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RATINGS: 794   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
freekyp (1949) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Capped with a medium off-white head aloft atop a brass colored hazy brown body, Bam Noire is quite sour with some herby earth notes, and hints of smokiness. Too sour for my tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HourGlass13 (626) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2016
Pours a dark brown color, with a medium off white head. Aroma has some roastiness, lost in sour wine notes. Taste is mildly sweet upfront, yeasty with a moderate sour wine feel. Not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2630) - Richmond, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle. Dark clear reddish amber. Aroma of tart fruit, cola, funk, and toast. Tastes yeasty and lightly sweet and bitter. Medium bodied, dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (6863) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2016
BKL2016. Tart lactic aroma Cloudy brown Medium light body, dry, light fruitiness and roast, quick finish, not super eventful

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ehaak26 (123) - - OCT 1, 2016
Draft at HopCat. Dark brown with decent head. Aroma included malt and maybe some fruit. Palate was very thin. Taste was slightly tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PanMarek (267) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Sweet, malty nose with some mustiness, dried fruit and cherry or berry. Pours dark ruby brown with thick, white, quick foam. Tart first flavors with moderate fizz and a slightly phenol finish. Medium / light body with saline notes and a sour and dry finish. It has a distinct vinous profile that matches the lightness of the body; combined with the saline flavors it becomes a little vinegary. The brett yeast is muted, but becomes more noticeable as the beer warms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marko (4989) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 10, 2016
At the MBR Sour Beer tasting. Thanks Dassa Gozza! Poured a dark amber/brown body. Funky, mild aroma, slightly sweetish. Extremely light taste, liiight red wine barrel (I guess?), some mild peppery bitterness, slightly tart and extremely light. Did I say it was light? It was. A huge disappointment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (19385) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2016
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Dark amber color, opaque. Vinegary beer, some caramel, moderate acidity. Light fruits.
Why this beer?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (5191) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2016
Belle saison qui exhibe des flaveurs de malts noirs avec des notes citronnées et des petits fruits sauvages. La bouche est facile, jamais aqueuse, fabriquée pour ma grande soif du moment. Bien étonnante. Ma 5000ième bière sur RB. Drôle de choix, n’est-ce pas?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
muzzlehatch (4835) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Un-Muzzling Olde Muzzlehatch Ratings, #27. 12 ounce bottle, consumed (I believe) in some hotel room in Michigan towards the end of July, 2008. Typical JP enormous fluffy head topping a dark mocha, nearly impenetrable body...big roasty, dark sour cherry, toasty malts, light funkiness in the aroma...hints of chocolate in the fairly yeasty/bready, light, dry body...stony fruits, again just a light barnyard funkiness. I remember for years trying to get this again when it wasn’t distributed in VT; now coming across this rating and having had a few other JP in the last couple of years that I wasn’t wowed by, I’m wondering if this will leave me cold on a re-taste, I seem to be one of the high raters on it - and I don’t usually love these so-called black saisons. Hmmm. Have to look around, re-tasting pending; but I have to go with my impressions as written down just now.

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