n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - FEB 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Town Hall (19/2/13)
A beautiful pour - almost black, with a dark brown head. The barrel aging comes out very strongly in the aroma and provides a nice contrast to the tartness in the taste. I enjoyed this one enough to try and scavenge a growler to take home, but they were unfortunately out of growler tickets!
mnmike (1051) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Barrel Aged Weed 2013. 10 ounce pour at the brewpub. Dark pour. Moderate head. The contributions for the red wine barrel are more pronounced here. I prefer the regular Czar Jack - but this is a decent variation.
Steasy66 (1008) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at town hall. Black with very deep brown head, looks damn near perfect. Aroma is a bit of bourbon, some roast, and stong notes of tart red fruit. Taste is complicated, I hated the first sip, but it grew on me. The tart red fruit is very strong, a little hint of bourbon in the finish with a big malt backbone. Medium thick body, good carbonation. Not sure what I think about this, its very tart, almost too tart for it just to be from wine barrel ageing. It tasted a lot like last year’s infected Czar Jack, and from what I understand its the same batch.
sherm1016 (1182) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Town Hall Barrel Aged Week 2013. Pours a jet black color with a tan head and some lacing. Aroma is fruity, a little roasty, some red wine. A little heavy on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, roasty, lots of red wine, with a soft roasty finish. My least favorite of the three tonight.