Jester King / 18th Street Multifarious

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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We’re excited to introduce Multifarious, our collaboration with 18th Street Brewery in Hammond, Indiana! For Multifarious, we sought to achieve complex results through a very simple process. We took the classic, comforting texture and aroma of oatmeal stout, added a different dimension with smoked malt, and let it slowly evolve through mixed culture fermentation with native yeast and bacteria. It was brewed with the mindset of creating a beer that is subtle, succinct, and above all — drinkable. It’s no secret at this point that we’ve been intrigued for quite some time now with subtlety, simplicity, and restraint. We often measure our work by asking the question, “Would we want to drink a full glass of this beer, and then ask for another?” In working with 18th Street Brewery on Multifarious, we feel we were able to achieve this! Multifarious was brewed on November 18th, 2015 with raw Hill Country well water, malted barley, malted wheat, oats, and hops, and was fermented in stainless steel with our mixed culture of brewers yeast, and native yeast and bacteria harvested from the land and air around our brewery. It is 100% naturally conditioned through refermentation in bottles, kegs, and casks. At the time of packaging, Multifarious was 6.6% alcohol by volume, 34 IBU, 4.2 pH, and 1.005 specific gravity. It was packaged on January 5th, 2016.

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2.9
ctipping (2299) - Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2017
750 mL bottle. Pours with an enormous khaki head atop a black body. Smells smokey, roasty, with a sharp yeast aroma that makes it smell brighter and fruitier. Tastes smokey and roasty. Strong bitter malt flavor throughout. Oat flavor is also very strong. Not quite tart, but the yeast is sharp and bright in the back end. Medium body. High carbonation. At best, it’s an interesting combination of flavors.

3.2
jc1762 (1693) - JAPAN - JUN 27, 2017
Thanks James for sharing the bottle! Poured into a teku showing thick translucent rims, coffee brown center, and quickly dissipating clean white foam. The nose is very peat forward. The palate is light bodied and well carbonated. Peat forward flavors with light smoked malts in the background and a strong burnt bitterness on the finish.

3.8
wchesser (2180) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Batch #1 about 14 months old. Dark with massive pillowy slow fading head (but opened at 10,000 feet). Nose is chicory, earthy malts, some light bakers cocoa, light smoke. Taste is dry. Rustic flavors of light prune, roasted chicory root, dark roast and chocolate malts with light campfire. Smoke not very dominant at this point.

3.6
Korcz (3388) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Kwaskowaty, brettowy stout z delikatną wędzonką. Ciekawy eksperyment.

1.7
koleminer20 (4261) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2017
From notes. Enjoyed at a small tasting at Brad’s house with Adam, Dylan, and Nick on February 04. 750 mL bottle. The pour is a darker brown, thin and light with a darker tan head that is huge, but fizzes away like a soda. This isn’t promising. The smell is awful. There is a light roast, a heavy smoke, and a light funk. It’s all smoke. I can’t even stand it. The flavor is worse, which I didn’t think possible. It’s a lightly funky campfire. The smoke is so huge. There is nothing else going on under it. It’s just a funky campfire. The mouth feel is terribly watery and light with a fizzy carbonation and a soda-like consistency. This is not a stout at all. I don’t even know if this is a beer. I do know it was a consensus drain-pour, as none of the five of us could finish it. Whoa.

3.2
gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2017
On draft at the source, pours dark brown with a small off head. Mild farmhouse tartness. distant campfire smoke, tobacco, charcoal. light mouthfeel, average carbonation.

3.2
tderoeck (10983) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2016
18/XI/16 - 75cl bottle @ Seb’s Farewell Tasting (Eugene’s place) - BB: n/a, batch #1, I/5/16 (2016-1327) Thanks to 77ships for sharing the bottle!

Black beer, big fluffy beige head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving some lacing in the glass. Aroma: peated, funky, bit chemical, earthy, more peat. MF: lively carbon, medium body. Taste: very roasted, smoky, peated, very malty, very bitter hops, more peat. Not my cup of tea. If you put this much in smoked/peated malts in your beer, you need a lot of sugar to coat it, I think.

3.7
sebletitje (10547) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 21, 2016
75cl bottle, courtesy of 77ships @ Sebletitje’s Farewell Tasting. Batch#1 01.05.2016. Brune foncée, col tenace et épais crémeux café au lait. Arôme finement fumé assez pregnant, fruité avec un léger retro suret/levure sauvage. Fruit noir rappelant le raisin sec. Palais est léger avec une signature de caractère typique de JesterKing, fumé vraiment bien place virant vers léger tourbé, malt cara Munich et pointe de fruité noir.

3.4
77ships (11609) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2016
750 ml. bottle sampled @ Sebletitje’s Farewell Tasting. Batch #1 05 JAN 2016. Black with HUGE tanned creamy head, hard to pour. Taste is all roast, smoke, huge burned syrupy malt, gravy, umami, smoked malt, far too roasted for me in a bad way. Taste is all bitter umami smoke, gravy, extremely bitter plastic smoke, herbal, burned bark, all bitter umami, no balance, no funk, hard to drink. Body is thick gravy, huge roast. Lacks all balance, smoke, roast isn’t even that interesting, just pure bitterness with zero balance. Hard to drink, not the biggest fan. This already has some age on it.

2.8
Benzai (17000) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle shared by ElManana & Sanne @ Sebletitje’s Farewell Tasting. Opaque dark brown to black color, medium sized beige to light brown head. Smell and taste malts, some smoke, roast, again smoke, malt bitter, bitter. Hmm too much smokyness imo.


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