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Jester King Black Metal Imperial Stout

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

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RATINGS: 434   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Bottle shared by GT2. Pours opaque with an average, creamy brown head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (coffee, toffee, roast), light hops (floral), and average esters (fruity) with notes of fig, prune, raisin, licorice, alcohol, and smoke. Flavor is heavy malt (coffee, toffee, roast), light hops (floral), and average esters (fruity) with notes of fig, prune, raisin, licorice, alcohol, and smoke. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation with a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (18633) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Bottle at CaptainCougar’s local tasting, thanks! Very dark brown, small brown head. Aroma of chocolate and dark roasted coffee. Taste s smooth dark cocoa, licorice, coffee grounds. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (3163) - Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Bottle. Black pour with a brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, expresso, and chocolate. The body is a little thin (think Southern Tier) but the taste is good with roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and expresso flavors..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Bottle shared at the CL Rosso Batch 3 Release. Pours black with a brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, oak, booze. Taste is roasted malt and coffee. Quite good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
llcooldave (1181) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2011
I don’t use the term "used motor oil" lightly... seriously this pours like used motor oil... Thick, vicsous and black. Aroma of prune, fig, mocha and some alcohol notes. Flavor of Dark chocolate and robust coffee. Overall, a very good beer to say the least. Thanks to BarZigKin for the awesome hookup!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (1088) - Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Pours pitch black with small brown head. Smells like dark and milk chocolate, coffee and espresso, hints of caramel and licorice and molasses, and no alcohol burn. Taste follows the nose perfectly except there are hints of alcohol warmth. Full-bodied with a smooth, creamy texture and very soft mouth-carbonation, Jester King Black Metal Imperial Stout finishes smooth with a chocolate licorice flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2011
thanks suzygreenberg! creamy sweet coffee nose, thick and slick. dark heavy black, toasted caramel head. chewy boozy body, burnt roast and inky chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bvc (1208) - Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2011
750ml capped, thanks Ben. Patent malt, licorice, strong char, over roasted nuts, some iodine and peat on the back end as well as tar. On the thin side with loose carb feel. Light sweetness, coffee, licorice, bitter, iodine, pure cocoa, watery toasted nuts. Cool label, but not much else happening.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Bottle, love the artwork here. Pours a black body with a coffee tan head. Very roast y up front. Light coco and chocolate malt tones. Loads of malt and sediment. Dry and roast y with a molasses like warming, actually its pretty hot. Decent big bodied IS.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2011
(750ml bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, pine, and fudge. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, pine, raisins, vanilla, and fudge with a dry finish.


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