1. Extreme Beer Fest tickets go on sale Sat, Sep 27 @ Noon EDT.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Funk Metal Sour Barrel-Aged Stout - Jester King Brewery

Not Rated.
Funk Metal Sour Barrel-Aged StoutFunk Metal Sour Barrel-Aged Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

558 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 558
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 251
Gots: 130 | FT: 6
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 558 | Reviews: 62 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Leftofthedial
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Leftofthedial, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of lostgrrl666
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

lostgrrl666, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of warsxh
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

warsxh, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of Jvrdz24
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Jvrdz24, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of buzzed
2.75/5  rDev -34.4%

buzzed, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of Zach136
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pitch black, latte colored head with solid lacing for a sour.

S - Roast, chocolate and red wine like acidity.

T - sour fruit, roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Perfect balance of tart and stout.

M - Thick, chewy, velvet non lingering finish.

O - exactly what you would think and like nothing else out there.

Zach136, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of Keith_R
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Keith_R, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of benclimbs
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bit disappointing.

Smell is typical sour funk and dark fruit, prunes, a bit savory, BBQ smoke, teriyaki/soy as well.

Taste is great, dry, sour with more big fruit tones and a tart, mineral tones and a strong oaky dry finish.

Overall a great sour stout - interesting and complex.

benclimbs, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of shuajw
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

shuajw, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of facundoCNB
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A deep brown almost black pour with a finger o bubbly head. Smells of chocolate, dark roast, a bit of vinegar, lacto sourness and barnyard funk.
Flavor has all the awesomeness of a Chocolatey stout with just the right amount of sourness that hits you up front but allows you to enjoy the actual stout profile.
Medium in body, tart/funky/sour, light carbonation.
Really loving this beer. All the awesomeness o a sour with lots of chocolate and dark roast.

facundoCNB, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of Curt1
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Curt1, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of Flabbyjandro
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Flabbyjandro, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of layinbrix
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

layinbrix, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of ph33rbob
4/5  rDev -4.5%

ph33rbob, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of Ben7773
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Ben7773, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of brewtus
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours absolutely black with a single finger tan head that fades quickly.
S- chocolate, blackberries, raspberry, some nice funk, vanilla.
T- smokey, some chocolate, slightly sour throughout, berries, some coffee
M- thiner for a stout, very easy to drink, pretty smooth
O- one of the most unique beers I've had, amazing balance between stout and sour, very smooth texture, tart and roasty. Tons of complex flavors. This is a little over a year old so I'd be curious what it would taste like fresh. Wish I would get another bottle.

brewtus, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of Tyrus
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Tyrus, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of mwgroove23
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

mwgroove23, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Griffith, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of threedaggers
4/5  rDev -4.5%

threedaggers, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of thereal_adam
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

thereal_adam, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of superspak
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with cyde. 750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass; Batch 1, bottled in Fall 2012. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger dense dark brown head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big sour cherry, cranberry, green apple, raisin, red wine, dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, light char, toast, oak, clove, hay, straw, vinegar, musty funk, leather, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, oak, and acidic yeast ester flavors; with good strength. Taste of big sour cherry, cranberry, green apple, raisin, red wine, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, light char, toast, oak, clove, hay, straw, vinegar, leather, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of acidic sourness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour cherry, cranberry, green apple, raisin, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, light char, oak, clove, vinegar, straw, hay, musty funk, light leather, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity and balance of roasted malt, oak, and acidic yeast ester flavors; with a great balance of malt/acidity and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy, slick, and lightly acidic/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome sour imperial stout. All around great balance and complexity of roasted malt, oak, and lactic yeast flavors; and very smooth to sip on with the moderate acidity. A highly enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of codyhaskell
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

codyhaskell, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of volta
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

volta, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of krl2112
2.5/5  rDev -40.3%

krl2112, Jan 18, 2014
Funk Metal Sour Barrel-Aged Stout from Jester King Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 558 ratings.