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Abominable | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by younger35 on 06-17-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of dizztracted
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Town Hall in June 2010. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a very, very dark brown color. A bit of a mocha head and some slight, spotty lacing. The nose is really, really strong fresh-brewed coffee with a bit of espresso. I feel I need to describe different types of coffee to accurately state how much was in this brew. Taste is slight roast with loads of coffee. Really nice feel with a touch of creaminess. Really nice and authentic; they did this really well.

Amyliz4 was a huge fan of this, ordering multiple pints on consecutive days.

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Photo of kbutler1
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft. American Coffee Porter. Wow, Strong coffee aroma coming off of this one. Deep brown color with a slightly tan head. Sweet start that transitions to the bitter coffee flavors. Slightly reminds me of Surly Coffee Bender. Coffee alomost seems like alight roast version as it doesn't have that deep roast flavor. Hope you are a coffee lover if you are trying this one

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Photo of mothman
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Pours 1 finger of thick creamy mocha tan colored head. Fades down a bit leaving some light lace. Color is a deep brown, pretty much black.

Aroma: Roasted malts and light flavored coffee. Seems to have some sweet marshmallow flavors and dark chocolate.

Taste: Dry, roasted malts. Chocolate, coffee, and espresso flavors. Pretty creamy. Some earthy hops show. Also get some vanilla and caramel.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, creamy and roasted. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends smooth with coffee in the aftertaste.

Overall, a pretty solid porter. Lots of coffee shows in there beer, but there is still a lot of other flavors to balance it out. Very drinkable. Two pints went down fast.

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Photo of Beerisheaven
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cracked open a growler compliments of maximum12 from another trade in our long strange trip its been of trading. A great trading partner this guy is; he even stole some beers from me after we bet on the Twins Phillies series.

OK, it's coffee so I had to try it.

A - Poured from a growler that was filled June 28th. Nice pop and hiss met the opening. Great fill on this one to be sure. Pours a generous dark brown to the point that it looks black. Nice head even after 3 weeks that is maintained in the glass. Nice film remained in my snifter throughout.

S/T - Now mind you, I have had a ton of coffee beers and I have determined that I like a fairly coffee forward beer that is not too bitter or ashtray tasting. This one delivers. Now you might say that it is one dimensional but that is OK with me. Nice full roast coffee taste with a small hint of chocolate and some smooth cream element to it. Some might complain that it is coffee and not much else, but I think that they accomplished what they were looking for, a damn nice coffee beer.

M - A little on the thin side, but that is OK with me. Its summer so I kind of appreciated it. Also, it is low ABV so I was not expecting a thick chewy beer.

D - Very nice. Would make a great start to tailgating. It's good.

I actually thought this one was really good. There is no real consensus when it comes to coffee beers. For straight up coffee, I am going to have to go with Planet Bean but this one is in the mix. I actually preferred this one to the Central Waters Coffee Stout.

It is time to do a coffee beer tasting and settle this mess once and for all.

Thanks Corey for another great beer. I will do my best to return the favor. Strange trade we just had, I got this amongst the haul of beers I received, Corey got Planet Bean. We should have met in Ohio and had a tasting. Thanks pal.

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Photo of joshuaseresse
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler on 07/01/2010. From notes:

A- Brownish-black color. Some transparency producing a brownish-red hue. Pour produces thin head which dissolves quickly and forms a tan, whitish foam ring around the edges. Retains lacing quite well.

S- Coffee, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, chocolate. Strong coffee, chocolate flavor. Not really full bodied smell, slightly thinner.

T- Coffee. Nice blend, although slightly thin and watery. Very light, slight chocolate. Coffee remains throughout. Roasted malts.

M- Retains coffee bitterness, roasted texture throughout. Quite clean. Good carbonation. Light. Creamy only in texture, not flavor.

D- A nice coffee treat. Does not really give a hint of beer. Nice brew to drink anytime. I wish it had more body and thickness to bring out more flavor then just the coffee, but it is only 4.9%

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Photo of crusian
2.95/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

reviewed from my phone, so it is shortened...

Nice inky black pour with decent head retention. Nose is strong
coffee. Taste is strong smooth carbonated coffee. Lacing sticks to the side of the glass like a champ.
Weak flavors overall except for the coffee, which is a bit overpowering for the porter.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
2.86/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewpub.
A: jet black
S: strong coffee nose with not much else regarding malt, hops, etc.
T: definite cold press coffee taste, a bit watery and light in body, needed more porter body
M: decent but light and watery in general
D: ok but needs more body

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Photo of younger35
4.89/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Stopped by Town Hall to grab a growler and got sucked in by the Marmalade Sky. Then I saw this. Looks like I'm sticking around. Drank from a generic pint glass.

Appearance- Pours a pitch ass black with a super creamy one finger dark tan head. A super thick collar remains along with no cap and zero lacing. Weird.
Smell- Loads a super rich light roasted coffee that smells ridiculously fragrant and fresh. Lots of chocolate as well as its milky and rich smelling and has a light sweet smell hiding underneath. Vanilla and a touch of caramel. Fuck yes, time to drink.
Taste- Upfront a big rush of vanilla and coffee and an onslaught of roasted goodness. The coffee is fresh and vibrant and not as earthy and roasty as most coffee brews yet is as intense as ever. Chocolate galore that's sort of raw and cocoa bean like, yet a light sweetness hides in the background really accentuating it. The finish is full of chocolate and coffee with a bit of lingering vanilla.
Mouthfeel- On the heavy side of medium with fairly light carbonation that still is just a hair too much for me.
Drinkability- Ridiculously good beer. I didn't even see this on the menu when I first glanced over it and all be damned if thus doesn't blow Marmalade Sky out of the water. So full of coffee and chocolate goodness. Getting a growler of this fucker for fishing this weekend. Amazing!

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Abominable from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 9 ratings
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