Jester King Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout (Batch 16+)

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style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Batch 16 is the first batch of Black Metal brewed using the brewerys house mixed culture of microorganisms consisting of brewers yeast and native yeast and bacteria harvested from the air and wildflowers around the brewery. The previous Farmhouse Black Metal was brewed using a French Saison yeast.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2516) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2017
March 7, 2017 - bottle at Brass Tap, batch 18 6.30.16. Dark pour with limited head. Aroma was roasty with some spice and light tart fruit. Taste was strong on the roast, but had some light spice and tart fruit in the finish. Aftertaste came back to the roast though.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cavie (4561) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2017
Bottle. Black appearance, opaque. Dark tan head. Sweet chocolate aroma. Tart notes can be picked up on the nose, but faint. Roasty notes. Very intense flavor. Dark roast, bitter, burnt grain edging on harsh. Wild flavors, farmhouse, alcohol warmth on the finish. Dark fruits, some chocolate. The wild yeast interplay doesnt work well with the heavy roast. The original Black Metal with English Ale yeast was WAY better.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
samneeeee (26) - colorado springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Batch #17. Pours almost black with a thin tan head. Weird aroma with coffee, chocolate, some earthiness and a bit of funk. The taste is less funky than the aroma with more coffee, chocolate, some earthiness too. Pretty mellow flavour though. Body is pretty nice, full bodied with a slippery mouthfeel.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Andrew196 (1736) - Katy, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Press opaque mahogany with a wimpy light beige head. Strange aroma. Woodiness, carboard, coffee, maple, nuts. Slick on the tongue, sweet sourness, char, cherry, chocolate and licorice. Cant get into it....Struck me as too medicinal.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (2463) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2016
4 oz. pour, on tap at the brewerys taproom in Austin, Texas. Consumed on 11-6-16. Medium to dark brown, light in color for style, with small amount of beige head. Weird, carob, charcoal, cheap chocolate aroma. The Brett in the imperial stout perhaps doesnt do the aroma favors, but it is interesting. Improves on multiple sniffs. The chocolate and wild effects also are a little strange in the flavor. Cocoa with a charcoal finish. Sweeter than ideal start but a really great finish and aftertaste. A bit of citrus (grapefruit, orange, lemon). Medium body, light for the ABV. Im not sure this concept works very well, but its not a disaster, and Im glad I tried it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (1268) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2016
Batch #18 bottle poured a black hue with medium tan head diminishing to a lasting ring. Medium roasty and sour aromas. Initial flavor is bold sour w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are dark chocolate, french roast coffee, red wine, and grapefruit. Full bodied. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (8672) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Black pour, no surprise there, under a thin tight light tan head. Delightful dark semisweet aroma of coffee and dark malt and cocoa and a touch of earthiness. Big earthy and roasty black malt flavor with some cocoa, light coffee on the finish and a little booze heat but not too much. Mellow and earthier than Id like and a bit funky.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thomashall (885) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Bottle in trade from Rightcross55, thanks. Dark pour. Ashy, with some sour. Taste follows, not good.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JK (6020) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Black. Some yeast in the aroma. Drh and ashy. Some earth. This is not very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (10923) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Bottle shared by Tom, thanks! Pours black with an earthy dark brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has dark grains with some wet hay and a bit of funk underlying. Flavor has ashy dark grains with strong bitter roasted malts and a hint of dark fruits.


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