Czar Jack Imperial Stout | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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BA SCORE
4.34/5
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427 Ratings
Czar Jack Imperial StoutCzar Jack Imperial Stout
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
Ranking:
#584
Reviews:
153
Ratings:
427
pDev:
11.98%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 427 |  Reviews: 153
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
2.61/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

2012 bottle opened on 1.24.13.

A - Pours a very dark brown with a huge mocha brown head that just sits there.

S - Booze, wood, ripe fruit, slight cherry.

T - Sour cherry, tin, damn it! This one is infected.

D - Tons of carbonation and a medium body.

O - I see what this could have been, but it isn't!

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Photo of popery
3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

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3/5  rDev -30.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of GregSVT
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a tulip

A: Pours black with a really brown head that fades to a ring and leaves some lacing on the glass.

S: The nose starts with chocolate, vanilla, slight notes of molasses, and a hint of earthy hops.

T: The taste is similar with great flavors of chocolate, vanilla, citrus, and a bit of molasses on the finish.

M: The feel is medium bodied and really creamy.

O: This is not exactly a top 5 stout but it's still pretty tasty. A bit less hops and this could be fantastic...just not my style. This bottle was definitely not infected!

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Arbitrator
1.86/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Chilled bottle into a glass, courtesy of lurchingbeast. From notes.

A: Pours black with a mocha-colored head. Very foamy, but I'm hoping this is just a bottling issue.

S: Metallic, roasty chocolate with a mild bourbon nose. I'm hoping this isn't infected.

T: Hopes dashed. Tart cherry, a mild sourness, and strong metallicity. Bourbon and roast are restrained. This is way off.

M: Light-bodied and overcarbed.

O: Yuck.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.48/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Black with fluffy khaki head and good retention

Nose is roasty. Chocolate, roasted nuts, mild coffee and bourbon and faint dark fruit.

Standard characteristics of what I'd want in a BA Stout just on the weaker, almost watered down side. Follows the nose.

Mouthfeel is on the this side for the style. Another disappointment for me. Medium carbonation.

Overall I just don't think Minnesota makes very good BA Stouts. They are good but not great.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of oline73
3.6/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: The beer poured black as night with a finger of tan head that leaves a thick layer on top of the pour.

Smell: Sweet with some dark chocolate, mild coconut, dark fruit, and mild bourbon notes.

Taste: Unfortunately this beer doesn't live up to the smell. I'm getting a red berry like tartness that's overshadowing everything else. I am getting some bourbon and roast along with alcohol heat.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thick side of medium with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I really wish I hadn't gotten an infected bottle. This didn't really work well for me. Oh well. I hope I get to try it again. Tried again and updated scores.

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Czar Jack Imperial Stout from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 427 ratings