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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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml poured into SN snifter.

A: Pure black opaque with a huge dark brown head. Creamy bubbles floating on top of larger bubbles, dissipated after a min with good lacing.

S: Hint of dark fruits with a toasty character with some booziness. There's a strange aroma, most likely from the farmhouse yeast, but slight citrusi and licorice like. Definitely different but interesting.

T: That strange aroma comes through at the beginning as yeasty fruitiness mixed with roastiness, coffee and a little chocolate. I also want to say citrus but prolly confusing it for yeast hard tee coming through in a style, RiS, which I would not normally expect. Also get a lot of dark fruits from the large amount of roasted malts, which explain the ausome hugely brown head.

M: Medium body from the high attenuation, a bit dry and bitter. Medium carbonation and small hints of alcohol considering the 9% abv tag. Also, a big roasty coffee aftertaste from all that dark roasted malt dominates at the end and lingers for a while, which I'm enjoying quite a bit, yum!

O: A must have brew by Jester King. I really like the creativity of using a farmhouse year in an imperial stout. Very interesting and will have more.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours the blackest dark as night hue with a chocolate laced three finger head and lacing everywhere,the smell is dark chocolate,roasted malts,booze and Irish coffee,the mouthfeel is full bodied with moderate carbonation and has tastes of dark chocolate,toasty roasty malts,Irish coffee,a touch of funky tartness and finished choc dryness and overall very nice for a night like tonight and would buy again cheers.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Saint Somewhere wine-style glass.

A-Pours as black as a thousand midnights with a 3/4 inch brown head that retains a long while before gradually descending to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Resilient lacing slides slowly down the glass.

S- Very glassy aroma with some strong underlying chocolate tones and just a bit of funk.

T- A bright tangy flavor comes on at first before a heavy dark roasted malt presence washes over bringing notes of milk chocolate, caramel and vanilla. The flavors clash though and bring about an awkward profile.

M- My biggest problem with "dark saisons" is the chalky and endlessly dry mouthfeel. The high carbonation just does not go well with the highly viscous nature of a stout, porter, black ale, what-have-you. I definitely prefer my farmhouse ales to have a light body.

O- While I admire them for their risk-taking approach to brewing and their labels' sick artwork, the folks at Jester King just have not done it for me yet. An example of when a brewery is just a bit too extreme.

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Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout from Jester King Brewery
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