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Funk Metal Sour Barrel-Aged Stout - Jester King Brewery

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521 Ratings
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Ratings: 521
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 233
Gots: 128 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Shut up and listen. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and naturally conditioned.

Previously known as Barrel Aged Sour Black Metal Imperial Stout.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 04-20-2012)
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Lawl3ss

Texas

4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

25.4 oz bottle into a stemless tulip pint. No visible bottling or best-by date.

Look- Pours a deep ruby brown with three fingers of crackly beige head. Excellent lacing.

Smell- Wow, that's unique. And in a good way. Chocolate milk, roasted pine nuts, white wine, pear cider. Raspberry, oak, vanilla, and a bit of leather emerge as it warms.

Taste- Bracingly sour, barely tempered by a robust roasty-toasty flavor that slowly asserts itself after the swallow. Primary flavors are cherry pie, blackberry/red raspberry, toasted biscuit, cola, espresso, and mocha, in that order. Smooth transition from tart, juicy flavors on the sip through the mellow choclaty finish with a hint of red wine and wood. Superb.

Mouthfeel- Assertive acidity at first, medium body, extremely fine but present carbonation. Dry, clean finish. Smooth, soft feel. mild mineral on the finish, barely noticeable and very appropriate. Very easy drinking. I probably could have finished the whole bottle myself. Scratch that, I would have if I could have.

Overall- Well, I'm impressed. I've got mixed feelings about JK, and some of their more experimental offerings (such as the one-off mash-ups they offer on tour days) are just a hot mess. This, however, is spot-on. None of the sometimes observed (what I would consider) "undesirable" wild characteristics (dirty feet, horse sweat, asparagus, etc.) are evident. The slightly sweet and well-rounded stout flavors blend perfectly with the not-quite puckery sourness and produce something both unique and delicious. Bravo. I'd like to see more like this. Absolutely, absolutely worth trying. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 06:45:06 | More by Lawl3ss
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Funk Metal Sour Barrel-Aged Stout from Jester King Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 521 ratings.