Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout - Jester King Brewery
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4/5 rDev +0.5%
On tap at the Whip In in Austin.
The beer pours a very dark brown to black color with a small tan head. The aroma is full of chocolate and roasted malt, with a little bit of leather and a few assorted spices mixed in.
The flavor is similar. The chocolate and roasted malt notes are very strong and dominate the initial flavor. As the beer warms up a bit, I start to get a little bit of Belgian yeast and a little bit of brett mixed in to the flavor. There is also a little bit of anise and pepper mixed in.
Thick mouthfeel and low carbonation.
11-17-2011 04:08:55 | More by Mora2000
4.05/5 rDev +1.8%
Thanks for opening this with me, Nathan!
Black throughout with a moderately sized dark brown head that eventually leaves the glass oily and spotted with lace.
Lots of roast and chocolate elements in the aroma, along with a hint of smoke. I don't pick up any particularly "farmhouse-like" elements.
The flavor too is bold and flavorful: roast, dark and bittersweet chocolate, and a bit of smoke.
Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly chewy.
I like this quite a bit.
05-30-2012 16:08:48 | More by ehammond1
4.95/5 rDev +24.4%
A: Pours Blacker then the blackest black times infinity. A dryed blood color finger of head.
S: smells of BLACK Coffee and Rotting Farmhouse yeast! and some boozyness...
T: hell fire roasted Cocoa, slight festering malts and yeast and vanilla bean tears ov dying angels
M: thick as blood with a generous amount ov carbonation
This brew was defiantly spawned from the darkest pits ov hell to pay homage to Black Metal and SATAN! \m/
11-17-2013 09:06:56 | More by DanielDomigan
4.43/5 rDev +11.3%
Poured into a snifter.
I know it's not appearance, but I did appreciate the healthy glugging sound as this beer departed the bottle. Add to that the thick and viscous liquid that came out and I was well on my way to enjoying this beer. The pour produced a three-finger thick head that was espresso-tinged in color, very frothy, and crystalline. The beer was pitch black and looked like a coffee without milk. The head also proved to be incredibly persistent.
Perhaps, my mind and nose were playing tricks on me, but i got hints of lactose when smelling this beer. There was dark chocolate blending with this, so it was very much like a cafe mocha. I also got some really sweet aromas that suggested Belgian candy syrup, which then were complemented by sweet malts. A very intriguing and dessert-like brew.
Black Metal's taste did not disappoint either. I immediately got dark chocolate and cherry and other dark fruit notes, then a thick dark roasted malt flavor, creamy lactose, baker's chocolate and cocoa. The dry chocolatey flavors stuck on my tongue. A damn delightful treat.
The beer is sweet and almost sugary, which may find some detractors, but I feel the other characteristics do a great job of balancing things out. There's slight yeastiness, medium carbonation and body, slight fruity lightness, and a thrust of carbonation at the finish. I also realized the beer has a slight vinous quality.
This beer is just outstanding. It complex, unique and bursting with flavor. Superb.
02-18-2014 18:12:39 | More by ONovoMexicano
Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout from Jester King Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 606 ratings.