elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a midnight black with a good size tan head. Has hints of dark chocolate, coffee, and sour fruits. You can really taste the sour fruits in the finishing of this brew.
nolankowal (931) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by sliffy. Black pour with a light tan head. Aroma of light oak, roasted malt, coffee. THe flavor still held some of the roasted malt character, and coffee, but there was some sour oakiness that pounded its way through along with a bit of funk. Medium body roasty/funky throughout with a dry sour finish. a bit bizzare, but a neat variation to be sure. Though I think I like my sours a bit less roasty.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Body is deep and dark with some modest viscosity and a velvety tan head. Lush chocolatey nose with raisin and caramel notes plus touches of vanilla and marshmallow. Flavor is tart and vinous with nice roast and chocolate malt along with pleasant wood characters. Makes me think of chocolate covered strawberries with espresso. Proudly carries Jolly Pumpkinís open fermentation signatures. Good stuff.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is full on coffe with some sourness.Pours a pitch black color with a nice khaki head.The flavor was strange.It was sour like a flemish sour that was chased by a Impy stout with lots of coffee.This was a strange one.Finish was sour backed by some coffee.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml 2007 vintage. thanks to ogglethorp for this beauty. pours black with off white head. nose is of bakerís chocolate, sour, roasty, vanilla, and oak. flavor is pretty sour, with soft roast and coffee and chocolate notes, but those are rather faint. this is mainly sour and oaky. carbination was very prickly at first but time and many swirls turned this into a smooth brew. i was concerned this would turn into a sour chocolate milk and coffee sorta thing but i actually think they pulled off being more sour with hints of coffee and chocolate quite well. i wouldnít pick this up if i was in the mood for a stout but this is really unique impression of a belgian sour stout. again JP continues to please me.
Cliff (399) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, poured a dark, dark brown with a thick tan head. Nice roasty aromas, very stouty but you do get a whiff of an underlying "funk" I would expect nothing less from JP. Excellent roasted flavor, complex with chocolate, coffee, burnt malts and then on the backend you get a subtle sourness on the sides of the tongue. The sourness comes forth more as the beer warms. Great mouthfeel, nice and creamy with a nice sourish burnt finish. Very unique beer that I really enjoyed.
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - APR 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle, thanks Schroppfy) Medium brown head atop black body with brown edging. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, some burnt molasses, sour cherry, wood. Taste is medium sweet, sour cherry, some roast/burnt, bittersweet chocolate. Medium-full body, alcohol well hidden. Seems that bret is used -- it would explain the Flemish sour characteristics this unusual foreign stout has.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Aroma: Comes across as a pretty nice stout at first, with some roasted barley, coffee, and chocolate notes. The sourness and funk come through fairly clear, with a bit more acidic sourness than funk. Appearance: Black in color with dark ruby highlights. Light tan head was full and creamy with great retention. Nice lacing. Flavor: Roasted malt and barley with some strong notes of coffee and cocoa. A touch of anise and smoke. Sourness kicks in nicely with some dusty funk in its wake. A bit of citrus into the finish. Finishes medium-dry with some roast and sourness carrying over. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Medium-low carbonation. Some light alcohol warming in back of mouth. Overall: An interesting beer. Not something Iíd drink all the time, but was fun to try.
pineypower (2509) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Forgot where and who I got this from, found it sitting in the back of my fridge...Pours mostly black with a moderate creamy off white head. Aroma is roasty, but fruity...interesting. Coffee, bittersweet chocolate, with some yeast and sourness. Interesting integration of two different flavors.
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2007 750mL, no date. This smells very unique. This beer pours what looks like black, but after shining a flashlight through it it is iin fact very deep ruby. The head is 1 1/2 finger--creamy and beige. The aroma is without a doubt stout--and then thereís some sour funky lambic. More precisely, roasted malts, coffee, sweet milk chocolate, horse blanket, berry tartness and acidity. Strangely enough, this is good. The tart acidity fights pretty hard to overpower the stout roastiness, and this is where things go a bit wrong. From the smell I thought you could mix these two styles, but this is just a mishmash of independent flavors that donít really meld. The dry finish has lots of deep chalky roasty malts and stale coffee. Alcohol is present, though not terribly strong. High carbonation with a medium body. A thumbs up for the effort and originality, but this is just strange. Maybe I need to be in a different mood or something for this. Update:as this mofo warmed (as did my insides), I did appreciate this a bit more. Iím not sure if things began to meld together a bit more, or if I just couldnít taste and I had to polish this--along with another few beers--off alone. At this point, my overall would be like a 14 or 15, but I wonít change the official just in case this isnít the case. However, I did pick up on a little oak and fresh cut grass in the flavor since my original rating.