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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4543) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2013
750 ml bottle from The Beer Trappe. Huge pour. Black. Coffee and chocolate with cocoa powder finish but a slightly saison like aroma mixed in. Taste and body is not too heavy, though there is body here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyW68 (1196) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Very nice. Motor oil with a dark tan head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Taste is coffee chocolate and roast malt. Little watery feel. Dark chocolate bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2439) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Pitch black pour with a thick layer or deep tan head and sticky lacing ... absolutely gorgeous brew .... aroma of cocoa, roasted and black malts, light coffee with a definite farmhouse yeast to it as well when first opened .... taste is of roasted, coffee and chocolatey malts, dark malts, earthy and slight farmhouse yeast detected .... dry and oily in the mouthfeel with a dry cocoa and nice bitter peppery bite in the finish .... very tasty stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Served in a Duvel tulip glass at 60-65 degrees. Deep black pour, creamy tan head. Pronounced aromas of bakers chocolate, heavy roasted grain, and roast coffee, intermingled with hints of sourdough bread/yeast and a subtle, dried dark fruit vinous note. Mouthfeel is full, with a fine, creamy carbonation and subtle, raw tartness. Similar flavors of dark, semi-sweet chocolate, heavy roasted malt, and hints of dark fruit linger on a long, dry and mouthwatering finish. A solid standard offering from Jester King. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JHillAustin49 (69) - round rock, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4oz glass on draft today at Jester King. Poured dark murky black, thin dark tan head that dissipated quickly. Almost no lacing but beer coats glass with brown thin motor oil like consistancy. Nose is dark chocolate, earthy, dark coffee...tastes same with hint of grape. Thick flat mouthfeel, very little carbonation. Different kind of stout...well liked but not for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WanderinCelt87 (195) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Pours a lovely black with a dark mocha head. Has a very robust smell of chocolate and a hint of coffee. Has a very chocolate taste with a subtle coffee after taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3188) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle at the parentals with my dad. Pour is deep, viscous black with a big frothy brown head - good lacing. Roasty, chocolate, earthy, leathery, ash, leathery, tangy, grapey, and coffee in the aroma. Taste is rich dark chocolate, woody, leather, smoky, espresso, light vanilla, earthy, dark fruits, black licorice, and tangy with a long roasted chocolate finish. Syrupy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Not as good as the original, but tasty nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6311) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2013
Bouteille de 750 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de céréale grillée avec une pointe de torréfaction et de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un moyen col brun mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de torréfaction avec une petite de petits fruits et de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #5349)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1352) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Trade from Errl. Pours super viscous and thick with deep coffee crema colored head. Nose of burnt malts, coffee, molassess, dark things. Chewy mouthfeel, tar, burnt malt and coffee. Definitely different than my recollection of the original. There is a short, but distinct sourness before the long finish like acetic red fruit. Interesting twist. Good beer for a snowy night like this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13637) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Keg@CBC2013 Opaque black color, small brown head. A bit woody, toasted-roasted aroma, maybe some milky notes too. Full-bodied. Milky, roasted, kind of shorty finish. Not much farmhouse found.

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