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RATINGS: 712   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
milewide (1565) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2012 Great sour smell and flavor. Dark brown color. Big, solid head. Fairly thin body. Another excellent saison from Jolly Pumpkin! More flavor than any 4.3% ABV beer that I have ever tried.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
puggy211 (711) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Pours with a light brown head and a hazy dark brown body. Aroma is sour with light roast and some JP funk. Taste is fruity with dark malts and spices and a touch of roast. Lively carbonation and dryish mouthfeel.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
darkguardian (725) - Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2008
22oz bottle from Knightly Spirits. Pours an awesome dark mahogany color with a densely packed long lasting beige head. Nose is awesomely sour and funky with hints of candied fruits and spice. Heavy nose, almost like an ABT. This beer is incredibly underated in my opinion. Very unique stout like flavors up front with toasted malts giving way to a spicy finish with light sourness. Very drinkably but the palate is very full. This beer is a marvel of design. Absolutely terrific.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Damico (2649) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2010
The aroma is sweet, notes of banana and wild yeast. It is ruby amber, dark for the saison with a nice foamy head. The flavor is big on the palate - yeasty, bubbly, and funky. It is delicious.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pras (474) - Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Dark chestnut color. Aroma is of pure brett funk! Taste is barnyardy brett goodness with a nice amount of hop bitterness at the end some nice toasted malt notes as well. Nice and tart with a dry finish. Another great one from Jolly Pumpkin.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2007
Nose more like Cantillon, acidic, sour. Interesting roastiness darts in and out on the palate. Beautiful play between the sweetness of the earthy roastiness and the sour and acidic finish. Woody and faint cherry and cocoa flavors. I’ve been amazed by the JP beers so far, this one really stands out, my favorite so far.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Bottle... Pours like cherry wine with an attitude, complete with an aroma of lignonberry, cranberry, and mineral water. Flavor is sour cherry lambic soda. Heavenly mouthfeel. Jolly Pumpkin rocks.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nuplastikk (4673) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2011
750ml bottle split with Ann at Monks, SD. Deep opaque brown-black. Massive steady white/beige head. Deliciously soft and mellow. Creamy, fluffy chocolate tones, with some underlying tartness. Highly unique, truly an awesome World Class Black Ale. Light cocoa and coffee notes under the lactic sourness. Phenomenal.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sebletitje (6859) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2008
Totally love this oaky taste, so similar to the Rodenbach Grand Cru. It takes some getting used to it, a beer that you learn to love and appreciate. Batch 262/263, color dark amber, roasty and smoky. Always amazed by their quality.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Bomber at redlight redlight. Pours very dark with streaks of dark amber in the light. The aroma is subtle but very nice with hints of dark malts and spices, perhaps dill. This is a very refreshing dark saison. Tart but so much as to overwhelm the other flavors. The dill comes out even stronger on the tongue. Subtle hints of vinegar and unripe berries add complexity.


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