masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a chocolate brown color, with good clarity. You get the most coffee from the aroma, it really comes through, with a bit of funk and chocolate as well. Very interesting to have all those aromas at the same time. Taste is a bit different than the aroma, the coffee seems to fade quite a bit and is more of an afterthough, typical JP funk though on the low end for a JP beer, lots of earthy flavors, some chocolate as well. Very interesting beer and worth a try for sure if you can find it.
bubblehouse (1246) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle was 4 years old but still had a good flavor. I like jolly pumpkin in general but they do all taste the same.
uckelman (576) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a lot of chilli (?) aroma. Medium amount of lacy head. Interesting sour twist at the end. Medium body, and rather lively. Itís an odd, odd saison, but not bad. Rather a ride for the mouth...
sarauckelman (374) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick tan head; canít tell the color as in a red glass. Sour, smokey, and spicy, both on the aroma and flavor. This is excellent. Palate is quite astringent.
djd07 (9530) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with beige head. Aroma is peppers roast and chilis. Medium mouth with spice and chili pepper, light heat and smoke. Good
drowland (7868) - Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/1/15. 750mL bottle from Happyís, Cedar Falls. Murky brown pour with a nice khaki head and good lacing. Sour aroma, caramel, Brett, a mild chocolate sense. Weird, rich flavor. Some spiced accents, lingers a little hot, also spice from the yeast, mixes with chocolate, biscuits, a slight chalkiness, coffee, some tartness... there is a lot going on, but Iím not 100% convinced it works. Strange stuff, but Iím sorta digging it.
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy Patrick. Batch 1068/1069 Bottled 04-25-2012. Pours a translucent reddish brown, little bit of off-white head. Aroma cherries, plums, oak. Body lively and arch, finish is amazing, lots of cocoa, chocolate, cherries, well balanced and complex. Lingering spice and smoke character. Top notch, really.
ICEatALAMO (1290) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2015
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle 4/12 dating. The pour is a darker brown with a full thick head. The aroma is some sour funk and very light coffee. The taste is a cluster F. A bunch of bland flavors. A can't even describe the flavor anything more than dirty dishwater.
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tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Thanks, Kevin. Swampy & mucky, opaque brown trudge water. Slow gusher. Enormous beige head piles up & lasts for years. Annoyingly long actually. Chunky lace all over the glass; the only savior for this poopy looking brew. Nose is a mix of dusty, roasted, old coffee beans & slightly tart fruit with undertones of citrus peel, oak, & mild tannins. Hints of leafy spice & some seemingly yeast heavy esters in the periphery. Strange, different, but not bad. Despite the tartness presence in the aroma, there is almost none in the flavor. Flavor is mostly murky, oily coffee beans with a moderately heavy roast. Hops are more vibrant with semi-floral undertones, along with a hint of cola, tannin, & musty oak. Allowing this to warm brings out even more complexity; toasty yeast, earthy esters, dirt, mild smoke, sweet lemon & apple, & vague spiciness. I guess that MAYBE thereís a SLIGHT hint of tartness way in the back. But this is far from the "sour" saison that itís labeled. Either way, a super unique brew. Not as dry as many JP offerings, but still in the sub 1.005 FG range. Different, pretty good.
Prufrockstar (1898) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at a recent tasting, thanks to ferris. Dark brown pour, offwhite head, some lacing. Aroma is huge on the peppers/hot sauce. More chili spice than smoke, chocolate. Taste is more muted. Dry, malty, almost leathery. Medium- body, lively carb. Overall: not my favorite of these guys, but fun to try.
OldMrCrow (2362) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
March is early for a tornado in Dexter. I remember them coming in the late spring and summer. Dang.
As a JP fanboy I was quite happy to get to try this at a Seattle tasting. Was it Ferris that brought it? In any case, thanks!
Pours very dark with a nice tan head. The aroma is super-spicy. I get a blast of hot sauce with some underlying hints of sourness. Itís certainly baffling and hard to know what to expect from the flavor. The first sip is a bit of a surprise. Itís another blend of gently tart Jolly Pumpkin character, but with that comes some drying coffee (nowhere to be found in the aroma) through the background. As I drink more of the beer and as it warms, the intensity of the pepper / hot sauce character wanes and the beer gets considerably better. Itís not my favorite Jolly Pumpkin but Iím very glad to have tried it.
tl;dr summary: Look out, Dany, this is one weird farmhouse ale.