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Town Hall Manhattan Barrel 2013 & 2014

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belgian Grand Cru aged with cherries then aged in a Woodford Bourbon barrel for many moons. Mmmmm, cherry.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ctipping (710) - Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2015
32 oz. growler. Deep reddish amber. Strong bourbon aroma. Lots of sugars, too. Cherry. Belgian yeast. And some booze. Tastes much more of cherry than it smells. Nutty maltiness. Oak. Bourbon. Interesting, but the cherry is a little cloying. Boozy and kinda heavy. Not something I’d drink a lot of.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (6308) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2015
Keg @ Town Hall. Deep Amber pour with a tiny head. Nose is interesting. Sweet and rich.mounds bad, cherry, homeyed bread and cereal. Flavor is rich, syrupy and substantial. Cherry meat. Brown sugar. Hot boozy finish. Full and substantial. Decent

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6392) - Utah, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Growler at the RBSG grand tasting in Portland
Clear dark amber with a medium sized off-white head, some lacing. Aroma is woody, caramel and leather. Taste is woody, caramel and brown sugar
Nice

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (11172) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
Growler, pours a hazy orange amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out loads of whiskey barrels, caramel, bready notes and booze. Flavour is kind of tart, with caramel, bready notes and sour stone fruits. Seems a little off but still very pleasant. Okay.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (7194) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Growler thanks to Chris shared at RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong bourbon, vanilla, cherry, wood. Medium mouth, caramel, candy sugar, vanilla, light booze, very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (7796) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Growler. Pours a clear amber color with almost no head. A big sweet fruity nose. The flavor is cherry, toffee, caramel, berry. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (1103) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Ruby color no head. Strong cherry aroma. Flavor is intense with cherry, some bourbon.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (3044) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 23, 2015
Tap at Town Hall, Feb. 2015. Listed at 10.4% Sweet ripe cherry nose, spice, bourbon barrel. Hazy reddish brown color. Ripe sweet fruity initial, goes lightly tangy with sour plums and more barrel. Goes a bit flat in mid and then picks up again right away. Some vanilla and spice behind it all. Thin-medium body. Very complex stuff. Could be a little more tart. Barrel notes are great. If bottled, this might develop very nicely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho (2340) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Draft at brewery during barrel aged week 2015. Lovely nose. Cherries are immediately evident in the taste. Served very cold needed to warm up. No head or lace. Strong without being overly boozy. I'm not a huge fan of anything cherry flavored but this is solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9144) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy dark reddish brown pour with white head, aroma brought notes of banana, oak, toffee, vanilla, dark fruit with plum, slight honey with a hint of cherry, slight spice. Taste was a mix of dark fruit, toffee, nice oak with even a tart and tannic note, slight cherry, red berry, finishing with bourbon, whiskey, sweet. Pretty tasty.


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