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Double Barrel Jack Frost - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Double Barrel Jack Frost
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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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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

jbuddle, Mar 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

mmulebarn, Nov 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Petcha, Apr 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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

mattmarka1, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of tewaris
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
Photo of mothman
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

mothman, Feb 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

herman77, Feb 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

millelacsmark, Mar 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

eawolff99, Feb 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Djsaturn1, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

djrn2, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

DarthGuitarHero, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of Penguin3200
3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Penguin3200, Feb 20, 2013
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3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

DaftCaskBC, Apr 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

tbone64, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

FeelinSurley, Apr 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

MNPikey, Feb 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Hopstout, Nov 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

MNBeerGeek, Apr 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Cyclone8, Feb 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

jera1350, Apr 20, 2014
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 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
Photo of Stevedore
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
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!

Stevedore, Apr 20, 2014
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Double Barrel Jack Frost from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.