SPDickerman (1315) - Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2015 Pours pitch black with a dark mocha fizz on top. Smells strongly of chocolate and coffee. Taste is of intense chocolate flavors with some solid, present coffee bitterness and what could be hints of molasses, with faint hints of flowers underneath. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and tolerable mouth-carbonation, Jester King Farmhouse Black Metal Imperial Stout finishes with a hint of bitterness. Will benefit from prolonged aging, I highly recommend to do so. b79turner (261) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 30, 2012
750 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. Motor oil black with a 1" tan head. This beer is not as thick and oily as most stouts, more carbonation than I’m used to in this style. Nose is FANTASTIC! chocolate, malts, roasty. This is the smoothest, most drinkable stout I’ve had! I loved it! krumbum (1109) - truckee, California, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Big dark roasted scents that are entangled with a dried fruit funk. The beer is so dark it appears black but the big active heads purple tint makes me think otherwise. It’s flavor has a Tartness like you might find in a Saison, The thick caramelized sweetness that you find in scotch ale, the roasted dry coal coffee of a stout and a wood barrel tint. It is a lot to comprehend take your time and sip slow. Cwrw42 (51) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2012
WOW! Not for the, this faint of heart, this stout doesn’t pour it oozes into the glass like oil filling the glass with a dense black liquid topped with a dark dense head. The initial aroma is reminiscent of soy sauce but its full of roasted malt character and complexity. For its size this stout drinks very easily with a full pallette and rich maltiness. Hops are present but only enough to balance but not detract from the stunning malt profile.
I picked up a couple of other beers from Jester King on a trip to Austin earlier this summer and now I am eagerly looking forward to tasting them. TopherJackson (39) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Pours jet black with a thick camel colored thin head. Coffee and toffee aromas. Starts off with a burnt oaky flavor with a heavy malt finish. All around great imperial stout but I remember it better it better from the brewery...obvious I know!