ukoolaid (579) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with foamy tan head. Aroma is candy sugar malts and alcohol. Taste has a nice fruitiness with toasted malts, brown sugar, and molasses. Very nice. Jolly Pumpin is turning out to be a very solid brewery.
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy dark brown with a thick light tan head that fades. Aroma is of oxidized apples, light brown sugar, cherries, cinnamon, and bark. Flavor is of apples, brown malts, earth, and alcohol that does not burn but blends and carries the flavors. Medium body with a effervecent palate that leaves the tounge with a tingle. Finish is interesting as the carbonation (or maybe it is the drying effect of the cacao) washes much of the flavor away leaving a lingering mix of the primary flavors and soda water.
spaceman (2) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2006 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful, tight head. Cloudy, reddish-brown. Tart aroma yielding to leather, coriander, vanilla, cherry & toffee. Firm, soft structure from bottle condition. Malty flavor lingers on, demonstrating lightly roasted malt, spices, and dried fruit. Very long, wonderfully complex finish. Tremendous balance & restraint, beguiling complexity. Wonderful beer.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy dark rusty brown color and golden at edges. thick foamy peachish-tan colored head. aroma is golden raisin and dried lime rind. high carbonation, flavor is quick sweet malt and raisin but rapidly chased by a spicy dryness - white pepper, sour dried lime rind, like many other JP brews. finsihs is clean. canít taste the cacao nibs for the life of me.
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice brown color.Aromas of orange and some spices are present.definately tatse the spices but the orange peel makes slighly to bitter for me.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
UnsofistaCat (240) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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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ahole (38) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.