Jack Tar Imperial Stout | Sail and Anchor Pub Brewery

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Jack Tar Imperial StoutJack Tar Imperial Stout

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Sail and Anchor Pub Brewery

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by mulder1010 on 05-20-2013

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of KrisBeerndt
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of danieelol
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of magpieken
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of SmashPants
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: solid brown pint bottle (640mL), standard craft label. A decent package.

Appearance: pours a solid chocolate brown tending toward black, no light visible through this one. A finger of frothy tan head pops up and hangs about for a little while before disappearing with absolutely no lacing. A feeble and sporadic cap is all that is left. Decent, if not overwhelming.

Aroma: some definite roast characters - coffee and cocoa - with a touch of caramel and some molasses. No spice but plenty of aroma overall which is nice for a stout.

Taste: some definite roast characters - coffee and cocoa - with a touch of caramel and some molasses. No spice but plenty of aroma overall which is nice for a stout.

Aftertaste: pretty much follows the nose but stronger in flavour - a roast bitterness with that caramel sweetness backing up nicely. Not the most rounded Russian Imp, but still pretty decent. I can definitely feel the ABV - not so much an alcohol warmth so much as a strength of flavour that implies its higher ABV.

Mouth feel: not much moderation in the profile, but the sweetness does come through a fair bit stronger. I certainly couldn't down this one too quickly, which to be honest suits the style anyway.

Overall: this is a good Russian Imp - good for a decent ABV whack every now and then, either after a bad day at work or when in the mood for a slow-sipping, higher ABV, full-flavour stout. Overall not the most fancy beer ever but it definitely gets the job done - I thoroughly approve.

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Photo of James_Lockhart
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of ADZA
3.22/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

This review is dedicated to Mulder1010 and it pours a very dark kola hue with a creamy tanned two finger head and lacing everywhere,the smell is raisins,dark chocolate malts,dark fruits and ash,the mouthfeel is a tad light with nice moderate carbonation and has tastes of dark roasted malts,dark chocolate,a nice hit of vanilla and finished like a milky coffee where none of the high ABV to be seen anywhere and overall it's an average take on an old style but easy enough to drink cheers.

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Photo of PolarBear3
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a black, almost engine oil like colour with large frothy tanned head that retains fairly well

S - Dark, sweet malts with some faint hints of toffee and caramel aromas

T - Coffee, dark chocolate and definite sweet malts with a slight bitterness.

M - Medium to full bodied and low carbonation

O - Sitting here on a cold winters night this beer is actually going down nicely. Well balanced sweet malts along with a slight bitterness that is smooth. I like it.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of heygeebee
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From Dannos, no BB.

A - black n tan, but the head fades quick, real quick, no lace no film. Looks like drinking flat coke after a while, sadly

S - roasts, hint choc, nuts, caramel.

T - roast, choc, somewhat astringent bitterness on back palate, and an unwanted dull stale note. Caramel screams through as it warms.

M - a tad lightweight for style, i.e. medium weight, no noticeable alcohol tho, low carbonation.

O - more of an extra stout than RIS, I am not overly convinced. Just lacks any real character and a full body. Where is the lushness that normally accompanies an RIS? Well priced tho.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of mulder1010
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

640 ML bottle into a tulip
ADZA has not reviewed this?? Crazy

A-- Pours a dark cola color, settles a near black color. Some ruby at the top of the beer. Half finger of light mocha colored head. Falls off to a thick collar. Fast moving ABV legs and a little bit of lacing. Not that thick for a 9.5% beer.

S-- Caramel, roast, malt, nuts. First thought was reminded me more of frangelico with the strong nutty character with a good sized caramel nose to boot. Very well hidden ABV. Expected more alcohol but this is well reserved.

T-- Caramel, nuts, milk chocolate, chocolate syrup. Sort of like nutella in a way. Bitterness is reserved but there in a grainy sort of way. A little more ABV but quite well hidden. Not real thick but has some depth which is good.

M-- Slightly Sweet and slick feel. ABV hidden well. Bitterness is more evident in the mouth but not close to the 60 IBU's advertised. Thinner bodied RIS. Not a huge amount of body but it does work and do the job. Medium light bodied and enough carbonation to carry this.

O-- Actually pretty good for what this is. Needs more body to make this really sing but for a first effort it is quite good and workable. Really the best part is that the 9.5% is very well hidden and that is very good.

Lacks the body that Clout, Wild Thing, Ox and Mornington have but straight out of the bottle this a better beer that needs no ageing.

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Jack Tar Imperial Stout from Sail and Anchor Pub Brewery
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 13 ratings