Thursday, September 14, 2017

September 14th, 2017 - Sacrificing The Old Iron Rooster To Lupus Metallorum

Good evening headbangers and craft brew drinkers!  The Meista here tonight pairing "Lupus Metallorum" the amazing new album from Seattle heavy doom metal band Old Iron and an Iron Rooster Imperial Stout from Roosters Brewing Company!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Old Iron
  • Title: "Lupus Metallorum"
  • Recorded: October 2016 at the Red Room Studio in Seattle, Washington
  • Release date: August 18th, 2017 (2nd album by Old Iron)
  • Record company: Good To Die Records
  • Production: Matt Bayles
  • Album cover art: Jesse Roberts
  • Personnel: Trent McIntyre (drums), Jesse Roberts (guitar and vocals), and Jerad Shealey (bass guitar)
  • Musical style: Doom metal, sludge metal, hardcore punk, with elements of death metal and black metal
  • Sound: Incredibly heavy, tuned-down, powerful grinding, yet at times fast and aggressive, with "Lupus Metallorum", Old Iron has released a beast, a metal onslaught of aggression, honesty, and melodic intensity!  If you can catch this band live, DO SO!!  You won't be sorry!  They are incredible!
  • Major themes: Aggression, death, misery, violence, power, etc. 
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Friday Glendale"
  2. "Gravewax"
  3. "Maelstrom Of The Black Tempest"
  4. "Bogwitch"
  5. "Interlude"
  6. "Lupus Metallorum"
  7. "Bloody Angles"
  8. "Valerian"
  9. "Nightmare Tooth"
  10. "Banisteriopsis Caapi"

    Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Roosters Brewing Company (Layton, Utah)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Iron Rooster Imperial Stout
  • Style: Imperial Stout
  • Serving: 16 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 9.0% 
  • Pour: The Iron Rooster pours a deep, dark brown (almost black) with a thin, but very cream and sustained mocha head with soapy lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is roasty, toasty, chocolaty, smoky, and creamy.  There are aromas of cocoa, milk chocolate, semi-sweet dark chocolate, fresh cream, walnut, dark roasted coffee, roasted malt, toffee, oak, and a hint of bourbon.
  • Taste: The taste of the Iron Rooster is characterized by bold flavors of bitter dark chocolate, cocoa, cream, light marshmallow, burnt toffee, toasted malt, sweet caramel, a hint of liquid smoke, and a booze.
  • Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with low carbonation, the mouthfeel is very thick, velvety, sticky, and creamy with a very dry, slightly bitter finish. 

Overall pairing:  The bold and complex roasty, toasty, chocolaty, and slightly boozy flavors and aromas of Roosters' wonderful Iron Rooster Imperial Stout is perfect for the sludgy heaviness and intensity of Old Iron's powerful album "Lupus Metallorum"!  Both the brew and album are big, powerful, and demand your damned attention!!

HAILS!! Na Zdorovie!!

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