Funk Metal Sour Barrel-Aged Stout - Jester King Brewery
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4.5/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Ok, wow, can we take a second and peep the artwork here? Yeah. Bootsy.
Pouring this beer is almost as magnificent. It comes out a dark brown, but fills the glass with a black body and a long lasting fluffy tanned head. The bottle conditioning works wonders on the look of the head with no big bubbles present. Despite being refrigerated for a few days it slowly gushed out but with a glass handy it is easily taken care of and the head doesn’t get out of control.
Lots of sour beer characteristics are present here sitting atop the stout qualities. Vinegar, granny smith apple, vinous, cherry and oak aromas are there along with some slight roast and chocolate.
It continues to be dominated by the sour aspects in the taste, but you definitely know it is a stout with plenty of roasted coffee flavor. The tartness is entirely mild and makes for an easy drinking beer. The melding of the sourness to the stout is spot on. The interplay is wonderful. A wave of tart sour beer hits at first with the vinegary/tart apple and vinous flavor leading into a roastiness and a big woody barrel presence takes over at the end. More chocolate is present as it warms which puts it over the top for me. The nose is dominated more by the sour aspects but on the taste the stout qualities become more apparent.
Despite the gushing after opening the carbonation is surprisingly subdued and lends itself to a nice velvety mouth feel. The beer is medium bodied. It is drying and leaves lots of oaky flavor lingering in the mouth. The delicious flavor and the great feel of this beer lend itself to an amazing drinkability.
I’ve had most JK offerings and this here is a homerun. Like Eli, they did it.
Serving type: bottle
12-17-2012 05:52:12 | More by MattSweatshirt
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