Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout | Jester King Brewery

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Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial StoutBlack Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout
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3.99/5
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Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial StoutBlack Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,536
Reviews:
121
Ratings:
873
pDev:
11.28%
Bros Score:
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Photo of geodonnokepyo
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikaveli
3.82/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
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 dcmchew
4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Black color with brown head. Aroma has tart and roasty notes with a bit of caramel. Taste starts tart with dark fruit notes, roasted malts and a bit of coffee on the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Really nice combination of tart flavors and roastiness.

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Photo of ericdavidmorris
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.04/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: very dark brown with a thin head
S: Coffee, chocolate, dark cherry, tart, roasty
T: Tart, dark cherry, roasty, light bitterness, coffee, alcohol, cacao
M: Medium with delicate carbonation
O: Tasty and good example of the style but not something I'd reach for often

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4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.95/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jamato14
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gotti311
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dmadsen
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigchiquilin
4.39/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of breadwinner
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

As someone who otherwise disdains much dark fruit presence in his stouts, a farmhouse stout didn't sound particularly alluring, but I gotta say they pull it off nicely. As to be expected, some fruity esters in the nose, but still a goodly base of roasted malt, not charred or harsh, just lightly roasty. Palate is interesting, brighter than expected for a stout, more of that dark fruit character, some fruity chocolate perhaps too. It's nice. It's drinkable. It's still not a method I prefer for a stout, but I commend the effort.

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Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 873 ratings