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Jester King / Mikkeller Beer Geek Rodeo

Formerly brewed at Jester King Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Austin, Texas USA
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
Beer geeks and rodeos don’t often go together, but if ever there were a place where the two would meet, it would be Denmark No one from Jester King has ever been to Denmark, but our friends Mikkel and Thomas tell us the entire country is inhabited by craft beer drinking, spicy food loving Viking cowboys and cowgirls, and we think that sounds awesome. So as they say in Danish, bunden i vejret eller resten i haret, which we believe is pro-nounced “Yee-haw!” Jester King Craft Brewery is an authentic farm-house brewery in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, on the outskirts of Austin. We brew what we like, drink what we want and offer the rest to those who share our tastes.

Imperial Oatmeal Stout brewed with smoked malt, chipotle peppers and Vietnamese coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (4556) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle received in trade. Thank you Jeffrey! Pours black with a dark mocha head that leaves lots of trace and lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is slightly sweet and malty with roasted malts, salty liquorice, dark roast coffee, chipotle peppers, charred wood, fullbodied dark chocolate, very dark bread, burnt caramel, salty liquorice candy, viola and hints of green chili, alcohol, peat and vanilla fudge. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter and spicy hot with roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, charred wood, burnt caramel, chipotle peppers salty liquorice, vanilla, viola candy and hints of alcohol and peat. Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, slightly spicy hot, oily and near full bodied. Finish is slightly sweet and bitter with roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, charred wood, burnt caramel and toffee. A very good coffee stout. Jester King keep impressing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle:   Black, thin beige sudsy head, little lacing.   Roasty nose, chocolate, a little spicy too.   Roasty on the tongue, sweet, a little milky, chocolate, with a soft spicy chili pepper aspect.   Thankfully its not too overpowering.   Chili pepper comes out more as it warms up.   Roastiness dies down, chocolate (dark) comes out as well.   Does appear to have a little bit of smokiness to it.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   The spiciness creep sup after the finish on this one.   Not a hoppy example, or too heavy.   Clean, easy to drink, and well balanced.   Thanks Bill!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2012
It pours a very deep and rich black color with a thick, almost menacing, medium brown colored head. Its aroma is so rich and roasted that it’s bitter, but with noticeable notes of chocolate malts, a warmth in the nose much like that of a chile pepper chocolate bar, and a tease of alcohol. I don’t normally notice peppers in the nose like this. It’s much lighter in the mouth as I expected this to be (1.013 FG is pretty light, after all), which prevents this extremely rich beer from completely clogging up your senses (and gut). The oats are present in just the right amount to add a hint of smoothness, while not noticeably contributing to its flavor - which is dominated by a very nice balance of coffee, chocolate malts, and a touch of chipotle. The smokiness of the chipotle also adds a nice characteristic of smoke without making the beer actually taste like smoke or smoked malts. This was definitely a good idea for a recipe, well-balanced, and well executed. While still extremely rich on the palate, it’s still very easy to drink. It finishes with an almost medicine-like flavor of alcohol and chocolate peppers. ...That’s my kind of medicine. I’ll hold on to a bottle of this to age a few years and give you another update in 2015.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18745) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2012
Draft at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Pours oily black with a big, brown foam head. Dark malt nose, burnt wood, faint plastic, very fant chilies, some age. medium to big sweet flavor, strong roasted malts, dark chocolate, decent bit of spicy heat, some peaty earth. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Moderate warmth to finish, the spiciness picks up a bit, especially in the throat, but it’s just about the perfect level of spice - not too much, not too little. Pretty nice chili impy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (6136) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Opaque black with a medium sized, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke, cocoa, chipotle, and alcohol. Taste of roast, smoke, dark fruits, dark chocolate, light alcohol,and a faint spiciness from the peppers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14178) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Capped 750 from ericandersnavy. Pours dark brown/black with a slight dark tan head. Aroma is hot (spice) and coffee. Full bodied. Flavor is hot spice and coffee over smooth burnt malt. Seems to be treacle in it. Finishes pretty much that way. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2012
(Draught) Pours black with a small head. The aroma holds coffee, rum raisins, vanilla, green chilly, asphalt, touch of smoke, blueberries, mint and hops. The flavour is light to medium sweet, medium bitter and tiny acidic with balanced chilly, deep roasted coffee, vanilla, sour berries, violet, grass, touch of smoke, asphalt and hops. The mouthfeel is round, fat, oily and smooth with a light carbonation. Balanced roasted and chilly-like finish. Near full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9238) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a disappearing tan head and a spicy treacle aroma. There is an intense dark molasses flavor witih a hot spicy finish. It all goes together real well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours solid black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, peppers, and coffee. Flavour as above. Full bodied, well balanced spice with the coffee. Beautiful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hallinghansen (2906) - Odense SV, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2012
Tap @ CBC. Black body with a creamy light brown head. Aroma is molasses, portwine, oak, vanilla. Flavor is coffee, light hops, chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, oak.

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