allfreej (556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 31, 2008
Bottled. Batch 262, 263. Dark brown pour, foamy, dense tan head. Sour nose--wet blanket, barnyard. Flavor was yeasty, barnyard, sour, with a hint of pineapple in the finish. The finish was dry and very saison-like. I really enjoy the offerings from Jolly Pumpkin and Bam Noire is no exception. bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2008
Bottle: Dark, murky amber pour with a frothy, tan head. Aroma hints at dark malts, spice, hay, dark fruits and some lactic acidity. Typical JP body, highly carbonated and biting...very nice. Mildly sour, dark malts in the flavor with additional notes of lemongrass. Ends on a dry, slightly sweet finish. Awesome. Palidor19 (3189) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2008
kinda of thin, some flavors of wood and tart in everything else. The malt tang gives it an uneven flavor. only for the hardcore nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2008
The aroma is wild and funky with vinegar, malt, sour fruit, wood and yeast. The appearance is light brown with a large head. The flavor is like the aroma but has a nice toasty aftertaste. The palate is thin. Overall it’s not that good. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2009 Batch #250. Pours a dirty brown with resilient, thick tan head. Aroma is musty, sweet hay, dust, sourness. Taste is earthy, barnish, with sour grapes, pears, unripe plums, tart apple, also a bit of toasted malts. Mouthfeel is very airy, shockingly light and well-carbonated. This is one of the most interesting ales I’ve ever had in my life, I highly recommend trying it.
Re-rate- this is fucking awesome.
Ibrew2or3 (8660) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Courtesy of sebletitje. Pours dirty dark brackish brown with thin tan head. The aroma is mildly musty dark fruit with hints of dark roastiness that moves into tartness. The taste jumps alive with carbonation attacking the senses with tartness blending into mild wood barrel like bugginess funk. The tartness grows along with hints of dark roastiness. Ends pure tart with a feel of dry wateriness. Interesting. Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Pint bottle from Knightly Spirits. This beer reveals a massive 2-inch off-white head from a quick and hastily-executed pour due to my zealousness. A richly dark-brown colored body and hugely sour Brett aroma adds to my excitement. Flavors are enticing and refreshing with pleasant dark fruits-the good ones, earthy musk, brown sugar, mysterious grape, and wood chips. High carbonation and medium/full body. This is quite similar to the enigmatic Dark Dawn Stout, yet strangely different. Delicious--another winner from Jolly Pumpkin. tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Batch 262, 263. Huge head on a dark brown body with burgundy edges. Both sour and sweet cherries and other dark fruit, some funky notes and a spicy, lingering bitter finish. Really strong initial bite from carbonation but mouthfeel is light overall. pintocb (654) - Hoon, Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Pours dark brown, fairly clear. Warm, bready smells fill the nose. The taste is effervescent and fully of earthy spice and some faint tones of sour. Balanced with spicey hops. I like this a lot. mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 27, 2008
Pours a dark brown with a brief off-white head with a malty & lightly sour head. Typical barnyard saison taste but mixed with the sweet dark malt it takes on a sourish taste, like a dark Flemish ale. Chocolate and light spice. Sharp carbonation but thin-bodied. An interesting beer, tastes like somebody added a dubbel and a saison together and ended up with a sour Flemish ale. Thanks to Boutip for the trade!