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RATINGS: 755   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!


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - APR 26, 2012
Pours amber/gold very thin white head. Nose is funk, tart fruit and raspberry. Flavors of sour fruit, a little funk with oak notes. Big carbonation, light finish.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
roxtersoxter (267) - 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 (2487) - 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 don’t want any more than that.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2311) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (2889) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy brown, thin off-white head. Orange, caramel, yeastiness on the nose. Taste is fruity sweet. Chewy texture. Light spice. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (1093) - SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Boiled clementines and mulched sweet berry and dusty. Bright but clean yeastery vibe. Softly Greasy mouthfeel. Dank copper bitter finish. Kinda wish I had more time with this.

Bottle, Let’s Go Digita Tasting

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
bottle at homer .. deep brown ... soft tan bubbly head (massive) ... soft dark fruity roast ... funky fruits ... dry funk nose,,, soft fruits ... light sweet fruits ..juicy fruits ...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (1636) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear reddish brown, sour nose with light chocolate and fruit, taste is tart, dry, spiced, sour and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2659) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Similar to other JP brews. Pours amber with a fruity aroma. The flavor is more sour fruit with a bit of caramel. The finish is tart and dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealblind (684) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Amber cloudy brown pour. Slight tan head. Aroma of sour, cherry bitters. Tastes cherry brine sour rye bagel. Palate is acid and serious dry. Solid complex effort.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (3658) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Ok. Pours brown. Typical Jolly Pumpkin yeast. Like a brown with the bretta. Pours brown without much head or lacing. Tap at BRU.


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