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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: 439   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Bottle from Kegs and Barrels, Plano, TX
Pours blacker than noon in Norway during winter. The nose is assaulted with blast beats of hazelnut, chocolate, red wine, oak, and a touch of roasted evil. Flavor is a cauldron of chocolate nuts, smoky sweet peat, coffee grounds, and hate. Thick and lingering on the tongue. \m/

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6078) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2011
Hell yeah black metal. Awesome fucking logo. The nose is dark and roasty with bittersweet chocolate, and hints of dark fruit. Pours black with a tan head. Viscuous looking. Flavors of dark roasted malts, patent notes, some underlying sugary dark fruits. Dry roasty long finish. SOme alcohol notes here and there. A decent imperial stout.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 16, 2011
750mL thanks to ericandersnavy. Sweet label. The pour is a near ink black with a lager, deep brown head. Excellent retention and lace. Nose is butter, olives, saltwater, meat, maple. Taste is ashy, smoky, tobacco, pretty chalky and astringent. Palate is lacking, chalky, ashy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2011
22oz bottle. Medium brown head, black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate, some alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, alcohol. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Bottle shared by GT2: Pours an oily opaque with a creamy froth of dark tan head. Has a sweet roasty dark caramel and chocolate nose with a touch of coffee and English hops. Starts with a rich sweet chewy dark caramel maltiness along with some dark fruity and brown sugar complexity before a drier, lightly smoky finish with some lingering dark chocolate flavor. An enjoyable and complex imperial stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (11974) - Escondido, 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 (20940) - 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 (3315) - 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 (1188) - 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!


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