Black Metal Imperial Stout | Jester King Brewery

BA SCORE
91
outstanding
581 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Black Metal Imperial StoutBlack Metal Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States
jesterkingbrewery.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.40%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
This version of Black Metal has been permanently supplanted by the farmhouse version -
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/24018/75396

Added by redraider2323 on 12-21-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
581
Reviews:
252
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
11.92%
 
 
Wants:
171
Gots:
293
For Trade:
11
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 581 |  Reviews: 252
Photo of mhenson42
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Review from notes.

A: Pours a dark black, very oily looking, with a small mocha colored head on top. Decent retention and spotty lacing.

S: A little bit of chocolate and roast. Had a lot of sweet oat aroma almost, even though its a RIS.

T: Surprising amount of licorice and brown sugar. A little bit of coffee and chocolate, and again more oatmeal.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation, extremely smooth with no sign of the abv at all.

O: A good RIS, but a little bit of a letdown. The oat presence was a bit confusing, but not bad, just unexpected.

 562 characters

Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of Daveychu
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of mindspin315
4.58/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Listening to Mastodon 'Remission' as I review this one. Need some Heavy Metal while consuming this one!

This beer looks incredible! Solid black body, with a big mocha head. A ring of brown bubbles hugs the sides of the glass and lacing to go along with it. Quite possibly the best looking stout I've ever seen.

Aromas of rich milk/dark chocolates, chocolate cake, black licorice, chewy caramels, vanilla ice cream, and a faint nutty aroma in the background. Big malts swell in the nose. The chocolate malts and roasted barley balance nice with each other.

This is one smooth, creamy, clean, and velvety imperial stout. No where near as big as the alcohol of 10%+ would suggest. The hop presence can be detected, which adds a tinge of bitterness to the mouthfeel. The hops come out in the middle and carry through past the finish. Finishes a touch dry with the roasted qualities coming out. Flavors consist of bitter dark chocolates, roasted coffee beans, and grains.

A true rockstar of a beer. This beer is like velvet...the smell, tastes, and feel are so enjoyable. A must try imperial stout that makes quite a name for itself.

[98/100]

 1,142 characters

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of N1CK
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of drh1382
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of honkduh
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of lackenhauser
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Jet black with an almost ash colored head on top. Deep roasted aroma-licorice and india ink like. Deep, dark roasted grain flavors. Again very licorice like. Dark chocolate and plums. Has that great "india ink" flavor that many of the big stouts have. Very smooth mouthfeel-has a touch of graininess going on. Dessert in a glass. Great RIS all in.

 347 characters

Photo of grollican
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of deapokid
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of BrewinHeadBanger
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of gregoryboytos
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of shufon
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of jhimstedt
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of BeerThursdays
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of nmann08
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BomberKing
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of cpinto6
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of ATXRyan
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of pest
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of PhatAtUT
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Black Metal Imperial Stout from Jester King Brewery
4.11 out of 5 based on 581 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.