sthlm (1240) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Bottle] Pours dark brown with a big beige head which leaves good lacing. Aroma is sour, with white chocolate and a little coffee--unique. Coffee really comes out as it warms. Taste has moderate sourness, but again nicely blended with chocolate and coffee. A little barbecue sauce shows up after letting it sit--probably some of that is the smokiness. After the yeast pour and more warming, some oak and an unusual herbal character shows up--freshly picked mint? Some white peach and just a hint of green pepper appear as well. Fairly thin, somewhat dry, but smooth and has a long finish. Overall, this sounded like a potential trainwreck based on the description, but it ended up being very unique and enjoyable, so Iím glad I gave it a shot.
djd07 (5307) - 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 (6661) - 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 (1095) - 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 (3072) - 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 (1385) - Seattle, Washington, 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 (2113) - 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.
luttonm (2908) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a Seattle tasting. Dark brown, small tan foam. strong tobasco aroma, quite spicy and smoky body, chipotle maybe. Sweet note, some crushed coffee bean. Creamy carbonation. Interesting.
mcberko (8691) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, pours a dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma brings out smoke, spiciness, leather, and oak. Flavour is unusual, with lots of leather, smoke, and spices upfront. Extremely odd notes, but it all works together somehow. Very nice one.
Ferris (7011) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Peppery, spice and perfumy. Deep clear brown with a light beige head. Spicy, peppery, grassy and a tart dry finish. Complex and odd.