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Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout | Jester King Brewery

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Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial StoutBlack Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout

Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
English Imperial Stout meets the Franco-Belgian Farmhouse tradition in this dry, drinkable beer; Pitch black in color with notes of chocolate, roasted and black malts coupled with earthy, peppery and floral farmhouse esters.

Added by Mora2000 on 11-17-2011

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4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750mL from Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery. Poured into JK stemware.

Super dark body and head. Thick head and excellent retention.

Really chocolatey in the aroma. Some anise, dark spice, dark fruits too. Not a hugely powerful aroma, but all the other aspects make up for that.

More cacao than anything else, but dark fruits too. Very roasty, with some leather, and somewhat creamy tasting as well. Not nearly as English-y as the previous (non-farmhouse) Black Metal, but the farmhouse yeast is not nearly as present here as any of their other farmhouse beers.

Great mouthfeel, thick and creamy, but dry finish. Lots of subtlety and spice in the aftertaste. Peppery. Very drinkable.

Excellent vision, excellent execution. They seem to have figured out this farmhouse bottle conditioning thing. I like this better than the first batch of the farmhouse version. These guys are killing it right now.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DanGeo
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of mmcurran
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Whip In in Austin.

The beer pours a very dark brown to black color with a small tan head. The aroma is full of chocolate and roasted malt, with a little bit of leather and a few assorted spices mixed in.

The flavor is similar. The chocolate and roasted malt notes are very strong and dominate the initial flavor. As the beer warms up a bit, I start to get a little bit of Belgian yeast and a little bit of brett mixed in to the flavor. There is also a little bit of anise and pepper mixed in.

Thick mouthfeel and low carbonation.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Marius
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared at tasting. Dark pour, tan coarse head. Funky smell, with notes of chocolate and cocoa. Sour with lactic acidity, chocolate, cocoa and coffee. Medium body with high acidity.

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Photo of Mikaveli
3.82/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of OompaMentor
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a snifter; modest carbonation with small head. Chocolate and malts are evident to the nose with a softened sweet smell. Chocolate and subtle sweetness on palate- medium balance and the acidity is softened. Well done

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ehammond1
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle (2012)

Thanks for opening this with me, Nathan!

Black throughout with a moderately sized dark brown head that eventually leaves the glass oily and spotted with lace.

Lots of roast and chocolate elements in the aroma, along with a hint of smoke. I don't pick up any particularly "farmhouse-like" elements.

The flavor too is bold and flavorful: roast, dark and bittersweet chocolate, and a bit of smoke.

Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly chewy.

I like this quite a bit.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Large shared bottle.
There's a lot going on in this big beer. The sweet coffee, dark bread, and chocolate aroma leads to a very different and even more complex flavor. Moderately tart and, I think, even more bitter. I did much prefer the aroma to the flavor.

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Photo of Isotope
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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