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Black Metal Imperial Stout - Jester King Brewery

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Black Metal Imperial StoutBlack Metal Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

536 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 536
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 159
Gots: 285 | FT: 11
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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4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-dark brown black color with a decent tan head and some lacing

S-dark malt, chocolate, coffee, molasses, earthy

T-dark roasted malt, rich chocolate, molasses, little coffee, hints of dark fruit

F-medium body with light carbonation, creamy and smooth

O-a rich and chocolatey stout, nice blend of flavors

MDDMD, Aug 31, 2013
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3.33/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle opened on 5.7.14

A - Pours a dark brown with a fizzy dark brown head that fades fairly quickly.

S - Chocolate, tart cherry.

T - A touch of chocolate, but very tart, sour, cherry. Infected.

D - Tons of carbonation with a medium body.

O - First bottle was awesome. 4.25. This one is infected, but still drinkable.

HuskyinPDX, Jul 12, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to jakethesnake9z9z for this bottle.

Pours an opaque black with a thick, medium brown head.

Nose is strong on chocolate with a tinge of coffee.

Taste is also strong on the chocolate. A light touch of coffee comes through, and there is zero roast bitterness. I like the strong chocolate aspects of this beer. The 10% ABV is well hidden.

Mouthfeel is pleasant. Good thickness and carbonation.

Overall, this is a very nice stout. The heavy chocolate aspect without much residual sweetness makes this fairly unique. Would have liked just a touch more roasted malt bitterness.

thebigredone, Jun 16, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750mL bottle poured into JK 1st anny snifter - 2010 bottle - I forget who sent this but thanks!

Pitch black, heavy pour with a one-finger crop of darkly tanned head resting on top. Fades slowly, leaving spotty lacing and a collar of film while drinking.

Darkly roasted malts with touches of baker's chocolate, cocoa, anise and boozy warmth. Light suggestions of coffee beans too.

Cascading waves of dark roasty malts and semi-sweet chocolate, followed by cocoa and soft notes of anise. Layered malt backbone with a tempered sweetness and a pleasant boozy warmth. Finishes with chocolate and a bit of coffee.

Full body, decent carbonation, chewy and soft on the tongue. I've tasted this a couple times before, but it was nice to sit down with a full bottle and really enjoy it. I'm bummed this has been 'permanently' replaced by the farmhouse version.

xnicknj, Jun 10, 2013
Black Metal Imperial Stout from Jester King Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 536 ratings.