unclemike (2549) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
tectactoe (3118) - Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
CaptainBoosh (44) - - DEC 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
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llkc (722) - århus, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
duft: koriander. sødme. sulfu. ribs. svag stal
smag: sødme. svag syre, blomster lidt karamel. parifymieret
jerseyjohn71 (261) - corsicana, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
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,
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
JHeath99 (1445) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by friends. Pours a super hazy brown with tan head. Aroma and taste of spice, funk, pine, and dark fruits.
JDBaker11058 (1538) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: medium brown, lightly clouded, with a short, creamy light tan head. Aroma: toasted brown bread, earthy funk, wet wood. Taste: saison barnyard funk with a hint of brett, a bit roasty and toasty with darker malts, a hint of Belgian waffle and pine nut . Finish: typical JP finish--slightly sour and funky, but with lingering toasted bread notes to darken it up. Notes: Thought this was a really creative darker saison. A little toasty to go with the usual JP funk. Enjoyable. On draught at Victoria’s Gastropub, Columbia, Maryland.
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle. Pours a murky dark brown color, translucent, with a big ’ol puffy white head that lingers forever. Good lacing/adhesion. Aroma is definitely sour, some brett sourness and a hint of spice. Taste matches, sour, with a tinge of roasted malt. Palate is slightly thin, and has an unsatisfying bitter finish that I think is lacking. Not the greatest overall but interesting nonetheless -- also a terrible description by the brewery.
slowrunner77 (7100) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
this is a pretty cool beer. of course it has the standard funky/sour/wild aspect that pretty much all JP beers have in common...and that’s a good thing. the dark malt lends a bit of sweetness and body too, but after that there’s nothing to it. little follow through. another good beer from them, but so far only the LaRoja was great!"