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RATINGS: 728   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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One of Bam's brown eyes is, in fact, black. When mischief reigns supreme, it positively glows. Dedicated to the dark side; smooth, dark, incredibly delicious as only a Jack Russell with bat wings can be.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3790) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle at Cotteridge wine convention; cloudy brown pour with a big beige head, caramel, straw and coconut aroma, taste has light funk, brett, some dark malts, and some toast.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beersiveknown (3524) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle at cotteridge tasting 24/1/15, cheers!
hazy dark amber brown, frothy tan head, earthy dry wheat, lively carbonation, barnyard notes, sweet, carbonic bite.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tommann (2956) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
750ml bottle. Pours hazy dark orange with a large head. Aroma is farmhouse vanilla and a little pepper. Taste is peppery with burnt toast.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2363) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Poured a red/chestnut color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruits, cocoa, light wild yeast, and coriander. Taste of light roast, dark fruits, toffee, brett, with some leather, and a lightly sour finish I gotta get more of this

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (2739) - Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle: Murky copper with dark brown towards the center. Extremely fluffy beige head; cloud-like & lasting forever. A touch of fruitiness to the nose with a backdrop of funk, old cork, & barnyard hay. Some apples, maybe a little red grape. Funk grows stronger with time. Sourness up front in the flavor but it mellows out very quickly then sweeps into a strong funkiness. Light berries, a touch of peach. Huge musty, funky, corky tones... Hay, mildew-y wood, & old cheese rind. The funk dominates the latter 80% of the brew with an extremely dry finish full of old driftwood, barnyard floor, & cheese. Not a bad brew but probably one of my least favorite from JP. Just doesn’t have the lovely balance they usually exhibit. A little too over the top with the dryness & funk.

Had a 2007 bottle, aged nearly 7 years thanks to Jeff. More acidic up front but still tons of that woody, cotton-like funk. It was probably the driest beer I’ve ever had. Finished like antimatter sucking the protons from your mouth. Estimated FG of 0.996 holy shit. Probably enjoyed this aged bottle better than fresh, but this is still a weaker link in JP’s portfolio.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainBoosh (41) - - DEC 15, 2014
Pours medium dark brown with a lot of persistent off white head. Aroma is funky, sour, rotten hay. Taste is pleasantly musty, sour wheat, acidic. Very carbonated, effervescent mouthfeel. Not overly "dark" but a good farmhouse style ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
llkc (538) - århus, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2014
duft: koriander. sødme. sulfu. ribs. svag stal smag: sødme. svag syre, blomster lidt karamel. parifymieret

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jerseyjohn71 (245) - corsicana, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2014
dark????? sour , tart, watery, red hue, olive juice, bitter bite , white foamy as hell ,,, bottle in fridge foamed when un caped,,, too much co2,, floral, hazy, rocky head, medium bitterness, heavily sour, medium body, fizzy, bitter, long finish,

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 11, 2014
750ml bottle - Just an amazing beer full of funky/tart goodness, yet still so drinkable and enjoyable. Shared w/ my brother while smoking som babybacks for the Raider tailgate. Aroma was dusty, slightly citrusy with some pear/apple juice with some light malt-vinegar note. Totally different that what one would expect looking at a beer as dark as this. Creamy dense white head, milky with a black body. Musty flavor, dry with just a touch of funky/citrus. Very light touch of roasty-dry bitterness comes thru. Really a beautiful session beer. Easy to drink large amounts of this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (1236) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle shared by friends. Pours a super hazy brown with tan head. Aroma and taste of spice, funk, pine, and dark fruits.


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