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RATINGS: 804   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2006
750ml. bottle. Hazy brown color with a large tan head that would not dissipate and left great lacing. Funky aroma of brett, citrus, banana, raisins and cinnamon. Taste is fruity and yeasty, with some bretty flavors in the foreground. In the background are some sweet spices(cinnamon and cocoa) along with some dark dried fruits. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
UnsofistaCat (240) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2006 I drank this a couple weeks ago, so my write up will be very vague. Liked this brown belgain a lot. Slightly tart, with a spicy cinamon zip. Great mouth feel that gets creamier as it warms. Rerate: Great nose of old oak, wine and brown sugar. Huge tan head on top of muddy brown looking swamp water. Oak barrel taste, little sour wine with a touch of brown sugar. This tasted a bunch like its great nose. Alcohol is completely cloaked. The palette is perfect. Creamy and rich and round sensations turn to dry and tart as it goes down the hatch. Amazing beer. Iím so lucky to have a brewery this unique only a few miles from my house. Iím horrible at describing beers. This beer deserves a good review.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2006
A tasty little example of a brown ale. Far spicier than your typical Newle. Some cinnamon, maybe cumin. A delicious concoction. 7.5% abv is well concealed. I think this would be great with some spicy BBQ.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Chestnut brown with a light tab head. The aroma is a yeasty fruitiness with some light toffee in the background and a faint whiff of cinnamon. The flavor is more complex, adding an additional peppery spiciness along with zest of orange and a touch of alcohol. The toffee sweetness joins the alcohol in the finish. Okay.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ahole (38) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2006
I pretty much donít even remember tasting this one...I had a couple of sips and sniffs just to see what it was like. I thought it was a very plain tasting dubbel...It distinctly reminded me of something...I said it out loud, but I canít remember...I will update when it comes to me, or when one of the guys that was there helps me out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2006
Poured a very hazy brown...thin brownish head. Light roasty malt nose, some funk, nutty, some alcohol. Flavor is woody, more alcohol, herbal edge, a little spicey. Carbonation gets your attention...light bitternes in the end. I love JP beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2006
UPDATED: APR 19, 2006 Rating #300. One year old bottle of the first batch. Pours brown with a red tint and a medium, rocky head that quickly fades. The aroma is vinous, balsamic vinegar, cherries, a hint of cinnamon and caramel. The flavor is refreshingly sour, subtle touches of oak, cobwebs and cinnamon compliment the sour cherries, oranges and lemons. Luscious, rich chocolate comes at the end along with some pithy bitterness from the orange peels. Mouthfeel is thin and light. A spiced Oud Bruin?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2006
Medium brown pour with small off-white head that fades quickly. Some interesting smells...dried fruits and alcohol...and a yeasty fruitiness. Flavors seem somewhat thin and dry, surprisingly. Iíd have thought there would be more overt dubbel sweetness. Some toffee, raisins,spices, dates, chocolate, cinnamon, and citrus. palate seems thin, dry...almost brittle. Not impressed by this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2006
Pours a very deep dark brown with auburn highlights. Thick off white ehad and kickass lacing. Aroma is complex, initially some barnyard mustiness, light brettt, then turns to some phenolic spiciness, and very light with the cinnamon. Flavor is lightly fruity from the yeast, caramel malts, spicy, more wierd brett characteristics- slightly salty and phenolic, and some light cinnamon, light chocolate, and light orange peel. I like how the spices are very subtle in this beer, I hate when spices get out of control in some beers. Finishes lightly acidic and mineral-like. Very nice. Im so happy that we get Jolly Pumpkin here in NJ/NY/PA now!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2006
Jolly Pumpkin sure has its act together, which works out well for me. This exotic ale is reminiscent of chocolate covered cherries. I like this beers great balance of tartness and sweetness that makes me yearn for more. A very long finish is packed with fruit and spice.

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