Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout - Jester King Brewery
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4.1/5 rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
Bottle into snifter.
Dark brown body with a tan fizzy head of 2.5 fingers. Nice retention. Small chunky lacing.
Smells of; black licorice, black cherries, smokey earth, charred oak, dried tobacco...
The flavor has all the notes from the nose-- and it works. I like it, I like it much more than the regular version. Very dry, smokey, charred finish with a light tart touch.
The dry tobacco and chocolate notes are really coming through as this warms.
Body is a little thin and very carbonated-- I'd actually be concerned about this turning into a bottle bomb if anyone aged it.
Overall-- this is much better than the regular... Not bad Jester King!
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2012 01:03:30 | More by AleWatcher
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4.23/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled in 3/2013. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger fairly dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, smoke, light char, pepper, raisin, fig, light licorice, and roast/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of big dark/roasted malt and moderate fruity/spicy yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, smoke, light char, pepper, raisin, fig, light licorice, and roast/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of roasted bitterness and earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roast, toast, dark bread, smoke, light char, pepper, raisin, fig, and roast/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity of big dark/roasted malt and light-moderate yeast ester flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy and lightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome Belgian imperial stout. All around great complexity and robustness of big dark/roasted malt and moderate fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 22:25:30 | More by superspak
Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout from Jester King Brewery
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