whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Modest foamy gray-tan head and deep ruddy-bronze body. Earthy aroma of sour plums, currants, brown sugar and cocoa. Malty silhouette, but very well-attenuated with medium acidity and some roasted fruit and wild microbial flavors. This is entirely unique. Interesting, but not as mouth-watering and enthralling as many other JP beers.
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a brownish purple with a huge offwhite head. Gorgeous. Smells of yeast, cherries, tart apples, a little malt sweetness with maybe a hint of roast. Tastes of cherry stone, apple skins, and with a subdued sourness and tartness, and little spicy yeast kick. Light mouthfeel and very dry finish. Another wonderful JP offering. Just behind regular Bam, but oh so good. I hope they are able to start putting out 12ozes again, as this was a wonderful 6pack to enjoy, though a 750 certainly would be easy to drink by myself.
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Very good. Aroma of yeast and cherries. Flavor same as aroma. Small head and dark amber color. Very good.
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unusually. Seriously funky nose. Very dark, foamy tan head. What is this? A black lambic? A black saison? Mild sweet fruit, like strawberry juice, a baby Flemish sour or a baby Rodenbach Grand Cru? Hints of sweet cocoa, danced on by lactic acid? Not much intensity. A bonus point for this much flavor in a beer under 5%, but a minus for the absurd price.
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours blackish-purple with thick white head... very attractive. Pungent, spicy aroma of berries, cloves, sour apple, citrus, yeast, assorted dark fruit. Flavor is a letdown, however. Some sourness, some oak, some musty yeast, and some out-of-place lactose-water blandness. Didnít have real high expectations for this one, and it got my hopes up with its great aroma and wonderful appearance. Alas, the flavor extremely meek.
dchmela (2974) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml Bottle courtesy myself. Wanted to share it, but had no takers. Their loss. Pours blackish red with a thick yeasty white head. Yeasty, sour, fruit aroma. Apple sour, citrus, yeast, malt taste with a nice medium body. Very tasty and the low abv made it easy to drink the whole bottle.
holdenn (2101) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle thanks to tytoanderso. Pours a hazy amber with a creamy off-white head that laces down in patches. Sour nose. Strong notes of oak, yeast, apples, barnyard, and cheese. I could sniff this for a while. Sweet and tart flavors start with an earthy, woody, leathery note. Rotten apples and browning fruit follow, but it all disappears to quick to leave a watery earthy note that lingers on the back of my tongue. Overall the flavors come off as a little watery and Iím wondering why JP beers seem to be a little less flavorful lately. I hope these yeasts havenít been overused because I love this strain of brett and Iíll always be happy to take another version of Bam.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2008 Bottle, courtesy Tony at Oldsmar Tap House. Pours a dark brown with red highlights. Minimal white head, but good spotty lacing. Aroma is a tart, roasted flavor. Very interesting. Has a malty texture. Flavor is fairly tart, with a spicy body. Barnyard feel, cider. Roasted finish. Quite drinkable.
wetherel (1856) - Cupertino, California, USA - MAR 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from nolankowal. Thick mixed bubble head that lingers on and on. Dark amber liquid. Some interesting aroma, that i want to say is either brett, corriander, or just from the yeast at high temperatures. Easy to drink.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark reddish brown pour with a a frothy, 1 finger, off-white head. Aroma is orange, apple, cinnamon, caramel, wet wood. Flavor is pepper, mixed fruit, tart sour apple. The finish is dry, thin and watery with a lingering damp wood note. Medium thin body with lots of carbonation.