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Tørst Back Room - Evil Twin Brewing

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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 13
Gots: 5 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 02-27-2013

Port Barrel Aged Barley Wine
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of sgtaxt
4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Opaque mahogany. Creme colored head that sticks around but does not coat the glass. Some grit poured from the bottom of the bottle. Perhaps from the Port barrels?

Smell: Burnt caramel, dates. Bright and sweet.

Taste: Caramelized brown sugar; some black cherry, dates, plum; high ABV is well masked, yet still pleasantly warm.

Mouthfeel: Chewy body, light carbonation, becomes slightly cloying after six oz.

Overall: Beautiful barleywine. Not too sour, nor too sweet. Full of flavor and warmth. Thrilled to have a chance to drink this beer.

Source: Received a bottle for volunteering at EBF '13

Photo of cosmicevan
4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottle picked up locally, enjoyed from a Tørst wine glass.

a - brew poured a fairly dark purple brown that looked black in the glass. there was a finger of head that hung out a bit but eventually left leaving a thin skin and a thick ring on the surface.

s - YUM. REALLY nice chocolate toffee with dark fruit. really complex and inviting. the port comes across big and gives the beer almost an old ale vibe. really makes me think of BB4D or a bruery anniversary beer.

t - OH WOW! again, comes across as a rich complex old ale...ala bruery anniversary or BB4D. the port carries such a wonderful fruit characteristic. dark fruit, nutmeg...just delish.

m - smooth. rich and full, but dangerously drinkable. abv is invisible.

o - overall...i don't want to gush too much about this beer, but i will be running around town to buy as much of this as i can find. this beer is badass.

Photo of Greywulfken
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: aggressive pour into a snifter revealed an opaque black-brown body of beer topped by a slim layer of tan foam that was quick to subside leaving but the barest hint of a collar.

S: boozy dates, Burgundy wine, dark sweet cherry, tart suggestions of yeast and fruit

T: Port wine and dark fruits, cherries, Burgundy, chewy dates, dark cane sugar and molasses sweets

M: smooth and slick, hint of heat from the alcohol, airy vapors of wine barrel wood, slightly sticky; thin and slippery

O: a great barrel-aged barleywine - the Port aspects blend seamlessly with the malts to produce a superior drink.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of KornWallace
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Date: 3/25/14
Location: Eagle Provisions
Glassware: Tulip
Appearance: Black to brown in color. On an aggressive pour I got a touch a momentary pinky width crown which quickly evaporated.
Aromatics: Grapes and Raisins with a definite port smell. More complex then the front room and I'm having trouble discerning it all. Sweetness of toffee and way more alcohol in the nose.
Flavor: Grapes, Prunes and more dark fruits. There is a sweetness in there that is a mix between fruit and toffee candy. There is an alcohol flavor that gets bigger as the beer warms.
Finish: There is an oiliness that stays on the tongue with a little bit of carbonation on the top of the mouth. Way more alcohol in the finish then front room.

Photo of schnarr84
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of mahak213
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- Pours brown with red highlights, sits very dark brown in the glass with one finger of head that recedes to a thin layer. Some yeast floaties, didn't realize this was bottle conditioned...

Smell- Huge malty caramel and vanilla, dark fruit, a sweet almond nuttiness, with oak rounding the edges of everything. Just a touch of alcohol is noticeable.

Taste- Toffee, caramel, and vanilla up front, moving into the same dark fruits and nuttiness found in the aroma. Warming alcohol on the finish and a slight cocoa-like after taste. Really awesome stuff!

Mouthfeel- light carbonation, sticky, medium body, doesn't finish overly sweet, but it's definitely a dessert type beer.

Overall- Really impressive, will be buying another for sure. Looking forward to comparing side by side with Front Room.

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Tørst Back Room from Evil Twin Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.