Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout - Jester King Brewery
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Reviews by broken22:
3.63/5 rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
So the cool label caught my eye. After reading the description I figured it sounded as if it wasn't all for show an this beer could actually be good.
Pours out nice and dark. Very much your typical Russian stout characteristic. An aggressive head mocha colored head formed with on initial pour. The head subsided fairly quick leaving just that little layer of cream patch to cover the surface. Visually this thing is dark like I said earlier. No light is penetrating this thing which is always a good sign. The beer does not have any noteworthy aromatic properties. I can smell a subtle alcohol note that is dominated by heavy malt. The flavor is very good. There is a nice smoke and a caramel like flavor. The beer comes in smooth without much hitting the senses. It is when you swallow that this beer comes alive leaving you with a nice lingering bitter. Mouthfeel is heavy with very little carbonation.
Overall this is a nice beer. I had my doubts with the over the top label. I'm glad it worked out that its an enjoyable beer that stays true to the Russian Imperial Stout.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2012 03:47:55 | More by broken22
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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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