MrBunn (2736) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Body looks kind of thin and has a nice brown/red color. Head is fairly impressive (2 or 3 fingers) of tightly packed bubbles. Aromas promise some of the hallmark JP sourness with all of its funky splendor, but there are some other spices and such as well as well as a very earthy/woody backdrop. Flavor is definitely JP, but has a fairly chocolaty sweetness to it that drifts in and out of the scene as it wishes. Nice.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Warm brown body with red tones. Head is an almond color; rocky, thick and clings to glass. Vinous nose – sour grape and yeasty. Flavor is pretty complex. Sour grape, funk & must, sharp Vermont cheddar, horse blanket and oak. Finish has a slight bitterness – ever so slightly reminds me of chocolate covered expresso beans (just a touch of this) toward the very end. Chalky mouth-feel.
riversideAK (6140) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a nice mahogany color with a decent head. Aroma of barnyard, wet dog, oak, tart fruit, and funk. Flavors of tart cherries and oak with wine like acidity. Lingering oak and funk. A little alcohol but rather smooth for the 9%.
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a cloudy red brown with a huge head. Aroma of oak, cherry, and a little bit of maltiness and tartness. flavor was pretty smooth overall. Flavor seemed very slightly spiced but very smooth. Pretty good jolly pumpkin. Out of their oridinary i dont think they have done anything 9% before.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
25.4 oz bottle, blend 2. Hazed purple orange with a puffed beige head. Lemon yeast fades leaving cloves and nutmeg. Lightly tart and bubbly with a wheaty body. Taste is lemon peel, sour pineapple and a touch of honey. Dries with nutmeg and pepper.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JAN 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2008 Bottle, Blend 4. Murky brown pour, off-white film on top. Aroma is sour and woody, some sugary malt, like sour cherries. Very smooth and nice mouthfeel. Flavor is sweet caramel malt underneath the sour wood / cherries. A nice blend of flavors.
zathrus13 (1764) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Blend 4, 2007. Brown, with an off white head. Aroma is spices, funk, yeast, and cherries. Flavor is cherries, oak, funk, yeast, and apples. A little sour. Alcohol is well hidden. Very good.
thornecb (5499) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aged 1 year. Pours a hazy brown into a Tulip. Fluffy off-white head leaves sheet lacing as it slowly recedes. Sour cherry and barnyard funk. Crisp and sour upfront with an oaky malt middle with a lasting sour apple and cherry finish. Quite nice.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2008 Blend 2, 2007, big bottle pours out a very hazy copper brown color with a monster off white head and short lived lace. the aroma is big yeast, floral, slight funk, spice, and tartness. The flavor spicy, slightly funky, decent malt undertones, sort of sour, green apple, some oak, kind of dry, pretty quenching, and well coordinated. I just realized it is supposed to be a 9% ABV brew - alcohol is very well hidden! This is another of their beers I wish I had with a hearty meal. The palate is Belgian, quenchy, and cleansing - finishes clean. Overall, not bad.
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a real nice dark brown color with the perfect amount of bubbly foamy tan head that lasts. Aroma is brown sugar, tart cherries and other dark fruits, and some pumpkin spice. Flavor is an interesting blend of tart fruitiness with more traditional belgian strong ale flavors like a strong sweet caramel maltiness with a yeasty spice. I like the concept, but it doesn’t blow me away. Overall, def worth a try.