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Czar Jack Imperial Stout - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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97
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361 Ratings
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Ratings: 361
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%

BeerBucks, Mar 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

will1256, Mar 08, 2013
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1/5  rDev -77.1%

BillHilly, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of barleywinefiend
1.95/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

A: Poured a deep, dark brown nearly black with a dark brown cap which has some staying power; leaving bubbles and a brown collar clinging to the glass

S: Green funk like sour apple, metal, chocolate and booze

T: Dooooh! Like sour apple green funky stuff. Infected indeed. Really not going to bother finishing the tasting notes on this...

M: Abrasive and I ain't talkin' Surly folks, overcarbed and funky, sharp and off-putting to put it mildly

O: Roll the dice on this one.

barleywinefiend, Mar 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

CaptainNomihodai, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of JackieTH
4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Czar Jack 2013 (growler)

Foreboding deep brown-black pour with a thin angry film of deep mocha foam. Trace of lacing.

Smells of rum cake, raisins, dark chocolate, toasted coconut, vanilla..delicious.

Taste is semi-sweet chocolate, figs, raisins, coconut rum cake. Lightly sweet. Very complex with layer upon layer of flavor.

Nice zing of carbonation cuts through the richly layered flavors. Creamy mouthfeel. Medium heavy body is actually lighter than I expected.

No hint of ABV.

Very very good...it will be challenge for me NOT to finish this entire growler tonight..

JackieTH, Feb 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Powderhornphil, Feb 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

josephwa, Feb 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

sacrelicio, Feb 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

cofeeguru, Feb 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Cyclone8, Feb 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

rjacobs6, Feb 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

mychalg9, Feb 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

jegross2, Feb 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Mjmoser, Feb 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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

FeelinSurley, Feb 04, 2013
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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
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3.25/5  rDev -25.6%

popery, Jan 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Kelp, Jan 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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

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

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

zrab11, Dec 27, 2012
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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
Czar Jack Imperial Stout from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.