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Czar Jack Imperial Stout - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

371 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 371
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 12.59%
Wants: 500
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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Photo of Hopsiam14
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Hopsiam14, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of FeelinSurley
3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

FeelinSurley, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
2.51/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

2012 bottle opened on 1.24.13.

A - Pours a very dark brown with a huge mocha brown head that just sits there.

S - Booze, wood, ripe fruit, slight cherry.

T - Sour cherry, tin, damn it! This one is infected.

D - Tons of carbonation and a medium body.

O - I see what this could have been, but it isn't!

HuskyinPDX, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of popery
3.25/5  rDev -25.6%

popery, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of Kelp
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Kelp, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of thewimperoo
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

thewimperoo, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of ChrisPro
3.25/5  rDev -25.6%

ChrisPro, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of nataku00
3/5  rDev -31.4%

nataku00, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of zrab11
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

zrab11, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of GregSVT
4.08/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a tulip

A: Pours black with a really brown head that fades to a ring and leaves some lacing on the glass.

S: The nose starts with chocolate, vanilla, slight notes of molasses, and a hint of earthy hops.

T: The taste is similar with great flavors of chocolate, vanilla, citrus, and a bit of molasses on the finish.

M: The feel is medium bodied and really creamy.

O: This is not exactly a top 5 stout but it's still pretty tasty. A bit less hops and this could be fantastic...just not my style. This bottle was definitely not infected!

GregSVT, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of marine1975
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

marine1975, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of Robdrinx
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Robdrinx, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of Arbitrator
1.8/5  rDev -58.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Chilled bottle into a glass, courtesy of lurchingbeast. From notes.

A: Pours black with a mocha-colored head. Very foamy, but I'm hoping this is just a bottling issue.

S: Metallic, roasty chocolate with a mild bourbon nose. I'm hoping this isn't infected.

T: Hopes dashed. Tart cherry, a mild sourness, and strong metallicity. Bourbon and roast are restrained. This is way off.

M: Light-bodied and overcarbed.

O: Yuck.

Arbitrator, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of Samwhyz
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Samwhyz, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

t0rin0, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of MrVonzipper
3.48/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Black with fluffy khaki head and good retention

Nose is roasty. Chocolate, roasted nuts, mild coffee and bourbon and faint dark fruit.

Standard characteristics of what I'd want in a BA Stout just on the weaker, almost watered down side. Follows the nose.

Mouthfeel is on the this side for the style. Another disappointment for me. Medium carbonation.

Overall I just don't think Minnesota makes very good BA Stouts. They are good but not great.

MrVonzipper, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of Callmecoon
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Callmecoon, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of bertram
3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

bertram, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of oline73
2.93/5  rDev -33%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: The beer poured black as night with a finger of tan head that leaves a thick layer on top of the pour.

Smell: Sweet with some dark chocolate, mild coconut, dark fruit, and mild bourbon notes.

Taste: Unfortunately this beer doesn't live up to the smell. I'm getting a red berry like tartness that's overshadowing everything else. I am getting some bourbon and roast along with alcohol heat.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thick side of medium with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I really wish I hadn't gotten an infected bottle. This didn't really work well for me. Oh well. I hope I get to try it again.

oline73, Aug 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Dactrius, Aug 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

bpfrush, Aug 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

Devi0us, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.15/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Alucard4. Thanks bro

Woooohooo this bottle is not infected

Look: Black as night with about a 1 inch dark tan head and great retention with some circular lace

Smell: There is a nice bourbon note upfront with some spice behind it which clearly screams jack daniels. Quite a bit of chocolate and vanilla

Taste: The flavor is not as good as the nose in my opinion. The beer starts off slightly chocolate with hints of coffee and some dark fruits are hidden in there as well. The beer finishes with a very slight bourbon note could be more in there I suppose but then again it is Jack Daniels so I think it is the right amount

Mouthfeel: Body is just a touch thicker than medium and maybe mild to medium carbonation velvety and no alcohol burn.

Overall: I would really like to go back and try this one again. I think some factors might have worked against this beer. Right before this one I drank a Apple Brandy and Rum Hunahpu and it could not hold a candle to those beers. However I did enjoy it quite a bit.

DarthKostrizer, Jul 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

laymansbeerfan, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of mulder1010
1.53/5  rDev -65%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Got this in a trade and was geeked to try this.
Shared with Spicelab and Mrkennedy

A-- Poured a jet black color. Quite visible carbonation as got a three finger mocha colored head. Not what I expected at all. Head receded to a thick foam and left some visible lacing.

S-- Quite mild really. Mostly roast and chocolate. Just very slight oak and bourbon. Did not think it was barrels very long but the roast and chocolate character was quite nice as it warmed up.

T-- This can not be happening. Sour cherry and sour lacto. UGH. Just UGH.

M-- Sourness just builds in the mouth and overshadows the rest. Quite infected. What a bummer. Really sad to say the least. Was literally undrinkable.

O-- Been quite lucky in trading and not getting infected beers. Things happen and would still want to try this again but will not give up a lot to get it though. SIGH. Was a drain pour.

mulder1010, Jul 10, 2012
Czar Jack Imperial Stout from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.