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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
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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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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-27-2014 01:52:51 | More by djrn2
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-11-2013 00:17:06 | More by XmnwildX12
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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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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-21-2013 16:10:38 | More by iL0VEbeer
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eawolff99

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

02-20-2013 15:20:50 | More by eawolff99
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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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jera1350

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-20-2014 00:42:26 | More by jera1350
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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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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2013 06:06:01 | More by MattyG85
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josephwa

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

02-20-2013 04:46:22 | More by josephwa
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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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Hopstout

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

09-30-2013 19:56:36 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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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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nrs207

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-26-2013 00:16:43 | More by nrs207
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

02-24-2013 00:26:51 | More by plumcrazyfx
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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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axeman9182

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-22-2013 02:21:25 | More by axeman9182
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-21-2014 04:28:49 | More by MNBeerGeek
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.66/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2013 01:13:56 | More by yamar68
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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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BColton1

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-27-2013 13:33:37 | More by BColton1
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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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Double Barrel Jack Frost from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.