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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.


danielcurtis81's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Served from a 750 mL bottle from Sea Trader. The appearance is a deep midnight black with a ruby brown tight bubbling head. The aromas are roasted black malts, slight char, and English hops. The flavors are roasted black malts, some chocolate, loads of drying English hops. The carbonation on this stout is harsh. Super high tight bubbled carbonation. It really takes away of my enjoyment of a lot of brews, this included.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (4086) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2016
0.75l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. Looks lovely with a huge really lingering and near creamy deep chocolate brown head that leaving good lacings. Smells of dark wood, bitter cocoa powder, some chocolate, mild cold coffee, lots of roasted malts and traces of mild sour dark dried fruits. It smells quite nice. Lots of flavor at first and in the end. It’s definitely roasted this! Dark near charred black flavors. It has a mild oily, somewhat light feeling in the mouth and it’s gentle in the carbonation. Bitter dried chocolate, green wood, some slightly acidic wood burning wood tones. Yeah, it’s warming the back of the throat pretty well. Lots of flavor, but I think I prefer the other version. 21.05.2014

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TXBadger (2496) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2016
An OG bottle, sad and happy opening it, because there are only so many of these left in the wild, shared with family. Pours an opaque dark brown color almost black like oil with khaki colored head. Roasted malts and chocolate on the nose at this point; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with roast and cocoa. This was a treat, glad I had a bottle to open during fireworks.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrownPaperBags (16) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2016
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter. This pours a semi-thick pitch black color with a massive (especially for the abv) mocha colored head which has good retention and leaves a lacing. The smells are of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, hops and a bit of alcohol. The feel is nice and thick. The taste is pretty good, a load of dark chocolate, roasted malts and a nice bitter finish. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1229) - New York, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Had this on tap at the source in 03/2016. I’m submitting it under this listing. Pours pitch black, bubbly tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, nice sour notes. Flavor is wow, lots of roasted malts, chocolate, sour funk. Mostly an imperial stout. But brilliant funk.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (2063) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Dark black. Thin mocha head. Really unique stout. Cherries. Tart. Smells yeasty. Thx carter.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (5861) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice thick brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of black chocolate with light sweet notes is quite nice. Taste is also a great mix of creamy black chocolate notes with some residual sugar and hints of roasted malt. Body has a nice creamy texture with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Nice smooth easy drinking stout. I am surprised at how well the bottle has aged over the years.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (5737) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle at the nuplastikk returns tasting in VA. Black with tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, caramel, light coffee. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, roasted coffee. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (6048) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2016
From a 75 cl bottle shared at the 2016 Nuplastik is back tasting. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and caramel, Flavors of coffee and leather. Bitter roast finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (7354) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Roast and some oxidation. Pours black with good head. Some dark chocolate. Bittersweet finish. Sobe caramel. Bottle shared at tasting.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markoijelena (2147) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle 0.75l at Johnny Off License Roma Italy. 03.12.2015.Thank you John for this Vintage bottle.Taste with Mortlach, ippopotamo36, John, Trevor and cika Boban. Pour it dark color with small thick dark head.Aroma of chocolate, some mocha, vanilla also.Taste sweet really pleasent with pinch of bittery finish.Dark choclate, vanilla, roasted coffee.Perfect balanced and great result of aging.


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