37steel (186) - St. Charles, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2008
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle. Drank this with a standing rib roast for Christmas dinner and it was fantastic. Cloudy dark brown pour with a huge tan head (HUGE!). Sour, funky, oaky aroma. I don’t know what a horse blanket tastes like, but this had a barnyard type quality to it. Very funky. Not much else going on it the flavor, very sour, but like I said, it went great with the roast.
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 12, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big thanks to Styles. Drank at room temp and what an awsome beer. Smell of cherries. Very balanced beer. Taste was of cherrries almost like a Flemish with a vinegary aftertaste. Nice malt and spiciness to it also. I thought this beer was almost perfect. WORD
keepersj12 (2761) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Christmas, New years, Fourth of July, I dont care. This is one damn good beer. Aroma of sweet fruit, bourbon. Dark amber with a big foamy head. Flavor is very complex. Vanilla, fruit, wood, bourbon. Very dry finish, somewhat sour feel..
jredmond (5673) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy, ice tea body with off white carbonation. Slight tart aroma. Flavor is complex in a strange way - tart start, sweet syrupy finish, God in the aftertaste.
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. 25.4 oz. (Batch 333/334) Pours a deep, clean maroon-brown with a mountainous off-white head. Aroma of vanilla, citrus, caramel, hazelnut, toffee, roasted malts, and dry hops. Full bodied with a soft, sticky, tart mouthfeel. FInishes not with bang, but a warm whisper. Excellent seasonal Belgian strong from Jolly Pumpkin.
KYbrewgal (45) - Kentucky, USA - DEC 27, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Blend 1, 2009. Full fluffy white head, very effervescent. Aromas of caramel, toast, brett sourness. Deep amber color with a lingering rocky white head that laces on the glass as you drink it. Dark sour fruit layered with spices and a bit of oak. Long finish. An excellent holiday sipper.
Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells barnyardy, funky and tart. Pours a dark brown. Taste is upfront kind of spicy with a very dry and tart finish. Very interesting flavor imparted by the oak. Really pleasant finish. Perfect beer for Christmas. I’m in love with Jolly Pumpkin.
Embrouille (2830) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 3, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 11-5-10. It pours a hazy nut brown beer with a tall, nicely remaining creamy light beige head. Brett, candy, sage, cinnamon and some chocolate notes showing up in the nose which is strong, complex and incredibly inviting. Creamy palate. Relatively strong carbonation. Peppery on the swallow. Complex. Medium to full bodied. Lemon peel sneaking in late. Lovely lacework. Some residual sugars in the finish which is mostly reminiscent of chocolate and sage. Once again, I have experienced a heavenly revelation. Fantastic. Underrated in my opinion.
Marthinus (276) - DENMARK - AUG 14, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Reddishwith an off-white head. Complex in both aroma and taste. Spicy, oaky, with a sweet sour taste. Coffee. A very good beer!
Marheb (2307) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
**Cuvée Mars 2009**: Beaucoup de funkyness en arôme combiné aux fruits très mûres comme les prunes, figues. Au goût on retrouve le côté sûr très puissant mais très bien modéré en fin de bouche par le chêne. Tous les bénéfices du viellissement y sont.