Jester King Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout (- Batch 15)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
This beer is now retired. All bottles from Batch 16 onward should be rated under the new Farmhouse Black Metal entry as they are brewed using a wild yeast blend, not the French Saison yeast used in the original Farmhouse Black Metal.

English Imperial Stout meets the Franco-Belgian Farmhouse tradition in this dry, drinkable beer; Pitch black in color with notes of chocolate, roasted and black malts coupled with earthy, peppery and floral farmhouse esters.

Note: This Farmhouse version replaced the original Black Metal Imperial Stout when Jester King switched to a farmhouse yeast for all beers. The original bottles feature a small Jester King sticker on the neck; newer bottles do not have this sticker and say "Farmhouse" in small print on the label.

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jcartamdg (3518) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Pours jet black with a thin mocha head. Aroma of smoke and chocolate. Taste is smoke, dark chocolate and bitter hops. Not bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

ogivlado (7955) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottled 750ml. -from Za Popen’t Pivoteka, Ljubljana. Black coloured, medium sized brown head, chocolate in the nose. Sweet roasted malt, dark chocolate, wood and hint of smoke with light notes of alcohol and coffee in the finish.

icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Appearance: Pitch black
Aroma: Dark malts, chocolate, hint of funk
Taste: Fairly bitter
Palate: Active palate with lots of carbonation. Medium/Thin body
Overall: Interesting, earthy bitterness not my favorite though

demmbonz (732) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Shared bomber. Huge frothy brown head. A very good imperial stout with some odd zing from the Belgian yeast. A good lesson in what yeast strains can do to a beer.

egajdzis (6692) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Opaque black with a medium sized, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa, peppery yeast, and light citrus. Taste of smoke, roast, cocoa, peppery saison yeast, somewhat fruity, and a dry finish. Thanks to Walt for sending these last year!

Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Pours thick, black dark metal unclear with a huge creamy dark cocoa colored head. The aroma brings sweet and creamy roasted malts. The flavor brings some farmhouse tang underlying and in the finish. The beer is overall is a smokey, roasted malt-flavor stout with a bit of bitterness and black licorice working well in there. The body is rich and creamy for sure, but not overbearing.

claytonscott12 (1) - Irving, USA - JUN 18, 2013 does not count
Aroma: caramel, chocolate, coffee, vanilla Appearance: black, cloudy, frothy, brown foam, Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Overall: Well done strong stout. Chocolate and coffee dominated the aromas of this beer. The finish was very smooth and the beer was very creamy. Drank it without any food, but I imagine it would go well with most roasted meats that have a strong flavor palate. Would definitely drink again as it is a well done stout. Nothing too out of the ordinary, which is very nice, just a well done beer with the flavors you would expect.

jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Big bottle brought to cfobes tasting. Wow, the belgian yeast really sets off the roasty chocolate to make a very interesting mix. Different, but delicious.

Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013
750ml bottle from a fellow Siebel student, thanks Quinn! Pours a black body with a finger-width, creamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is pretty sour with a good amount of roast, some chocolate, a bit of a wood and funk note, and some vinous fruits. Flavor is similar. Pretty sour and slightly acidic with a nice chocolate and roast backing. Some wood and funk in the middle as well as a few dark and vinous fruits. Finishes dry and clean with a slightly juicy sourness balanced well by the roasts. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium-light body and a somewhat active, moderate carbonation. Overall, a really cool beer. It’s pretty sour, but there’s a nice roastiness and chocolate backing to keep everything balanced. Glad to try this one.

jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 13, 2013
750ml bottle in a cup. Pours black with a thick, lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, some coffee and dark chocolate, spicy and barnyard notes from the yeast, and light hops. Flavor the same. Average to smooth texture. A pretty good imperial stout.

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