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RATINGS: 821   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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One of Bam's brown eyes is, in fact, black. When mischief reigns supreme, it positively glows. Dedicated to the dark side; smooth, dark, incredibly delicious as only a Jack Russell with bat wings can be.

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thibaultjp (5) - - JUN 7, 2017 does not count
I do not drink that much, but I have fantasies about this beer. I remember it like one of the best damn things one could want in a beer - thick, dark, smooth but significant taste. Everything one could want in something dark. This beer is probably the best Ive ever tasted.

4.7
milewide (2219) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2012 Great sour smell and flavor. Dark brown color. Big, solid head. Fairly thin body. Another excellent saison from Jolly Pumpkin! More flavor than any 4.3% ABV beer that I have ever tried.

4.7
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Pours with a light brown head and a hazy dark brown body. Aroma is sour with light roast and some JP funk. Taste is fruity with dark malts and spices and a touch of roast. Lively carbonation and dryish mouthfeel.

4.5
darkguardian (733) - Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2008
22oz bottle from Knightly Spirits. Pours an awesome dark mahogany color with a densely packed long lasting beige head. Nose is awesomely sour and funky with hints of candied fruits and spice. Heavy nose, almost like an ABT. This beer is incredibly underated in my opinion. Very unique stout like flavors up front with toasted malts giving way to a spicy finish with light sourness. Very drinkably but the palate is very full. This beer is a marvel of design. Absolutely terrific.

4.5
Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2010
The aroma is sweet, notes of banana and wild yeast. It is ruby amber, dark for the saison with a nice foamy head. The flavor is big on the palate - yeasty, bubbly, and funky. It is delicious.

4.5
pras (602) - Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Dark chestnut color. Aroma is of pure brett funk! Taste is barnyardy brett goodness with a nice amount of hop bitterness at the end some nice toasted malt notes as well. Nice and tart with a dry finish. Another great one from Jolly Pumpkin.

4.4
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2007
Nose more like Cantillon, acidic, sour. Interesting roastiness darts in and out on the palate. Beautiful play between the sweetness of the earthy roastiness and the sour and acidic finish. Woody and faint cherry and cocoa flavors. Ive been amazed by the JP beers so far, this one really stands out, my favorite so far.

4.4
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Bottle... Pours like cherry wine with an attitude, complete with an aroma of lignonberry, cranberry, and mineral water. Flavor is sour cherry lambic soda. Heavenly mouthfeel. Jolly Pumpkin rocks.

4.4
nuplastikk (6211) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2011
750ml bottle split with Ann at Monks, SD. Deep opaque brown-black. Massive steady white/beige head. Deliciously soft and mellow. Creamy, fluffy chocolate tones, with some underlying tartness. Highly unique, truly an awesome World Class Black Ale. Light cocoa and coffee notes under the lactic sourness. Phenomenal.

4.4
kevinator63 (36) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Dark ale, surprisingly different, equally tasting of both fruit and coffee. It was fantastic.


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