Thursday, May 2, 2013
Jester King Craft Brewery Farmhouse Black Metal English Imperial Stout
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Jester King Craft Brewery Farmhouse Black Metal English Imperial Stout.
From the Jester King Craft Brewery website: “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.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours pitch black with a frothy cocoa colored head and patchy lacing.
Aroma: Roasted black malts, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, anise and a farmhouse yeast funk.
Taste: Damn! Dark bitter chocolate, molasses, roasted coffee, licorice, dark fruits, vanilla, roasted malt with a slight farmhouse yeast presence in the finish.
Overall: Big and bold, Jester King Craft Brewery Farmhouse Black Metal English Imperial Stout is a great mix of an Imperial Stout and a Farmhouse Ale. Not as funky as some Farmhouse Ales I’ve had this 9% ABV beast is nice sippin’. Maybe not an everyday beer for me, but something I’d certainly pick up again when my heart feels a little darker and the nights are a little colder.
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