Tørst Front Room | Evil Twin Brewing

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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
Ratings:
57
Reviews:
11
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
9.02%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
3
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Photo of KornWallace
4.79/5  rDev +16.8%
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 MikeyMikee
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of AngryVeteran
4.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Greywulfken
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: into a large snifter, nearly opaque ruby brown body with no more than a few bubbles and a sliver of foam at the edge of the beer

S: booze-soaked dates and figs, deep dark wine

T: dark fruits and sweet grape jelly, Merlot-esque wine flavors, sweet toffee and molasses - although I was unfamiliar with Malaga (a wine), there are wine-like flavor components that I'll attribute to the Malaga barrels used to age the wine -slightly tart, dark cherry and red grape

M: medium-full feeling, smooth, slightly coating, slightly sticky, wine vapors

O: similar to the Port aged Back Room, but with a thicker, richer flavor and feel - another top quality English-style barleywine

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Photo of bgold86
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
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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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of BeerWorld
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of jbuddle
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of GrindFatherBob
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of mahak213
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- Muddy, cloudy brown, with hints of ruby by the edges. No head, looks completely still.

Smell- Big malt presence, booze, vanilla, toffee, raisins and generic dark fruits. Very complex, I don't want to pull my nose out!

Taste- Not as crazy as it smells, but it's very nice. Big dark fruits, brown sugar, alcohol warmth, vanilla and oak. Works very well, barrel is there and plays well with the other flavors without overpowering them.

Mouthfeel- Completely still, full body, sticky and sweet finish

Overall- Really liked both Front Room and Back Room, pick them both up if you can!

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of DWood
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of metter98
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very hazy dark brownish red in color. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that died down, leaving delicate lacing on the surface and a collar consisting of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of Malaga wine from the barrel aging are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, flavors of Malaga stand out in the taste but there are also hints of sweet malts from the underlying barleywine. The taste becomes better as the beer warms up. Except for the wine, no alcohol is detectable.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a low amount of carbonation.
O: This beer doesn't taste like an 11.2% abv beer because it hides its alcohol very well, although it is pleasant enough to sip and savor.

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4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Tørst Front Room from Evil Twin Brewing
4.1 out of 5 based on 57 ratings.
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