wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750, Hennepin glass, Noogfest. Deep black-brown appearance with a foamy brown head. Dark coffee, anise and chocolate raspberries and oranges start out the aroma. Faintly herbal and a light, but interesting, nose overall. Taste is immediately sour and almost pungent. Cool! The anise ties in with layers of salty minerals. Finishes with a refreshing blackberry tartness. Roasted graininess underneath throughout. Medium to full bodied with a slick texture and very lively carbonation. The experience as a whole is better than the sum of the parts somehow.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is nice blackk with a big bubbled tan head...smell is rich and roasty with hints of smoke and oak...taste is sour at first with some nice brett...then some fruit and coffee bitterness...lively mouthfeel...
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not crazy about it, but it was pretty good. Dark fruits, some smoke, and some chocolate malt in the aroma. Flavors of chocolate malt, alcohol, burnt coffee, and some toasted nuts. Some dark fruits and apple as well. I don’t know why I never get the funk out of JP’s like everyone else does... ? especially when i have the same bottle. lol.
heemer77 (5169) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Noogfest 2006. The body was black with a light brown head on top. The aroma was funky lemons and barnyard. This is definitely Jolly Pumpkin, what a signature aroma. The taste was sour apples and chocolate. There was also coffee and toast. Decent, but I prefer a little less funk in this style.
Shag (2678) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a black color with a large head. The flavor is very sour with some coffee and smokey notes. The sour doesnt really fit IMO but overall it was ok.
aracauna (3237) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A sour stout, one of three I had at Noogfest, only this one I know is intended to be sour as all Jolly Pumpkin beers got a little funk going on. Pours a black with mocha foam. This is a really interesting even for a jolly pumpkin.
shadey (1987) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour is black with a huge creamy dark tan head with nice lacing. Almost smells like a saison. Some malt and defintely some hops. The flavor up front is citrus saison that quickly blends into roasty stout. a very unusual beer, but exceptionaly well made. I would love to see more experimentation like this.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep deep brown with monstorus head that’s off whitw and quite purty. Nose is very sour like a light lambic almost with underlying notes of chocolate and malts. Flavor is tart, chocolate, sour light fruit, with a big roastiness to it.. The acidity is a bit rough on its way down’ but overall a solid experience.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ Jolly Pumpkin. Poured black with a large brown head. Big roasty aroma with chocolate and a yeasty funk. The flavor started roasty and sweet with a nice balance of tartness. Big carbonation and lively mouthfeel. Medium body. It will be interesting to see how this develops in the bottle.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2006
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle batch #1. Pours pitch black with a big pillowy, tan head. Long lasting with crazy lacing. The aroma is roast, chocolate, sour cherries, vinous, oak with some musty, pineapple Brettiness underneath. Simply a joy to smell. Whoa! First sip was too cold and all I could taste is black patent. Ok, it’s warmed up now. Flavor is heavy roast, burnt, cherries, very light vinegar, some Lacto, cobwebs, funk and chocolates. Perhaps a bit too roasted, given the high attenuation of the Bacteria. Medium body with lively carbonation. Very good, but not quite as good as De Dolle Extra Export Stout.