Tmoney99 (9957) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at MBGSF 2010. Poured dark brown color with medium brown creamy head that lasted with excellent lacing. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted sweet malt flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Interesting solid brew.
BBB63 (5693) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap in Ann Arbor and at the MiBG Summer Fest 2010: Deep brown with a small creamy head and okay lace. The aroma has notes of chocolate (duh), butterscotch, coffee, ash, tar, herbal hops, some roast and bready vapours, and a hint of lacto and cherry twang. The taste is pretty much a roasty dry stout with non-sweetened chocolate and a hint of coffee bean. There Is a slight Diacetyl tone but not too forward as well as a slight molasses, nutty and charred character. The mouth feel is smooth, chewy and a bit chalky. While I am happy this does not have the usual JP funky qualities, I did find it a bit forgettable, run of the mill stout.
ketchepillar (1026) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on tap at the MiBGF (Ypsilanti, MI). Dirty. Brown ale-ish. Flavor is good malty dirty.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Jolly Pumpkin Ann Arbor on our way to RBSG. Pours a clear cola brown with a thin beige head. Soft cocoa, warm bread, coffee, vanilla. Smooth with some gentle chocolate, very fine light carbonation. Excellent body on this thing. Very gentle soft cocoa finish. Quite tasty.
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Stopped in the Jolly Pumpkin brewery and had a little sampler of several beers. Dark brown/black color with a slight tan head. Cocoa, chocolate, and coffee notes and taste. Slight bitter end. Leather lingering taste. Milky smooth is probably its best attribute. Medium mouthfeel. In my opinion this is not a great example of this style.
puzzl (3231) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Ann Arbor. Black pour, creamy head. Kind of broccoli aroma, light malt sweetness. Full body, dry, vegetal. Kind of milky, in a spoiled sort of way. Not very appealing.
Beerman6686 (3720) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a medium to dark brown color with a light tan head. Aroma, was light mils chocolate, and light roasted notes too. Flavor was silky smooth light chocolate and roasted malts. Not too sweet and a bit dry actually.
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jp cafe. Ann arbor. Black body with beige head. Aroma of light chocolate, roasted malt and coffee beans. Flavor is slightly sweet, nutty and dry. Chocolate and a touch of coffee. Great creamy palate
revoke (10) - Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bit light on the body for a Stout, but that is my subjective take (some people like them this way). It’s stout, tastes like stout, and you can taste the hint of chocolate flavor that its title suggests. Nothing earth shattering, but very, very, drinkable. Smooth finish and goes down very easy. Near black pour with almost no head. Pairs well with Jolly Pumpkins trendy dishes (pizzas in particular). Because it is lighter in body, it proved quite refreshing on a warm day. I would order it again.
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2010
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sample at the Jolly Pumpkin Cafe in Ann Arbor. Dark brown pour with a medium tan head. Sweet caramel nose with some chocolate. Flavor is of diacetyl and water. Very thin finish.