bootsjohn (68) - Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle into the trusty and eponymous Jester King snifter. Black with a tan, fine head. Smells of whiskey, plum, well-roasted coffee, smoked barley, cinnamon, salted caramel. Taste is quite robust. The coffee is more prevalent than others note, but it’s back seat to the whiskey, dark chocolate, sweet and spicy pepper, fig, light floral hops. The chipotle heat has accumulated by the end of the first 3 oz. Barrel treatment has done great things for an already great beer. Best Jester King effort yet!
Dixonian (1517) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near black pour with some tan head that receded to a ring. Lots of chocolate aroma, coffee, chili spice, oats. Strong coffee flavor, smooth chocolaty finish, and pepper heat that builds nicely.
jhamp9 (882) - Corinth, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Viscous black pour that coats the glass. Khaki head that settles to a ring. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, hints of pepper, and some booze. Taste is strong coffee, cocoa, a little smoke, and alcohol. Subtle heat from the chipotle. Coats the palette and warms on the way down. Very enjoyable.
dukeredhair (241) - California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like the chipotle subtle heat mixed with the coffee flavors, all on top of a pretty good stout. One of their best.
djd07 (2537) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Petrol Station. Pours a very dark brown with a small tan hea that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is coffee pepper and smoke. Thin mouthfeel with a strong coffee and roast with nice boozy smoke finish. Alcohol present but not overpowering. A very good imperial stout from Jester King.
mmmbeer (1190) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Half pint at DH- served as black as hell and as hot, no head, sat very still. Aroma of burnt oats, coffee, and acetone. Yeah, acetone... Hits the mouth with a heavy and wide body, malt was burnt to hell but hated it this time around, cream and chemical feel in the middle, finish has a fair amount of heat and acetone again (UGH) with an oily feel. Had 4 sips, did not finish it. What does that tell you?
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Runny black with a thin dirty ring for the head once settled, indicative of high abv. The aroma kicks you in the face with coffee and oats. The taste is cocoa, deep, strong coffee and alcohol. Its potent on every front and it lets you know it. Warms the gully on the way down and leaves ya with a sense of undeserved satisfaction.