Stine (1801) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2007
A golden bronze pour with a fully clouded body. Dryness bleeds from the nose. Green apple peels with cinnamon, some funk, and oak dust. Taste of kleenex, pear skins, and oregano, finishing on a floral and white pepper kick. Brisk and earthy palate. Acidity and dryness pulse alternatively in the mouth. Somewhat dramatic, leaving a very serious upper class impression. Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2007
750 ml bottle, ...hazy dark amber/ orange, edging on reddish’brown appearance, creamy froth atop, long-lasting in the glass.
Tart, woody nose, a hint of cherry...darker tones emerge...very mysterious and intriquing.
Fills the mouth well on first imbibement, tart cherry flavor dominates, sour, then sweet. Floods the mouth, coats the corner with generous flavor, slides out having done it’s job, unloading unique explosions of taste off the tongue and down the hatch.
There’s a constant recurrence of the pucker, then the dark oak, then the sweet, as it rounds and quietly depart. Refreshing and drinkable, despite it’s stronger than average alcohol, (yet moderate, considering current trends).
I like this. A very interesting beer, that doesn’t fit easily into stylistic folds. Fine with me.
One can enjoy this easily with dinner, or sipping slowly in the company of friends. just don’t expect it to blow you mind or bust your tastebuds in 10 or 12 new ways.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2007
Finally got to drink this beer on the fourth of July, been saving it (unintentionally) for awhile. Was worth the wait. 750 purchased from West Lakeview. Orange amber color with huge frothy/creamy white head. Very nice barnyard funk aroma. Flavor was nice sour, dull malt, cherries and oak. Nice full body with somewhat cramy body. Another great beer from JP. DragonStout (1418) - Groveport, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2007
Pours an amber color with a orangish hue.Has a sour fruit aroma.Flavor is sour apples, some funk and a hint of spices.Finish was slightly sour. elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Pours a dark brown color with a small white head. Has nice lacing. Has hints of sour fruit and spices and oak taste. Finishes with a subtle hint of sourness, but finishes smooth. Enjoyed very much.
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2007
Pours a dark amber color. Nice half inch head on top of the glass. Smell is funky like a monkey. Jolly Pumpkin is rapidly becoming my favorite brewery. Plenty of spice in this beer. Maybe a little too much carbonation would be my only complaint. Anyhow, a very good beer. wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2007
bottle from keg liquors. clear orange amber with a great fluffy eggshell white head that leaves good lacing. great tart apple aroma that smacks you in the face.....but if you dig a bit deeper you will find a fantastic wild farmyard cheese funk (might be what some people call horse blanket) and some toffee caramel and toasted oak notes. bittersweet caramel toffee background with a big tart sour apple flavor up front. oak presence is apparent but nice. light hints of funky cheese and some spice...black pepper and light.......very very light cinnamon.
the finish is a nice blend of tart sour apple covered in bittersweet toffee with some spicy black pepper mixed in for good measure oh and lots of toasty oak........almost smokey coffee like notes.....so interesting. medium body. lively...creamy carbonation. very nice.......very interesting.........i love jolly pumpkin. great beer. MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Hazy amber/orange with a huge head. Very good lacing. Good retention, with interesting foamy shapes. Aroma is brett, caramel malt and oak. Taste was brett and tropical fruits with sweet malt. More sweet than many of their other brews. But it still has the tangy texture. Another fine brew from JP. antzman (325) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Not the way I wanted to try this one. I dropped the bottle and popped the seal on the cap, forcing the issue. Thanks to my dropping, this one pours a huge off white head. Very fluffy head. It clings to the glass very well. The aroma is a bit sweet with citrus, with a bit of spice. The color is a coppery orange.
The flavor is different. You can taste the barrel aging coming through, with a hint of orange, a bit of grass, with a tart finish. This gets better with more air allowed to it. jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Bottle. Darker than expected. A little watered down. Less flavor than expected, especially given the darker color.