Monday, January 4, 2010

Town Hall Brewery: Festivus

1430 Washington Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN
21A. Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

Aroma: (11/12) 
Big chocolate up front, that is complimented by lots of coffee.

Appearance: (3/3)
Dark black with only slight ruby around the edges. Pours a one-
fingered head from the tap and subsides very quickly; slight lacing.

Flavor: (18/20)  
The first thing to hit the tongue is the amount of coffee in this brew!
At the back-end, some chocolate is present, but not much. As it
warms, coffee flavor intensifies.

Mouthfeel: (5/5)
Medium bodied, lighter than an oatmeal stout, but not watery at all.

Overall Impression: (9/10)
This is a fantastic beer...if you like coffee. It is very coffee-forward
with chocolate aromas. Coffee does over-power stout base, though.

TOTAL: 46/50  

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