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Manhattan Barrel - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Manhattan Barrel
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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.83%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.5%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.5%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.5%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.5%

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gatornation

Minnesota

3.84/5  rDev -8.4%

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

04-21-2014 14:57:40 | More by gatornation
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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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deebo

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev -3.8%

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.

04-20-2014 02:20:57 | More by deebo
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +5%

2014 version aged in Woodford Reserve barrels. On tap at the brewpub. Served in a Town Hall chalice glass.

Appearance: Color is a very hazy brownish orange. Moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of off white head which slowly fade. Good amount of lacing.

Smell: A nicely boozy and sweet malt driven aroma with big hints of bourbon, cherries, and dark fruit. Upfront bourbon barrel presence with hints of bourbon whiskey, oak, vanilla, and wood. Big tart scent of the added cherries throughout. Belgian yeast with some hints of pepper and slight clove. Dark malt with hints of sweet caramel, toffee, slight chocolate, toast, biscuit, and grains. Sweet hints of brown sugar. Dark fruit hints of raisin, fig, and prune. A very good aroma.

Taste: As big and complex as it smells, a sweet and boozy malt forward aroma with a big presence of bourbon and cherries. Upfront barrel presence with notes of bourbon whiskey, oak, wood, and vanilla. Big taste of sweet and tart cherries. Belgian yeast with some light notes of clove and pepper. Brown sugar sweetness. Dark malt with notes of sweet caramel, chocolate, toffee, biscuit, toast, and grains. Dark fruit undertones of fig, raisin, and prune. Very forward with the bourbon and cherries. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Fairly chewy and tart. Alcohol presence is felt as expected but it isn't too hot.

Overall: A very good barrel aged twist on their Grand Cru. The bourbon and cherry flavors blend very well with each other.

04-18-2014 06:41:32 | More by MattyG85
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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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Manhattan Barrel from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.