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Double Barrel Jack Frost - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Double Barrel Jack Frost
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mothman on 02-19-2013)
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Reviews by tewaris:
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark with a very good dark brown colored head... a good looking beer this one is.

Fruit preserves, general tartness and faint coffee in the aroma. Tastes tart, dark fruity, chocolate cherries, with a lingering roast. Kinda "Belgian" style in its strong tartness, that is similar to the strongly charred character of Belgian stouts, and in its high carbonation + clean finish. Medium feel.

Disappointing in that one of the double barrels (bourbon) is felt only in the booze.

7 bucks/12 oz.

tewaris, Feb 20, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Schlais
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Schlais, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of MattyG85
4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewpub. Served in a Town Hall chalice glass.

Appearance: Color is a oily pitch black. Moderate amount of bubbles. Huge four finger deep tan head with decent retention. Leaves some good creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A big rich aroma of whiskey and sweet dark malts along with some big undertones of fruit. Scent of whiskey up front with good hints of oak and vanilla. Dark roasted malts with hints of dark chocolate, coffee, cream, burnt caramel, toffee, and a little smoked malt. Some sweet molasses sugar. Big fruit presence with a big scent of cherry from the wine aging. Also hints of prune, raisin, and fig. Subtle hop hints in the background. A very good smell.

Taste: Like nose hints at, a rich taste of sweet dark malt, whiskey, and fruit. Whiskey taste upfront with notes of vanilla and oak. Dark roasted malts with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, burnt caramel, cream, toffee, nuts, and some smoke. A fair amount of sweet molasses in the mix as well. Taste of cherry from the wine barrel. Also some notes of raisin, prune, and fig. Subtle hop presence in the background. A very solid stout taste with some good oak and fruit notes.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Rich, creamy, and somewhat syrupy. A little alcohol heat is felt but its not overly boozy.

Overall: A very good barrel aged imperial stout. Solid whiskey and dark malt flavor and the wine barrel adds an interesting twist.

MattyG85, Feb 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

huskermike12, May 02, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

Bunuelian, Sep 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

morimech, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of Rutager
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thank you to Maximum12 for hooking me up with this big badass growler.

Appearance. Pours like old dirty engine oil. Capped with a skim of dark tan head.

Smell. Whiskey and old barrel wood, port, molasses and raisins, red wine and even more barrel.

Taste. Whiskey, molasses, red wine, raisins, and a shit ton of barrel wood with some cocoa in the finish. Huge flavors and gets better the more I drink ...imagine that!!!

Mouthfeel. Medium-full body, medium-low smooth carbonation. Pretty nice for a beer this big.

Overall. A pretty extreme beer. Glad to have tried, but won't go too far out of my way to try it again.

Rutager, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of yamar68
4.66/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer completely caught me off guard - my hopes weren't all that high after reading some of the initial reviews, but this beer tickles me right where I like to be tickled.

Complete absence of clarity... a consistent chocolate brown collar produces thick oily lace. An abyss of a beverage in this regard; as dark as it gets.

Remarkably smooth on the nose. Dark chocolate, raspberry, dessert sugars like caramel and toffee, a wide array of barrel notes... vanilla, oak, earthy spice. There's no real discernible alcohol presence.

Wow. Vinous red fruit flavors, black forest deliciousness, a touch of sour cherry or grape, bitter coffee grounds. An incredible sense of complexity and balance. Fruits and sweets and spirits and religion... all wrapped into one single beer. Divine.

Like nothing else I can think of. This beer is a thing of brilliance.

yamar68, Feb 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

BColton1, Mar 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

tbone64, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

CCutch, Apr 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

FeelinSurley, Apr 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

cofeeguru, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of Torgo
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Thick dark chocolate brown pour, 3/4 inch creamy brown head and an aroma of dark chocolate and a little wine. Flavor was also plenty of dark chocolate, dry oaky wine and incredibly balanced for an imperial stout. My only complaint is the price. Really good beer? Yes. However probably not worth $45/growler.

Torgo, Feb 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

nrs207, Apr 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

MNPikey, Feb 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

herman77, Feb 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

mattmarka1, Jan 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

josephwa, Feb 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

tuckerlikesbeer, Apr 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

ja09, Jun 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

TboneRN, Apr 27, 2014
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Double Barrel Jack Frost from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.