Three Hour Tour | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

BA SCORE
4.42/5
296 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jjanega08 on 10-27-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#384
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
296
pDev:
9.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
252
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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2.25/5  rDev -49.1%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
2.51/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Growler opened on 10.31.12.

A - Pours a very dark brown with a huge, foamy light brown head with great retention.

S - Coffee, milk chocolate, almond, and some sour cherry.

T - Bitter chocolate and lots of bitter sour cherry flavors.

D - Decent carbonation with a heavy-medium body.

O - Not sure here. I think this one went bad, but I have nothing else to compare it to here. Barely drinkable.

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Photo of brystmar
2.95/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Been after this one for a full year, finally landed a growler and was disappointed across the board. Aroma lacked depth, showing minimal vanilla and only traces of coconut. Taste is similarly shallow. Begs for more lactose, coconut, and overall depth of flavor. Last Snow puts Three Hour Tour to shame.

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3/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of pepsican
3.05/5  rDev -31%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Draft at the brewery. Black pour with a tan head. Aroma is up front chocolate and coconut. Flavor is just blatant coconut with a bit of lactose and chocolate behind. Finishes too sweet, extremely cloying, yet good carbonation. I couldn’t finish even half of my pint. This beer is far too sweet. I have a feeling a 5 ounce glass would have been a much better serving size, but even that might be a bit much even for a dessert beer. I wouldn't want to eat a mounds bar and I sure don't want to drink the liquid form of it.

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Photo of Jpepe08
3.25/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rifugium
3.48/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of newbeeraday
3.5/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jophish17
3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of w5baron
3.5/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Desp59
3.56/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JLC60
3.63/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrallen34
3.7/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler provided by Sean, poured into a Captain Lawrence pint glass...Light black with a medium tan head, good retention, ok lacing...Aroma is incredibly sweet, coconut dominates everything, creamy, light chocolate. Its interesting, coconut is done perfectly in terms of catching the essence of real fresh coconut...The taste is true to the aroma and coconuts, very authentic. However, this is ten times too sweet, almost not drinkable. Slight chocolate notes try to break the creamy coconut but too sweet and one dimensional for me.

A great tick, awesome for a second to try the coconut but this is way to sweet to be anything than a 4-6oz sipper.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.72/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

64 oz. growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black with a little transparency at the edges. Small khaki head. Thick collar.

Smell - Lots of coconut. Slight acidic aroma. Chocolate.

Taste - Coconut is less strong but still potent. Coffee roasted malt. Sweet caramel. Chocolate.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Light for a stout. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Good, but I'm clearly missing the hype.

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

Photo of ShanePB
3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

Photo of CoryR
3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

Photo of kscaldef
3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

Photo of Shilt
3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

Photo of RuckusDu
3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

Photo of tempest
3.78/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Town Hall Tap. Yup, it sure does taste like a Mounds bar. The coconut character was richer with mild toasted notes over the sweet candy flavors. I don't get much milk stout here. There's a chocolate character in the background and a small but distinct taste of lactose. The body is fairly thick and frankly I had trouble finishing the 20 oz pint. It's a great dessert beer, if you like a good Mounds bar or just like coconut. I would have liked a touch more flavor that wasn't coconut-based. Still, it's easily the best coconut beer I've ever had.

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Photo of jjanega08
3.82/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A= pours a solid black color with no light coming though at all. The head is a perfect two fingers and the color is an awesome dark brown color. The head however doesn't last long. The sound of it was like a Coca Cola falling (quite loud) and the lacing is minimal.
S= Nice sweet stout smell at first but then I notice awesome coconut. Really great coconut smell. Like a fresh bag of shredded coconut opened for a cake. The sweet stouty smell is similar to a cake actually. Beautiful smell.
T= Very similar to the smell. Super sweet and delicious. The coconut taste is really awesome. Fresh flakes tasting. Not fresh coconut off the husk I guess but lots of nice flaked taste like a good cake. Really sweet and as I sip longer it almost gets too sweet but never really crosses that point. Delicious.
M= Almost no carbonation. I picked the growler up today just a couple hours ago so that shouldn't be a problem. There is also a little stickyness that is somewhat bothersome.
D= Good. Really tasty beer. Smooth and delicious. Great taste and reminds me more of a cake than any beer I've ever had. Great dessert beer.

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Photo of maximum12
3.87/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Somehow I've managed to miss this during my 473 visits to Town Hall over the years. My lovely wife wanted a pint, so I allowed her to twist my arm & we were off to Town Hall Tap. I'm a martyr.

Pours a frithy black. Smell is strong coconut & an underlying warm sweetness. Mmmm.

Three Hour Tour continues to show the deft touch of Town Hall's brewers. Yes, no doubt this is a coconut stout, but the coconut is restrained & friendly. Deep malt sweetness is coddled by the sweetness of the lactose, & there's a startling hop snarl just as the flavor is falling off in the end. Smooth & silky. A tall pint was an almost perfect amount of this creature.

I don't want to bust up anyone's trade bait, but this is a good, well-crafted beer with a very pretty twist. Very good, but not elite. Glad I finally had a chance to try it.

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Photo of tewaris
3.95/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

5.9% ABV
Sampled at the brewpub in a pint glass on 30/10/2010.

Appearance 3.5/5
Dark brown to black with a brown head; medium retention, no lacing.

Aroma 3.5/5
Smells like a dessert full of coconut, nuts, and banana, cooked in coconut oil. Rich and strong aroma but hardly stout-ish.

Taste 4/5
Slight banana and strong coconut notes, exactly similar to the nose. Some roast and bitterness help keep the finish clean, but coconut flavor lingers. I like it.

Mouthfeel 4/5
Could've been smoother, had the carbonation been lower, and that would've worked really well here.

Drinkability 4.5/5
Very good.

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Three Hour Tour from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 296 ratings
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