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Czar Jack Imperial Stout - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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BA SCORE
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world-class

352 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 352
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 504
Gots: 30 | 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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Ratings: 352 | Reviews: 148 | Display Reviews Only:
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cofeeguru

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

02-20-2013 06:16:47 | More by cofeeguru
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Cyclone8

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

02-20-2013 04:30:26 | More by Cyclone8
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rjacobs6

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.5%

02-19-2013 04:20:55 | More by rjacobs6
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mychalg9

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

02-17-2013 18:44:53 | More by mychalg9
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jegross2

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

02-08-2013 04:37:37 | More by jegross2
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Mjmoser

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3%

02-07-2013 03:35:32 | More by Mjmoser
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Hopsiam14

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3%

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

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

02-04-2013 13:27:50 | More by FeelinSurley
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

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!

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 05:48:48 | More by HuskyinPDX
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popery

California

3.25/5  rDev -25.6%

01-27-2013 07:56:11 | More by popery
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-23-2013 05:37:46 | More by Kelp
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-19-2013 20:05:02 | More by thewimperoo
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ChrisPro

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -25.6%

01-19-2013 19:07:53 | More by ChrisPro
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nataku00

California

3/5  rDev -31.4%

01-09-2013 03:20:27 | More by nataku00
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zrab11

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

12-27-2012 16:09:41 | More by zrab11
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GregSVT

Texas

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!

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 22:53:09 | More by GregSVT
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marine1975

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

12-09-2012 02:10:35 | More by marine1975
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Robdrinx

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3%

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

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 08:04:15 | More by Arbitrator
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Samwhyz

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3%

11-04-2012 20:27:08 | More by Samwhyz
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

11-04-2012 03:05:21 | More by t0rin0
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MrVonzipper

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 07:04:49 | More by MrVonzipper
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Callmecoon

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

08-26-2012 21:27:11 | More by Callmecoon
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bertram

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

08-25-2012 22:22:41 | More by bertram
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oline73

Maryland

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 21:12:13 | More by oline73
Czar Jack Imperial Stout from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.