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Tørst Back Room - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 10
Gots: 5 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Port Barrel Aged Barley Wine

(Beer added by: Jason on 02-27-2013)
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4.35/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

bulldogops, Aug 09, 2014
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4.36/5  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.

KornWallace, Mar 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

GRFounder, Mar 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

crosenkrantz, Mar 17, 2014
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2/5  rDev -50.9%

roostor07, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of Rutager
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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!!

Rutager, Feb 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Rado, Feb 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

POTABLE83, Jan 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

IanSpindler, Nov 17, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

biboergosum, Nov 13, 2013
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4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

wordemupg, Oct 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

FLenoci, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Kmat10, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of corby112
3.18/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

corby112, Sep 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

velcrogrip, Sep 12, 2013
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Tørst Back Room from Evil Twin Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.