Jack Tar Imperial Stout - Sail and Anchor Pub Brewery
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3.86/5 rDev +4.9%
640 ML bottle into a tulip
ADZA has not reviewed this?? Crazy
A-- Pours a dark cola color, settles a near black color. Some ruby at the top of the beer. Half finger of light mocha colored head. Falls off to a thick collar. Fast moving ABV legs and a little bit of lacing. Not that thick for a 9.5% beer.
S-- Caramel, roast, malt, nuts. First thought was reminded me more of frangelico with the strong nutty character with a good sized caramel nose to boot. Very well hidden ABV. Expected more alcohol but this is well reserved.
T-- Caramel, nuts, milk chocolate, chocolate syrup. Sort of like nutella in a way. Bitterness is reserved but there in a grainy sort of way. A little more ABV but quite well hidden. Not real thick but has some depth which is good.
M-- Slightly Sweet and slick feel. ABV hidden well. Bitterness is more evident in the mouth but not close to the 60 IBU's advertised. Thinner bodied RIS. Not a huge amount of body but it does work and do the job. Medium light bodied and enough carbonation to carry this.
O-- Actually pretty good for what this is. Needs more body to make this really sing but for a first effort it is quite good and workable. Really the best part is that the 9.5% is very well hidden and that is very good.
Lacks the body that Clout, Wild Thing, Ox and Mornington have but straight out of the bottle this a better beer that needs no ageing.
05-20-2013 09:04:39 | More by mulder1010
3.53/5 rDev -4.1%
A - Pours a black, almost engine oil like colour with large frothy tanned head that retains fairly well
S - Dark, sweet malts with some faint hints of toffee and caramel aromas
T - Coffee, dark chocolate and definite sweet malts with a slight bitterness.
M - Medium to full bodied and low carbonation
O - Sitting here on a cold winters night this beer is actually going down nicely. Well balanced sweet malts along with a slight bitterness that is smooth. I like it.
07-06-2013 10:04:16 | More by PolarBear3
3.21/5 rDev -12.8%
This review is dedicated to Mulder1010 and it pours a very dark kola hue with a creamy tanned two finger head and lacing everywhere,the smell is raisins,dark chocolate malts,dark fruits and ash,the mouthfeel is a tad light with nice moderate carbonation and has tastes of dark roasted malts,dark chocolate,a nice hit of vanilla and finished like a milky coffee where none of the high ABV to be seen anywhere and overall it's an average take on an old style but easy enough to drink cheers.
07-10-2013 09:45:38 | More by ADZA
3.51/5 rDev -4.6%
From Dannos, no BB.
A - black n tan, but the head fades quick, real quick, no lace no film. Looks like drinking flat coke after a while, sadly
S - roasts, hint choc, nuts, caramel.
T - roast, choc, somewhat astringent bitterness on back palate, and an unwanted dull stale note. Caramel screams through as it warms.
M - a tad lightweight for style, i.e. medium weight, no noticeable alcohol tho, low carbonation.
O - more of an extra stout than RIS, I am not overly convinced. Just lacks any real character and a full body. Where is the lushness that normally accompanies an RIS? Well priced tho.
07-01-2013 07:41:22 | More by heygeebee
3.98/5 rDev +8.2%
Bottle: solid brown pint bottle (640mL), standard craft label. A decent package.
Appearance: pours a solid chocolate brown tending toward black, no light visible through this one. A finger of frothy tan head pops up and hangs about for a little while before disappearing with absolutely no lacing. A feeble and sporadic cap is all that is left. Decent, if not overwhelming.
Aroma: some definite roast characters - coffee and cocoa - with a touch of caramel and some molasses. No spice but plenty of aroma overall which is nice for a stout.
Taste: some definite roast characters - coffee and cocoa - with a touch of caramel and some molasses. No spice but plenty of aroma overall which is nice for a stout.
Aftertaste: pretty much follows the nose but stronger in flavour - a roast bitterness with that caramel sweetness backing up nicely. Not the most rounded Russian Imp, but still pretty decent. I can definitely feel the ABV - not so much an alcohol warmth so much as a strength of flavour that implies its higher ABV.
Mouth feel: not much moderation in the profile, but the sweetness does come through a fair bit stronger. I certainly couldn't down this one too quickly, which to be honest suits the style anyway.
Overall: this is a good Russian Imp - good for a decent ABV whack every now and then, either after a bad day at work or when in the mood for a slow-sipping, higher ABV, full-flavour stout. Overall not the most fancy beer ever but it definitely gets the job done - I thoroughly approve.
08-10-2013 11:57:29 | More by SmashPants
Jack Tar Imperial Stout from Sail and Anchor Pub Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.