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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2011

Bottle 750ml.

Clear dark black colour with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, smoke, iodine, light to moderate yeasty. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, yeasty, phenol notes. IMO a bit Belgium Imp.Stout alike ! Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110918]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2011
75 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and breadish. Fruity and dark smoked malty. Sweet and dry caramelish. Sweet and dark malty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29332) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2011
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a huge a dark brown head. The has notes of caramel, chocolate, and soy sauce. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate, sweet and roasted malt, wood, and ashes, leading to a dry roasted and woody finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of blutt59. Pours a pitch black with a dissipating light brown head. Heavy roasty, peppery aroma. Solid body, sweet roastiness, friendly phenols and quite some chocolate. Heavy booze in the finish. Not the most sophisticated of Imperial Stouts. There’s an odd Belgian feel to this. 180911

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma of dark chocolate, hay and berries. Roasted flavour of caramel, dark chocolate and liquorice. Sweet and roasted finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2013
Bottled. More or less pitch black colour with a beigeish brown head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, ashes, some ripe dark fruits as well as mild liquorice. Flavour is very dark chocolate, some coffee, mild nuttiness as well as some ashes, ripe fruits, alcohol and some hints of liquorice. Smooth to drink and although big, not all too thick.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (19378) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2012
Bottled at Linköping Beer Expo. Near black, brief head. Aroma of green apples and licorice. Really sweet, full bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Thick and viscous, heavy on caramel and syrup. White pepper finish. The only thing brutal here is the sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16696) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty bitter chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
14th April 2012
Opaque black beer. Massive dark tan head, persistent. Palate is semi dry and pretty well carbonated, perhaps overly so. Dark chocolate with sour wet wood. Whisper of emulsion paint. Pinch of spice. Dry finish with more dark chocolate. Not bad but I like by Impys a little sweeter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2012
Tasting at Papsø’s
Black color, with brownish head. Aroma of roasted malts, some ashes, and hospital alcohol. Good chocolate flavor, strong body; some tar and liquorice in the end; moderate residual sweetness; strong bitterness. Good.


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