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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAY 7, 2012
In an effort to be honest, will say that was both skeptical of liking this and not so thrilled at shelling out the bucks, Yes, I know I should be thrilled that a local brewery has made some great beers and is making yet another collaboration with the brewer they managed to create a previous beer I really enjoyed - but I am no big stout fan and here in Texas it is already acting like summer has hit the first week of May. I take a sip and immediately note the chipotle at the end of things sliding down my throat. Not bad, not intense, just noticeable. fast forward to halfway into the 750 and it just gets better and better. Alright, yes damn it I am liking this. Not only do I start liking it more and more, but I am regretting that the bottle is disappearing. Some beers past that "I only need three ounces to tell if I like it" do get tiresome after eight, ten twelve ounces. But when you start looking at the bottom of an empty 750 to see where the beer is, you know that it hit the mark.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9800) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2014
750 ml bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, coffee and chipotles. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, roastiness, light coffee and light chipotle with a smooth warming lingering chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2014
From notes. Poured black, with a beige head. Chocolate, coffee, hints of chilli in the aroma. Somewhat earthy. Dense, oily and smooth. Roasty aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metallion66 (104) - - JAN 9, 2014
Coffee, Chocoalte and some heat as it goes down. I really enjoyed this beer as well as all the other Rodeos.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1165) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2013
From a trade with Errl-thanks, Chris! Deep thick black. Lots of coffee on the nose, with some earthy chipotle. Taste is chocolate, light heat, subtle smokiness, coffee and burnt malt finish. Chewy, viscous mouthfeel. About 2 years old? Very good, but didn’t quite match up to the Darkness and Huny also tasted that night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kevinator (909) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Really good. Nice blend of spice, roasted malt and coffee aromas. Intensely dark with a dark brown head that left nice lacing. Full weighty palate that had a slightly oily sense. Carbonation was at a good level and not distracting. Flavors blended well. You could tell this was a Mikkeller recipe with a Jester King spin. Good coffee, roasted barley, and some chocolate with a spicy finish. Just superb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwalking05 (3753) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Rated at BTBF 2012 (Backlog). Black in color with a good sized tan head. Aroma is of molasses, coffee, leather and earth. Taste is of black peppercorn, coffee, smoke, booze and molasses. Thick and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Rosebud Butternuts. Cheers, my friend! Pours a nice stout brown color with a tan head. Nose is that peaty and earthy followed by dark chocolate, black coffee, and some bitterness. Flavor is similar with coffee, earth, bitterness, dark chocolate, and some peatiness. Medium in body and nice overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1592) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle..Pour is dark black with a nice dark tan head..Nose is nice dryness, light earhtyness from the pepper, dank coffee, nice chocolate, toffee, yeast..Taste is nice coffee, very light spice on the backbone with chocolate, and dry danish stout flavor..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3174) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 18, 2013
750 ml bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Pitch black with thin ring of soapy tan head. Great aroma of chocolate malts, hints of smoke and tones of coffee with a sugar note. The flavor of this stout was very nice as well. Earthy coffee and dark chocolate upfront with a light chili pepper bite in the finish. Hints of smoke along with the coffee and chocolate keeps the pepper mild. Sweet and spicy finish is damn nice. Or the pepper my have settled down from age. The 10% is hidden real nice. I enjoyed this and if you can still find a bottle drink it now, great stuff! Shared bottle with Adam Jackson.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2599) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Pitch black black, 1 finger creamy espresso head. mocha with a hint of smoked notes and a lot of spice. creamy taste, very spicy finish but not unbearable with a lot of chocolate. It’s like a chocolate latte with cream, espresso and chewing on a chipotle pepper. very interesting.

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