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CB's Jack (Signature Series) | CB Craft Brewers

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CB's Jack (Signature Series)CB's Jack (Signature Series)

Brewed by:
CB Craft Brewers
New York, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by codewarrior on 12-27-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by codewarrior:
Photo of codewarrior
1.7/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

22oz Foiled bomber, poured into a tulip pint

Picked this up at beers of the world, I've never had a Custom Brewcrafters brew, and this seemed as good a place as any to start. A wee heavy aged in Jack Daniel's barrels? Yes please.

L: Mahogany brown but thinning well off the edges (red even away from light) and thin in general. Head is bubbly with absolutely no retention and zero lacing, don't even get a high water mark here. Looks unappealing.

S: Smells like watered down Jack Daniel's ... which is ... in a word ... unappealing. Not much going on here, aside from Jack (and not much of that) which is not enough to carry a beer.

T: Bad. Starts off with a weak attempt at a watered down scotch ale (weak caramel notes), it is then overwhelmed by iron. In the end is the tiniest hint of water-logged jack poking through behind a wall of nearly nothing.

F: Thin and under-carbonated. Dull and watery.

D: Gulpable, which is actually a problem for a barrel aged wee heavy. This beer should be massive and arresting in both complexity and malt-forwardness, but instead it's less complex and bold than the genny cream ale I rinsed the taste from my mouth with.

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Photo of dogfishandi
3/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz foiled top bomber at cellar temp poured into a standard pint glass. no freshness date.

pours out kind of a murky dark reddish brown color, i was expecting it to be darker, with one finger of very fizzy light biege colored head that faded to a thick ring rather quickly. very minimal lacing that is quick to fall back into the beer.

the initial aroma was all metallic, very off putting. as the beer settles, this fades a bit, but is still apparent. also some watered down jack daniels, just a bit of a kind of funky barrel quality, and maybe some faint caramel malt sweetness.

again, harsh metallic notes in the begining that subside only a little as the beer opens up. a decent amount of acidic, almost funky qualities, perhaps from the barrel. also a strange kind of yeasty, caramel malt. finishes with a cinnamin like watered down jack daniels.

medium bodied, ample carbonation, a little sour and acidic on the palate.

its fairly drinkable, but so many strange off flavors that dont belong in this beer. i would not buy this again, nor would i recommend it to anyone. it simply lacks all the good caramelized, roasted malt character that goes with the style, and the barrel qualities are very off. this is almost more of some sort of belgian ale than a wee heavy. i was disappointed.

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Photo of tclapper
3/5  rDev +1%

Photo of flexabull
3.72/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted blind courtesy of KimR, thanks again!

Pours a nice clear dark amber/brown color with a nice white head that quickly faded.

Aromas are of caramel, chocolate, grape nuts and creamy sweetness.

Taste starts out a little bit sweet, creamy, with a distinct cola flavor. Taste then settles into a nutty, bitter chocolate, and with a finish that has a nice earthy hop note.

Mouthfeel is pretty good . Full, with a smooth feel, and subtle carbonation.

Drinkability is nice. Seems like a solid drinkable beer, not to heavy or strong, but flavorful and drinkable.

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Photo of DmanGTR
4.25/5  rDev +43.1%

CB's Jack (Signature Series) from CB Craft Brewers
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