Tørst Back Room - Evil Twin Brewing
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3.18/5 rDev -21.5%
Pours a dark chestnut brown color with mahogany/plum edges and a half finger beige head that immediately fades into a very thin ring. Minimal spotty lacing left behind.
Boozy, chalky aroma that smells slightly oxidized with vinous red wine, dry oak and roasted dark malt. Port like notes with vinous grape, raisin and fig along with subtle roast and sweet, leathery malt underneath.
Medium bodied with tight carbonation and slight oxidization. Some vinous dark fruit and dry toasted oak/toothpick with strong vinous raisin, grape and other dark fruits. Slightly off with weird oxidization going on. Works for now but it's a flaw that won't age well. I'm not sure if we got a bad bottle but this already tastes close to a decade old.
09-27-2013 00:52:30 | More by corby112
4.08/5 rDev +0.7%
A: The beer is very hazy dark brownish red in color and has large particulates visible floating in suspension. It poured with a thin beige head that quickly died down, leaving delicate lacing covering the surface and a thin head consisting of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of port wine from the barrel aging are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is filled with flavors of port wine and has hints of sweet malts. No alcohol is perceptible (except for the wine).
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a nice beer to sip if you like port wine and is quite drinkable because the alcohol is well hidden, making it nt seem like an 11.2% abv beer. It doesn't have as much sweetness compared to Tørst Front Room.
08-10-2013 19:35:01 | More by metter98
4.13/5 rDev +2%
330ml bottle. Ok, I got through the front room, now on to the unknown pleasures of the back room.
This beer pours a murky, very dark reddish brown hue, with one skinny finger of bubbly, slightly foamy beige head, which leaves a few iotas of bowling pin lace around the glass as things sink out of sight.
It smells of musty caramel malt, biscuity toffee, subtle fortified red wine notes - dried grapes, alcohol, and nutty flor yeast - bittersweet chocolate, cherry cordial, prune juice, and the suggestion of hops wearing sterilized rubber boots. The taste is more port wine fruitiness - with a lesser focus on the booze and mustiness - dark sugary molasses, caramel and toffee malt, black cherry and plum (doused in rum), a hint of woody vanilla, soft notes of baker's cocoa, and a plucky drying earthiness that I'm going to attribute to some sort of hop.
The bubbles are rather laid-back, underwhelming, and presumed AWOL, the body a sturdy and generally airtight medium weight, and smooth enough amongst the tightening alcohol noose. It finishes off-dry, the caramel, vanilla, cocoa, and well-aged red wine fruitiness barely tempered by anything one might imagine.
Well, it looks like the Back Room beats out the Front in this little one-off. More complex, apparently less sweet from its barrel treatment, and just more barleywine-like, overall. It does have a certain age-worthy essence, which almost justifies its heady retail price around here.
11-13-2013 02:45:21 | More by biboergosum
British Columbia (Canada)
4.16/5 rDev +2.7%
Big thank you to alpineclimber for this obscure treat!
Appearance. Pours a very deep and opaque amber brown with a thin khaki head.
Smell. Sweet caramel and dank old wine barrel. Getting some earthy, leathery notes along with some sweet ripe plums.
Taste. Sweet caramel and raisins, some dark fruits and sweet red wine ...port I'm guessing but not all that familiar with that particular beverage. There's a little bit of dank old barrel and that leathery earthiness in the finish that I was getting in the nose. Pretty nice stuff.
Mouthfeel. Full body and just a touch of stickiness on the lips, low+ carbonation.
Overall. Very well made bwine. Glad to have had the opportunity to try it and looking forward to the front room. Thanks again alpineclimber!!
02-20-2014 03:50:42 | More by Rutager
4.23/5 rDev +4.4%
330ml bottle poured into tulip 28/10/13
A dark brown with a deep edge, two finger of tan foam falls rather quickly leaving a patch or two of lace, legs try to form but don't quite get there
S big caramel and vanilla bomb going on here, some milk chocolate, raisin and plum, more caramel, not a whole lot of barrel but there's some in the background and just a little booze
T I'm getting more wood and sweet vinous notes in the mouth, strange almost how much I pick up compared to the nose, not nearly as much caramel but that still leaves a fair bit, brown sugar and coco with just a hint of coffee and rum raisin
M thick and syrupy with just a little heat, bubbles give it a little life, sticky on the lips, woody finish
O easy to drink, plenty going on, tastes a little different to the nose but both work well, I have little to complain about, solid brew at every turn
tastes like it has some age on it already but I don't think that's the case, the barrel leaves a mark without overwhelming, I could drink another and even with the massive price tag I might buy another to age
10-29-2013 01:42:24 | More by wordemupg
4.24/5 rDev +4.7%
11.2 oz bottle was poured into a snifter.
Appearance: This beer poured a small head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a dark brown/pitch black color with no clarity. You can see tiny bubbles at the top of the glass near the layer of foam.
Smell: Oak, port, toffee caramel, vanilla, burnt molasses, dark fruits, and citrus.
Taste: Same as above where everything id blended well together with a little warming and burning alcohol in the end.
Mouthfeel: Silky smooth, low to medium carbonation, medium to full bodied, and warming alcohol. A nice sipper.
Overall: This is a very nice English barleywine. I got this from volunteering at the EBF back in March. I could of aged it longer, but I couldn't resist. Good stuff and probably will be impossible to find.
05-14-2013 06:10:16 | More by Flounder57
Tørst Back Room from Evil Twin Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.