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Czar Jack Imperial Stout - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

356 Ratings
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Ratings: 356
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 501
Gots: 29 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ol' Jack Frost aged in Jack Daniels barrels.

(Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 11-01-2004)
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

FalconA, Jan 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

CP filled growler that I've had since the cold winter months. Thanks Steasy66, been looking forward to this bad boy.

Appearance. Pours fairly thick, black, and topped with a finger of pretty dark brown head that had moderate retention.

Smell. Dark chocolate, woody bourbon, vanilla and a little bit of licorice root and prune plums.

Taste. Nice semi sweet bakers chocolate, lots of toasted oak, a dash of bourbon and licorice root, and just a trace of dark fruit. Very nice. The dark chocolate lingers a while.

Mouthfeel. Pretty full body, medium-low carbonation.

Overall. Fantastic stuff. Lots of wood and chocolate, bourbon is complimentary and not even close to overdone. Just how a BB RIS should be imo. Thanks again man, you always hook me up with the goods.

Rutager, Jul 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

DrZeus10, Jun 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

yamar68, Jun 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Hopsiam14, Feb 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

MacDonaldT84, Mar 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

syrupjoe, Mar 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

billyshears, Jun 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

GeezLynn, Nov 17, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

CCutch, Nov 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Anonymous1, Jul 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

BeerBucks, Mar 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was definitely my favorite beer from Town Hall's Big and Barreled week.

A: This beer has the classic opaque plague blackness that a RIS should have. The cascading head is a nice burnt caramel. What remains from the above average retention is the a nice salivary layer. Still plenty of carbonation left in this growler. It talks the talk, but can it walk it?

S: The smell is not a barrel explosion, but a good blend of the barrel with the base beer. The barrel adds the unobtrusive whiskey, oak, vanilla. The base beer I imagine is dominated by chocolate, because I'm getting chocolate and espresso from it, still roasted to not smell too sweet.

T: Wow, alcohol heat is imperceptible or maybe I have been drinking too many big beers. A beefy malt build in this one, the sweetness slowly turns up once this beer hits the tongue and finishes with a descending mildly dry barrel bit. There is chocolate with vanilla - chocolate shake? Vanilla, espresso especially in the bitterness department, and caramel. Hell of a beer.

M: The mouthfeel is chewy and creamy, like a fattened up milk - yum.

D: Alcohol hidden far too well, probably a result of the extended aging. I was told that it was in hibernation for 18 months and that really shows. I have probable consumed about 100 oz of this beer in the past week.

MPLS, Mar 06, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

alpenglocken, Nov 15, 2011
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hopswap1, May 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Samwhyz, Nov 04, 2012
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JRod1969, Dec 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

rmalinowski4, May 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

sideshowe, Nov 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Town Hall Tap. This beer arrives an opaque black color. The head is half an inch of dark tan colored foam. The aroma is of roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruits, and bourbon. The taste is similar to the aroma. The bourbon is nicely integrated into the rest of the beer. The mouthfeel is full bodied with appropriately low carbonation, and a velvety texture. Overall, this is a very, very good beer. I will definitely search this one out next time it is being poured.

KarlHungus, Nov 15, 2011
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Powderhornphil, Feb 24, 2013
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josephwa, Feb 24, 2013
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Mark000, Jan 20, 2012
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Robdrinx, Nov 17, 2012
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laymansbeerfan, Jul 19, 2012
Czar Jack Imperial Stout from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 356 ratings.