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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Sour Barrel-Aged Stout Shut up and listen. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and naturally conditioned.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
starkmarvelo (36) - Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Jester King Funk Metal A- black with 2-3 finger caramel head. S- T- Tart cherries, currants, blackberries, plum, leather, slight balsamic sweetness. Roasted coffee and chocolate finish. M- slightly sticky, moderate carbonation. Nice lingering stout aftertaste. O- Excellent! Think chocolate covered cherries. -

koleminer20 (4485) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2017
From notes. Enjoyed at a tasting with ebone1988 and Gus on December 10. 750 mL bottle, batch 8. The pour is a darker black with a nice thick khaki collar and a couple spots of lace as it roils down. The aroma is nice. There is a sour and tart malt with a light chocolate and a bit of dusty barnyard. I’m getting a light bit of smokiness that I don’t necessarily care for .The flavor is much of the same. There is a lightly funky and tartness exist with a lighter chocolate and a bit of roasted malt. This is interesting. It’s got a tartness about it with a lovely chocolate and roast. It’s interesting. The mouth feel is light and clean with a brighter carbonation. The aftertaste is lingeringly funky and full of chocolate with a dash of roast. Not too shabby, but definitely not quite what I was expecting. 7 4 7 4 15

ebone1988 (2408) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2017
Bottle shared with koleminer20 and Gus. Aroma is sour, barrel, roasted malt, dark fruit, booze, decent. Appearance is dark dark brown, light brown, poured thinnish. Taste is tart, dark fruit, roasted malt, barrel, coffee, some smoke, really nice. Mouthfeel is medium body, light crisp carbonation, smoky roasty tart aftertaste. Overall, this is really solid.

jinroh (2727) - ESTONIA - DEC 1, 2017
Tasting @ Tim's. Pours dark brown with some reddish hue, aggressively brown foam. Nose has lots of boozy and vinegary alcohol soaked berries. Some cocoa character in the background with light roast. Tastes vinegary, more of that cocoa dust with cherries, chocolate candy. Very decent balance with lots of berries back there, light bitterness, cocoa dust. Amazing stuff, enjoying this immensely. Finish has some herbal linger, oaky and a bit of ash there. Chocolate roast still there but still a great sour. Superbly made.

TimE (6494) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2017
Sour tart nose with tons of cherries, fairly acidic, soy, umami, some dark chocolate amazing nose. Sour mouth with tons of cherries, oak, ash, dark chocolate, dark fruit in the mouth. Finishes with umami, soy, roasted malt, dark chocolate, cherries. Fuck me. This is amazing.

The_Osprey (10147) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2017
September 2017 - Keg at Beavertown Extravaganza. As 'Jester King Funk Metal'. Opaque black with a foamy brown head that leaves dotted lacing. Aroma is minty, bretty, earthy. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is earthy, menthol, tart, little acidic. A bit weird and not really joined up. Sour stouts...far more often a disappointment than a pleasure. This one's fine overall but JK probably could have made a better beer in either style rather than this. (7-4-6-4-15=3.6)

onceblind (11701) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2017
Deep black pour under a thick tan head. Bright funky and toasty stoutly nose with a sharp lactic twang and light wood cherry tones. Brisk bright cherry acidity and dark toasted stout grains on the palate with a kiss of cherry and loads of sharp sour tones, woody funk, sweet dark chocolate, and a lingering sour stout body. Amaze balls.

MrTipple (7890) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2017
Sour, red berries, dry, funk, dark malts, oak, cocoa. Clear, very dark brown, tiny, beige head. Medium sour. More sour berries, dark funky cacao, cacao tart, charcoal, soft carbonation, full bodied. Decent Sour, well-balanced. Keg at Beavertown Extravaganza 17, Canada Water.

Vighals (4762) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2017 Svart med lavt lys brunt skum. Lukter mørke sur bær og noe kaffe. Lett. Smaker lett avsure bær, kirsebær IG noe trevirke. Middels lang. (Beavex17)

moldovan9807 (575) - Oradea, ROMANIA - SEP 17, 2017
Draft at beavx 2017.Aromas of dark malts, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits .Taste has light sour notes of dark fruits, chocolate, coffee, roasted malts,cocoa beans.

kryon (4111) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2017
Pours black with low brown head Aromas of dark malts, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, sour dark fruits Taste has light sour notes of dark fruits, chocolate, coffee, roasted malts

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