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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markextrae (4460) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2016
2013 batch bottle, poured a deep black colour with a two finger tanned head. Nose is fairly sweet instead of farmhouse, maybe because of the age? Who knows. Lots of dominant chocolate in the nose, sweeter toasted malts. Raisins, good amount of red fruits when it opens. Graham cracker dryness, slight yeast finish. Nice basic stout

smith4498 (3670) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Batch #15. Bottled shared by Tony. Pours black with light brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, licorice. Dark roasted malt flavor with chocolate and yeast. Medium to full body with a dry finish.

arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with nice brown head. Nose is great roast with some chocolate. Taste is similar. Pretty good.

AndySnow (8013) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
How: Bottle..
Where: Tasting 2015-10-09.
Appearance: Black colour with a brown head.
Aroma: Chocolate, fruit, roasted malt, liquorice.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol, some coffee.

Nische (2437) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Black with a khaki head. Aroma is chocolate, cocoa, blackcurrant, hint of wood and crackers. Flavours are chocolate, cranberry, toasted malts, touch of farmhouse spice and grainy crackers.

tfredvik (2027) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2015
Pitch black body with a brown head that settles as a fully lasting layer, good lacing. Quite strong aroma of dark roasted malt, coffee, faint fruits, well-hidden tartness, hints of leather and a light sour background. Strong flavour of dark caramel, coffee and dark roasted malt. Acidic and tart fruits in the back and funky hints. Moderate sweet, light sour and moderate bitter taste. A very special imperial stout!
[75 cl bottle, shared with Svensenga smak & behag (while listening to Norwegian black metal), from Vinmonopolet Vika]

chinchill (5226) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Large shared bottle. There’s a lot going on in this big beer. The sweet coffee, dark bread, and chocolate aroma leads to a very different and even more complex flavor. Moderately tart and, I think, even more bitter. I did much prefer the aroma to the flavor.

GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 3 Nov 2012 -- On tap at the Dia de la Muerta release party at the Brewery! Bottle share at the party! Didn’t get a picture or write down what batch this was, but it was pre-16. Great beer, quite a bit different from the La Muerta I was drinking at the release, creamier and more attenuated.

rouhlas (3736) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - AUG 2, 2015
From tap. Black color with light beige head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, coffee, some yeasty dusty notes. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

rlgk (18852) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2015
Bottle at Haket during Ölets Dag 2015. Opaque black beer with a nice and lasting brownish head. Roasted leather and dark chocolate aroma, cocoa, fruity, soot, tobacco, some licorice. Roasted chocolate and licorice flavor, cocoa, viola, leather notes, floral, some warming alcohol. Good but maybe I was hoping for a bit more.

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