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Three Hour Tour - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 10.61%


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

Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-pours a dark brown/black color with a thin khaki head just a touch of lacing
S-sweet smells of faint coconut sweet chocolate vanilla bean and coffee
T= sweet coconut milk mixed with vanilla bean and mild roasted coffee and malts notes of earth and wood
M- sweet and silky with coconut milk lower carbonation a lighter body easy drinking
O- super smooth and sweet a delight to drink

Serving type: on-tap

11-23-2013 21:39:06 | More by gatornation
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deebo

Minnesota

4.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Imperial pint on tap @ Town Hall Tap-$6

Served with a thin finger of beige head topping off a dark brown brew. Aroma is first and foremost coconut, followed up with sweet chocolate. Dessert is served. Taste is like the aroma, all I can think of is this is a like a liquefied Mounds bar, with minimal sweetness. Absolutely delicious. Each drink is as exciting as the first. An amazing beer. Carbonation is light which works well for this beer, body is silky but not at all overpowering. This is easily the best milk stout I have had. Well worth the hype. Too busy enjoying this beer to take good notes. This is an easy one to rate-I know I'll be getting at least one of these every time I find it on tap at one of the Town Hall locations.

Serving type: on-tap

11-22-2013 06:15:03 | More by deebo
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jimmah120

Minnesota

4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pint on tap at the brewery

pours a dark brown , only slightly translucent. smell is light malted barley, cocoa powder, touch of hops. taste is divine: sweet cocoa, rolling roasty malts, marshmallow, toffee, chocolate. not overly sweet either

top milk stout for sure

Serving type: on-tap

05-10-2013 03:00:46 | More by jimmah120
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.83/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A delightful beer to try on Halloween. Enjoyed 31 October 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours black and thick, opaque. Topped with medium tan-brown head. When I near the bottom of the glass, I can see that it's very dark reddish-brown. Okay lacing.

Smells like toasted coconut, layered over the stout, which is pretty hidden in the smell. Definitely much more coconut than stout in the smell, and it just becomes more coconut-y as it warms up.

Taste is amazing. Like a coconut stout cake. Really well balanced, definitely sweet, with loads of coconut. The stout mostly provides a base, but it's a robust base, roasty, a little chocolate, mildly hopped. Finish is a lasting soft bitterness and coconut. What I find so amazing is that two things I never would have thought to put together can harmonize so well. Stunning.

Mouthfeel is thick and chewy but light. Plenty of carbonation, just the right amount.

This is one heck of a beer. Loads of coconut, but not so much that I can't taste the rest of it. A stunning, delicious dessert of a beer. I don't even really like coconut that much, but it's so fine and gentle in this beer that I can't help but enjoy it.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2012 21:05:08 | More by zeledonia
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Powderhornphil

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap. Not a lot of head or lacing but it is a nice looking stout.

Smells like candy. Coconut and chocolate. A little roast.

The taste and mouthfeel are amazing. Silky smooth. Waves of coconut and dark chocolate flavors. Really nice.

This beer is quite sweet. Maybe not something for everyday, but a very tasty treat.

Serving type: on-tap

11-01-2012 03:46:55 | More by Powderhornphil
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub. Served in a standard shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Color is a dark oily black with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two finger of tan head with decent retention. A decent amount of lacing lingers around the glass.

Smell: A sweet dark roasty aroma. Dark roasted malts with hints of chocolate, coffee, and a huge aroma of coconuts. Also some hints of caramel, toffee, and biscuit. Some brown sugar and a little milk, cream, and nuts. Some very light hints of earthy hops in the background. The coconut and chocolate scent is pretty big. Quite a nice and interesting aroma.

Taste: Just as dark and sweet as it smells. Big taste of coconut that really stands out. Dark malts with a taste of chocolate, coffee, milk, toast, caramel, toffee, and biscuit. A fair amount of brown sugar adds to the sweetness. A little hint of cream and nuts. Hop presence is very subtle. Taste is pretty sweet overall but not enough to be cloying or overly syrupy. Coconut taste is big and good.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a carbonation on the high end of medium. Feels very creamy, silky, and smooth. Sweet and somewhat syrupy but its not overbearing.

Overall: A very good milk/sweet stout. A sweet dessert beer that is big on flavor but manages to keep the sweetness in check. The coconut brings a nice kick.

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2012 23:44:27 | More by MattyG85
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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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iadler

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap. Served in a tasting glass at ABR. From notes.

A- Pours a very dark brown with a thin mocha head that has good retention.

S- Almond Joys candy bars immediately come to mind, with dark chocolate, toasted coconut and almonds. Notes of vanilla, cream, roasted malt and coffee are present as well.

T- Lots of fresh and toasted coconut, dark and milk chocolate, almonds, vanilla, cream, roasted malt and a hint of coffee beans.

M- Low to medium carbonation and a creamy body.

O- One of the best beers at ABR. If you like coconut beers, this is a must try. Not sure if I could consume this is large amounts due to how rich it is, but still one of the best Milk Stouts I've had.

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2012 15:40:08 | More by iadler
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

4.9/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Town Hall Tap. This beer arrives an opaque black color. The head is a solid inch of brown foam that recedes slowly leaving minimal lacing. The aroma is of coconut, milk chocolate, roasted malt, and graham cracker. The taste is similar to the aroma. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with a silky texture, and moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a great beer. It is like drinking a Mounds bar, but better. I will make it a point of finding this beer whenever it is available.

Serving type: on-tap

12-14-2011 22:01:52 | More by KarlHungus
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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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jsprain1

Minnesota

4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours as darn near black as possible. Head is virtually non-existant.
S- Aroma is all coconut. A really fresh coconut flavor with a bit of vanilla.
T- This is super rich flavor. Big toasted coconut flavor with a vanilla flavor as well. Quite sweet throughout. Finish brings out some heavily roasted malt.
M- The body was disappointing. Smooth, but the body was lacking in heft for as much flavor as they packed into it.
O- A delicious beer. The lack of body was somewhat disappointing, but if you like coconut, this is a must try.

Serving type: on-tap

11-05-2011 20:48:18 | More by jsprain1
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Chriscrundwell12

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap into a pint glass.

A- Pours a pitch black color, one finger light brown head, dissipates to a nice ring around glass, decent lacing.
S- The aroma is more present as it warms up, nice chocolate and coconut upfront, slight roasted note, dark malts, creamy.
T- Wow love it, huge coconut upfront, tasty chocolate notes, really creamy, marshmallows, slight roasted notes, dark malts, really nice sweetness throughout balanced with roasted notes.
M- Medium mouth feel, decent carbonation, smooth and creamy.
O- I’ve been wanting to try this for some time, I was not let down, this beer is so easy drinking its scary, I could drink this all day long, huge coconut and chocolate flavors come out. Perfect dessert beer.

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2011 03:26:01 | More by Chriscrundwell12
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TheDudeRules

Minnesota

4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap for Anniversary Week at Town Hall.

Poured into a 16oz pint glass.

Impossible black pour with a finger and a half of brown colored head. Dissipates pretty quickly. Lacing remains. Looks a lot like an oatmeal style stout. The colder the beer is the smell is mainly bakers chocolate. As it warms it is huge roasted coconut flavors. Spot on with a chocolate macaroon candy. Damn beautiful. Sweet to the taste, Once again huge roasted coconut on the tongue. Bakers chocolate mingles in nicely. Finishes clean. Not an incredibly thick beer. My only true knock on it.

Point blank. If you don't like coconut I suggest passing on this. If you do like it, I would say this is like a liquid Mounds Bar. Truly wonderful.

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2011 18:47:10 | More by TheDudeRules
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biglobo8971

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

first to premise, not my style. Not a fan of sweet beers, so surprisingly this one gets high marks.
A- dark as hell with zero head on it, just a few roasted bubles on the side
S- all coconut, with just a hint of roast
t- I just fickin drank a Mars bar. Taste of chocolate roast and coconut is the only flavors present
m - very easy to drink, I keep going back for more to dissect each taste to find more, but still only find chocolate and coconut
o - a mos def must try, very good beer. You must like coconut, cuz its a coco nut punch to the mouth.

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2011 14:01:29 | More by biglobo8971
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mnbrewery

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: (11/12)
Very light roasted hints, together with a good amount of coconut and sweetness.

Flavor: (17/20)
The sweetness / lactose and coconuts hit the tongue right away and carries through in the middle. The coconut dominates the back end and aftertaste. Strong coconut flavor!

Mouthfeel: (5/5)
Very silky and smooth! Medium-bodied. Sticky lips from lactose.

Overall Impression: (9/10)
This is a very good beer that is extremely smooth and silky! The lactose makes a nice heavier body and definitely adds some stickiness to your lips. Very well crafted, but I could only have one pint per sitting - the coconut flavor would become too much for me.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2011 16:16:10 | More by mnbrewery
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this a few weeks ago when I was visiting Minneapolis. The review is from my notes.

A: opaque and black, thin cocoa head, decent retention, some lacing

S: this smells amazing.. like a Mounds candy bar. The chocolate is first and is followed by a HUGE creamy coconut character. I am not a huge fan of coconut but am simply impressed by how well it is incorporated in to this brew. This doesn't even smell like beer, more like liquid candy bar.

T: just like the nose, the taste is full of coconut and chocolate. The coconut is incorporated so well and the base milk stout provides the perfect base for the rest of the flavors. There is some caramel and roast in the middle and a long sweet finish that leaves you wanting more.

MF: smooth, medium body, velvety texture

D: the drinkability on this beer is wonderful. It goes down so smoothly and every last sip is delicious. This is worth trying. Get it on draft if you can, I had a growler that was a week or two old and the brightness of the flavors dropped considerably.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2010 00:51:18 | More by homebrew311
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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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ccrida

Oregon

4.2/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On draught at the brewery, Three Hour Tour is cola brown with a tan collar leaving no lace.

Smell is all coconut, like tanning oil (always a plus when something inspires thoughts of bikinis).

Taste is on the sweeter side, huge coconut, but surprisingly not cloying. Nevertheless, I can taste the diabetes, and can no longer feel my legs. I'll be honest though, I normally don't care for lactose and milk stouts, but this one was really tasty in spite of the sweetness, or perhaps because of it!

Mouthfeel is smooth, light bodied, perhaps a touch sticky.

Drinkability is pretty good, a decent milk stout with a nice twist with the coconut. Still, bit more complexity and less sweetness would suit me, as is the case with most of their beers.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2010 02:01:03 | More by ccrida
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kbutler1

Minnesota

4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Tap. Ahhh, 3 Hour Tour, so we meet again. I have been craving this beer ever since i had it last year. Pours a nice dark brown with a tan 1 finger head. The aroma is coconut right off the bat and in your face followed by mild dark chocolate and vanilla. The taste is liquid Mounds Bar through and through! The coconut flavor is present the entire time but you also do get some dark chocolate, vanilla, and roast coffee notes. Medium/heavy mouthfeel. Some people I talked to have said 1 is enough as it can be a little sweet but for me, this by far is the best coconut beer and I could drink it everyday, all day.

Serving type: on-tap

11-01-2010 12:32:54 | More by kbutler1
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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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Mistofminn

Minnesota

4.9/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I'm usually very good about logging reviews immediately, but when it comes to Town Hall they change their beers so often that I fall behind. Here is my backlog of napkin reviews stuffed in the back of my desk drawer.

I sent a growler of this down to Beerlando so I naturally had to try it (on tap, not the growler) to ensure the quality was top notch. As usual it was.

Date: 11/2/09

Black in color, creamy brown head with decent retention but lacking in lacing. 4.0

Coconut is subtle at best, more chocolatey and toasty than anything. Very enticing. 5.0

Coconut to the max! Chocolatey goodnes, lightly toasted malts and roasted coconut. Excellent! 5.0+ (literally what my notes said)

Medium to heavy body, soft and creamy, excellent feel. 4.5

Drinkability is excellent, best coconut stout I've ever had. 5.0

Overall, top 5 beers I've had from Town Hall easily. Great stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2010 04:02:44 | More by Mistofminn
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younger35

Minnesota

4.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another Saturday morning alone and since the little lady is working, time for Town Hall and football. Came specifically for this beer. Drank from a generic pint glass.

On a side note 165lbs of coconut was used. According to the waitress's and my calculations that's about 1.878787 pounds per 5 gal batch. Duly noted.

Appearance- Pours a pitch ass midnight black with a supremely creamy one finger dark tan head. No cap remains but a decent collar that somehow leaves no lacing.
Smell- Somewhat chocolaty with a small coconut presence. I was expecting more of a coconut blast but I guess if you think about it, coconut isn't the most pungent smelling fruit/nut/lagoon/what-the-fuck-ever-it-is dealy. Maybe a bit of caramel and a decent char in the background.
Taste- Holy f'n liquid mounds bar. The coconut in the nose I missed, just bitch slapped my tongue. Rich and chocolaty the beer has a sort of black patent roasty char that works well with said coconut. Touches of caramel and butterscotch butt in as well - really bringing the candy bar feel together. At no point though does this beer get sweet or cloying. The finish is rich and chocolaty with a lingering coconut goodness.
Mouthfeel- Thick and rich with velvety creaminess that is perfectly associated with a milk stout.
Drinkability- This beer is insanely drinkable. As I write this review on my iPhone I've almost finished two and that's definitely a first. I'd bathe in this beer if it was socially acceptable and money wasn't an issue. This beer is what Maui Coconut Porter should be. Freaking amazing!

Serving type: on-tap

11-21-2009 15:25:35 | More by younger35
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KeefD

Minnesota

4.97/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this on tap at Town Hall yesterday. Pours a very dark brown color with a small off-white head that was gone quickly leaving little lacing. Aroma is deep, in your face, chocolaty-coconut goodness. Definitely sweet in the nose, plenty of sugary caramel and nuttiness. Taste is perfect for what they were going for. I asked if they had used toasted coconut, but the bartender assured me it was fresh, but there's something about this brings out a nice toasty edge to the coconut. Milk chocolate is the first thing to smack me across the tongue, and it's followed up by a nice coconut finish, roasty, nutty, sweet, but not cloyingly so. I'm even picking up something that tastes a little bit like cinnamon or nutmeg. So damn delicious. I give this a 6 out 5 for tastes. Creamy, soft mouthfeel, viscous and lightly warming. Great beer here. I had two pints of it, and that was enough for me, as the sweetness did become a bit much after awhile, but the first pint went down super easy and quick. Fantastic stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

11-08-2009 21:02:20 | More by KeefD
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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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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler filled 11/9 (approaching almost a month) and split 5 ways. Poured into HF "Fest" wine glass. Thanks BJ for the nice surprise.

A- Pours an opaque jet black with about a quarter finger of mocha brown head that fizzles away pretty fast (I imagine if the growler was a little bit newer it would have had a little bit better retention) to leave a perfectly still glass that still has some carbonation left.

S- Pleasantly sweet aromas of milk Chocolate, coconut, dark chocolate, toasted marshmellows, and coffee. Fairly aromatic and definitely sweet. If you like the smell of sweets then you will love the nose on this, smells almost like walking into a chocolate shop.

T- Creamy milk chocolate, sweet marshmellows, coconut, dark chocolate that lends a light bitterness on the finish, a little bit of espresso that blends in nicely with the chocolate. Nicely balanced with just the right amount of sweetness and a nice pleasantly sweet lingering aftertaste.

M- Fairly thick, creamy but not too creamy, decent carbonation, very smooth, easy to drink.

O- This was a great milk stout that found the perfect balance between sweetness and creaminess. After being in the growler for almost a month, this beer held up fairly well in every aspect except the retention of the head and a slight loss of carbonation but other then that it tasted and smelled fantastic. I would love to drink this beer and I would highly recommend it especially if you like sweet milk chocolate that isn't too rich.

Serving type: growler

12-07-2012 13:49:21 | More by jaasen64
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Three Hour Tour from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.