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Twisted Trace - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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120 Ratings
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.47%
Wants: 43
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:
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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GeezLynn

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

04-17-2014 02:19:04 | More by GeezLynn
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Schlais

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

04-13-2014 12:50:41 | More by Schlais
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.39/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

02-21-2013 05:34:49 | More by MattyG85
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

04-05-2014 16:57:09 | More by jtladner
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-18-2014 03:18:05 | More by stereosforgeeks
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striker2160

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

06-21-2013 03:43:22 | More by striker2160
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

10-14-2013 20:34:07 | More by acurtis
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JasonFromLA

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

03-29-2013 07:02:30 | More by JasonFromLA
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

04-24-2013 19:10:30 | More by Beerontwowheels
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-11-2014 13:32:38 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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LeeW

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-04-2014 19:34:50 | More by LeeW
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leschkie

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

03-12-2013 02:32:22 | More by leschkie
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

04-21-2013 02:18:36 | More by Gonzoillini
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.14/5  rDev -6.3%

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.

07-04-2014 02:42:55 | More by Alieniloquium
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Sinatra716

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

02-25-2013 08:01:08 | More by Sinatra716
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Vonerichs

Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

04-29-2014 00:17:22 | More by Vonerichs
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-04-2014 16:35:08 | More by Bunuelian
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morimech

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -9.5%

02-21-2013 21:40:19 | More by morimech
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bum732

Lesotho

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

03-11-2013 16:29:58 | More by GRG1313
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tourdot

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

08-10-2014 23:52:56 | More by tourdot
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Nivek43

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

04-15-2014 01:37:13 | More by Nivek43
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enelson

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

08-13-2014 15:31:20 | More by enelson
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Hopsiam14

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +13.1%

04-10-2013 04:24:28 | More by Hopsiam14
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -9.5%

11-02-2013 21:20:12 | More by largadeer
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Twisted Trace from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.