Tørst Back Room | Evil Twin Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
eviltwin.dk

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Port Barrel Aged Barley Wine

Added by Jason on 02-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
63
Reviews:
14
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
5
For Trade:
2
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2/5  rDev -51.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of corby112
3.2/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark chestnut brown color with mahogany/plum edges and a half finger beige head that immediately fades into a very thin ring.  Minimal spotty lacing left behind.

Boozy, chalky aroma that smells slightly oxidized with vinous red wine, dry oak and roasted dark malt.  Port like notes with vinous grape, raisin and fig along with subtle roast and sweet, leathery malt underneath.

Medium bodied with tight carbonation and slight oxidization.  Some vinous dark fruit and dry toasted oak/toothpick with strong vinous raisin, grape and other dark fruits.  Slightly off with weird oxidization going on.  Works for now but it's a flaw that won't age well.  I'm not sure if we got a bad bottle but this already tastes close to a decade old.

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3.44/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Well, I've had this in the cellar for a stretch. Here goes. A very dark murky brown brew poured into a snifter. Almost no head to speak of, just a ring of dark beige bubbles around the glass. Aroma is sweet malts and fruit, golden syrup and molasses dredged over grapes and prunes with a whiff of herbal, woody hops. Palate is thick, rich, and fruity, with my brain undecided as to whether the raisins/prunes or molasses/toffee hold ultimate sway. There's an undercurrent of cherry pipe tobacco and perhaps thick red wine. Butter brickle and peanuts. Fig cookies. Its an interesting combination, leaving me at a loss regarding how everything can hang together so well without unpleasant clashes. I am getting coffee liqueur, toffee, and roasted barley late, particularly in the semi-sweet finish. Any obvious grain flavors reveal themselves late but they certainly show up for the soiree. There is some booziness but this is rather refined in its power. Very syrupy and thick, top end of the body spectrum. My bottle is approximately a year old. All in all, a sweet treat that captures this style well, with minimal woody flavors from the barrel aging and a corresponding well preserved sweetness.

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3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Tørst Back Room from Evil Twin Brewing
4.15 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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