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Commercial Suicide - Jester King Brewery

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132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 21.69%
Wants: 26
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
English Dark Mild Ale |  3.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This version of Commercial Suicide has been permanently supplanted by the oaked farmhouse version -  http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profi ... 4018/86414 

(Beer added by: champ103 on 10-16-2010)
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mhenson42

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.7%

12-01-2011 05:02:42 | More by mhenson42
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BeardedRiker

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This will be my second Jester King beer. Next will be their Black Metal. I really appreciate the styles they chose to brew and this English Dark Mild Ale is no exception. Time to dive in.

I'm sure every single other review has mentioned this, but WATCH OUT FOR THE HEAD!!! It's insane. I poured out a tiny bit, noticed that the head develops very fast, and then decided to pour it very carefully and slowly into my Duvel glass. That didn't help at all. The head grew four fingers thick, a creamy off-white color, and even as it passed the top of the glass, it still built up. I had to wait several minutes for the head to be relatively small and to pour more beer in. I'd guess it took me about 30 minutes to get most of the beer into my glass. Ok, enough about the insane head. The beer is very opaque and the darkest of brown. Up to the light it has a lighter brown-ruby color. Obviously, the personality is in the head.

Mmm...I love this smell. Roasty, malty sweet, a bit of coffee, cereals, sweet raisins, and nutty. This is one of those beers that makes you hungry smelling it. Cinnamon spice and perhaps some rye as well.

I may be wrong but I do not believe I've had an English Dark Strong Ale before but I'm really liking what Jester King has here. It's almost like a porter in its flavors but I think I may prefer this over most every porter I've had. This is very roasty. Roasted barley, toasted biscuit, coffee lingers toward the end, and there is a nutty bitterness in it too that adds complexity. Nutty like Texas pecans. Caramel and raisiny sweetness is there but is lesser to the other flavors. I'm impressed.

While the body is on the lighter side, I don't find it to be watery, not too thin. Perhaps it has too much carbonation but it doesn't put me off. This is very drinkable.

Another fantastic beer from Jester King. They're two for two with me so far and I can't wait to try more of their beers. A lot of character with the head, some interesting and complex smells and flavors, and an overall an impressive brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2011 02:59:47 | More by BeardedRiker
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a couple pints at Austin's Gingerman. The oak character immediately jumped out with a lovely vanilla and toasted wood. There's an almost sweet caramel and light cocoa bread. It's a pleasant surprise to find such a well-made dark mild. I wish this were available outside of Austin.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2011 16:44:34 | More by tempest
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shoky01

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.7%

11-18-2011 01:58:14 | More by shoky01
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kytrios

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.7%

12-04-2011 01:52:08 | More by kytrios
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ATXRyan

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.7%

11-17-2011 19:24:55 | More by ATXRyan
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MarkVegas

Nevada

4/5  rDev +12.7%

11-18-2011 11:56:30 | More by MarkVegas
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.7%

12-04-2011 04:12:26 | More by BeerHunter76
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UHCougar12

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.7%

03-14-2012 02:07:34 | More by UHCougar12
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EF4

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +12.7%

03-03-2014 22:13:54 | More by EF4
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sparkdinko

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.7%

11-14-2011 16:17:28 | More by sparkdinko
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videofrog

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.7%

11-14-2011 14:00:43 | More by videofrog
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Danobold

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.7%

02-26-2012 23:26:12 | More by Danobold
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.7%

12-13-2011 14:26:19 | More by TXhomebrewer
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davesway10

Iowa

4/5  rDev +12.7%

12-11-2011 01:50:42 | More by davesway10
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.7%

11-17-2011 03:53:48 | More by Texasfan549
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Phoenix2443

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.7%

12-05-2011 19:28:59 | More by Phoenix2443
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4/5  rDev +12.7%

12-11-2011 04:15:19 | More by mmcnaughton
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kmatlack

California

4/5  rDev +12.7%

12-04-2011 18:36:50 | More by kmatlack
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MammothTarantula

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +12.7%

02-10-2014 15:29:33 | More by MammothTarantula
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duff247

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.7%

12-18-2011 06:18:55 | More by duff247
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +12.7%

10-17-2012 01:51:19 | More by t0rin0
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trojankeg

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.7%

12-17-2011 03:34:06 | More by trojankeg
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nick0909

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.7%

11-13-2013 02:58:45 | More by nick0909
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htomsirveaux

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tried on tap at Jester King opening, 29 Jan 2011. Served in a Jester King snifter.

Small light brown head quickly dissipates. Lightly carbonated. Clear brown color. Light malty aroma. Moderately malty sweet. Very slight astringency through the middle. Light body, minimal alcohol. Some light chocolate. Pretty mild overall.

Very easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2011 23:49:34 | More by htomsirveaux
Commercial Suicide from Jester King Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.