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Czar Jack Imperial Stout - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

353 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 353
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 12.81%
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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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

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.

Serving type: growler

07-29-2013 02:22:59 | More by Rutager
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DrZeus10

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3%

06-03-2013 23:14:14 | More by DrZeus10
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3%

06-02-2013 00:43:57 | More by yamar68
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Hopsiam14

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3%

02-04-2013 23:11:05 | More by Hopsiam14
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MacDonaldT84

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3%

03-28-2012 18:59:54 | More by MacDonaldT84
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syrupjoe

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3%

03-07-2012 02:55:42 | More by syrupjoe
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billyshears

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3%

06-09-2012 04:01:22 | More by billyshears
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GeezLynn

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3%

11-17-2011 03:18:22 | More by GeezLynn
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CCutch

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3%

11-12-2013 21:05:23 | More by CCutch
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Anonymous1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3%

07-07-2013 23:08:17 | More by Anonymous1
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BeerBucks

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3%

03-08-2013 22:25:13 | More by BeerBucks
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MPLS

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: growler

03-06-2010 09:54:11 | More by MPLS
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alpenglocken

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3%

11-15-2011 19:46:37 | More by alpenglocken
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hopswap1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3%

05-02-2014 17:19:10 | More by hopswap1
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Samwhyz

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3%

11-04-2012 20:27:08 | More by Samwhyz
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JRod1969

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3%

12-02-2013 00:15:52 | More by JRod1969
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rmalinowski4

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3%

05-07-2013 19:49:28 | More by rmalinowski4
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3%

11-14-2011 14:23:09 | More by sideshowe
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2011 21:37:08 | More by KarlHungus
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Powderhornphil

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3%

02-24-2013 03:05:17 | More by Powderhornphil
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josephwa

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3%

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Mark000

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-20-2012 03:04:46 | More by Mark000
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Robdrinx

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3%

11-17-2012 23:43:03 | More by Robdrinx
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laymansbeerfan

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3%

07-19-2012 22:32:06 | More by laymansbeerfan
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surlytheduff

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3%

11-26-2011 15:46:20 | More by surlytheduff
Czar Jack Imperial Stout from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 353 ratings.