Czar Jack Imperial Stout
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

Czar Jack Imperial StoutCzar Jack Imperial Stout
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From:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
 
Minnesota, United States
Style:
Stout - Russian Imperial
Ranked #62
ABV:
9.3%
Score:
96
Ranked #956
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 11.75%
Ratings:
436
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 19, 2022
Added:
Nov 01, 2004
Wants:
  522
Gots:
  26
SCORE
96
World-Class
Czar Jack Imperial StoutCzar Jack Imperial Stout
Notes: Ol' Jack Frost aged in Jack Daniels barrels.
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4.31 by darktronica from Indiana on Mar 19, 2022
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4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by morimech from Minnesota

2020 vintage on-tap at the brewery. I had this in conjunction with the Rickhouse series. It was far superior to the individual pieces used to make this beer, just proves that blending proves a role in beer making. But the sum of its parts fall short of other bourbon barrel stouts. Felt a bit weak, lacking in depth, and not a lot of character. Very disappointed in the amount of anticipation I had in this beer, but overall it is still a very well executed beer.

Feb 21, 2020
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Sandis from Minnesota

On tap at Town Hall brewery Minneapolis. Smooth, creamy, malty and chocolatey. Alcohol content is well disguised.

Dec 17, 2019
 
4.31 by dbrauneis from North Carolina on Aug 04, 2019
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by metter98 from New York

On-tap at Town Hall Brewery, Minneapolis, MN

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a finger high tan colored head that has very good retention properties and consistently left a half finger high head covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of chocolate and dark malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is very chocolatey and has flavors of dark malts with hints of roasted malts.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and a little dry on the palate with a moderate amount fo carbonation.
O: This stout is very malty and is packed with chocolatey aromas and flavors. It hides its alcohol very well.

Serving type: on-tap

Aug 04, 2019
 
4.36 by smithj4 from New York on Aug 04, 2019
 
4 by ian_graf from Minnesota on Jun 09, 2019
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4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

Poured from 750ml growler. Fill date is February of 2017. Obtained during 2017 Barrel Aged Week.
Black colored body, with a slight edge of brown back lit highlights. Initial pour results in one finger tan head, which sticks around as thin cap. Leaves behind webs of lacing.
Aroma of dark roasted malts, caramel, dark fruits, chocolate, coffee, and vanilla.
Taste follows with chocolate, coffee, caramel, dark fruits, vanilla, and whiskey barrel.
Medium plus mouth feel. Very smooth. Appropriate carbonation.
Well aged Russian Imperial Stout with an attractive list of expressions that are enhanced by the barrel aged notes.

Feb 17, 2019
 
4.46 by LXIXME from New Mexico on Jan 27, 2019
 
4.33 by kjkinsey from Texas on Apr 01, 2018
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3.22/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Sabtos from Ohio

Matte black with a thin tan blanket, this nutty, chocolatey stout has a moderate woodiness added to it via the aging, which also seems to add quite a bit of dryness. Unfortunately, there's also a metallic note ruining this one overall.

Mar 28, 2018
 
4.5 by Vidblain from Minnesota on Dec 11, 2017
 
4.25 by Sweffin from Wisconsin on Nov 06, 2017
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by zeff80 from Missouri

At Town Hall Lanes. Poured a jet-black color with a small, light brown head of foam. It smelled of chocolate, molasses and whiskey. Rich chocolate taste with a boozy whiskey bite.

Jul 25, 2017
 
3.75 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania on Jul 23, 2017
 
4.03 by 22Blue from Kansas on Jun 14, 2017
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4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BeerGuy8315 from Iowa

Had this on tap at the Taproom.

A: Pours jet black in color with a one inch, frothy, khaki colored head with fair retention. Thick, khaki colored lacing throughout.

S: Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, raisins, dark fruit, and whiskey barrel.

T: Taste matches nose well. Starts off with coffee and bitter dark chocolate followed by vanilla and caramel. Finishes with notes of dark fruit and a nice whiskey barrel character. Slight lingering bitterness.

F: Full bodied. Thick, creamy, and super smooth. Mild carbonation.

O: Overall, this is a great BA RIS. Flavor profiles meld together nicely with just the right amount of barrel character. Definitely worth tracking down and really glad I was able to try this one!

Apr 26, 2017
 
3.75 by ScottP from New Hampshire on Mar 11, 2017
 
3.77 by Prost76 from New Hampshire on Mar 11, 2017
 
4.13 by Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida on Mar 06, 2017
 
4.18 by Josholson666 from Minnesota on Feb 28, 2017
 
4.09 by Mar02x from Netherlands on Aug 30, 2016
 
5 by briguy93 from Minnesota on Aug 24, 2016
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4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by KVNBGRY from Florida

A growler from 2013. Carbonation was still there. Every so slight oxidation, but it went with the beer. It had a chocolate dipped almond taste goin on. The alcohol was subdued but noticeable. The barrel characters of oak and vanilla were apparent, but once again, slightly subdued. Glad to try this

May 30, 2016
 
4.4 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on May 28, 2016
 
4.17 by nickfl from Florida on May 28, 2016
 
4.5 by fthegiants from California on Mar 31, 2016
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4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Taybeh from Minnesota

At the brewery, served in a TH Tulip. I don't obsess over imperial stouts the way a lot of BAs seem to, but for me, this is the best beer that these guys make. Absolutely fantastic and super drinkable. Pours dark brown/black with a one finger tight khaki head that subsides quickly. Nose is fragrant and promising and modestly complex -- molasses, vanilla, a hint of tobacco, a hint of the whisky barrel. On the taste, this gets even better...starts out sweet, with molasses and then a little cherry and semi-sweet chocolate; barrel comes into play in a very complementary and non-overwhelming way on the nose, and then mid-way into the mouthful, along with some leather and sweet tobacco that go all the way to the end and linger. Mouthful is luxurious and full..very creamy and smooth; very little boozy burn at all, though it clearly packs a punch. So full of delicious flavor and so good. I'd drink this all the time if it was available more often.

Mar 28, 2016
 
4.99 by lonestarstate97 from Texas on Mar 13, 2016
 
4.53 by mnbearsfan from Minnesota on Feb 22, 2016
 
4.25 by DaftPatrick from Minnesota on Jan 15, 2016
 
4.35 by TheFizzinator from Minnesota on Nov 15, 2015
 
4.36 by thorkelson from Minnesota on Sep 29, 2015
 
4.25 by jplopez21 from Illinois on Sep 18, 2015
 
4.15 by ottodyer from Minnesota on Sep 10, 2015
 
3.71 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota on Sep 01, 2015
 
3.59 by IrishColonial from Texas on Aug 04, 2015
 
4.19 by schneid from Illinois on Jul 28, 2015
 
3.75 by eddie5721 from Illinois on Jul 27, 2015
 
4.2 by SCW from New York on Jul 26, 2015
Czar Jack Imperial Stout from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 436 ratings