticky on the palate. Nice, full and creamy feel, much like Czar Jack.

OVERALL: This was a really good beer. A little more boldness would help, but this is still very complex and extremely enjoyable to drink. If you're a fan of barrels, this will be more impressive than Czar Jack, though it is still a well balanced beer as opposed to a bourbon bomb. Well crafted and plenty interesting. Cheers for this one man. Recommended.

Jeffo, Jul 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Schlais, Jun 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

FeelinSurley, Jun 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

sendsilk, Jun 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

nmann08, Jun 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

thewimperoo, Jun 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

ygtbsm94, Jun 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

WeisGuy, Jun 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

dizztracted, May 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

seeswo, May 20, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -5.8%

Clear auburn body with a lasting one finger head. Big boozy whiskey aroma, caramel, coconut - quite a bit of heat but it works in this context. Palate is hot and boozy with caramel, sweet coconut and a ton of whiskey. Body is medium, a bit thin for the style. Finishes oaky, boozy and sweet. A solid BA bareywine, but decidedly second tier.

largadeer, May 14, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev -2.7%

I forgot who to thank, I apologize. 2011 bottle.

A - Pours a rusty brownish/red color, thin tan head, thin collar.

S - Bourbon, burnt sugars, toffee, caramel, oak, light vanilla. Pretty sweet, decently smooth booze...like dessert. I enjoyed the nose on this, not too much of one thing, good combo.

T - Simliar to the nose, perhaps a bit more booze and less burnt sugary sweetness. The base beer comes through nicely with caramel and oak while the bourbon barrel adds a nice layer of complexity. Finish is sweet burnt sugars/caramel and bourbon.

M - Full body, rich and smooth, light carbonation, creamy finish.

O - A nice BA treatment from TH that I've enjoyed two years in a row. I would definitely have this again and would love to open a growler of this stuff with some age on it. Good stuff.

Sean9689, May 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

ObeMaltKinobee, May 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

On tap at Town Hall Tap. This beer arrives a bright amber color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes slowly into sticky lacing. The aroma is of caramel, toffee, oak, bourbon, and a really nice dark fruit character. The taste is similar to the aroma, but with less bourbon and oak notes. It is still well apparent, however, that this beer is bourbon barrel aged. It just isn't over the top bourbony, and although I like that style of beer I still appreciate this refrained style much more as it has a lot more nuance. The mouthfeel is full bodied with a velvety texture, and appropriately low carbonation. Overall, this is a fine beer that I will certainly seek out again.

KarlHungus, Apr 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

sbricker, Apr 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

CheapBeerBuzz, Apr 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

surlytheduff, Apr 16, 2012
Twisted Jim from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.