Funk Metal Sour Barrel-Aged Stout - Jester King Brewery
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Reviews by wagenvolks:
4.33/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
"Can't get enough...of that funky stuff!"
If anyone knows me, they know I'm a man who likes my funk, in both music and beer. So when one of my favorite local breweries, Jester King, hit their already-awesome Black Metal with some bugs and barrels, you know this mama-jama gotsta sip some slow, ya dig? Awww yeahhhh.
Funk Metal opens with a slow gush and fills the Jester King snifter with a dark, cola brown body and a mocha head to match. Excellent retention to the foam. The nose is excellent, brimming with big aromas of sour dark fruit (plum, cherry, grape), light vinegar, and a barrel-rich woodiness. Sharp and intricate, with a light roast from the dark malts lingering in the background.
The flavor is first and foremost a barrel-aged wild ale, and almost a belgian dark ale second. A nice biting acidity greets the tongue but is more funky than sour. Barrels, dark fruit, roast, and vinegar ride the back of the palate with ease. Such a great blend. Body is light and effervescent. Some lingering barrel wood and dryness on the back of the palate is all that keeps the mouthfeel from higher marks--something I didn't notice on tap at the Funk & Sour Fest. Looks like Jester King has found their mojo in a big way after some lackluster releases!
Serving type: bottle
12-15-2012 00:07:44 | More by wagenvolks
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Funk Metal Sour Barrel-Aged Stout from Jester King Brewery
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