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RATINGS: 792   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (4305) - 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 Iím not 100% sure Iíd name it that way if I hadnít read the bottle. Peppers, nutmeg, cloves.... Interesting, tasty, complex. Well done JP!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4829) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle @ Beer temple. Small 5cl sample. The aroma has raisin, caramel, funk, fruitiness. Hazy, brown coloured beer with a small, off-white head. The taste is a bit sweet, bit tart/funky, has caramel and raisins, some cherries and moderate spice. Quite some carbo. Medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
orangesol (979) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Served on-tap at Alís of Hampden into a Bellís tulip.

A - Pours deep brown with a nice half finger tall white head leaving very faint lacing down the entire glass.

S - A nice mix of the typical JP funk, dark fruits like raisins and figs, nuts, cherries, and some faint chocolate sweetness. A bit muddled but still pretty good.

T - Not your typical Belgian strong. Roasted malts, both dark and light, dark fruits, tart cherries, muted chocolate, and the typical JP funk mix well to form one interesting beer. The funk never gets to the point of being overpowering, rather it just adds an interesting twist on a good beer. Not the best but still very nice.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Nice mix of creamy and funky in the feel. Finish has some lingering funk but it fades quickly.

D - Pretty good. Not too bad, I liked it but I think it would wear me down over the course of multiple pours. Not the best I have had from Jolly Pumpkin but far from the worst.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (3240) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2015 Cocoa- and cinnamon-flavoured specialty beer with thick, yellowish, moussy head and clear copper to bronze colour with tiny yeast particles floating around. Powerful sweet-sourish aroma closer to an oud bruin than to an abbey or trappist ale, impressions of sweet sherry, marmelade, chocolate liqueur, spiced wine, cinnamon, candied figues, orange peel, wine vinegar, ketchup, walnuts. Fruity and sourish onset reminiscent of apple and lemon, nutty malts, vivid spicy accents, bittering towards the end and finishing complex, spicy, resinous, hoppy, dry and warming alcoholic. Too sourish, I guess from an infection by lactic bacteria, but this did make it more Flemish sour-like, which is not necessarily a bad thing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerenberger (1567) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Aroma of Belgian yeast along with hints of orange and spice. A deep amber pour with a tan head and moderate lacing. The taste is overall on the citrus with a hint of sourness. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, a complex enjoyable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (2257) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Incredibly complex and balanced to the point that itís difficult to pick out any distinct flavors or aromas. Spicy, fruity, rich, sweet and tart. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle. Murky orange brown. Lots of sour funk. Some spice and very tart. So so mouthfeel

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Pours cloudy amber with thick tan head out of bottle. Aroma of must, citrus, and spices. Flavor similar to a Belgium ale except drier. Taste of citrus, spice, and pumpkin. Good beer but very complicated. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Pours rich honey dark amber colored. Smell is spiced caramel. Taste is slightly tart, bitter and kind of ashy. Hard to describe. Ok in a 4 oz. sample but I definitely donít want any more than that.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2935) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Cellared 2011 bomber, shared & poured to snifters, displaying a fairly clarified, brownish amber color, with a modest layer of off white, bubbly head foam, and spotty lacing. The nose was earthy, dried fruit, holiday scent to the spicing, and some tartness. The taste was more on the sour side, with similar dried fruit & spice expression, and an under control, but satisfyingly dry finish. Probably lost some sweetness, and alcohol punch, as it showed some dry, vinous qualities, but I liked it.


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