Black Metal Imperial Stout - Jester King Brewery
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Reviews by guityler83:
4.38/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
A: In a snifter glass the beer built a dense 2+ finger head made of tiny bubbles. The color of the foam reminds me of cola fizz, mocha or tan, but with tons of sustain. No real coating on the edge as the head fell into the black abyss of the beer. Swirling it, the foam would agitated and build back of for a few seconds.
S: Dark chocolate, smoke, and old coffee come through in the roast side of the nose. Also picking up some sweeter toffee and tobacco. Alcohol can be detected.
T: Dark chocolate, cocoa and melted chocolate chips blend into a nice toffee and caramel middle. The bitterness is moderate and balance is on the malt side with the sweetness fairly high (not nearly as much as DL) but it blends well with the malt profile. Picking up some rustic, earthy hop flavors in the aftertaste and towards the end. Getting some harshness at colder temps, but as it warmed up it mellowed that right out.
M: Alcohol warming is mild and reminds you its a big beer. Carbonation seems a bit high (maybe where I'm getting the harshness from) and the body is big as all get out. Very low astringency all things considered.
O: Thanks to canadianghetto for this OG Black Metal. Chocolatey goodness with a rustic hop flavor and great when listening to the latest 1349 in the polar vortex.
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2014 04:09:52 | More by guityler83
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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.