Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy reddish brown color. Aroma is barnyard, slightly tart, and green apple. Reminds me of several Lambics, in a way. Taste is dry, sour bitterness in the back, a bit of soy sauce, and some tart/sweetness. Very enjoyable!
Juelze (1139) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark ruby color with medium off white head. Aroma is of yeast, musty basement and light fruit notes. Taste is much the same with a lightly dry palate.
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Special cask at Twains, tapped at the stroke of midnight on NYE. Pours a dark ruby. Thick, white head. Large amount of lacing. Aroma of wet straw. Flavor was so funky, a ton of bretts. The mouthfeel was nice and smooth. Quite an odd taste on cask. Would like to try in bottle form.
toddkrem (92) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lots of head, auburn colored beer. Sour beer, not my kind of beer. Medium body, the alcohol is well hidden with the sour taste also not a bad aftertaste
dsm (109) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Ashley’s in Ann Arbor. Pours brown, very thin, slightly sweet. Not too bad.
alexanderj (3331) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2008
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
On cask; I am fairly certain I won’t want to try this one again. Flavor was funky; about as funky as I have ever smelled. Some fruit and oak, but mostly an unappealing funk. Flavor was similar with some tart and fruit elements. Did not enjoy this.
Ratman197 (10092) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured a clear dark copper with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of toffee, tobacco, berries, light oak, light spice and a hint of yeast. Palate was medium bodied smooth and slightly dry and tart. Flavors of leather, berries, light oak, light tobacco and a hint of spice with a smooth dry lightly tart finish.
UnsofistaCat (238) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Not bad, but nowhere near the original Bam. Musty funk on the nose with a thin mouthfeel and pretty underwhelming flavor." RCL on 12/22/07
Silphium (3178) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Styles. Murky dark orange-brown body, thin cream head. Another funky nose with plenty of spice and herbal notes, oak. Tart, herbal body. A bit fruity. I’m not sure what else to write. It’s classic Jolly Pumpkin. Nothing remarkable or distinctive relative to their other beers.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle purchased at D’s Six Pax. I noticed that D’s has a much larger selection of Jolly Pumpkin these days. Pours ruby black brown, thick off white head. Aroma is tart, oaky, bleu cheese, slight vinegar, musty. Flavor is meaty, smoky, peppery, some grass, but on the watery side. The aroma leads one to believe that the taste would pack a punch, but it does not. Disappointing for a Jolly Pumpkin beer.