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Manhattan Barrel - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Manhattan Barrel
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.59%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Production on this beer will be increased next year! We stopped at a distillery we had not yet used (that I believe has natural cherry character) for a prospect barrel. We aged our Grand Cru with tart cherries for many moons then added it to this fine bourbon barrel. Well my father in law introduced me to Manhattans (he does not use bitters) I think he would be proud of this Bourbon "Manhattan"

(Beer added by: tewaris on 02-21-2013)
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4.37/5  rDev +4.3%

Ruby red in color. Tons of fresh cherries. Lots of bourbon, oak, and vanilla. Malty, but sour and tart.

mothman, Friday at 10:46 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

SocalKicks, Oct 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

shadetree67, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

CCutch, Apr 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

brydeen, Apr 23, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

pours a hazy crimson light brown color with an off white head slight nice lacing
S-tart cherries and whiskey and wood
T-boozy and tart with a dry finish tart cherries with vanilla notes a big BA whiskey presence
M-dry and tart boozy
O-a good BA brew again from TH the whiskey taste and the tart cherries overshadowed the grand cru base but otherwise good stuff

gatornation, Apr 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

FeelinSurley, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of deebo
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2014 version aged in Woodford Reserve barrels. I had last years version at winterfest and it blew me away. This years has less cherry notes and a bit more whiskey character.
Nose is reminiscent of a manhattan. Whiskey and cherries dominate. Taste is slightly sweet with a dry slightly astringent finish. Vapory booze throughout. I don't know how strong this is but it should be over 10%. Mouthfeel is rather thin but nice. Warming. Not as tasty as I remember it but still a tasty barrel aged brew.

deebo, Apr 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

elliott1184, Apr 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

mattmarka1, Apr 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Bunuelian, Apr 18, 2014
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Manhattan Barrel from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.