Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout - Jester King Brewery
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Reviews by Hopswagger:
3.98/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
P: Huge mountain of dark brown frothy root beer head that crowns a vicious carbonated pitch black abyss. Retention is outstanding and seems to stand still and retreat for no man.
S: A heavy offering of roasted malt, bitter cocoa, heavy cream, molasses, syrup, spices, chocolate covered raisins, and slightly acidic. Also, aromas of leather, musky old furniture, sweet prunes, roasted barley and farmhouse funk.
T/M: First thoughts is that it is harsh and unrefined. The body is thinner than expected, but still creamy, sticky and aggressively carbonated. Mouthfeel gets somewhat chalky toward the end of the sip.
Flavors are similar to the nose but has more pronounced chocolate covered cherries and stevia like sweetener. Alcohol is more prevalent but masked well given the ABV. Heavy doses of barley and chocolate are the lead in this epic band. Finish is semi dry with timid chalkiness followed by oak and roasted barley. Coffee and peanut butter become involved once warmed.
O: This was an interesting RIS. Rough but definitely enjoyable. When I first opened the bottle I got a whiff of some funky farmhouse yeast which is crazy weird but at the same time it works. I'm glad that they introduced so much barley it really changes the flavor up and makes things interesting. The sweet fruit was great and I really enjoyed every aspect of it. Too bad we can't get more Jester King brews in OK but I guess that gives a reason to visit Texas.
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2012 23:15:25 | More by Hopswagger
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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
89 out of 100 based on 581 ratings.