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RATINGS: 238   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Crille (64) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2014
"Black metal" black color with a nice brown head. The nose is full of coffee, roasted malts and chocolate. Flavor is tart (light), caramel, smoked wood (?) and some coffee notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Superb dark chocolate flavors take hold of this unique take on the Imperial Stout style, as Saison yeast and discreet ashes rear their heads in the background.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam loudly fizzes away into the darkness.
-The prickly carbonation doesn’t necessarily fit with the rich dark malts and their residual sugars.
-I don’t really see how the farmhouse yeast helps this beautiful grain bill.
-The finish is pretty tame; lightly mineral, sweet and barely bitter.

Bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4654) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle at Crowbar. Black with a huge, light brown head. Salty caramel nose. In the mouth also hints of smoked flavours. Quite good, some Bambergian character.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeLuke23 (51) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Dark opaque black with a tan head. Nice head with tight bubbles. Aroma is of milk chocolate , dark cherry , and coffe. Flavor is the same with some mild bitter and burnt toast. Great CO2. Slightly fruity & peppery. Great interpretation of Belgian Stout. ---Rated @ your Moms House.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arsol (414) - NORWAY - FEB 27, 2014
Svart farge med brunt skum. lukter sjokolade, kaffe. Fyldig og faktisk ganske mye kullsyre. også noe syrlig og salt i smak sammen med den brente kaffen og sjokoladen.syrlig og bitter ettersmak. Dette var mye smak og mye øl:-)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (763) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2014
Svart med høyt kremete skum. Espresso, mørk sjokolade. Fyldig smak av brent mørk sjokolade. Salt lakris. Bitter og salt ettersmak, god kullsyrefølelse. Mye mat i denne, 0,7 flaske, skapt for å deles

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1691) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a very large, brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, fruit, ash, and a slightly sour presence, but not in a bad way. Medium body, with a long, bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1090) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2014
Aroma: Smelling of dark bread, dark fruits, sugar, coffee and smoked oak.
Appearance: A dark black colored beer. A brown head with small lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting black bread, grape-fruit peel, sweet coffee and salty licorice.
Palate: Medium low carbonation, a watery texture. A big body with a slightly dry finish.
Overall: A slightly salty sour licorice vibe. Not very funky.
Note: Bottle 750 ml at home. Reviewed 2014-02-21.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (10779) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2014 Odense catch-up from the cellar. Black with a small tan head. Aroma of licorice, hay and bready malt. Sweet licorice, malty flavour with salty and yeasty notes

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3219) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2014
(bottle - 750 ml) Black pour with a thin tan head. Chocolate and roasted coffee aroma. Flavor is nice and rich malts with an earthy roast underneath. Nicely carbonated and bitter on the aftertaste.


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