Six Hour Tour
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Style:
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #31
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,133
Avg:
4.62 | pDev: 4.11%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
36
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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
 
Minnesota, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
95
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GeneralBurden from Minnesota

3.94/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review of 2018 version on tap at Town Hall.

8oz snifter pour is dark black with a lingering tan lacing.

The nose is almost non existent in the 2018. The 2017 iteration had an aroma like a coconut slap in the face. The flavor sadly follows the nose with only subtle hints of coconut. The taste does bring a bit more coconut and barrel presence as it warms. Getting a slight vanilla on the finish.

Mouthfeel is a bit oily and medium viscosity.

Overall it is a nice brew but a bit of a letdown after the killer 2018 version.

Oct 16, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.39/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

an imperial version of their famed three hour tour coconut stout, with more booze more coconut, a barrel ageing, and a heavy dessert vibe. its a really tasty and enjoyable brew, but in some ways i like the subtlety and drinkability of the original a little better, this is more on trend, more over the top with the adjunct it seems, and not something you could have more than a glass or two of, as good as it is. i do like what the bourbon barrel adds, a nice oaky char, a sweet vanilla thread, and a coconut element of its own, toasted and warming, boozy and sticky too, but the relationship between the whiskey and the coconut in the beer are awesome. its thick and black and sludgy and still from a growler that was filled a ways back, but its held up well here aside from the carbonation. smooth and dense on the feel, weighty in the belly too, and with tons and tons of coconut, as much as i have known in any beer, brownie batter, toffee, vanilla, and some deep roast to the grain too. a very tasty beer, fancy and expert feeling, but i could live off the original, this one got a little diabetic, but it sure is delicious! town hall is among the best in the state! huge thanks to my buddy for saving this one to share with me, had a blast drinking it!

edit: even better this year than last! just a bit more carbonation, still slick and a bit still, but somewhat more lively. coconut is insanely fresh, pops, a tad on the sweet side, but its addicting. a really special beer.

Apr 07, 2018
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darktronica from Indiana

4.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler from the 20th anniversary shindig, 2017-10-16. The pour looks nothing out of the ordinary, given today's fashion for syrupy black holes in a teku glass. Instead, I get a dark brown, nearly black stout that allows a goodly amount of light to pass through as it's being poured. However, one whiff on the nose tells me this is far from ordinary. Absolutely resplendent, with cherry cordials, toasted coconut, and just a hint of cassia bark. I very rarely give out 5s in any dimension, but this is simply stunning. The flavor profile doesn't quite live up to its billing, but it still pops with cherry and coconut. I don't get much in the way of barrel character, but the lactose is just right, suggestive of Cadbury cream eggs without going all the way there into cloyingly sweet territory, and without pumping out much in the way of tart yogurt.

I guess it's time to start looking for jobs in Minneapolis.

Feb 06, 2018
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maximum12 from Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750 ML growler from the 10/16/17release, my third glass, but first time I’ve been in a position to write some fake news about it. Split with my wife, who’s a rabid fan of both Tours.

The pour is black & close to still, which isn’t uncommon for these growlers, but never seems to harm them. Strong fumes of coconut & chocolate; no barrel shows early. Good.

Six Hour Tour is Decadent, capital “D” & whups it’s little brother’s ass. The coconut explodes outward with mouth-tingling shrapnel, leaving a wild trail of warmth & happiness throughout my mouth. Strong milk chocolate & roast complement the crazy coco-nut, with the barrel providing only the gentle suggestion of an afterthought. Touch of booziness. Silky smooth & crazy drinkable. This is my last growler & my tears are diluting the remaining beer in my glass. Stop it!

Town Hall often is like Miguel Sano taking batting practice & this is no exception. They’ve taken a very good base beer, amped it up, brushed it against a barrel, & come away with magic. Fantastic beer.

Nov 22, 2017
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SpeedwayJim from New York

4.85/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A huge thanks to Jeff for this one. This has been a big want of mine for a while. 32oz. growler into Night Shift stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours pitch black. Bigger than it really is. Nose is sublime. Hints of chocolate, fudge, cocoa powder, lactose, maple and a touch of barrel. I know this isn't barrel-aged but it sure smells like it. Deep and delicious. Beer opens with hints of dark fruit. Prunes and raisin. Then waves of milk chocolate and lactose. Smooth and rich. Fudge, cocoa powder and a slight touch of roast provide a little contrast. Ends more milk chocolate, maple and fudge. I don't know what more I could want from this. Body is medium with low carbonation. Smooth and rich on the palate but not weighted or heavy going down. Fluffy almost. Its spot on with a messy, lingering finish.

This is easily the best beer I've had in the category. Really amazing as it drinks bigger than it is but doesn't tire the palate. It's everything I thought it would be.

Nov 19, 2017
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap into a snifter at the brewery.
Black body with tan one finger head settling to thin cap. Some lacing.
Aroma is coconut, chocolate, almond, and barrel.
Taste is coconut, milk chocolate, almond, vanilla and oak. As one customer remarked after sipping a sample, "This tastes like an Almond Joy in a glass!". But this beer is so much more, with its balance of a sweet milk stout and the notes from the barrel aging. Really a treat to enjoy.
Silky smooth mouth feel. No alcohol burn.
A very well done beer in its look, the blend of aromas, and the crafted balance of flavors.

Oct 23, 2017
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deebo from Michigan

4.61/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery.
A-Poured in an oversized snifter, this beer has a ringing of tan lace atop a black body.
S-cold bigtime aromas of coconut and chocolate layered with vanilla, bourbon and a little oak. Amazing. As it warms, not much changes except the barrel notes come out a bit stronger.
T-whoa. Big and bold and in your face but yet layered and so smooth. Same flavors as in the aroma. Coconut and chocolate dominate but the barrel notes definitely come out quickly after and linger beautifully into the finish.
M-creamy body, moderate carbonation. A little booze heat in the finish.
O-Exactly what I'd expect in an imperial version of 3HT aged in bourbon barrels. A little hot and it takes over the coconut and chocolate sweetness in the finish if I'm looking for something to complain about. But this is a keeper.

Oct 20, 2017
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gatornation from Minnesota

4.85/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a thinish black color with a thin but fresh tan head. Smell is a delight of milk chocolate,almond and coconut with wood and mellow bourbon. Taste is sublime it is perfection with creamy milk chocolate,coconut,light roasted malts,vanilla,oak and a perfect mellow bourbon . Mouth feel is creamy velvet all of the b4 tastes are in perfect harmony, ABV not detected this is just a treat. This is one of the 3 best brews ive ever had at MTHB.

Oct 18, 2017
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mothman from Minnesota

4.85/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2017 batch 1. On tap. Tan head. Lace. Black color.

Rich and velvety. Liquid almond joy bar with bourbon. Can you ask for more? Melted chocolate, coconut, bourbon, vanilla, and oak. Fudge and chocolate.

Full bodied. Smooth and warming. The bourbon follows through to the finish in a wonderful way.

Amazing beer and up there with my favorite TH beers. Absolutely incredible.

Need to add notes for 2018.

2019 vintage on tap
Lightly tan head. Black color. More barrel and bourbon than previous vintages. The coconut is still on point. Liquid mounds but with a bit more oak and bourbon. I’d say this batch is more rounded vs previous batches be more coconut and less barrel. Amazing vintage. 4.7

Oct 16, 2017
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brewnic from Minnesota

4.83/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap @Townhall
Pour in tulip glass

L-black with thin brown head
S-Coconut, chocolate and more coconut
T-Would love to have more barrel on this but I also didn't give it the time to warm. Bunch of Coconut
F-Great body smooth and silky
O-Was hoping that BA would take this over the top. While this is an amazing beer I hope for more barrel. Thanks for TH for finally don't this but age it just a little more in barrel.

Oct 16, 2017
Six Hour Tour from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 36 ratings