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Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout - Jester King Brewery

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Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial StoutBlack Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
89
very good

606 Ratings
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Ratings: 606
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 119
Gots: 162 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
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Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
English Imperial Stout meets the Franco-Belgian Farmhouse tradition in this dry, drinkable beer; Pitch black in color with notes of chocolate, roasted and black malts coupled with earthy, peppery and floral farmhouse esters.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 11-17-2011)
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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.

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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.

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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/

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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.

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Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout from Jester King Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 606 ratings.