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Blueberry Milk Porter | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by gatornation on 10-16-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of fuzzcherry
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of tbeq00
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of AgentZero
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark brown beer with a beige head that didn't stay for long and didn't leave anything on the sides.

S - Smells like a milk stout with blueberries added. Has a nice sweetness to it and blueberries that don't seem artificial.

T - Taste is about the same as the nose, with blueberry and lactose coming through. Some roasted malts. Solid.

M - Creamy, pretty close to full bodied, lower carbonation.

O - Enjoyable beer, particularly if you like blueberries. I'm not a big milk stout fan, but the bluberries in this are a positive addition. Would drink again.

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Photo of Viggo
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub in October.

Pours a clear dark reddish ruby, some black away from the light, thin off white head forms and settles down to a thin ring around the glass, a couple lace spots stick, looks good.

Smell is neat, a lot of sweet blueberry, light chocolate wafer maltiness, a touch of roast, caramel sweetness, lots of fruit character, random berries, more blueberry, pretty nice.

Taste is nice too, huge blueberry fruitiness, lots of sweetness, caramel, a bit sugary, light chocolate roast, a bit biscuity through the middle, sweet finish without being too much, lots of berry character.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation. Goes down smooth, nothing too complex but a nice fruit beer.

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Photo of grub
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

sampled on tap at the brewery oct 21/2010.

pours deep dark brown with lots of red highlights around the edges. crystal clear. the small fine light tan head drops fairly fast and leaves a bit of spotty lace.

aroma is good. chocolate and blueberry. bit of coffee. light roast. hint of alcohol. dark and milk chocolate. hint of caramel. white bread.

taste is nice. mellow blueberry. light chocolate and coffee. whole wheat bread. hint of biscuit. hint of alcohol. the berry comes through more as it warms. light sweetness, not really caramely but more fruity sweetness.

mouthfeel is good. just over medium body. medium carbonation level.

drinkability is good. nice balance. good blueberry character. tasty!

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Photo of kbutler1
3.46/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draft. Poured into a pint glass. Nice looking dark brown color with a slight rich looking tan head that collars around the glass. The aroma is roasty malt with some ligh roast coffee and a touch of ripe blueberry smell. The mouthfeel is a nice creamy medium. The blueberries are much more prevalent in the taste than in the nose. Blueberry sweetness gives way to roasty porter flavors. Mild licorice taste lingers at the end. Not bad but I would have wanted more blueberries in this.

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Photo of ZAP
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Dark brown...light tan head...good carbonation from the Growler more about a month after I got it.

S-Blueberry is definitely evident but not overpowering. I am reminded of the blueberries in my blueberry oatmeal cereal. Some roasted notes along with flaked milk chocolate off a chocolate easter bunny.

T-Sweetish but not cloying....Milk chocolate...sweet blueberries...some roasty maltiness too...really full of flavor...

M-Medium bodied...creamy but not velvet like...has the texture of a milk stout.

D-I like this...The blueberry is in about a perfect proportion to the base milk stout. I nice blend. Decadent...A bit rich and I'll end up splitting this growlerl over two nights .

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Photo of tempest
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split a pitcher with friends at the brewpub. Poured pitch black with a short light tan head. I'm not usually a fan of blueberry beers, but this is pretty tasty. It basically tastes like a fancy chocolate bar with fresh blueberries. There's a touch of roast and lactose sugar. It's smooth, not too sweet or fruity.

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Photo of Bighuge
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Body is almost black with streaks of ruby. Thin beige head recedes to nothing quickly. Lacing is quite sparse. Aroma is milky sweet chocolate and the slightest hint of blueberry. Smelled much more like blueberry on tap at the brewpub. Base flavor of milk porter is nice. Milk sugar and chocolate and a little roast. Blueberry is very faint again. Hard to even pick up. Mouthfeel is creamy smooth. All in all a good beer, but as far as the blueberry aspect goes, this growler is like night and day compared to my pour at the pub.

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Photo of ccrida
4.74/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On draught at the brewery, Town Hall's Blueberry Milk "Porter" is cola brown with a tan collar leaving no lace.

Smell is nice, it smells like a porter, with a light waft of blueberry, but it's certainly not overly sweet or fruity.

Taste is awesome. Whoa. Really impressed. I thought this would be super sweet, and over done fruit extract. No. Nice clean base porter with a fantastic integration of the blueberry, enough without being too much. Killer, a pleasant, very big surprise.

Mouthfeel is smooth, light bodied, with just dry enough of a finish.

Drinkability is very good, loving this beer. Wow. Anxious to try the raspberry porter! Not only do I love the flavor, I think I could really session these without getting sick of them.

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Photo of jera1350
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pure black in color with just a trace of any head on top. Little to no lacing.

Milky sweet smell with a touch of roasty malt and a hint of blueberry.

A lactose sweet base porter with a little bit of roast, but not much. The blueberry is quite prominent, but not overdone. The fruit tastes fresh and is not artificial tasting at all. The lactose sweetness and blueberry seem to work very well together in a porter base. Quite tasty.

Milky smooth with body between medium and full. Carbonation is maybe a touch lacking, but not much.

Drinks very well. I could have a couple of these. Really enjoying the flavor of this beer as I think it works great. A very interesting take on a fruit beer and it works wonderfully.

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Photo of GeezLynn
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Town Hall 10/25/10

Appearance was a dark black with a good dirty white head that was well-retained. Smell leaned heavily toward the roasted malt with a little caramel malt and maybe a little vanilla. Blueberry wasn't noticeable for me in the aroma, but was noticeable in the flavor. Underneath a heavy roasted base, the blueberry came through like blueberry pancakes - easily recognized, but in a complimentary role to the malt. Despite the name, not really much if any milk/lactose character here and in my opinion, it should be listed as a Porter. Mouthfeel was light, almost a little too much so, even with full carbonation helping out the lighter body.

Interesting to the point where I could see trying it again, and drinkable enough to have several in a sitting. Still, not really a standout for Town Hall.

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Photo of mothman
3.45/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served in a pint glass.

Pours a small layer of off white head. Color is a light brown with a purple hue to it.

Aroma: Light roasted malts with a hint of blueberries. Sweet and creamy with some lactose.

Aroma: More blueberries here, but a big roasted malt taste as well. Lactose and creamy. Chocolate shows with a bit of licorice in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth, and a bit bubbly but in a good way. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends roasted.

Overall, a decent beer, but nothing crazy for a town hall infusion beer. It was too roasted for me. A pint was a bit too much for me.

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Photo of gatornation
3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a hazy amber/lilac color with a lilac /tan collar..nose is sweet milk creamy with malt toffee notes..not alot of blueberry smell?..taste is the same its a sweet porter with toffee and caramel notes sweet lactose milk some spice and licorice very smooth but again im not tasting blueberries in this batch?..mouth feel is smooth and creamy its a very drinkable porter...but no/little blueberries?..still good brew

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Blueberry Milk Porter from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 14 ratings
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