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Tørst Front Room | Evil Twin Brewing

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4.06/5
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57 Ratings
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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: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Malaga Barrel Aged Barley Wine

Added by Jason on 02-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
57
pDev:
9.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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11
Gots:
3
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Photo of xtonytx
3.72/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DMarlinJ
3.72/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured no head and looks kind of murky brown, not very appealing. First hit in the nose you can smell the wine barrel and hints of musty barleywine. I don't like the balance. It's sweet and bitter but doesn't really meld together. Sweat coat in mouth but leaves a dry astringency that is unpleasant. Overall it is not the quality for the cost of a single 12 oz at $13.

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Photo of bgold86
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lots of dried fruit sweetness, prunes, raisins...alcohol is well hidden, a really good sipper.

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Photo of ShanePB
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of More_betterness
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of needMIbeer
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AngryVeteran
4.51/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

330 ml bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours hazy dark brown color with a minimal head and a thin ring of bubbles around the glass. Some lingering wisps of bubbles on the surface, with some slight spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, brown sugar, raisin, plum, fig, date, toffee, vanilla, chocolate, toast, oak, light red wine, and toast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, dark fruit, and wine barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, raisin, plum, fig, date, toffee, vanilla, toast, chocolate, oak, red wine, and oak/toasted earthiness. Some light tannic wine/oak bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, raisin, plum, fig, date, vanilla, toast, chocolate, oak, red wine, and oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice robustness and complexity of dark/bready malt, dark fruit, and wine barrel flavors; with a great malt/barrel balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light carbonation and very full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and fairly slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent English Barleywine style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, dark fruit, and wine barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Axnjxn
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AGust82
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Aged around seven months since point of acquisition. Dark reddish brown brew with the lightest smattering of tan bubbles, mostly on the sides of the glass. Like its brother Back Room, pours into the glass like a sticky torrid glut of pure darkness with precious little in the way of overt carbonation. Aroma of dark fruits (raisins, prunes), toffee, vanilla, resinous wine, and a tinge of fresh earth. Palate features some medicinal wine notes due to the barrel selection which serve to cut the sweetness a bit, although this is by and large a sweet rather simple barleywine full of brown sugar, vanilla, raisin, fig, molasses, and brown bread flavors. Less obviously vinous than its port barrel aged counterpart (in which I got more fresh grape) but more resinous and tart. Some alcohol astringency. Thick and slick body with slightly more carbonation than expected. Finishes on the dry side for the style, reminiscent of burnt sugar doused raisins or perhaps a cheap cigar. Nothing notably wrong here although I've had less dry barleywines that reveal a more fresh fruitiness.

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Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of schnarr84
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Rutager
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of KornWallace
4.79/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Date: 3/25/14
Location: Eagle Provisions Brooklyn
Glassware: Tulip
Appearance: Black. When holding it up the light none gets through. Brief head but the carbonation slips away. Little bit of viscosity at the glasses edge.
Aromatics: Dark Fruits. Grapes, Raisins, and Prunes. Something very sweet as well like vanilla. Some warm alcohol notes.
Flavor: This is a beautifully sweet and fruity barleywine. The mouthfeel starts with the carbonation but ends in a velvety smoothness. The dark fruits are in here with some alcohol, but the alcohol is hidden well.
Finish: The carbonation rides it out on the tongue for a little and the viscousness stays for a while as well. I get the feeling I'm breathing grapes out of my nose.
Notes: This might have becomes my favorite English Barleywine.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mikeincharleston
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of roostor07
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Rado
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.72/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Big beer but for those who are well familiar with Malaga Wine, it´s not as big as it seems to be. Since Barrel aged owns major part of this good job.
330ml bottle. Wine glass. Very dark brown color, dark amber tints to the light. Beige froth, brief crown. Aromas of raisin, toasted caramel malts, candies, ripe plums & dats, as well as matured wood on the back. Sweet toasted malt, Malaga Wine, intense raisin, sugar flavors & hints of molasses. Full body. Soft carbonation. Oily texture & silky palate. Low herbal bitterness in the middle is overwhelmed by intense Malaga flavor rounded by underlying licorice candy notes. No-cloying sugary flavor made from raisins, herbs & spices. ABV is well hidden & shown as a kind warming feel. Slight harsh astringency. Long sweet finish. Ripe & caramelish fruits on the aftertaste.

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Tørst Front Room from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 57 ratings
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