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RATINGS: 801   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
A rich brown ale inspired by the enigmatic monastic brews of Belgium, and the mysterious mist shrouded jungles of the tropics. Brewed with real cacao, and spiced with cinnamon and sweet orange peel for a sensual delight. A brew to be sipped, savored, and enjoyed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4531) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle. The look is brown reddish, beige colored head, and mostly clear. The smell is tart, funk, Brett, fruit, sour, candy, and good. The taste is funk, florals, dry, fruits, Brett, and good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patricks110 (2163) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
Pours a dark, murky brown with a massive beige head that sticks around forever. The nose is pleasantly fruity and estery but hard to define. Sour fruit and light clove spice in the middle with milk and dark chocolate, cinnamon? and coriander. An pervasive cocoa and chocolate flavour throughout. The finish has mildly astringent bitterness and a nice sourness that balances well with the richness of the cocoa and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
On tap @ 10 East - Jolly Pumpkin beers used to be on the top of my "must get" list, but many of them have that similar house yeast flavor/funk that gets in the way. This was a pretty decent beer, oaky and barnyard aroma and flavors dominate. Watery. Reminds me in some ways of a Petrus ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (7595) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
2011 bottle from the shelf at pivni rozmanitost in prague, funny what can turn up there. anyways light brown, hazy and flat, no surprise given its vintage; aroma of apple vinegar, woody sourness; very little of the original beer showing, save for a hint of cocoa powder; pretty tart but made more sense by the end of the glass

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (3232) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 16, 2014
On tap at Perennial. It poured a hazy brown color with a beige head. The aroma was of cocoa, spices, some brett, oak and a hint of wine. The taste was of more wine, spices, brett, cocoa, some moderate sweetness with a semi-dry finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2962) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle. Hazy amber liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of dried fruit, spices, pears, vinegar and bread. Taste is light sweet and light to medium sour with notes of dried fruit, light vinegar and pears. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty good. Nicely balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogivlado (6466) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottled 750ml. -from Hoppiness Koper. Murky amber/brown coloured, huge beige head, pleasant fruity alcoholic nose. Sourish fruity, light spicy, mild chocolate and cinnamon with slight acidic finish. Also some discreet presence of alcohol. Cocoa...not sure about it but never mind, in any case this is decent brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2014
9/11/2014. 750 ml. bottle. Deep amber with a creamy tan head. Funky, yeasty aromas with spices. Oaky flavors, spicy, tart with a light sour finish. Awesome!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryecatcher (1057) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Big-assed bottle. Pours a hazy, rust colored brownish, big white head with decent retention and lacing. Nose is Barnyard funk, hay, floral (daffodils particularly). Lotta Brett going on here -- pleasant tang, dry and medium bodied, oaky, hints of cinnamon, citrus, bread dough, chardonnay barrel, some vanilla and cocoa near the long subtly bitter finish. Wondering if this was mis-categorized... sure tastes like a brown sour to me. Very nice as always, JP.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (4343) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 6, 2014
Enormous thanks to Ogivlado for bringing this from Slovenia! Poured a dark ambery red body (definitely not brown) with a huge, lovely off white head that stayed there for a long, long time. Pungent, full on Bretty, funky, yet sweetish aroma, grapes. Slightly mild, dry taste with some tartness, perfumey, Bretty, ending dry, perhaps cocoa like (in the aftertaste too), though I’m not 100% sure I’d name it that way if I hadn’t read the bottle. Peppers, nutmeg, cloves.... Interesting, tasty, complex. Well done JP!

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