Fred82 (2334) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2011
Growler BIG thanks to piscator34. Shared at a tasting. Growler tasted in November 2011. Growler was a few months old then.ryanfolty (2662) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Appearance : Pitch black with medium brown creamy head.
Aroma : Nice molasses, awesome molasses I should say. Biscuity roasted malt.
Taste : Amazing molasses with roasted malt. Chocolate and coffee. Great hops on the finish.
Palate : Amazing creamy palate with soft carbonation.
Overall : Wow this is good. Very complex both on nose and taste. Finish is delightful with the rich molasses and chocolate/coffee notes. Very rich but not overly sweet. Very drinkable. To me, this feels richer than Speedway and less sweet than Dark Lord and maybe Abyss. Amazing complexity, amazing balance and elegance. Stunning.
Date: February 25, 2012 Mode: Draft Source: TH Brewery Description: Opaque black with tan head and lacing. Whiskey, chocolate and roasted malt in the aroma. Taste was similar with some wood/oak. readbaron (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Pours a dark brown/black, with plentiful mocha foam. Nose is very nice - subtle bourbon, vanilla, a bit of roast, and molasses. Feel is superb. Creamy, medium-heavy bodied, rich. Perfect. Taste is awesome. Bourbon, creamy, a bit of bite, malt, bourbon, molasses. Awesome beer. Huhzubendah (3776) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Brad brought this to my tasting on May 29, 2010. A huge thank you for sharing this great beer.
Czar Jack has a stunning appearance. The beer is jet black with a substantial, thick beige head that leaves copious amounts of lacing on the glass. Aromas consist of a big whiskey presence, roasted malt, and subtle oak notes. This beer tastes incredible. The flavors are integrated and balanced very well. The Jack Daniels flavor is bold and forward, yet not offensive or overdone. This is a truly well-crafted brew. The feel is creamy and smooth with a warming note in the finish. I highly recommend this beer. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2006 Growler: Pours an oily black with some dark brown edges and a lightly frothy tan head. Nicely roasted malty, dark chocolate aroma with great Jack Daniels whiskey balance that’s not overpowering, very reminiscent of Central Waters Brewers Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout. Starts with a nice, sweet caramel malty presence with lots of rich dark chocolate and a great bourbon oaky flavor throughout, leading to a dry, warming finish. Nice, drinkable complexity with sweet molten dark chocolate and some dark fruits. Very well done and an enjoyable treat. All hail footbalm!
goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Thanks again to footbalm for another non bottled top 50 beer. Poured black with a small light tan head. Big complex aroma with roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, bourban, and wood. Flavor is huge but nicely balanced with roasted malt, bourbon, and both bitter and sweet chocolates. Fairly full bodied and warming. Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2005
’05 St. Paul Winterfest and then from a growler. I’ve been waiting for this one ever since I set eyes on the Town Hall list of beers. Pours from a growler and yields a cocoa colored head that quickly recedes. Smells of vaporous bourbon and whiskey. Taste is of whiskey and bourbon but followed unmistakably by dark chocolate and roasted stout flavors. I don’t like sherry and boozy tasting beers. I think a beer should be a beer. This one harnesses the barrel influence nicely without abdicating its identity. Flavors continue to evolve as it warms- wood chips, vanilla, malted milk balls with a nice hop bite at the end. But hands down the best feature of this beer is the palate or mouth feel. It is silky, full and simply perfect. MilkmanDan (1942) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2005
Dark brown-red. Nose bourbon, plums, roasts, and raisins. Lovely flavor, dark fruit interplays with bourbon notes and lots of vanilla. Lightly smoky. Finishes well with roasty chocolate and a mild warming burn. Very good, and proof that a bourbon-aged beer doesn’t have to be over the top. Dorwart (2625) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Sampled at richlikebeer’s YEHA 2005. thin body with light carbonation. BIG complex aroma. Soy sauce, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate and a bit of smoke. Nice combination that works really well. Actually the aroma in this brew was simply awesome! Color is a dark brownish black. Slick, smooth, creamy and smokey (ashy). Lots of dark carmalized sugar and and roasty malts. Underlying bourbon presence but not overpowering. Seemed a little salty from the soy sauce taste. Thick creamy and coating at the finish. An excellent brew. toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - NOV 14, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2008 Sampled at GABF. I think this was the best Imperial Stout there. Aroma of bourbon, sweet amlt, vanilla, and well bourbon. Tasted a little more boozy then it actually was. Loved the bourbon, vanilla, and malt flavors.