Three Hour Tour | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jjanega08 on 10-27-2009

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Ratings:
294
Reviews:
87
Avg:
4.38
pDev:
9.59%
 
 
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Photo of inlimbo77
4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

64oz growler
Filled Sunday 10/28/12. Thanks BIG to Cliff!
5oz mini snifter (multiple times)

A: Pours a really deep brown. There is minimal light getting through this guy. Nearly two weeks from fill, but still had good carbonation. Their growlers hold up. Light tan head forms on the top. Sticks around a while. Leaves some sticky lacing.

S: Getting really big coconut aroma on the nose. It's like sun tan lotion or something, but in a good way....haha. Also, getting that lactose sugary sweetness. Some milk chocolate. Some light roast coffee.

T: Flavor follows nose. It tastes like a Mounds bar initially. You really do get lots of coconut in the flavor, blending really nicely with sweet milk chocolate and roast coffee. The bitterness is minimal, this is certainly a sweet beer. Like others have mentioned, it's almost like a BA'd sort of sweetness. Very easy to drink though, and no alcohol at all. Fairly dry finish.

M: Medium bodied. Drinks easy.

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Photo of tbone1384
4.49/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.32/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Didn't think I'd ever come across this one. Shared graciously by capra12. From a 64oz growler into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Pours pitch black with a .5 finger pink mocha head with low retention. Oily thick legs but very little lace. Average for the style.

Huge notes of lactose, whole milk, and cream. Roasted malt lingers ever-so-slightly in the background. Also hints of coconut and chocolate. Mellow overall.

Opens coconut, chocolate, slightly roasted malt, lactose, coca-cola. Vanilla towards the end with coconut and almond at the end. Very very good.

Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Silky smooth in the mouth and slick and oily going down. Slightly messy finish with a nice, lingering aftertaste. This is spot on for the style and for delivering the mellow, balanced, subtle flavors going on in this beer.

Absolutely wonderful, I could easily take down two full growlers of this for myself. Great balance in the flavor and the mouthfeel is a dream. Wish I could get more of this one and this rates up there with the best in the style.

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Photo of warnerry
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of aasher
4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This growler was shared by caSSino during the Charlotte Tasting 2012. Thanks Mike!

This one pours a medium bodied dark chocolate brown in color with a slight beige lacing around the glass. The nose is full of coconut and milk chocolate with an ever so slight roast. Wowzers, so much coconut. The flavors too are full of chocolaty coconut aka Mounds. It isn't complex but damn is it effective. It drinks kind of light in body with an off dry finish. It's a really easy, light yet sweet stout. Overall this was an excellent beer. I'm glad it was as advertised.

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Photo of Seefeldt
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
2.51/5  rDev -42.7%
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 Pete27lax
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of starrdogg
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to Mista for getting this out to me for the tasting.

Pours black with a thin off-white head. Smell is roast malt, chocolate and coconut, quite good, but given the way some people have raved about the smell, not quite up to that level. Flavor, however, is quite fantastic. I absolutely love coconut and this is incorporates it into the roasty and chocolate flavors so well. It manages to taste like a candy bar without being too sweet. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with nice carbonation. Overall, this beer is damn tasty and doesn't disappoint. It manages not to be a gimmick beer despite the fun flavors.

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.22/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Matt, starrdogg for sharing this. My buddy tony and I went to the brewery the day before Darkness and missed it!

The beer pours a nice nearly black color with a small ring of tan head, very little lacing left on the glass.

The smell is a very warm inviting one. Toasted coconut and hot cocoa are the main players with a wisp of malted barley, almost seems to have a somewhat hop like bitter edge but it seems to meld nicely with the coconut.

The taste really highlights the coconut in a big way and has some nice milk chocolate tastes as well. Beautiful refined sweetness that almost reminds me of bourbon aged stouts, packing a lot of nice flavor into a small abv beer.

The feel I think could be thicker, it actually rolls over in almost a close to water way for my palate, but its not terrible.

Overall, a very interesting and well made beer, worth seeking out if they make it again.

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Photo of BierVogel
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of herman77
4.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Very dark brown, pretty much black. A small light brown head that dies off really quick. Hardly any lacing.

S: Mounds bar all the way. So much sweet, toasted coconut. Some dark bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt and coffee lurking in the background, but the coconut

T: Coconut is the main attraction again. Not as heavy in the nose, but it's there in all force. Bittersweet dark chocolate, a bit of coffee and tons of toasted coconut. Some nutty flavors as well. It's sweet, but not overly sweet. Has a slight burnt/acidic finish that detracts a bit.

M: Medium body, fairly low carbonation so it feels a bit thin. Creamy and a bit smooth.

O: If you like coconut and chocolate, you will love this. Not the best drinkability since it is a dessert beer, but it's pretty tasty and smells amazing.

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Photo of Powderhornphil
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap. Not a lot of head or lacing but it is a nice looking stout.

Smells like candy. Coconut and chocolate. A little roast.

The taste and mouthfeel are amazing. Silky smooth. Waves of coconut and dark chocolate flavors. Really nice.

This beer is quite sweet. Maybe not something for everyday, but a very tasty treat.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub. Served in a standard shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Color is a dark oily black with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two finger of tan head with decent retention. A decent amount of lacing lingers around the glass.

Smell: A sweet dark roasty aroma. Dark roasted malts with hints of chocolate, coffee, and a huge aroma of coconuts. Also some hints of caramel, toffee, and biscuit. Some brown sugar and a little milk, cream, and nuts. Some very light hints of earthy hops in the background. The coconut and chocolate scent is pretty big. Quite a nice and interesting aroma.

Taste: Just as dark and sweet as it smells. Big taste of coconut that really stands out. Dark malts with a taste of chocolate, coffee, milk, toast, caramel, toffee, and biscuit. A fair amount of brown sugar adds to the sweetness. A little hint of cream and nuts. Hop presence is very subtle. Taste is pretty sweet overall but not enough to be cloying or overly syrupy. Coconut taste is big and good.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a carbonation on the high end of medium. Feels very creamy, silky, and smooth. Sweet and somewhat syrupy but its not overbearing.

Overall: A very good milk/sweet stout. A sweet dessert beer that is big on flavor but manages to keep the sweetness in check. The coconut brings a nice kick.

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Photo of pepsican
3.05/5  rDev -30.4%
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 JJWIGHT
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of millelacsmark
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ObiWanKushnobi
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of CoryR
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of vobr0002
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of jampics2
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of SalukiAlum
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of iadler
4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap. Served in a tasting glass at ABR. From notes.

A- Pours a very dark brown with a thin mocha head that has good retention.

S- Almond Joys candy bars immediately come to mind, with dark chocolate, toasted coconut and almonds. Notes of vanilla, cream, roasted malt and coffee are present as well.

T- Lots of fresh and toasted coconut, dark and milk chocolate, almonds, vanilla, cream, roasted malt and a hint of coffee beans.

M- Low to medium carbonation and a creamy body.

O- One of the best beers at ABR. If you like coconut beers, this is a must try. Not sure if I could consume this is large amounts due to how rich it is, but still one of the best Milk Stouts I've had.

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Photo of 3Hops
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Three Hour Tour from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
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