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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

532 Ratings
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Ratings: 532
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 158
Gots: 285 | FT: 12
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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HookemHops13

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

09-28-2013 19:26:20 | More by HookemHops13
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JMBSH

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

09-23-2013 23:32:52 | More by JMBSH
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Coldsnack

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.6%

09-15-2013 15:39:27 | More by Coldsnack
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wtkphoto

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

09-14-2013 03:38:20 | More by wtkphoto
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

09-09-2013 05:29:31 | More by Hugonaut13
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev -0.2%

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

08-31-2013 22:45:02 | More by MDDMD
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

08-30-2013 12:05:27 | More by GRG1313
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PaulUH

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-23-2013 18:30:11 | More by PaulUH
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-22-2013 01:53:12 | More by ROGUE16
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HevvyMetalHippie

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-14-2013 02:01:13 | More by HevvyMetalHippie
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ilikebeer03

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-29-2013 23:59:01 | More by ilikebeer03
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.33/5  rDev -19.8%

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.

07-12-2013 02:01:10 | More by HuskyinPDX
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

07-10-2013 22:37:15 | More by DonFrap
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MammothTarantula

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-08-2013 21:04:32 | More by MammothTarantula
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-08-2013 15:09:32 | More by ncstateplaya
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Zbeetleman

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-08-2013 05:12:53 | More by Zbeetleman
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phishbfm

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-04-2013 02:18:27 | More by phishbfm
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cosmonick

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-22-2013 01:56:22 | More by cosmonick
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lndsy

Texas

5/5  rDev +20.5%

06-21-2013 14:59:28 | More by lndsy
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4.26/5  rDev +2.7%

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.

06-15-2013 23:15:57 | More by thebigredone
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

06-10-2013 12:40:38 | More by xnicknj
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-09-2013 14:36:07 | More by wdarcy77
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SHODriver

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

A: pours black as night and thick like well used motor oil with a quarter inch of dark tan head that fades slowly in a DFH snifter
S: smells of bitter dark chocolate, roast malt, coffee and charred wood
T: chocolate, roast malt, coffee, anise and a slight sweetness, slight char and burnt sugar. swallow is more chocolate and coffee with a bit of warming alcohol on the back end
M: big and thick in the mouth with soft and smooth carb that leads to a silky mouthfeel. finish is a touch dry but doesn't linger
O: Very impressive and quite good. very smooth flavors and good complexity. drinks pretty easy as well. I'm curious what the farmhouse version is like

06-06-2013 03:08:06 | More by SHODriver
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Anonymous1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

06-05-2013 19:54:34 | More by Anonymous1
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jasonycurtis

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-05-2013 00:11:00 | More by jasonycurtis
Black Metal Imperial Stout from Jester King Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 532 ratings.