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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: 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.


mbutler91c's rating

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mbutler91c (11) - Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA - FEB 13, 2013
As near perfection as you can find in a stout. Dark, rich, full bodied. Pours a deep black with a nice dark carmel head. Has a rich coffee, tobacco, chocolate taste that lingers on the palate for just the right length of time. A beer not for the faint of heart but one that is a great addition to any cellar.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1264) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
Riktigt bra, runda rostade toner med inslag av framförallt chocklad och lite kaffe. Bra balans i både smak och kropp.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
POLK (2216) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2014
Good toasted imperial stout somewhat sweet. Good dry almost English taste. Sweet yeast aroma.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (4910) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Sampled at 4 Hands. Almost black with some red in the foam. Interesting aroma. Vinous almost but angry darkness, too. Big malty cocoa flavor. Nothing quite fits what I normally get in a big stout. Really good but my tasye buds are not sure how to describe it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1406) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Shared with Zach and Brandon, pours a rich dark black color with a nice java mocha head. Nose is chocolate, malt, coffee and black licorice. Taste is mildly bitter with chocolate, licorice and deep malt. Finish is chocolate with some alcohol with a bitter sweet ending. Nice. Quaff Score 8 / 10

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1363) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Pours pitch black with a brown head and aroma of strong roasted malt, alcohol, and liquorice aroma. Taste is of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, liquorice, dark fruits, light bitterness and alcohol with a burnt, roasty finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (1969) - NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle shared with Simonsen
A small gusher. Pours jet black with a massive brown head. Smell of smoke, roasted malts, some funk and dark chocolate. Heavy sweet, roasty malts, some smoke, hints of coffee, dark fruity malts. Medium bitter finish with some earth and soil. Oily texture, soft carbonation. Excellent imperial stout with a funky twist

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leveejr (101) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Batch 1 bottle at Strangeways. Pours pitch black with a khaki head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is the same with a slight bitterness. Great carb on the mouthfeel without diluting the flavors. Delicious beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brewhemia (29) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 17, 2014
Really cool bottle that raises expectations. I loved the aroma of figs and coffee. Unfortunately i didn’t find the taste quite as good. Got some espresso and spruce. Good taste but not fantastic. Good over all though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pentaz (1238) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a creamy medium light brown head. Aroma is raisin, licorice, very hard roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruit, tar, caramel and smoke. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter. Body is medium+, texture is smooth, carbonation is moderate. Finishes light sweet, smooth and long with chocolate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (994) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle with a friend at my small apartment. Pours black with cream grey head. Aroma is roasted toasted malt, smooth light thin notes with and edge of burnt. Taste is nice caramel roasted malt, soft, lacto, very smooth and drinkable in the mild direction of an irish dry stout. Shame they stopped making this.


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