jake65 (3315) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUL 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Hazy copper pour with a big white head. Nose is sweet and tart, fruity, and leads into a sour apple note. Taste is woody with wine notes, tart fruitiness, a little hops, and a dry tail. Thanks Jordan!
thegreenrooster (3893) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a dark orange with a large white head. Aroma is all things barnyard with some perfumy essence. Flavor is tart and dusty with some wood smoke and alcohol. Tasty and different.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted 7/17/07. 750ml bottle. Hazy amber hue. Ring of off white head. Sweet and tart nose. Tart and musty. Full bodied. Big effervescence. Apparently it has the lovingly refered horse blanket taste and aroma. Tart and bitter palate. Good, but not great.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour big white head. Sour aroma with oak, cherries, and just a gueze like scent. Flavor is sour yeast, a lot of oak, some smoke even, but basically a big sourness with light notes of fruit and oak. This is funk at it’s finest and with the classic JP sourness.
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 (1745) - 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.