Three Hour Tour - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
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District of Columbia
4.23/5 rDev -4.5%
Big thanks to Matt, starrdogg for sharing this. My buddy tony and I went to the brewery the day before Darkness and missed it!
The beer pours a nice nearly black color with a small ring of tan head, very little lacing left on the glass.
The smell is a very warm inviting one. Toasted coconut and hot cocoa are the main players with a wisp of malted barley, almost seems to have a somewhat hop like bitter edge but it seems to meld nicely with the coconut.
The taste really highlights the coconut in a big way and has some nice milk chocolate tastes as well. Beautiful refined sweetness that almost reminds me of bourbon aged stouts, packing a lot of nice flavor into a small abv beer.
The feel I think could be thicker, it actually rolls over in almost a close to water way for my palate, but its not terrible.
Overall, a very interesting and well made beer, worth seeking out if they make it again.
11-03-2012 00:27:32 | More by Dreadnaught33
4.1/5 rDev -7.4%
A: Very dark brown, pretty much black. A small light brown head that dies off really quick. Hardly any lacing.
S: Mounds bar all the way. So much sweet, toasted coconut. Some dark bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt and coffee lurking in the background, but the coconut
T: Coconut is the main attraction again. Not as heavy in the nose, but it's there in all force. Bittersweet dark chocolate, a bit of coffee and tons of toasted coconut. Some nutty flavors as well. It's sweet, but not overly sweet. Has a slight burnt/acidic finish that detracts a bit.
M: Medium body, fairly low carbonation so it feels a bit thin. Creamy and a bit smooth.
O: If you like coconut and chocolate, you will love this. Not the best drinkability since it is a dessert beer, but it's pretty tasty and smells amazing.
11-02-2012 00:27:17 | More by herman77
4.28/5 rDev -3.4%
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.
11-01-2012 03:46:55 | More by Powderhornphil
4.33/5 rDev -2.3%
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.
10-30-2012 23:44:27 | More by MattyG85
3/5 rDev -32.3%
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.
10-30-2012 20:46:38 | More by pepsican
4.38/5 rDev -1.1%
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.
10-14-2012 15:40:08 | More by iadler
4.78/5 rDev +7.9%
Poured from a growler into a tasting glass. It poured black in color with a thin tan head scattered across the top of the beer. It had some nice sticky lacing to it as I drank it as well.
The aroma really shows off some nice toasted, sweet, coconut flavors to it. It's definitely more apparent then I anticipated, but I really like it. I get a sweeter chocolate and vanilla presence to it as well, which really blends with the coconut flavors nicely. It was sweet, but also so smooth and flavorful. Great aroma overall.
The coconut is also immediately noticeable in the taste. I get a lot of toasted coconut mixing with some really nice vanilla flavors. Some chocolate notes come out in the finish along with just a bit of caramel. The coconut is bold in it, but it came together extremely well. It was so flavorful and smooth. I don't even like coconut that well but the flavors in this really wowed me.
The mouthfeel is silky smooth and creamy with carbonation being low. Great mouthfeel for the style and flavors.
Overall I thought it was a fantastic beer. After being somewhat disappointed with Mango Mama and Czar Jack I was hesitant to trade for any more of their special beers. This one however really wowed me and I loved that it was so unique and unlike anything I've ever had before. The coconut was so good in it and complimented the sweet stout flavors perfectly for the style. I'd definitely say that this is a new favorite of the style for me. Not being a big coconut fan I was completely surprised at how much I liked this one.
02-13-2012 18:16:30 | More by billab914
4.08/5 rDev -7.9%
Thanks very much, Bill, for your generosity...
A: This is one dark, dark, dark brew. The deepest of browns, perhaps even black. About two fingers of light brown head fades to a half finger, but lingers very well. Nice lacing on the sides. Digging the look on this.
S: Milk chocolate, toasted coconut, and some hops. Some vanilla and a little hint of coffee roast pop out of the background here and there.
T: Wow, loads of coconut on this. Blends with creamy chocolate, vanilla, and caramel to create a unique tasting brew. A little lactic on the back end, but overall it is quite smooth and creamy. Good.
M: Flavors are impressively balanced and mouthfeel is full and creamy.
O: A really nice accomplishment with the coconut milk on this one. I'm not the biggest fan of coconut, so the fact that I enjoyed this beer speaks volumes to how well it was crafted. The blend of flavors here is expertly done and this is one of the smoothest stouts I've had in recent memory, especially considering how complex it is. Very good.
02-11-2012 02:08:29 | More by siege06nd
Three Hour Tour from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
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