Twisted Trace | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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4.4/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.90%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Barrel Aged Barley Wine has never tasted so splendid. We changed to barrels from a different distillery because we were unhappy with the performance from the barrels we used before. Wow, that was the correct decision.

Added by tewaris on 02-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#633
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
173
pDev:
7.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.25/5  rDev -26.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Was disappointed with this one. Just tasted a little on the bland side for a BA Barleywine.

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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Decent barley wine but don't get the hype.

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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.54/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.97/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a narrow tulip, ~12 oz serving size.

Dark mahogany with a creamy tan head; medium retention, some lacing, some legs. Took a bit to open up since it was served cold... strongly bourbon-y, with caramel, dates/figs following the booze.

Tastes sharp, alcoholic, somewhat sweet, and woody with hints of toffee and vanilla. Kinda sounds like a generic BA barleywine but I like this iteration better than Twisted Jim, that I noted was too bitter.

The finish is lingering with notes of molasses and chocolate. Mouthfeel is sharp and attenuated; also the carbonation seems a bit high (I like 'em flat I suppose).

Overall quite nice and worth seeking out, IMO. $6.50 + tax if it matters.

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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Twisted Trace from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 173 ratings