Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout - Jester King Brewery

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Ratings: 671
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 140
Gots: 168 | FT: 12
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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jet black with two fingers of mocha coloured head, some lace. Smell is of roast with a big black liquorice, chocolate and coffee with a sour cherry underneath, similar to a black forest cake in ways, a very light funk as well once this warms. Taste is of sour cherries and chocolate, cake like, liquorice, mid palate roasted flavours with some coffee, a bit of smoke and char into the finish. Lightly carbonated with a full chewy body. Overall this was quite solid, was expecting this to not be as good as it was for whatever reason, the saison yeast added a different element that seemed to work well on this occasion.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a Jester King stemmed glass.

Pours a deep, deep black, inky body with a huge, gushing dark mocha colored head that reduces fairly quickly to a thin layer of foam, leaves a little lacing. Beautiful.

Smell is interesting.. almost smells sour with hints of coffee, milk chocolate, and toffee. Not overly aromatic, tough to get a good analysis here.

Upfront is heavy freshly ground coffee, roasty malt. The follow through is bittersweet chocolate and maybe some farmhouse belgian spiciniess. The finish is hoppy, roasty, and toasted and charred.

Mouthfeel is medium with medium high carbonation. Not super rich, but super tasty.

I liked Black Metal a lot.. my only complaint would be that I don't get much "farmhouse" character.. maybe a little more spiciness, fruityness, or tartness would have helped. Overall recommendable.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml that looks a good 1-2 years aged based on the label
Tasted on 08/28/14 with Lost Abbey stemware

Another great extra from my brooklynbrews box. Cheers Andrew!

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A: Pours an inky black with some espresso tones and a lively head of dark mocha. Has some large format bubbles that seem to gasp and collapse when introduced to the atmosphere. Some light sticky dotted window dressing left behind.

S: Thick roast malt nose comprised of chocolate syrup, dark fruits, molasses/brown sugar, licorice, and a touch of soy umami noted. Faint tobacco and earthy spices come together in the background. Lasted by a mild dusting of Belgian yeast esters in the form of dried banana peel. Smells quite dark on the roast and fairly light on the Belgian character.

T: Dark chocolate and charred marshmallow with molasses, dark fruits, earthy spice, and dried banana. Incredibly light and frothy with a nice dry finish and a lower amount of bitterness to the beer. Some alcohol making a cameo appearance towards the finish. Getting a slight metallic tinge to this and perhaps this was aged longer than I had suspected. This is Black Metal however. Forged from iron, sweat, and little orphan tears.

M: Moderately filling to heavy I would say. I mean it should be but there is an upper amount of carbonation to this keeping it frothy and light on the tongue. The yeast plays some role in this I am sure of it. Smooth and creamy overall with a nice drying finish.

D: Black Metal is dark and brooding on the outside but rather tamed and light hearted on the inside. What with its light fluffy feels and what not. Really this is a nice brew and in good balance. A little light on the Farmhouse but still quite enjoyable. Would have again but not probably something I would go out of my way for.

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Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout from Jester King Brewery
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