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Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout - Jester King Brewery

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Ratings: 656
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 136
Gots: 168 | FT: 12
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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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

jbeezification, Jun 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

BeerHunter76, Jun 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

sholland119, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of dbossman
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Black with a dark, dark brown head--like espresso--with amazing lacing

S: Really roasty and boozy; so much roasty chocolate and coffee; dark fruits and something herbal and grassy and funky--the farmhouse yeast I presume

T: Really roasty and dry; some coffee; something funky; lots of dry, semi-sweet chocolate

F: Creamy and dry; this beer sticks with you--nice overall mouth feel

O: A really dry beer; it smells boozier than it is; fairly bitter with just a touch of funk--I like it

dbossman, Jun 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

UTCengOwl, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of LockeSD
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

LockeSD, May 31, 2012
Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle poured into a wine glass as Immortal blasts blast beats out of the speakers.

A big fluffy brown head is produced; no doubt a product of the refermentation. The body is none more black.

Lots of chocolate and roast when cooler and seems to subside as it warms allowing cherry notes to pop out along with some peppery spice.

Less chocolate on the taste than the aroma. Quite a bit of roast. Dark fruit and cherry along with a woodiness even though it isn't barrel aged.

Medium bodied with ample carbonation to move the beer along the palate easily.

Quite drinkable for such a roasty stout. The farmhouse yeast adds a great component to this beer. With a little refinement this could be as ridiculous as running through the woods of Bergen with a witch hat and cape.

MattSweatshirt, May 31, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

ehammond1, May 30, 2012
Photo of Bobheed
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a super dark, nearly black color, very little light coming through the edges. About a hand of a mocha head, largest head I've seen on a stout

S: Getting lots of dark chocolate, coffee, and a peanut butter kind of smell. A little smokey also

T: Follows the nose pretty well, but with the addition of some dark fruits. Dark cherries and dates, flowing into a smokey chocolate flavor

M: Medium-light body, very creamy, medium carbonation.

Overall this was quite nice. Definitely a bit different than most RISs, Has a real big taste and fairly high alcohol, but is really easy to drink

Bobheed, May 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

datphoo, May 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

KevSal, May 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

DanzBorin, May 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

GrindFatherBob, May 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

SPRichard, May 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

blmar311, May 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

ucis, May 12, 2012
Photo of ncaudle
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

ncaudle, May 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

wreckem8010, May 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

ADTaber, May 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

setexascustoms, May 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Phoenix2443, Apr 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Beezee, Apr 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

lvoutlawjlh, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of redcap45
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours obsidian black with a somewhat energetic dark tan head. There is a ton of yellow lace on the glass. Nose is chocolate, cocoa, some licorice, earth, and coffee with hints of toasty bitterness. There are hints of char and coffee bitterness as well. The flavor is deep and dark: roast, toast, char, chocolate, licorice, black coffee, earth, and bits of molasses. Liked a toned-down black Tuesday. Mouthfeel is thick and sultry, full of depth. Excellent imperial stout.

redcap45, Apr 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

duff247, Apr 28, 2012
Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout from Jester King Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 656 ratings.