Funk Metal Sour Barrel-Aged Stout | Jester King Brewery

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4.17/5
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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:
#2,610
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
739
pDev:
11.03%
 
 
Wants:
314
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184
Trade:
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Ratings: 739 |  Reviews: 81
Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopkrid
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of csmrx7
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love Jester King but this is a bit of the pour man's Tart of Darkness, but maybe that is actually a complement as tart of darkness is amazing an unique and this is the only thing that has come close. A bit too much astringent bitterness from the dark chocolate malt which doesn't jive with the sour side.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BurtStL6
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks like a stout with the prettiest deep red head I’ve ever seen.

Decently sour and yet there is a stout feel.

Extremely unique and enjoyable

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

Photo of TheHopsman
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stinkybarre1s
4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Theogre83
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Jonnydrinker
3.63/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of floyd_pugman
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep chocolate brown; decent head. Nose is astringent, with a heavy dose of roasted chocolate malt along with tart cherry, biscuit, and tawny port. Reminiscent of Tart of Darkness. Palate follows suit, starting with chocolate but quickly turning astringent, with roasted chocolate malt, toast, oak, and tawny port flavors leading to a decidedly sour finish. I’m not a huge fan of the style, but would put it above ToD for its higher complexity and easier drinkability.

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Photo of denver10
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kappakoosh
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of afroskully
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sirnickatnite
4.73/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Dizzy242
3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of OriolesFan1008
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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Photo of kccraftenthusiast
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Funk Metal Sour Barrel-Aged Stout from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 739 ratings