zathrus13 (1735) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown, with a tan head. Aroma is odd. Funky and spicy. Flavor is funky, sour, and dry. This one’s ot for me.
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 (1141) - 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 (3407) - 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 (11106) - 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 (239) - 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 (3188) - 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.