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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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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.

Note: This Farmhouse version replaced the original Black Metal Imperial Stout when Jester King switched to a farmhouse yeast for all beers. The original bottles feature a small Jester King sticker on the neck; newer bottles do not have this sticker and say "Farmhouse" in small print on the label.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle - RBAG, from my RBAG Commemorative Glass. Pours clear black, with a 1-finger dark tan head, and spotty lacing. Nose is Saison yeast, big smoke and roast, lightly soapy. Flavours of smoke, soap, this beer is intensely soapy, bacon, ham, balack biscuit. Decently tight finish. Just a bizarre beer. I really don’t like the Saison/Impy Stout hybrid thing this has going, though it makes me want to try the original Black Metal.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (3564) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2012
Thx. to Dylan / Kraddel for sharing this one - reasonable amount of a 750 ml drank whilst ’At the Hearth of Winter’ by Immortal was playing which was for me always the only way I ever should drink this one - I am still convinced the guy on the label is Abboth - Farmhouse tag is not really all that visible on the label - it is like they are hiding it - looks beautiful - dark brown with a big lovely mocha head - smell is top as well with mocha, sweet coffee, chocolate, mellower sweeter dark malts and some ground coffee as well - lovely - taste carries some light weird off touches which sort of lessens the impact - it is the farmhouse yeast, not entirely working I presume - bitter roast, roasted grounds, lightly off-roast, even touch floral, light creamy coffee, lightly musty, cocoa, reasonable sweetness blended in - it is good but feels lightly off, which are the farmhouse ester I assume. still quite interesting - body-wise definetly and taste-wise I would say as well this is a fine stout but doesn’t feel like the usual impy one but first right in with the regular stout category where it shines a bit brighter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7092) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Thanks to Mr. Hopper for the 750mL bottle! Poured deep brown with a tall, dark brown head. The aroma picked up lightly-smoked black malts and rye biscuity notes with earth and fruity yeastage around (maple too, if you dig deep).. I like the original a bit more. The flavor found smoked black malts and licorice at the core, with fruity and earthy yeast plus oxidation (or something similar) throughout.. finished dry and very roasty, with too much of a yeast impression and some syrupy alcohol warmth. Heavier-bodied with a lot of carbonation on the palate.. not the best flow.. I didn’t quite get it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20545) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Pitch black coloured with a huge beige head. Roasted aroma of hay and dark chocolate. Roasted flavour of dark chocolate, hay and cocoa powder. Roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10136) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2012
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense browwn head. ARoma: Roast, brown sugar, chocolate, light coffee. Flavour: roast, spice, coffee, caramel, cocoa, chocolate. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a sweet roasted bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2012
pitch dark, large smooth brown head. arooma is roasted malts,flowers. flavor is roasted malts, dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29084) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2012
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a huge dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and straw, leading to a dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30699) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and toffee malty. Herbal, dark roasted malty and toffee malty. Chocolate and light bitter. Toasted. Chocolate and sweet malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Pours an opaque black with a rich, dense and lacing beige head. Sweet heavy roast in the nose. Rich body, heavy carbonation, loads of roast, dark dried fruit, somewhat rustic with a malt bitter finish. Nice, but not really all that much farmhouse character. 100912

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
b79turner (221) - Alabama, USA - AUG 30, 2012
750 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. Motor oil black with a 1" tan head. This beer is not as thick and oily as most stouts, more carbonation than I’m used to in this style. Nose is FANTASTIC! chocolate, malts, roasty. This is the smoothest, most drinkable stout I’ve had! I loved it!

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