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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

47 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.83%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mothman on 02-19-2013)
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

03-26-2013 14:48:05 | More by jbuddle
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Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

11-13-2013 21:02:20 | More by mmulebarn
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Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

04-24-2014 02:55:11 | More by Petcha
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morimech

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -14%

02-21-2013 21:38:34 | More by morimech
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -14%

01-17-2014 05:46:58 | More by mattmarka1
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tewaris

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -14%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2013 01:36:28 | More by tewaris
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at town hall in a snifter.

A finger or so of tan head. Color is a deep black.

Flavor profile is red wine notes off the nose. Very deep. The red wine carries into the flavor and is fairly dominate. It's tough to pick up the other barrel flavors. Deep chocolate, raisins, plums, dark cherries. It kind of has a sour twang to it. Fairly roasty.

Mouthfeel: dry and roasted. Full bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends clean. Nice feel.

Overall, a very complex beer, but the red wine barrels dominated too much. It tasted like it was either a bit sour or bit infected. I don't know. I prefer regular Jack Frost over it 9.9 out of 10 times. This beer just didn't do it for me. Wouldn't spend $7 on another glass.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2013 22:59:09 | More by mothman
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herman77

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

02-21-2013 19:30:18 | More by herman77
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

03-08-2013 00:50:32 | More by millelacsmark
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Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

02-20-2013 15:20:50 | More by eawolff99
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Djsaturn1

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-27-2014 03:18:53 | More by Djsaturn1
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-27-2014 01:52:51 | More by djrn2
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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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Penguin3200

Minnesota

3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Tuesday night of Barrel Week at Town Hall.

Pours dark with small head that dissipates quickly. Little to no lacing and small ring of bubbles around the edge. Looks like I expected an extended aged stout to look.

Smell is a winner. Faint bourbon, vanilla, caramel, blending with oak and barrel notes.

Tastes hits with faint hit of the bourbon stout, but then the French oak barrels dominate. Seems out of balance at this point and the finish gets very vineous. Maybe time will help this mellow and blend to balance the bourbon and oak.

Mouthfeel is thin but works well.

Overall this is a decent Town Hall barrel aged beer, that I hope comes together with some more time on it.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2013 03:19:21 | More by Penguin3200
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Rutager for sharing this one.

A: Black liquid with minimal tan head.

S: Raisins, molasses, figs, port, red wine and oak barrel.

T: Red wine, raisins, prunes, molasses, old barrel, roasted barley, chocolate and caramel.

M: Thick viscosity and a low level of carbonation.

O: Make sure this beer is served at room temperature, as it was extremely rough drinking when served cold.

Serving type: growler

04-08-2013 01:24:53 | More by DaftCaskBC
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tbone64

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-30-2014 16:42:39 | More by tbone64
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FeelinSurley

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-20-2014 16:23:14 | More by FeelinSurley
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MNPikey

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-06-2014 20:43:02 | More by MNPikey
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Hopstout

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-02-2013 16:04:38 | More by Hopstout
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-21-2014 04:28:49 | More by MNBeerGeek
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Cyclone8

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-20-2013 04:32:14 | More by Cyclone8
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jera1350

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

Serving type: growler

04-07-2013 04:25:30 | More by Rutager
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Torgo

Minnesota

4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2013 05:28:54 | More by Torgo
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery. 12oz served in a tulip glass today, 4/19/2014.

A- looks just like Czar Jack. Pitch black, one finger dark mocha head with good retention, less than CJ but still substantial. No lacing.

S- served too cold, but when it warms up you get a fairly complex nose full of roast malt, milk chocolate, bourbon, tannins and a dry oakiness. The red wine gets to overpower the bourbon at full room temperature but the base beer still holds up really well.

F- milk chocolate, raisins, figs and coffee sit at the base of the beer supplemented by a dry tannic but jammy flavours coming from the red wine. The bourbon is a bit lost in all the red wine tannins, but given that this is just as sweet as CJ, perhaps it is not all lost behind the red wine. Nice and complex with a good evolution of flavours over time.

Mouthfeel- medium bodied, lower carbonation than CJ but enough for the style. It's a sipper as the back end is a very, very dry red wine-like one. I'd have to guess Cabernet.

Overall- really interesting and complex beer that evolves incredibly well over time. This is well worth trying whenever they have this beer on tap, indeed! I'm very glad to have tried this and especially with wine drinkers in tow!

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2014 23:59:14 | More by Stevedore
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Double Barrel Jack Frost from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.