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Three Hour Tour - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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178 Ratings
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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 189
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jjanega08 on 10-27-2009)
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chippo33

Vermont

2.25/5  rDev -49.2%

01-16-2014 02:05:36 | More by chippo33
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

2.45/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Growler opened on 10.31.12.

A - Pours a very dark brown with a huge, foamy light brown head with great retention.

S - Coffee, milk chocolate, almond, and some sour cherry.

T - Bitter chocolate and lots of bitter sour cherry flavors.

D - Decent carbonation with a heavy-medium body.

O - Not sure here. I think this one went bad, but I have nothing else to compare it to here. Barely drinkable.

Serving type: growler

11-06-2012 05:26:24 | More by HuskyinPDX
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brystmar

Texas

2.98/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Been after this one for a full year, finally landed a growler and was disappointed across the board. Aroma lacked depth, showing minimal vanilla and only traces of coconut. Taste is similarly shallow. Begs for more lactose, coconut, and overall depth of flavor. Last Snow puts Three Hour Tour to shame.

Serving type: growler

11-19-2012 21:36:44 | More by brystmar
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jtladner

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -32.3%

02-01-2014 18:22:22 | More by jtladner
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pepsican

Iowa

3/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Draft at the brewery. Black pour with a tan head. Aroma is up front chocolate and coconut. Flavor is just blatant coconut with a bit of lactose and chocolate behind. Finishes too sweet, extremely cloying, yet good carbonation. I couldn’t finish even half of my pint. This beer is far too sweet. I have a feeling a 5 ounce glass would have been a much better serving size, but even that might be a bit much even for a dessert beer. I wouldn't want to eat a mounds bar and I sure don't want to drink the liquid form of it.

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2012 20:46:38 | More by pepsican
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jophish17

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -21%

12-24-2011 00:40:02 | More by jophish17
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler provided by Sean, poured into a Captain Lawrence pint glass...Light black with a medium tan head, good retention, ok lacing...Aroma is incredibly sweet, coconut dominates everything, creamy, light chocolate. Its interesting, coconut is done perfectly in terms of catching the essence of real fresh coconut...The taste is true to the aroma and coconuts, very authentic. However, this is ten times too sweet, almost not drinkable. Slight chocolate notes try to break the creamy coconut but too sweet and one dimensional for me.

A great tick, awesome for a second to try the coconut but this is way to sweet to be anything than a 4-6oz sipper.

Serving type: growler

11-18-2010 04:28:48 | More by jrallen34
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.7/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

64 oz. growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black with a little transparency at the edges. Small khaki head. Thick collar.

Smell - Lots of coconut. Slight acidic aroma. Chocolate.

Taste - Coconut is less strong but still potent. Coffee roasted malt. Sweet caramel. Chocolate.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Light for a stout. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Good, but I'm clearly missing the hype.

Serving type: growler

11-10-2013 23:26:07 | More by Alieniloquium
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

04-12-2014 16:42:05 | More by mendvicdog
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

12-19-2013 14:13:57 | More by ShanePB
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

02-05-2014 01:19:03 | More by oline73
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CoryR

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

10-22-2012 03:51:05 | More by CoryR
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Shilt

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

03-19-2013 22:27:37 | More by Shilt
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RuckusDu

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

06-12-2012 03:57:25 | More by RuckusDu
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Town Hall Tap. Yup, it sure does taste like a Mounds bar. The coconut character was richer with mild toasted notes over the sweet candy flavors. I don't get much milk stout here. There's a chocolate character in the background and a small but distinct taste of lactose. The body is fairly thick and frankly I had trouble finishing the 20 oz pint. It's a great dessert beer, if you like a good Mounds bar or just like coconut. I would have liked a touch more flavor that wasn't coconut-based. Still, it's easily the best coconut beer I've ever had.

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2010 05:04:56 | More by tempest
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jjanega08

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A= pours a solid black color with no light coming though at all. The head is a perfect two fingers and the color is an awesome dark brown color. The head however doesn't last long. The sound of it was like a Coca Cola falling (quite loud) and the lacing is minimal.
S= Nice sweet stout smell at first but then I notice awesome coconut. Really great coconut smell. Like a fresh bag of shredded coconut opened for a cake. The sweet stouty smell is similar to a cake actually. Beautiful smell.
T= Very similar to the smell. Super sweet and delicious. The coconut taste is really awesome. Fresh flakes tasting. Not fresh coconut off the husk I guess but lots of nice flaked taste like a good cake. Really sweet and as I sip longer it almost gets too sweet but never really crosses that point. Delicious.
M= Almost no carbonation. I picked the growler up today just a couple hours ago so that shouldn't be a problem. There is also a little stickyness that is somewhat bothersome.
D= Good. Really tasty beer. Smooth and delicious. Great taste and reminds me more of a cake than any beer I've ever had. Great dessert beer.

Serving type: growler

10-27-2009 01:03:45 | More by jjanega08
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Somehow I've managed to miss this during my 473 visits to Town Hall over the years. My lovely wife wanted a pint, so I allowed her to twist my arm & we were off to Town Hall Tap. I'm a martyr.

Pours a frithy black. Smell is strong coconut & an underlying warm sweetness. Mmmm.

Three Hour Tour continues to show the deft touch of Town Hall's brewers. Yes, no doubt this is a coconut stout, but the coconut is restrained & friendly. Deep malt sweetness is coddled by the sweetness of the lactose, & there's a startling hop snarl just as the flavor is falling off in the end. Smooth & silky. A tall pint was an almost perfect amount of this creature.

I don't want to bust up anyone's trade bait, but this is a good, well-crafted beer with a very pretty twist. Very good, but not elite. Glad I finally had a chance to try it.

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2011 02:28:26 | More by maximum12
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tewaris

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

5.9% ABV
Sampled at the brewpub in a pint glass on 30/10/2010.

Appearance 3.5/5
Dark brown to black with a brown head; medium retention, no lacing.

Aroma 3.5/5
Smells like a dessert full of coconut, nuts, and banana, cooked in coconut oil. Rich and strong aroma but hardly stout-ish.

Taste 4/5
Slight banana and strong coconut notes, exactly similar to the nose. Some roast and bitterness help keep the finish clean, but coconut flavor lingers. I like it.

Mouthfeel 4/5
Could've been smoother, had the carbonation been lower, and that would've worked really well here.

Drinkability 4.5/5
Very good.

Serving type: on-tap

11-01-2010 01:14:50 | More by tewaris
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ipa247

California

4/5  rDev -9.7%

11-23-2011 05:37:57 | More by ipa247
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cofeeguru

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -9.7%

02-20-2013 06:17:29 | More by cofeeguru
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -9.7%

11-04-2013 01:38:20 | More by thebigredone
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ncaudle

Virginia

4/5  rDev -9.7%

12-01-2013 00:52:22 | More by ncaudle
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afksports

New York

4/5  rDev -9.7%

11-14-2011 15:45:19 | More by afksports
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4/5  rDev -9.7%

12-02-2012 20:47:28 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -9.7%

11-04-2012 03:35:01 | More by t0rin0
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Three Hour Tour from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
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