Funk Metal Sour Barrel-Aged Stout | Jester King Brewery

Funk Metal Sour Barrel-Aged StoutFunk Metal Sour Barrel-Aged Stout
BA SCORE
89.4%
Liked This Beer
4.17 w/ 717 ratings
Funk Metal Sour Barrel-Aged StoutFunk Metal Sour Barrel-Aged Stout
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:
#1,438
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
717
Liked:
641
Avg:
4.17/5
pDev:
11.27%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
314
Gots:
185
Trade:
9
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Ratings: 717 |  Reviews: 78
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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Photo of 1levelabove247
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of knotes1963
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mikepcarney
4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GarbageMan10
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roybert
3.88/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kodt
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerOps
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of allenson21
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mig100
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of thatche2
4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured on draught in a tulip glass. Blend #7.

Appearance is black with one finger thick creamy, tan foam. Fairly good retention.

Smell is sour funk and red fruit (mostly cherries) with a hint of roasted malt.

Taste is fairly sour with nice roasted malt coming through for balance. There is also a nice cherry flavor. Sweetness is moderate with little alcohol presence.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and creamy with moderate pucker from the sour. Carbonation is moderate.

Overall this is an awesome sour stout. It leans a little more sour than stout, but the balance is excellent. Sour cherries add complexity. Excellent.

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

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

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

Photo of redfish2942
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kemoarps
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Has been sitting in my fridge since I received it in a mindblowing BIF box in June of 2015. This is from Blend #6, born 02/24/2015 (my mom's birthday!)

Clean black pour, more in line with what I was expecting from its forebear (Black Metal). Minimal head quickly dissipates to drifts and colonies, somehow suggestively themed. I think I would even describe this beer as 'sexy.'

Nose provides the expected sour notes, but soft and creamy and inviting. Oak and soured cherries and the sour.

Flavour provides more of the same, with a silent strength to it. This will not be mistaken for anything but a sour, and it clamps your tongue in that world, but within the strength is a gentleness, like a vice-like hug that conveys protection and care; squeezing but not crushing. The tart side of the parade provides cherry and stone fruit -- primarily plum maybe? -- and it meets a whisp of chocolate from the stout side of things, all moderated by the softening influence of the oak.

This undoubtedly brings more of the 'wild' character than the presumptive base (Black Metal) against which I am comparing it, but it is more accessible, less punishing. My instinct is to credit the oak for much of this. While BM was much sharper on the corners; coming from both sour and bitter angles, FM seeks to take the positive characters found therein and sand down the corners a touch, refine them and take them from crass flailings to pointed intentionality.

Masterful.

Much much much love to @BullDoza for sending this one along.

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

Photo of Norvelljeff
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of benzalman
3.74/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Funk Metal Sour Barrel-Aged Stout from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 89.4% out of 100 with 717 ratings
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