Funk Metal Sour Barrel-Aged Stout | Jester King Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Shut up and listen. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and naturally conditioned.

Previously known as Barrel Aged Sour Black Metal Imperial Stout.

Added by Mora2000 on 04-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
712
Reviews:
76
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
11.27%
 
 
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Premo88
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

25.4 oz. bomber poured into Jester King Snorkel snifter
9.4% ABV
Blend #8 — 2/21/2017

L: classic black-and-tan stout look with the head almost dark enough enough to be called brown; beautiful pour, pushes up about an inch-tall head that lingers for several minutes and sticks as it recedes; a little lacing, keeps a tight collar of brown foam

S: sour ... wow, it punches you in the face as you pour, tart cherries, fingernail polish/remover, very vinous; dark chocolate-covered cherries as it warms, still quite tart; as it warms a little more dark chocolate peeks in

T: quite tart but full of dark-malt flavor standing toe-to-toe with the yeasty/earthy farmhouse tartness; cherry espresso, lemon espresso ... maybe even a pinch of lime juice in there; the lemony sourness is impressive, for it dominates even amid all the dark malt; very yeasty and earthy but not bitter; sour grapes, red wine

F: relatively lightweight for so big a beer but heavy enough to add a creaminess around the solid amount of carbonation; interesting how it starts off feeling very ale slick to the point of flat, then the carbonation perks up, prickles and gives the second half of the swallow a crisp finish; a true achievement

O: much more sour than Black Metal, Funk Metal is the ultimate mix of Jester King's yeast profile and dark malt; it's super tasty and full of many different flavor and aroma notes, but the big sour note (mainly lemon) dominates ... it might be as sour as any JK brew I've tried

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Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boogerisu
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.57/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Black with a soft tan head dying to a ring with spotty lace.

Big nutty, roasty nose. The nuttiness I get from their other sours is similar, with a little funky and musty walnut shell.

Taste is bitter baker's chocolate, yet pretty sour. Big roastiness comes in, with prune and currant softening and sweetening the stout and sour properties ever so slightly.

Velvety yet ddddry!!! I don't know how they do it, but it's amazing.

Blend #7 January 2016 vintage

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4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at CBC 2016. Dark brown pour. Sour, dark fruit, coffee and chocolate. Right up my alley.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alby
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Myotus
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured gently at 46°F from a 750ml bottle (blend #7- 28Jan16) into a tulip. Consumed on 30Jun16.
SMELL: Large waves of sour green apple and tobacco are entangle with mild aromas of bittersweet chocolate, oak, plums, earthy yeast, sweet coffee, and vanilla. Subtle coconut, salt like mineral, and bitter roasted malt aromas add on to the complexity.
TASTE: The taste theatrical opens with sour green apple flavors. A nice funk is established as strong tobacco flavors immediately follow while the tartness grows slightly stronger. Mild salty mineral flavors next roll out on to the palate. The stout characteristics reveal themselves as mild sweet chocolate, sweet coffee, and plum flavors accompany the previous flavors. The symphony continues with mild flavors of oak and subtle flavors of vanilla. Subtle bitter roasted malt flavors and hints of coconut finally close off this multifarious display as all prior flavors persist.
NOTE: Another great offering from Jester King. My favorite aspect that I experienced from this brew was the cascading of flavors.

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4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Funk Metal Sour Barrel-Aged Stout from Jester King Brewery
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