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Jester King Black Metal Imperial Stout

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

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RATINGS: 413   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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Black Metal Imperial Stout, a.k.a. Suds of Northern Darkness, a.k.a. Iron Sword, a.k.a. El Martillo del Muerte. Black Metal is a cruel and punishing beer fermented by the sheer force of its awesome will. We are pretty sure that Kreator wrote the song “Impossible Brutality” about this beer while drinking it during their Extreme Aggression Tour.

Note: This entry is the original Black Metal. Beginning around the time of their first anniversary, Jester King switched to a farmhouse yeast for all of their beers. All ratings after this switch should be entered under the Farmhouse Black Metal Imperial Stout entry. The original Black Metal bottles feature a small sticker on the neck; the Farmhouse Black Metal bottles have the word "Farmhouse" in small print on the label.


4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DiarmaidBHK (3396) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle from Piggly Wiggly Homewood. Pours black with a thick brown head. Doesn’t leave much lacing in the glass. Fairly big malty notes on the nose. Massive chocolate on the tongue. Smooth, rich mouthfeel. Hides its alcohol well and is a pretty clean finisher. Awesome stuff!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hirigalzkar (2291) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2014
Bottle. The taste seems undeveloped wich leads to a perfumed feeling. Heavy roasted. Too carbonated.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nicke80 (189) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2014
75 cl bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours pitch black with tary aroma. Tastes choclate, roasted and tar. Nice and oily with great flavours.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1315) - Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Thanks for sharing this one BG. Overly carbonated like the noir. Fizzy mouthfeel. Very dark roasty but has a touch of sweet at the end.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2191) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle shared courtesy of JBPortland ! Pours a thick black with a finger of khaki foam. The nose is smooth creamy chocolate, a touch of roast and some caramel softness. The palate follows with a creamy mouthfeel and a very balanced chuggable palate. Soft chocolate almost milk stout like with a touch of roast coming forward on the late palate. Really easy drinking, focused and balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (779) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 2, 2014
750ml bottle thanks to Errl! Pours brown-black with thin tan head. Nose is musty dark coffee, fruity booze, soil. Taste is smooth, dark fruit, dark bitter chocolate and coffee, warmth. Finish is bitter dusty roast wet coffee, bitter chocolate syrup, notes of fruitiness, touch boozy and just a hair on the thin side.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Weezel (195) - Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2014
This is really good stuff. Maybe I am a sucker for the farmhouse interpretations of styles, but I think this stands up. Pours a awesome bubbly black with a nice foamy dark head. The taste is superb with notes of chocolate roasted malts. Huge flavors of espresso and ice coffee to round it out. Dry finish with the classic saison yeast taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (7429) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2014
750ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein schwarzes Bier mit geringer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Schokolade, Kaffee. Geschmack röstmalzig süß nach Schokolade, Kaffee, leicht alkoholisch.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3460) - Vadum, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2014
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of old appels, roasted malt, prunes and coffee. A flavor of coffee, bitter, dry, roasted malt, sweet notes and appel notes.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Black black black! This thing is dark. Smells dark. Tastes dark. Love this beer. Is it the base for funky Metal?


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