Black Metal Imperial Stout - Jester King Brewery
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Reviews by flannelman808:
4.13/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Deep very dark brown and very opaque (even in small amounts), also this carries a violet streak around the edges. Topped with a good sized medium brown head smooth in nature with pretty good retention. Not too much lacing noted, but some does cling to the glass.
S: Melting snickers bar on the nose this reminds me of milk chocolate and nougat, caramel and peanuts.
T: Throw some dark chocolate along with all of the aforementioned smells on the the palate as well as some frothy carbonation and you have it. Very rich in nature with the bitterness showing its balancing presence in the form of dark chocolate. Despite the rich nature of this beer both a tough of alcohol and hop driven bitterness (and carbonation) really help to balance it out.
M: frothy with a touch of prickle
O: Good stuff, Ill be curious to see how it ages. Carries a good depth of flavor and has a nice balance finally leaving one with a dry bitter feeling mouth. Tough to do with all the malt driven flavors. This is one which would absolutely benefit from having been aged in barrels... hopefully that's in the works.
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2012 01:09:20 | More by flannelman808
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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.