Czar Jack Imperial Stout | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States
townhallbrewery.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ol' Jack Frost aged in Jack Daniels barrels.

Added by feloniousmonk on 11-01-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
420
Reviews:
151
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
12.01%
 
 
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Photo of BeerGuy8315
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

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Photo of ScottP
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Prost76
3.77/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Josholson666
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mar02x
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of briguy93
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of KVNBGRY
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Taybeh
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of lonestarstate97
4.99/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mnbearsfan
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheFizzinator
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thorkelson
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jplopez21
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ottodyer
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.71/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IrishColonial
3.59/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of schneid
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eddie5721
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sixpoint
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MNPikey
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Czar Jack Imperial Stout from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
4.33 out of 5 based on 420 ratings.
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