emerson430 (95) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask pull in a pint glass: semi-transparent dark amber almost chocolate color. Strong smell of straw and malt. Flavor is dry with a tannic smack in the palate. Not as deep or as sour as the regular bam. Head was a wonderful creamy off white that lasted for 75% of the pint. A more subtle and delicate version of the regular bam.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Deep burgundy pour with a light tan head. The aroma has fruit skins, mild milk chocoalte undertones, and a hint of mild American hops. The flavor has a drop less character. Has some grainy malt, and a fruity tannin presence. A mild roast is present as well, giving it a subtle chocolate hint. Smooth and rounded.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, light brown solid head. Aroma and flavor most recognizable when served at 50-60 degrees F. This beer has a substantial aroma, complex with a great earthy, sour, slightly floral mix. Although the flavor is not as robust as the aroma would lead you to believe, it presents a nice mix of the sour/malt/yeast/ earth flavors to make a great saison. Wonderfully crisp.
cheap (4389) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
When I bought this, I was expecting something great since I really enjoyed the Bam Beer. However, I was dissapointed. Darker, pretty looking unfiltered beer. Gunk on the bottom for that unique unfiltered pour. Looks like darker Iced tea. mildy sweet and yeasty aroma. Oooh, the initial flavors are rather spicey and laced with an alky background. Seems higher in alky than what is listed here. does not seem as enjoyable as the other Bam. Has a spicey aftertaste too. Decent carbonation on the palate. Some hay flavors prevail thru the session. Overall a little ajar. Has more personality than this lager lover can appreciate. Not bitter but yet difficult to accept with all those spices. IMHO does not live up to the expectations I have for Jolly Pumpkin.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared by ogglethorp. Brown body with a small head. The scent is lightly sour with a bit of yeast. The taste is fairly subdued actually, and the mouthfeel was a bit thinner than expected. Tastes of sour, oak, and some coffee as well. Interesting, but not my favorite JP beer.
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2008 Courtesy Redlight, thanks for sharing this Brent! This one poured a dark brownish color with a medium tan colored head. The aroma was intense of oak, sour fruits, some acidity, and a lot of funk to go with it. There some of that old barnyard and leather smell too. The flavor was full of funk, wood, sour fruit, with some bitterness in there as well. There was alot going on with this one. It was pretty full on the palate with a good amount of carbonation. The finish was sligtly tart with some funk and bitterness on the back end. Iím glad I got to try this one. Another solid brew from the crew at JP.
dmac (4438) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear red/brown with a thin lacing of a tight bubly head. BIg funk aroma of sour cherries, wet oak, and a slight touch of soulfur. Flavor of wood, funk and slight sour fruit. The flavor was rather weak and the mouth feel was fizzy and watery almost like it was a 60/40 mixture of beer and sletzer. Donít get me wrong this is a god beer it just seems like it should have been thicker and sronger.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark amber color with a white head.Nose was sour, bready and citrus.flavor was tart, citrus with some spiciness.the finish was tart with some sweetness peeking through.
Dogbrick (8973) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Odds and Ends Tasting II on 10/19/07: Hazy dark amber color with a medium tan head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing. Aroma of tart fruit, cobwebs and yeast. Light-bodied and effervescent with flavors of dark fruit, straw and peppery spices. The finish is tart and short with a spicy aftertaste. Above average overall.
hopdog (9461) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle acquired in trade with jimbowood (thanks!). Poured a deep, deep orangish color with smaller sized head. Aromas of wood, dank and musty cellar, dark fruits, and spices. Tastes of wood, roast, spices, yeast, and chocolate. LIght tart and sour finish.