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Jester King Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout

 (RETIRED)
overall
98
81
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Formerly brewed at Jester King Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Austin, Texas USA
Serve in Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer is now retired. All bottles from Batch 16 onward should be rated under the new Farmhouse Black Metal entry as they are brewed using a wild yeast blend, not the French Saison yeast used in the original Farmhouse Black Metal.

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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
GenDV138 (3367) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2014
From notes, consumed 8/24/2013. 750 ml bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle dated March 2013, batch 13. Black with two fingers of fluffy dark tan head. No lacing. Aromas of floral hops, roast, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, yeast and funk. Tastes of roast, nutty notes, dark chocolate, slight tartness, yeast and funk. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Pretty interesting.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Artistdave (65) - Austin, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Deep dark brew, roast, chocolate , slight burnt, very rich, alcohol warmth, not for timid. Very good imperial stout.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danyel (1335) - Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with deep tan head. Aroma is very chocolatey, roasty. Taste is thick, chocolate, rich, dry finish. Exceptional.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chiiidog (42) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2014
The farmhouse yeast makes this beer interesting. Without that, it would be an average imperial stout. But I like the addition of the farmhouse yeast. Gives it a carbonated kick and an interesting flavor & mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (3272) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2014
Bottled. Pours pitch black with an average, lacing and tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, coffee, notes of vanilla and yeast. Sweet flavor that ends up dry, with alcohol and slightly bitter. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (4140) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget (order through Galatea). Musty and malty smell with coffee, roasted and chocolate. Similar taste. Light body. High carbonation. Very tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (4625) - Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2014
750ml bottle, the bottle was a little too aged. Sweet and thick, molassesy and rich. A little one dimensional

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (3496) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2014
12-JUL-2014, bottle @Kregme. Black with low tan head. Roast and brett. Works very well here. Chocolate, spice, leather. Full body, above average carbonation, sweet. Wonderfull.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1692) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Black with a chocolate head. Aroma is chocolate, cocoa, blackcurrant, hint of wood. Creamy mouthfeel, rich on the palate with a slightly roasty finish. Flavours are chocolate, cranberry, toasted malts, touch of farmhouse spice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Dark black pour with a thick brown head. Aroma of dark licorice, smoke, brett, and heavy roast. Taste is heavy roast, sour fruit, horse blanket, and cocoa. Very nice.


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