Wee Jack | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States | website

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by pdoran10 on 02-24-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
64
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
11.81%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
3
For Trade:
1
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Photo of pdoran10
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presented in a 10oz goblet. Very dark brown with half a finger of head that leaves decent lacing. Part of Town Hall's 2011 barrel aged week. Scotch ale aged in Jack Daniel's barrels.

Smell is a moderately crisp caramel, with slight but interesting whiskey, and vanilla notes.

Taste is an enhanced version of the smell. Very crisp and a bit light for a scotch ale, but nice caramel and slightly sweet taste in the base beer. The barrel aging comes in just right. Enough to add some nice vanilla, char and whiskey notes, but does not overpower the beer. Truly an excellent meshing of flavors.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin for a scotch ale with moderate to low carbonation that works well.

Real nice beer here that I could have quite a few of. Nothing off putting enough to steer me away from more.

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Photo of boomer31
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taken from notes

A - Pours a clear dark brown with a beige head and no stick on the glass. Lighter brown than I recall the plain wee heavy from TH

S - Hints of bourbon and smoke but not as much as I was hoping for. Some malt and leather notes as well

T - Very balanced bourbon, smoke, vanilla and malt sweetness. This really took the edge off the plain wee heavy. As it warms the vanilla and wood come out more. Fantastic

M - Low carb, rather full bodied and cloyingly sweet but not in a bad way

D - Very easy to put down a few of these. Great complex flavor of wood, vanilla and bourbon

Overall a very solid beer, probably not as enjoyable as the Honey V but still a great beer

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Photo of driftlessbrewin
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lion stout tulip, out of the 2012 vintage 750ml.

A- Clean deep hued brownish burgundy. Great 2 finger off white head, which retains well on the surface of the glass with nice lacing down the sides.

S- Woody, whiskey soaked dark dried fruits, chocolate caramel cake. warming.

T- A bit tart almost like sour cherry, no noticeable smokey flavor, most of the malt has faded into this tart flavor. Hints of whiskey in the end. This might go sour. I am going to hold on to my others and see what happens.

M- A bit harsh, almost prickles the tongue. then the carbonation fades and the tartness draws up salivation. Not very smooth at all.

O- Intriguing to say the least. Im not sure if this will get better or worse with time. I liked it more fresh, without the tartness. Not bad but not the best town hall barrel aged beer.

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Wee Jack from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.
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