joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber-brown w/ noticeable sediment. Rocky, light brown foam. Sweet aroma of caramel, butterscotch, toffee & cookie dough w/ mild vinous character & barnyard-y funkiness. Oily, medium feel. Flavour is very sweet w/ light acidity & moderately bitter. Finish is warm & peppery.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Reddish brown - almost Kriek colour. Hazy with a nice, creamy, off-white head. Incredibly lovely and very delicate nose - aromas of coconut! Delicious, lightly vinous and dry with a touch of acid. Good full body and very, very delicate. Jolly Pumpkin uses open fermentation which might explain the acidity, and they let their beer age on oak which explains the obvious notes of Bourbon and/or Rioje red wine. Yummy indeed. But a "Bière de Garde"?? Not really, this is far better. 240705
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy orange brown, thin off white head. aroma of booze, toffee, earth , red liquorice and mixed fruit. flavours of burnt sugar, mild chocolate, jelly candies, spice. smooth mouthfeel. caramel and boozy finish. nice.
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong aroma. Very pleasant. Almost like sherry. Totally cool label with a pirate cat! Powerful flavor, warming effect. I wouldn’t mind drinking this in front of a fire place in winter time.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet nose, with notes of alcohol and coconut. Slight hazy amber body, with a small white head. Sweet and fruity flavor, with a alcoholic touch.
joergen (25383) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet fruity aroma with notes of alcohol and spices especially vanilla.
Sweet fruity flavour with lots of spices and notes of alcohol.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Coconut aroma. Cloyingly sweet flavour with unpleasant coconut notes. Rather thin.
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best beers I’ve had in a long time. Elegant, distinctive, very drinkable and even a cute label to boot. Can’t wait to try more of the Jolly Pumpkins offerings. Great stuff!
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber color, almost brown, tan head. Interesting, malty, spicy, mild funk, anise. Medium bodied, somewhat alcoholic, especially for only being 7.2%. Kind of a strange beer, but I dug it for the most part.
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2005 RBSG - Barrel Aged. Sour aroma, vineous. Alcoholic. Strong yeast character, heavy alcohol presence. Woodsy, musty, alcohol. Interesting.