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Twisted Trace - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.47%
Wants: 45
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Our Barrel Aged Barley Wine has never tasted so splendid. We changed to barrels from a different distillery because we were unhappy with the performance from the barrels we used before. Wow, that was the correct decision.

(Beer added by: tewaris on 02-19-2013)
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Reviews by GeezLynn:
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

GeezLynn, Apr 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Schlais, Apr 13, 2014
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4.39/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub. Served in a Town Hall chalice glass.

Appearance: Color is a deep dark brownish amber with a moderate amount of bubbles. A solid three fingers of off white head which slowly fades into a thin layer. Leaves some decent lacing on the glass.

Smell: A nice bready and sweet malty smell with a big scent of whiskey. Bourbon whiskey up front along with some vanilla, wood, and oak. Sweet malts with good hints of caramel, toffee, and biscuit. Burnt sugar adds more sweetness. Subtle hints of fig, dates, and raisin. Some earthy hops linger along with a little bit of citrus. Alcohol scent is fairly sharp. A very fresh and whiskey soaked aroma.

Taste: Follows the nose with a big kick of whiskey along with sweet caramel malts. Bourbon whiskey up front with notes of sweet vanilla, oak, and wood. Sweet toasted malts with notes of caramel, toffee, biscuit, and yeast. Some sugary sweetness is also in the mix. Some earthy and citrus hops with a little orange taste. Subtle undertones of dates, fig, and raisin. Alcohol taste is also quite noticeable. A really solid barleywine taste.

Mouthfeel: Body is on the fuller side with a moderate amount of carbonation. Fairly sweet with quite a bit of alcohol heat felt.

Overall: A really solid barrel aged barleywine. The bourbon notes come out well and blend into the good malt base. Hot but pretty drinkable for me.

MattyG85, Feb 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

jtladner, Apr 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

stereosforgeeks, Aug 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

striker2160, Jun 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

acurtis, Oct 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

JasonFromLA, Mar 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Beerontwowheels, Apr 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Aug 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

LeeW, Mar 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

leschkie, Mar 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Gonzoillini, Apr 21, 2013
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4.14/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

64 oz. growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep reddish brown without any real head. Lightly wispy surface with a few bubbles.

Smell - Very woody. At first, I didn't think the bourbon was very strong, but as it warms, it becomes very dominant. Blends in with the caramel and brown sugar very well. Kinda fruity, too.

Taste - Brown sugar sweetness up front. Bourbon kicks in quickly. Lots of wood. Wood becomes quite dominant in the back end. Strong bitterness in the finish, too. Boozy.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation. Boozy. Bitter finish.

Overall - It's an excellent barleywine. I didn't really notice how good it was until I was drinking it without thinking about it.

Alieniloquium, Jul 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Sinatra716, Feb 25, 2013
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4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep reddish brown color. Great color. Sandy colored minimal head with some spotty lacing.

Caramelized sugar, coconut, vanilla, toffee. Very smooth smell. It all melds perfectly.

It's a great integration of a Barleywine and bourbon. The caramel and vanilla make it like a sundae. Toasted coconut shows up as an extra topping.

Smoooth mouthfeel. Thick but soft. It works exactly as it should to support the flavors.

A world class barrel aged Barleywine that really nails the play between flavor and body.

Vonerichs, Apr 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Bunuelian, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

morimech, Feb 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

bum732, Apr 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

largadeer, Nov 02, 2013
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Twisted Trace from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.