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Wee Jack - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

28 Reviews
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Reviews: 28
Hads: 64
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 7.63%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pdoran10 on 02-24-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 28 | Hads: 64
Photo of mothman
4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at TH for -bal aged week. Served in a chalice with a light layer of beige head. Color is a dark mahogony hued copper brown.

Aroma: Deep notes of JD here. The whiskey comes out a lot in this one and I like it a lot, even though it reminds me a bit of bourbon. It also has a decent amount of oak showing. A strong malt backbone with no presence of hops. Caramel and toffee with a light amount of chocolate. The tiniest bit of peat shows.

Taste: A big whiskey blast up front. This barrels really add a big flavor here. I really thought this was jim beam -bal aged. It has a touch of vanilla and a decent amount of oak showing. Light peat with some dark fruits. A bit of raisins and plums. Caramel, toffee, and chocolate malt all show.

Mouthfeel: Warming, smooth, and creamy. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends with a bit of peat, but pretty clean.

Overall, I thought this was a pretty solid wee heavy. It had a lot of whiskey showing which I really liked. Pretty malty as well. Definitely something worth trying. (1,045 characters)

Photo of kbutler1
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draft. Poured into a tulip glass a clear, dark cola like brown color with a slight off shite head that recedes to form a slight collar arond the glass. Minimal lace. The aroma is pretty clean and subdued, no overpowering jack daniels notes that blow you away but a more subdued sweet aroma of oak, jack daniels, dark fruit, and slight smoke. Medium mouthfeel. Slightly sweet flavors gives way to aformentioned slight smokiness and a smooth, drawn out flavor of JD. Warming effect from the alcohol but not really all that overpowering either. I think the beauty in this one is that it is so smooth and well incorporated. I would have liked to see a little bolder flavor and nose though. (685 characters)

Photo of pdoran10
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presented in a 10oz goblet. Very dark brown with half a finger of head that leaves decent lacing. Part of Town Hall's 2011 barrel aged week. Scotch ale aged in Jack Daniel's barrels.

Smell is a moderately crisp caramel, with slight but interesting whiskey, and vanilla notes.

Taste is an enhanced version of the smell. Very crisp and a bit light for a scotch ale, but nice caramel and slightly sweet taste in the base beer. The barrel aging comes in just right. Enough to add some nice vanilla, char and whiskey notes, but does not overpower the beer. Truly an excellent meshing of flavors.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin for a scotch ale with moderate to low carbonation that works well.

Real nice beer here that I could have quite a few of. Nothing off putting enough to steer me away from more. (802 characters)

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Wee Jack from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.