Czar Jack Imperial Stout | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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BEER INFO

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:
423
Reviews:
152
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
12.01%
 
 
Wants:
533
Gots:
27
For Trade:
0
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4.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

6/10/10

After a long wait (of a month or so), cracked this open for good people celebrating graduation. How beautiful the filler these guys have. Black as the crow from my dreams, looks chewy, pillowy head. Mmm yes. A lovely rich smell of chocolate and roasted barley, hint of whiskey. The taste is more of the same with a bit of oak and a slightly stronger, though not dominant whiskey presence. Got to share this with 4-5 other people and it was gone almost instantly.
Perhaps not quite as thick as I'd like my imperial stout for a perfect 5, but damn nice on the moufeel. So smooth and gratifying, perhaps the mood was just right, but it's a celebration, bitches! I know of no other grand time to open such a statured growler. Big thanks to Craig for hooking this up and a very excellent trade.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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

This was definitely my favorite beer from Town Hall's Big and Barreled week.

A: This beer has the classic opaque plague blackness that a RIS should have. The cascading head is a nice burnt caramel. What remains from the above average retention is the a nice salivary layer. Still plenty of carbonation left in this growler. It talks the talk, but can it walk it?

S: The smell is not a barrel explosion, but a good blend of the barrel with the base beer. The barrel adds the unobtrusive whiskey, oak, vanilla. The base beer I imagine is dominated by chocolate, because I'm getting chocolate and espresso from it, still roasted to not smell too sweet.

T: Wow, alcohol heat is imperceptible or maybe I have been drinking too many big beers. A beefy malt build in this one, the sweetness slowly turns up once this beer hits the tongue and finishes with a descending mildly dry barrel bit. There is chocolate with vanilla - chocolate shake? Vanilla, espresso especially in the bitterness department, and caramel. Hell of a beer.

M: The mouthfeel is chewy and creamy, like a fattened up milk - yum.

D: Alcohol hidden far too well, probably a result of the extended aging. I was told that it was in hibernation for 18 months and that really shows. I have probable consumed about 100 oz of this beer in the past week.

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Czar Jack Imperial Stout from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
4.33 out of 5 based on 423 ratings.
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