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Black Metal Imperial Stout - Jester King Brewery

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Black Metal Imperial StoutBlack Metal Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

523 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 523
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 155
Gots: 284 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

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

This version of Black Metal has been permanently supplanted by the farmhouse version -
 http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profi ... 4018/75396 

(Beer added by: redraider2323 on 12-21-2010)
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Reviews by LittleDon:
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LittleDon

Texas

4.85/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This brew, from a bottle cellared approximately one year, pours an oily jet black with a minimal head and lacing which can be reproduced with a quick swirl. The aroma reminds me of chocolate covered apricots with a touch of alcohol. It is one of the richest stouts I've had, big and thick. The mouthfeel is incredibly smooth, just enough carbonation to make it interesting, but not so much to overwhelm the palate. The flavor is extraordinary, chocolate, figs, some alcohol toward the end. Bittersweet finish. It will be interesting to compare this with the farmhouse version. Had I known, I'd have bought another bottle or two for a side by side.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 23:51:34 | More by LittleDon
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Been sitting on this bottle for a while now, tonight seemed like the right night. Had it fresh and this one held onto since they went farms house on it...enjoyed from that jester king zwanze tulip.

a - brew pours a deep lush black with a nice dark brown cap that eventually dissolves down to a thin skin. Lacing is slippery and doesn't cling much.

s - nose is faded chocolate with some soft roast notes. Not really much to it. Very subdued. Little burnt.

t - comes alive on the first sip. Nice chocolate and roasted coffee. I had remembered this being a roast bomb but this is nice. Roast is still fairly aggressive but the oxidation puts the chocolate in a mellow place that sits right with the roast...and lends to some dark fruit sweetness which is really nice.

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Black Metal Imperial Stout from Jester King Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 523 ratings.