Black Metal Imperial Stout - Jester King Brewery
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Reviews by Thingus:
3.88/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Live tasting, 750 ml bottle into Duvel tulip...
Appearance; pours blacker than the blackest black times infinity with a Behemoth (see what I did there? And before anyone nitpicks with me, their first few albums were black metal ;)) brown head... Close to four fingers, and this thing hangs around FOREVER. Thick and lush, but definitely not what I was expecting for a 10.4% stout...
Smell; fairly unremarkable, coffee and hints of roast, notes of chocolate and if I get my nose close enough, the slightest touch of alcohol...
Taste; leads off with chocolate, with flavors of coffee, roast and malt... Slight notes of alcohol...
Mouthfeel; lush and viscous, this is probably the highlight for me, decent amount of carbonation... Goes down smooth, with a sticky mouthfeel... Full bodied...
Overall; a good but not incredible RIS, worth trying but not sure I'd go out of my way for it again...
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2012 00:13:23 | More by Thingus
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4.21/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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.
m - fairly soft and light. Easy drinker, almost thin even. Abc is invisible.
o - this beer is in a great place right now. Very enjoyable. Drink them if you got them!
Serving type: bottle
04-29-2014 00:32:07 | More by cosmicevan
Black Metal Imperial Stout from Jester King Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 526 ratings.