pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2008 bottle.....aroma: fruity, tart, and oaky in the nose. i couldn’t specifically pinpoint the fruit but hinted at some cherry and apple, a little spice and malt played a subservient role though....appearance: trasparent/clear amber brown with a humongous off-white head (had to wait awhile for the head to settle actually)....taste: a nice blend ot tart that mellowed out to just a hint of sweetness, oaky with a barnyard funk compoenent to it, somewhat grassy.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost no head at all, just hints of white over a hazed red brown to maroon body. Sweet tart fruit. Lively and sharp. Really opens up with some warming. Oaky and a bit tannic and still a vinous sweetness balances this beer. A little thin in the body, though still lively. very subdued carbonation. Big oaky cherry. solid but not dominant malt. Tangy and sour, but again, not dominant. A long dry lingering oaky finish. A bit of herbal complexity. This beer tasted differently as it warmed up, but it was always in balance, and always interesting. I love the things Jolly Pumpkin does!
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2012 Reddish orange pour with a white head. Nice fruity aroma. Sour and spice fill the mouth. Dry finish.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2009 Superb aroma. Flavor is herbs, leather, orange peel, and spices, with a distinctive sour tang to it. A bit cheesy on the finish as well, but quite nice.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Orange/Red Color with Sandy Head. Dry Yeast, Bittersweet Fruit and Oak Aroma. Syrupy Mouthfeel. Medium Bodied. Vinous Quality with a Grapey Tang. Dry Yeast Notes...Some Nice Spices..Fruit Notes and an Oaky Flavor..Very Smooth, Tart..and Very Enjoyable.
Stine (1713) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A golden bronze pour with a fully clouded body. Dryness bleeds from the nose. Green apple peels with cinnamon, some funk, and oak dust. Taste of kleenex, pear skins, and oregano, finishing on a floral and white pepper kick. Brisk and earthy palate. Acidity and dryness pulse alternatively in the mouth. Somewhat dramatic, leaving a very serious upper class impression.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle, ...hazy dark amber/ orange, edging on reddish’brown appearance, creamy froth atop, long-lasting in the glass.
Tart, woody nose, a hint of cherry...darker tones emerge...very mysterious and intriquing.
Fills the mouth well on first imbibement, tart cherry flavor dominates, sour, then sweet. Floods the mouth, coats the corner with generous flavor, slides out having done it’s job, unloading unique explosions of taste off the tongue and down the hatch.
There’s a constant recurrence of the pucker, then the dark oak, then the sweet, as it rounds and quietly depart. Refreshing and drinkable, despite it’s stronger than average alcohol, (yet moderate, considering current trends).
I like this. A very interesting beer, that doesn’t fit easily into stylistic folds. Fine with me.
One can enjoy this easily with dinner, or sipping slowly in the company of friends. just don’t expect it to blow you mind or bust your tastebuds in 10 or 12 new ways.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Finally got to drink this beer on the fourth of July, been saving it (unintentionally) for awhile. Was worth the wait. 750 purchased from West Lakeview. Orange amber color with huge frothy/creamy white head. Very nice barnyard funk aroma. Flavor was nice sour, dull malt, cherries and oak. Nice full body with somewhat cramy body. Another great beer from JP.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber color with a orangish hue.Has a sour fruit aroma.Flavor is sour apples, some funk and a hint of spices.Finish was slightly sour.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown color with a small white head. Has nice lacing. Has hints of sour fruit and spices and oak taste. Finishes with a subtle hint of sourness, but finishes smooth. Enjoyed very much.