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Black Metal Imperial Stout - Jester King Brewery

Black Metal Imperial StoutBlack Metal Imperial Stout

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511 Ratings
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Ratings: 511
Reviews: 243
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.29%


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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bmwats

Louisiana

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a standard pint.

A: Black. Pours about a 1 finger, dark brown, foamy, head. Settles fairly quickly, but leaves a decent blanket of foam on the surface. Just a bit of beer ring quickly retreats back into the body of the brew.

S: Roasted malt, roasted espresso beans, dark chocolate, a little molasses, and even a little less licorice.

T: Roasted grains, and dark roasted espresso. Just a hint of the dark chocolate that comes out in the nose and just a little bittersweet. Has a pretty nice smoky tone in there, too.

M: Thick and robust. Full flavored with a dry bittersweet finish tha lingers throughout.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is great. Dark, imtimidating appearance. Fair head, but no real lacing to speak of. Nose is a great combination of roasted grains and coffee balanced nicely with some sweet and bitter components. Flavor in turn is roasted...grains, coffee, a little dark chocolate, and a semi-sweet and bittersweet finish. Overall, this is a great quaff.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 03:45:55 | More by bmwats
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Black Metal Imperial Stout from Jester King Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 511 ratings.