kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2008 Date: 04/06/2008
Source: Brewfest, Classic City
Appearance: muddy brown, wispy beige head,
Aroma: sweet spicy caramel malt aroma with a touch of chocolate,
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, nice spicy and oaky character, the oak and spices dry it out a bit,
Vintage: batch 278
Appearance: muddy dark amber, huge dense cream colored head, scattered sheets of drippy lace,
Aroma: dark caramel aroma with a musty character, floral and somewhat grassy at first,
Flavor: rich dry caramal malt flavor, lots of musty character, nice bittering oak, light spicyness that melds with the oak, faint hint of tartness, long bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy copper brown color with a tan head. Aroma is brett, cherries, wheat, and funk. Flavor is wheaty, cheery, and a funky tart finish.
Tmoney99 (9635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bottle from Root Cellar. Pours a cloudy brown color with a large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Good sour fruit and woody aroma. Medium body. Medium sour hoppy flavor with a good solid balanced sour fruit finish of long duration. Another very interesting beer from this brewer.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy hopscotch. Pours a lightly hazy orange amber color, with a thick medium off white head. The aroma is a little bit mild, some definite spice characters, some funk, and some citrus. The flavor has a good dose of spiciness, with some of that typical Jolly Pumpkin funk, and some citrus fruit with light acidity. Decent showing from them, not my favorite of their brew, but certainly solid.
BlackForestCO (961) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch 278 bottle. Poured a dirty brown color with a dense off-white head that left some good lacing. Aroma of tart funk, barnyard, hops, some light yeast, and a bit of citrus (orange and lemon). Smooth, dry finish with some light citrus notes (lemon mostly) leading into a mixture of funky yeast, crisp hops, and some more light, tart fruit on the finish. Crisp and dry on the palate, very refreshing.
Strykzone (4207) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Unfiltered medium brown with a big tan soapy head. The foam never goes away and continues to form unique shapes. Cool looking beer. A delicious aroma of sweet malt, dark fruit, and wet grass. Flavor is not at all what the aroma would suggest. It is bitter and hoppy with a malt undertone and some pepper and saurkraut. It is clearly dry hopped. This is a beer that offered so much for the senses, visual, aromatic, and flavorful.
Darkover (1506) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2008 Dark hazy amber color with a big thick beige head. Aroma of yeast, spices, toasted malts, dark fruits and hops. Flavor is a little sour with grainy malts and hops. Finish is dry.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, hazy, iced tea colored pour with a small off white head and lots of lacing. Aroma of floral hops, sour funk, wet oak, and a touch of sweet malt with notes of pepper and spice. Dry floral and grassy hop flavor with a balance of earthy malt, oak, and brett. Medium body with lots of carbonation and slightly watery finish. Smells like Rodenbach Grand Cru, tastes like a malty Orval. Great complexity and very drinkable.
vyvvy (3422) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2008 This beer once again reminds me why I love Jolly Pumpkin. Pours dark tawny brown with a sudsy light tan head. While the color is significantly darker than regular Bam the aroma is similar with funkiness, oak, spiciness, graininess, light hops and malt that seems toaster than regular Bam. Medium crisp grainy body with moderate carbonation. The taste has the traits on the aroma, but they are muted a bit due to some basement like funkiness in it. The mustiness does work for this beer. In the finish some hops are noticeable, but not nearly as much as expected for this being dry hopped. The finish is also dry, fruity and peppery. Excellent beer.
No change in numbers, just adding info. I have no idea how I missed the plethora of earthy hops. I guess I attributed them to something else. This is very hopped up, but not in a west coast sort of way, much more on the earthy British side. Still a great beer.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Darker than I remember Bam being. Dark amber with a huge white head. Aroma has tons of grassy hops. I just donít like this one. Itís very bitter but itís also very thin and the hops used arenít the ones I tend to like in excess. A decent experiment but not something I can see the point in repeating.