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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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English Imperial Stout meets the Franco-Belgian Farmhouse tradition in this dry, drinkable beer; Pitch black in color with notes of chocolate, roasted and black malts coupled with earthy, peppery and floral farmhouse esters.

Note: This Farmhouse version replaced the original Black Metal Imperial Stout when Jester King switched to a farmhouse yeast for all beers. The original bottles feature a small Jester King sticker on the neck; newer bottles do not have this sticker and say "Farmhouse" in small print on the label.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (1707) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Sampled at Midwest Belgian Beer Festival. Pours a black color with tan head. Roasty, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla flavors. Damn good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle courtesy of TheBeerGod. Thanks Mike! Aged a year. Dark chocolate and vanilla flavors with dark fruit and caramel under tones. Fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonnyguns (793) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a nice pitch black with a tanned head. Fuck this smells amazing.Powered chocolate with farmhouse yeast notes. Its like drinking creamy choc milk with coffee and roasted malts in there as well. Way too easy drinking. Drunk this at 11am on a sunday morning was so drinkable. Great beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (2782) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Wow. What a beer. Farmhouse notes help with the drinkability I would say. Drinks far too easily for a 10+% beer. Damn tasty. Powdery chocolate driven notes with light bread and almost saison characteristics in a stout. Extremely solid. Good stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (5022) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Taster from a bottle shared at Natifest 2013. Pitch black color. Good, darker brown head. Some loose dots and ropes of lace. Dark chocolate, dark roast, light coffee in the flavor. Moderate spice, light tart, bigger bitter. Softer, moderate strength carbonation, dry finish. Bigger body. Solid, tart imperial stout. Bit soft and dry, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daleharshman (855) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 8, 2013
First Texas rating. 750 ml bottle purchased fifteen months ago at Bine & Vine ($12.49). Pours pitch black with a full three fingers of dense and frothy brown head with good retention (probably the most impressive head on an impy stout that I have encountered). Aroma of dark roasted malts, dusty grains, burnt cacao, coffee, oak, and perhaps some vanilla. Flavor of dark chocolate, charred malts, roasted nuts, and lightly sweetened dark coffee. Finishes semi-sweet and with some roasty-bitterness. Has a nice smoothness, almost as if it contains oats (though not indicated as an ingredient). The high ABV is well concealed. All in all, quite a good imperial stout, though I do not get what is supposed to make this "farmhouse." (141, 806)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyReynolds (818) - Wilder, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle at Natifest thanks to someone. Sorry, buttsex joke just occurred and made things odd. Very chocolate aroma, but I also get some coffee and some sourness, but very very very little. Chocolate is the overwhelming factor here. Palate is great, chewy. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 1, 2013
750ml split between 3 of us. A - Pours a heavy metal black, with 2 fingers of espresso frappa head. Rounded patterns of vertical lacing. S - Rich and roasted black malts, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, berry fruit, allspice, nutmeg, unknown spice. T - Dense and creamy chocolate, almost astringent, heavy roast, acidic coffee, raspberries, star anise, charred vanilla, spicy hops. The Belgian yeast is present but mellow. M - Moderate carbonation cuts through the density lifting the body creating a super creamy feel and light/medium body Black metal is a good name for this brew. The Belgian yeast takes a back seat to the full on stout components. Lots of chocolate and roast. Light feel for such a big brew. Serving type: bottle 04-09-2013

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TopherJackson (37) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Pours jet black with a thick camel colored thin head. Coffee and toffee aromas. Starts off with a burnt oaky flavor with a heavy malt finish. All around great imperial stout but I remember it better it better from the brewery...obvious I know!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle shared at Brewsters. Black, brown head. Aroma of bitter cocoa, coffee grounds, subtle vanilla. Taste is burnt espresso, candied figs, mild funk. Delicious.

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