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RATINGS: 274   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arsol (608) - NORWAY - FEB 27, 2014
Svart farge med brunt skum. lukter sjokolade, kaffe. Fyldig og faktisk ganske mye kullsyre. også noe syrlig og salt i smak sammen med den brente kaffen og sjokoladen.syrlig og bitter ettersmak. Dette var mye smak og mye øl:-)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (1389) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2014
Svart med høyt kremete skum. Espresso, mørk sjokolade. Fyldig smak av brent mørk sjokolade. Salt lakris. Bitter og salt ettersmak, god kullsyrefølelse. Mye mat i denne, 0,7 flaske, skapt for å deles

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1723) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a very large, brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, fruit, ash, and a slightly sour presence, but not in a bad way. Medium body, with a long, bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1530) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2014
Aroma: Smelling of dark bread, dark fruits, sugar, coffee and smoked oak.
Appearance: A dark black colored beer. A brown head with small lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting black bread, grape-fruit peel, sweet coffee and salty licorice.
Palate: Medium low carbonation, a watery texture. A big body with a slightly dry finish.
Overall: A slightly salty sour licorice vibe. Not very funky.
Note: Bottle 750 ml at home. Reviewed 2014-02-21.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11274) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2014 Odense catch-up from the cellar. Black with a small tan head. Aroma of licorice, hay and bready malt. Sweet licorice, malty flavour with salty and yeasty notes

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3579) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2014
(bottle - 750 ml) Black pour with a thin tan head. Chocolate and roasted coffee aroma. Flavor is nice and rich malts with an earthy roast underneath. Nicely carbonated and bitter on the aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle. Poured black with a low tan head. Aromas of malted chocolate and coffee. The malt is really nice and smooth dark chocolate. Earthy notes throughout.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Linnet (1154) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2014
Ar: roasty, alcohol, smoke, licorice, soy sauce, leather, chocolate, floral, some yeastiness in the finish, very rich. Ap: black colour, big Brown head, lacing. T: rich as sin, big bite, fat maltbase, salty, roasty, alcohol, astringent, this is true black metal! P: fullbodied, lively carbonation, salty, roasty bitter and warming finish. O: those who are about to rock, we salute you!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (3527) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
750 ml bottle. Opaque black with rich and lasting mocca head. Aroma wonderful, dark chocolate, coffee, peppery notes and some herbs. Taste is leather, coffee, dark chocolate, roasted, liquorice and alcohol with clear tangy notes, especially late in the flavor. Really nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6414) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, dark thick black pour with big dark brown head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, slight acidic red fruits, hints of dark chocolate, baker’s chocolate, roasted malt, not much in the aroma. Taste is better, nice dark chocolate, roast, coffee notes into a bit of dark fruit, some slightly acidic malt, spice, finishing fairly bitter, slightly sweet.


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