Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout - Jester King Brewery
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Reviews by mwilbur:
4.15/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a beautiful opaque, heavy black with generous 3-4 inch french silk head. Absolutely gorgeous. Excellent retention.
S: Roasted caramel and chocolate malts, bitter chocolately alcohol note, hint of farmhouse funk and some dark dried fruit. Dark cherry and coffee, especially with warming. Very pleasant.
T: Medium roast coffee, bittersweet chocolate, chicory, peppery spice, and a hint of cream. Farmhouse funk in the distant background. Charred wood and dark cherry emerge with warming. Wood smoke and citrus emerge in the finish.
M: Creamy feel. Medium body (lighter than expected, but consistent with the ABV). Mildly bitter and dry finish.
D: The ABV makes this one quite drinkable. I love the style mash-up of farmhouse imperial stout. Nice solidly complex brew...seek it out!
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2012 04:31:05 | More by mwilbur
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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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