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RATINGS: 779   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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One of Bam's brown eyes is, in fact, black. When mischief reigns supreme, it positively glows. Dedicated to the dark side; smooth, dark, incredibly delicious as only a Jack Russell with bat wings can be.


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bwstud (2) - Park City, Utah, USA - NOV 24, 2011
A brilliant offering from Jolly Pumpkin. Batch 895 Bottled 9/26/11 Opened 11/24/11 Bam Noire pours a thick, opaque auburn with bright copper around the edges. A one and a half finger head rose readily to the top of a pint glass. Fine bubbles. 6-7 minutes into drinking there is still a thin layer of fizz. The aroma of this beer is lovely. Lots going on. Nose warrants repeated examinations. Currant, golden raisin and bing cherry lead the charge. Keep smelling and you’ll get dark sorghum and a faint, sour/metallic note. A pop of miso reminds me of a soy-sherry reduction. Flavors develop nicely around the tongue. Tart cherry and a sour profile are the stars riding a light malt background. That sour start fades into a full expression of old ranch living: worked leather and yellow straw. Long, subtle, dark fruit finish. Important to note that the sourness is not overwhelming or abrasive. Quite mild, in fact. In terms of mouthfeel this beer can be summed up in a word: rich. Medium body and sublime, silky carbonation. Bam Noire’s sour astringency reminds you your drinking something on the wild side. An extremely pleasing experience. At the end of the day this stand-out from Jolly Pumpkin is a hell of a lot of fun. A chewy and rewarding bottle for those familiar to the world of sour beer but also an excellent potential introduction for the uninitiated. Recommended drinking.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (1254) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Pours a brownish color with a foamy white head. Aroma is lacto and spicy and peppery yeast. Flavor is lacto and space. Tart. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (2080) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Dark brown with a white head. Aroma and taste are mildly sour, and not as complex or delicious as I’ve come to expect from JP. $6/12oz

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Helsdon (342) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2016
Been working my way through cellar’s backlog, my eyes can certainly be bigger than my liver so I have a few. This one was kindly brought up from Buffalo by my sister-in-law for me from Premier. Thanks! (not that she reads this.) Pours a clear maple syrup amber (Canadian Grade #2 to be exact), with a couple of inches of off-white head, that doesn’t lace, it corduroy’s the side of the glass, leaving a foam lump in the middle. (Now that’s foam!) Lovely tangy lacto nose with a mild grape zing, a touch of soap, and some clear cereal malt. The taste is lacking the real meaty sour I was expecting, but screw my expectations, it’s good. Soft fruit flavours balanced with a gentle but pervasive sour bite, caramel malts, and ending with a funk bitterness. Overall really good. That this fella is at a session-level booze is not obvious with all that flavour, and that’s a good thing this bottle is going to go down smooth, and very, very fast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
Pours a blackish/gold color. Aromas of tart fruit, bread, citrus, and yeasty. Flavor is malty/citrus. Leaves a yeasty orange aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
20107589 (677) - randers, DENMARK - APR 5, 2016
pour dark brown with a fine white head. lemon, malty, dark fruit aromas. taste light bitter light sweet, tart. lively carbonations, soft bitter finish

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (2218) - Røros, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2016
Hazy brown with an off white head - Malt aroma with some dark fruity tones as well - Roasted malt body with some dark fruity flavour with some dryness as well - The malt goes into the finish - This was good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (2574) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2016
Ölföreningen 2015. Flaska, 2012 vintage. Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, jord med toner av choklad och cederträ. Fruktig, viss syrlighet, lätt kropp, sötma och beska.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bastarda (385) - Freiburg, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2016
@BKL Munich; a lot of Waldhonig, dark and smooth, in aroma, dried plums, hints of bitter chocolate, a subtle tartness, red wine notes; quite simple but beautifully balanced in taste, with honey and peaches and just the right tartness. Like this one a lot.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (1295) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle at Doghouse. Pours reddish brown with a small light brown head. Aroma is cherries and citrus. Taste is cherry tart, citrus bitter, slight pepperiness, slight hay.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoNm (2208) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - MAR 1, 2016
Pours a darker brown color, topped with a medium sized off-white head, medium retention. Aroma doesn’t really deliver the promised and expected roastiness, just some hints of it, lost in the sourish wine notes which are easily notable. Taste is mildly sweet upfront, yeasty with a moderate soury wine feel, although not too exaggerated. Nicely enjoyable.


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