Beer Review: JESTER KING FARMHOUSE BLACK METAL IMPERIAL STOUT

Beer Review: JESTER KING FARMHOUSE BLACK METAL IMPERIAL STOUT
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Jester King Craft Brewery introduces a farmhouse twist to their classic Imperial Stout in the form of the Farmhouse Black Metal. This 750 ml. bottle, poured into a goblet, promises an experience that diverges from the conventional, boasting a 9% abv.

Dark Delights: Unveiling the Appearance

The Farmhouse Black Metal pours into the glass with a striking dark brown hue, crowned by a subdued tan head. The visuals set the stage for what is expected to be a distinctive encounter with this unconventional variant.

A Symphony of Scents: Roasted, Coffee-infused, and Mineral-rich

The aroma profile unfolds a medley of roasted dark malt, robust coffee notes, and a touch of mineral essence. The olfactory experience hints at the complexity that awaits the taste buds, promising a journey through the depths of flavor.

Tasting Notes: A Bold Departure from the Original

Diving into the taste, the Farmhouse Black Metal delivers a bold combination of burnt roast, intense dark chocolate, and black coffee. The peppery hops add a layer of complexity, culminating in a finish that embraces the burnt roasty essence. It’s a departure from the original, presenting a flavor landscape altered by the choice of yeast.

Textural Exploration: Rough, Lively, and Full-bodied

The mouthfeel of this farmhouse edition is characterized by a rough and lively carbonation, creating a full-bodied sensation on the palate. The tactile experience adds a layer of dynamism to the overall drinking experience, enhancing the beer’s appeal.

Verdict: A Yeasty Experiment with Mixed Impressions

In the grand experiment of altering the yeast, the Farmhouse Black Metal emerges as a unique creation. While some may argue a preference for the original, there’s no denying the intrigue brought forth by this yeasty twist. The beer stands as a testament to the brewery’s willingness to push boundaries, even if it doesn’t surpass the allure of its predecessor.