Twisted Trace - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
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Ratings: 119 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
4.16/5 rDev -5.9%
Thanks to jerz/vacax for sharing this one at GRG1313's tasting.
Pours a hazy reddish-orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, toffee, and caramel. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is tasty but fairly strong and boozy.
03-11-2013 19:44:53 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.25/5 rDev -3.8%
I held onto this growler in the fridge for several weeks, and opened up when I had a guest over the other night. Saved enough for a review, put it back in the fridge until last night. It held up, but wasn't as perfect as when the crown was first cracked, or when it was first on tap. Nonetheless, here we go…
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery Twisted Trace, Twisted Reality barley-wine ale aged in Buffalo Trace barrels.
Dark ruby-brown appearance, slim head (that was bigger on last night's pours),
Aroma: vanilla, cocoa, massive malt, liquor. Vast complexity.
Taste: More malt, more bourbon, more, more, more. Beautiful balance, unexpected ease of drinking, tremendous flavors. Just genius, that's all. The whiskey and the barleywine meet each other with equal potency.
05-28-2013 09:13:29 | More by feloniousmonk
United Kingdom (Wales)
4.46/5 rDev +0.9%
Tulip at th. served very cold.
An inch of tan head. Color is a dark caramel hued brown.
Taste profile is wood and heavy bourbon. A fair amount of vanilla. Lots of malts. Caramel and molasses. I pick up some kind of fig and raisin flavor as well.
Fairly hot, but I like it. Full bodied with a fair amount of carbonation. Maybe on a tad on the high side. Ends fairly dry.
Overall, this was really solid. It was better than previous years Jim, but it was much hotter. Maybe I like the heat? This beer is kind of thick such that it takes a while to drink.
EDIT: As this beer warms up a bit, I pick up some coconut flavors. It really mellows out a lot and becomes very easy to drink. This beer is bank money!
02-19-2013 22:42:37 | More by mothman
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
4.43/5 rDev +0.2%
10 oz. pour at Town Hall the night after the release, in good company, with good food. How could the beer not be good?
The pour is pretty, as see-through as a good nightie, orange-red. Little low on the carbonation, but whatever. I can't drink it's looks. Smell is marvelous, vanilla, bourbon, caramel, sweet malts. Yes.
Twisted Trace backs up the nose with an almost identical taste profile. The caramel, bourbon, vanilla, malts, maybe a trace of toffee don't just sit there in a glass together, they dance flawlessly. A touch hot, but I like my beers that way, so that's a plus. I'd love to have had this side-by-side with Twisted Jim, because I think this might be better, but my distant memories of that beer are glowing. Easy, easy to drink. This is a cab driver's dream of a beer.
With the pedigree of the base beer, is it any wonder this is excellent? No, it's not. Kind of wish I'd bought a growler for myself. Nah. I'll just come back tomorrow.
02-21-2013 02:58:05 | More by maximum12
Twisted Trace from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.