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Czar Jack Imperial Stout - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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364 Ratings
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Ratings: 364
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 12.59%
Wants: 498
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  rDev -8.5%

thebigredone, Jun 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

chippo33, Jun 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

HopsMatt, Jun 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

chase2634, Jun 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

DrZeus10, Jun 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

yamar68, Jun 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

dasmusik, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

ajzy, May 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

mhenson42, May 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

rmalinowski4, May 07, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.4%

lonewolfcry, May 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

weonfire, Apr 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

baybum, Apr 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

ridglens, Apr 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

wyatt13, Apr 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

Gonzoillini, Apr 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

MaseFace, Apr 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

beernads, Apr 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

jbuddle, Mar 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

srandycarter, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

64oz. growler into a Brooklyn Brewer snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a viscous pitch black with a .25 finger dark mocha head that dissipates quickly. Big, oily and sticky legs that clings heavily to the glass. Lacing is spotty and mineral. As expected due to the style and serving vessel.

Nose is chocolate, fudge, sweet soy sauce, molasses, roasted malt, toasted almonds and brownie. Booziness is deep but well hidden. Not the most aromatic but the flavors are well integrated.

Opens chocolate and sweet soy sauce. Roast and molasses sweetness in the middle with layers of fudge and more chocolate. Dark fruit and booziness sneak in at the end right before a chocolate finish. Aftertaste is booze, roast, and more dark fruit and chocolate sweetness. Really good.

Medium to full bodied with low carbonation. Oily, slick, and smooth in the mouth and warm going down. Messy finish with a lingering, sticky aftertaste. Perfect for what it is. I actually like the slightly thinner body here.

A hyped brew that I have to say really lives up to the billing. The barrel presence is subtle, showcasing the complex and well integrated and complementary flavors. Feel is just right and the smell and look fit the style well. Definitely worth a try and another winner from Town Hall.

SpeedwayJim, Mar 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

64oz growler filled on 3/5/13 split six ways and poured into Teku Glass. Consumed on 3/14 and reviewed from notes.

A- Pours a midnight black with about a fingers worth of light mocha brown head that recedes a moderate pace leaving some light spotty lacing, recedes to a flat top.

S- Dark chocolate with some light oak, vanilla, and a slight sweet bourbon presence. Not overly aromatic with some light booze present but not bad for being almost 10%. Overall aroma is pretty nice but could have had more potential.

T- Dark creamy chocolate, coconuts, vanilla some light oak and fairly light bourbon. Well balanced with nice rich flavors although bourbon could have come out a little bit more.

M- Very smooth, lightly creamy, medium bodied, nice carbonation, very easy drinking.

O- This was a very nice barrel-aged RIS that definitely did not disappoint. It was very easy drinking and had some nice rich creamy flavors with a fairly nice balance. I would love to try this again and I wish they could bottle it more regularly (without it being infected).

jaasen64, Mar 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

macrosmatic, Mar 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

DonFrap, Mar 13, 2013
Czar Jack Imperial Stout from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.