Double Barrel Jack Frost | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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87
very good
51 Ratings
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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): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mothman on 02-19-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
51
Reviews:
9
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
9.63%
 
 
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1
Gots:
2
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0
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer completely caught me off guard - my hopes weren't all that high after reading some of the initial reviews, but this beer tickles me right where I like to be tickled.

Complete absence of clarity... a consistent chocolate brown collar produces thick oily lace. An abyss of a beverage in this regard; as dark as it gets.

Remarkably smooth on the nose. Dark chocolate, raspberry, dessert sugars like caramel and toffee, a wide array of barrel notes... vanilla, oak, earthy spice. There's no real discernible alcohol presence.

Wow. Vinous red fruit flavors, black forest deliciousness, a touch of sour cherry or grape, bitter coffee grounds. An incredible sense of complexity and balance. Fruits and sweets and spirits and religion... all wrapped into one single beer. Divine.

Like nothing else I can think of. This beer is a thing of brilliance.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewpub. Served in a Town Hall chalice glass.

Appearance: Color is a oily pitch black. Moderate amount of bubbles. Huge four finger deep tan head with decent retention. Leaves some good creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A big rich aroma of whiskey and sweet dark malts along with some big undertones of fruit. Scent of whiskey up front with good hints of oak and vanilla. Dark roasted malts with hints of dark chocolate, coffee, cream, burnt caramel, toffee, and a little smoked malt. Some sweet molasses sugar. Big fruit presence with a big scent of cherry from the wine aging. Also hints of prune, raisin, and fig. Subtle hop hints in the background. A very good smell.

Taste: Like nose hints at, a rich taste of sweet dark malt, whiskey, and fruit. Whiskey taste upfront with notes of vanilla and oak. Dark roasted malts with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, burnt caramel, cream, toffee, nuts, and some smoke. A fair amount of sweet molasses in the mix as well. Taste of cherry from the wine barrel. Also some notes of raisin, prune, and fig. Subtle hop presence in the background. A very solid stout taste with some good oak and fruit notes.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Rich, creamy, and somewhat syrupy. A little alcohol heat is felt but its not overly boozy.

Overall: A very good barrel aged imperial stout. Solid whiskey and dark malt flavor and the wine barrel adds an interesting twist.

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Double Barrel Jack Frost from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
4.05 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.
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