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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
Ranking:
#1,471
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
723
pDev:
11.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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313
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 723 |  Reviews: 79
Photo of Harrison8
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with two fingers of khaki foam. Great head retention and lacing left behind. Aroma is biscuit and toast malts, with a tart cherry weaving through the malts. There is an oak note as well. Flavor profile is once again, biscuit malts and toast. Cherries, oak, and earthy finish round out the flavor profile. While it opens more like a tangy stout, it finishes like a sour with a tart, sour pucker. Mouth feel is velvety with a particular grainy feel. It has a medium-thick thickness. Overall, an intriguing stout that carries a good, honest portion of a stout, although slightly bitter, with a sour beer finish.

Served in a 12oz snifter. Draft. Reviewed from notes.

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4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I just had Funk Metal Sour Barrel-aged Stout from Jester King (in my 1 liter Thomas Disneyland cup) and I thought it was delicious. It's a nice blend of stout-like dark malts and fruity tartness.

Look: black with a two-inch thick bubbly head.

Aroma: tart cherries, dark chocolate, red wine

Taste: There's roasted malts, dark chocolate, tart cherries, grapes, red wine, and maybe lemon, overall it was powerful and wonderful taste experience.

Feel: medium body, creamy

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4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | 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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3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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

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

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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

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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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Funk Metal Sour Barrel-Aged Stout from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 723 ratings
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