Project 3106 | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States
townhallbrewery.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Brown with kumquats and chocolate, aged in bourbon barrels.

Added by XmnwildX12 on 02-06-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
55
Reviews:
9
Avg:
4.54
pDev:
10.13%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of MNBeer1017
4.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of smakawhat
4.58/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured on tap into a tulip glass at Minneapolis Town Hall.

Dark matte brown body color, provided with a very creamy and light espresso tan topped head of a finger. Slight staying power and nice ring partial lacing while drinking. Very nice red hued accents also along the edges.

Unexpected aroma but quite delicious. Mild sensing raisin like fruit, but also real nice sweet zesty oils. Slight cocoa powder and even a bit of oude bruine like tartness but mild. Very impressive.

Palate is just explosive and a winner. Huge amounts of dark chocolate and black forest cake fruit flavors. Nearly fudgy mouthfeel, rich and velvety with hints of citrus oils but also bringing out more hits of cherries as well. Huge cocoa powder bursting finish and warmth. Controlled sensing sweetness with exceptional flavors of mixing red berries, orange, and chocolate.

Just a flat out spectacular beer.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.65/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

one of the most impressive beers in any style that i have ever had. a belgian imperial brown ale with kumquats aged in bourbon barrels. it sounds like a lot, like too much, but there are incredible synergies all over the place here. lets start with what it looks like, gorgeous in a tulip, with over an inch of thick khaki head on a dense deep chocolate brown base with some heft to it. the smells is sharp at first, the belgian yeast and its fruity esters and the acidic and bitter kumquat jump right out of the dark grain base to hit the nostrils first. it seems like an odd match in a beer like this, with those elements out, its a bourbon barrel aged imperial brown, so an unlikely arrangement for sure, but its amazing. the milk chocolate sweetness, earthy roast, and sweet honey and vanilla notes from the bourbon are right there with the fruit and the yeast in the nose, and its tantalizing. the flavor is a lot like the aroma, but switched. the sweet brown ale base, the booze warmth, the bourbon sweetness, the oak, the char, and the chocolate are all up front, while the yeast, mellow but spicy now, and the kumquat, still fresh and piquant, sort of take over in the second half. amazing depth of flavor here, and in a beer thats so smooth yet well carbonated, and rich but drinkable. i got into some real trouble drinking these down, the strength is sneaky! overall this is one heck of a world class beer, and its my favorite of all the beers i have had from town hall, which is really saying something. absolutely a must try if you ever get the chance!

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Photo of SlightlyGrey
4.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.51/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of meals00
4.58/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very hot but with a lot of complex flavors going on.

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Photo of IckyT2012
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of warmbier804
4.89/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of striker2160
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.31/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gotti311
3.5/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zuidman
3/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of italianstallion
3.78/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer4B
4.35/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of N_Schleret
4.09/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of eawolff99
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Herky21
3.56/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.67/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of millelacsmark
4.19/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mplsbrew
4.05/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dheldman
4.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wobbly
2.75/5  rDev -39.4%

Photo of zestar
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of josephwa
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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Project 3106 from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
4.54 out of 5 based on 55 ratings.
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