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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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portia99

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle courtesy of hoppymcgee. Thanks Greg! Poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

A - A gentle pour down the side of the glass still yields a big three fingers of deep brown foam that gently fizzes away over the course of a minute or so to the surface of the beer. No real lacing left on the glass. Body is black as black can be and totally opaque.

S - Lots of licorice up front...a bit cool on the nose. Followed by milk chocolate, roasted malt, prunes, booze, hints of diacetyl, green apples, vanilla, a touch of coffee, sweet cream. Fairly complex aroma.

T - Huge notes of cocoa and booze up front on the first sip. Burnt malt/char follows this up but the body of the beer remains sweet, sugary and a bit corn syrupy overall. Quite smooth despite the booze up front...booze practically disappears into the sweetness towards the finish. Coffee dominates the middle of each sip, kissed with vanilla and super creamy.

M - Body is rather full and carbonation is at a lower level showing just a bit of a tingle on the tip of the tongue with each sip. Body is sweet overall and leaves the biggest impression after the swallow. Like booze infused espresso with sugar. Booze/warmth up front flowing into coffee and finishing with sweet sugar.

O - Overall, an interesting and good imperial stout. Another dessert type imperial, at least in my book. Chocolate, coffee, booze and sugar...sounds like dessert to me. One of the sweetest imperial stouts I've had, at least in recent memory. Not overpowering sweetness tho - feels balanced...just sweet overall. Nice beer. Not sure I'll go crazy trying to find this again (especially since it is retired) but enjoyable beer and very glad to have tried this one. Not what I was expecting coming into it, but very satisfying.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 22:52:25 | More by portia99
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Black Metal Imperial Stout from Jester King Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 511 ratings.