Jester King Black Metal

3.3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20

adamjackson (660) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – SEP 19, 2012

Acquired in a trade. Enjoyed at 60 Degrees F in a Bordeaux glass from Riedel. 

A – Pours a midnight black / pitch black appearance out of the bottle but doesn’t have the viscosity I expected. Minor 1 finger coffee colour head that faded slowly to a fine brown ring of carbonation on the edges. Really nice lacing and some alcohol legs. 

S – Big mocha bomb with hints of vanilla, figs and raisins. 

T – Decent maltiness but not very pronounced. Hint of milk creaminess that is overshadowed by coffee, espresso beans, dark chocolate, baker’s chocolate and golding or saaz hops. A very nice bitterness but not too pronounced. Mouth swish reveals apricots and figs. 

M – Heavy body, medium carbonation. 

O – Maybe this beer is past its prime or maybe it’s just a weak taste profile overall. Still very drinkable.

Jester King Black Metal
Jester King Black Metal
Jester King Black Metal