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Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout - Jester King Brewery

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89
very good

676 Ratings
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Ratings: 676
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 144
Gots: 169 | FT: 13
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Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mora2000 on 11-17-2011

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.
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4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750mL from Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery. Poured into JK stemware.

Super dark body and head. Thick head and excellent retention.

Really chocolatey in the aroma. Some anise, dark spice, dark fruits too. Not a hugely powerful aroma, but all the other aspects make up for that.

More cacao than anything else, but dark fruits too. Very roasty, with some leather, and somewhat creamy tasting as well. Not nearly as English-y as the previous (non-farmhouse) Black Metal, but the farmhouse yeast is not nearly as present here as any of their other farmhouse beers.

Great mouthfeel, thick and creamy, but dry finish. Lots of subtlety and spice in the aftertaste. Peppery. Very drinkable.

Excellent vision, excellent execution. They seem to have figured out this farmhouse bottle conditioning thing. I like this better than the first batch of the farmhouse version. These guys are killing it right now.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle (2012)

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.

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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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Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout from Jester King Brewery
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