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Twisted Trace - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 7.66%
Wants: 44
Gots: 7 | 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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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

64oz growler from Town Hall's barrel week, filled up to the neck and poured into FFF Teku glass. Thanks BJ for this one! Reviewed from notes taken when consuming a week ago.

A- Pours a lightly translucent dark brownish with a slight purplish hue. A thin yeasty head forms that subsides fairly fast leaving spotty lacing and some alcohol legs. Decent carbonation that holds up well from coming from a growler.

S- Maple Syrup, Brown Sugar, Bourbon, candied malts. Has a nice candy-like sweetness that balances well with the bourbon.

T- Sweet caramel, maple syrup, light bourbon presence with some oak, finishes with a sweet malt taste that lingers nicely. Balanced very nicely with a nice sweet + bourbon presence that are both not overpowering.

M- Medium bodied, nice carbonation, very smooth, easy drinking, not overly boozey like some barleywines.

O- This was a fantastic barleywine that is comparable (although maybe not quite as good) as other world class barleywines such as King Henry, Church on a Hill, etc.. I'd say this is one of my current top 5 barleywines and I wish I could get a bottle of it instead of a growler. I especially liked the sweet candy-like maple malt presence and how it wasn't overly boozey, being a fairly low ABV by today's barleywine standards. I definitely recommend trying this out if they ever have it on tap again.

Serving type: growler

03-22-2013 19:08:30 | More by jaasen64
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Tyecko

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +12.6%

07-25-2014 15:37:18 | More by Tyecko
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.14/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Serving type: growler

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gabrielsyme

Virginia

4.21/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

On draft at the brewery. Appearance is a dark reddish brown with minimal foam. Smell is alcohol. Taste is caramel, maple syrup, and raisin. There's also a healthy taste of bourbon without the bite. The sweetness results in something of a syrupy mouthfeel. Overall very, very good.


Serving type: on-tap

05-08-2014 23:18:11 | More by gabrielsyme
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Illinois

4.44/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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Twisted Trace from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.