Black Metal Imperial Stout - Jester King Brewery
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Reviews by alleykatking:
4.13/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Many many thanks go out to johnsaulrubio for this bottle. Been wanting to get my hands on Jester King forever now it seems like.
A- Pours a dark as night black color. One and a half finger dark mocha colored head showed medium retention. Light cap on the top of the beer for most of the drink. Nice medium ringy lace on sides of the glass.
S- Roasted malts give off a dominate overtone in the aroma for at least the front half of it. Light coffee and bitter baker's chocolate in the upfront of the aroma as well. Hints of darker fruit toward the middle of the nose bring a lightly different character than the big bitter roast. Licorice and hints of caramel malts bring up the ending of the middle aroma. Backside of the aroma has a nice earthy hop quality mixed in with a light green apple hint. Not bad as the green apple is only a light hint for a split second.
T- Like the aroma the roasted malts come charging full steam ahead. This combines with more of a darker chocolate with a hint of vanilla. Middle of the beer is a little bit lighter with some caramel malt sweetness coming through along with a black licorice understone that never gains steam. Ending of the beer has more of a coffee roast to it with a crisp earthy hop bite. Hops don't dominate the ending but blends with the roasted flavor. Hints of green apple show up again in the ending but very quickly and you don't really notice it unless you are really breaking this beer down.
M- Medium heavy mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style but I could see some people saying it's a little light. Roasted malts, bitter chocolate, and hints of vanilla left on the palate. Aftertaste is earthy hops, warming alcohol, coffee roast, and light green apple. Alcohol drying on the palate is medium which to be honest I figured would be more. Flavors were very well balanced to the style without going overboard on the roast aspect. Light green apple off flavor in the ending shows up but if you are not looking for it you can't tell.
O- I thought this beer was a nice drinker. As a first time beer from this up and coming brewery I will say they seem to have their shit together very good. The ABV doesn't really show itself as you are drinking this so it's a little dangerous. Even with the light off flavor I thought this beer was fantastic! Would love to get my hands on a couple to cellar. Great job Jester King!!
Serving type: bottle
04-09-2011 13:34:37 | More by alleykatking
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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
4.14/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I have no clue what year this is.
A- Pitch black. This is a fearsome looking beer. Pinky sized head that transitions to the smallest of lacing with no legs.
S- Pretty bland here. Dark chocolate and malt.
T- Dark chocolate and malt. Very big RIS.
M- Very little carbonation, but very thick for a RIS.
O- This was my first Jester King, and they did a really good job for a bold dark RIS.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2014 02:45:31 | More by gueuzedreg
Black Metal Imperial Stout from Jester King Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 523 ratings.