Tmoney99 (14963) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2017 jtw (1170) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle - pours the color of a porter with a light beige residual head, and medium co2. chocolate malt or roasted barley augment the typical saison tartness and grassy hops - the advertised coffee is not heavy but apparent. smoke and vinegar, little fruit or sweetness. very nice, and it’s a medium-bodied ale that disguises its relatively strong 7.5% fairly well. a nice beer, but the prohibitive pricing means that this is the only bottle i’ll buy even if it is for a relief effort...
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy white head that was lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee and spice aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy coffee sweet flavor with a medium to heavy spice sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded. alexsdad06 (10803) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2017
750 ml bottle shared with Tmoney99 and the Dutch’s crew. Pours a dark caramel brown color with a large fluffy beige head. The aroma and flavor have mildly acidic coffee, fruity peppers, spices, the typical Jolly Pumpkin funk, oak, some fruity notes come through, interesting for a 5 year old beer. bubblehouse (1556) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 21, 2016
Bottle was 4 years old but still had a good flavor. I like jolly pumpkin in general but they do all taste the same. uckelman (813) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2016
Has a lot of chilli (?) aroma. Medium amount of lacy head. Interesting sour twist at the end. Medium body, and rather lively. It’s an odd, odd saison, but not bad. Rather a ride for the mouth... sarauckelman (550) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2016
Thick tan head; can’t tell the color as in a red glass. Sour, smokey, and spicy, both on the aroma and flavor. This is excellent. Palate is quite astringent.
djd07 (15543) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with beige head. Aroma is peppers roast and chilis. Medium mouth with spice and chili pepper, light heat and smoke. Good drowland (9057) - Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2015
2/1/15. 750mL bottle from Happy’s, Cedar Falls. Murky brown pour with a nice khaki head and good lacing. Sour aroma, caramel, Brett, a mild chocolate sense. Weird, rich flavor. Some spiced accents, lingers a little hot, also spice from the yeast, mixes with chocolate, biscuits, a slight chalkiness, coffee, some tartness... there is a lot going on, but I’m not 100% convinced it works. Strange stuff, but I’m sorta digging it. ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle courtesy Patrick. Batch 1068/1069 Bottled 04-25-2012. Pours a translucent reddish brown, little bit of off-white head. Aroma cherries, plums, oak. Body lively and arch, finish is amazing, lots of cocoa, chocolate, cherries, well balanced and complex. Lingering spice and smoke character. Top notch, really. ICEatALAMO (1353) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle 4/12 dating. The pour is a darker brown with a full thick head. The aroma is some sour funk and very light coffee. The taste is a cluster F. A bunch of bland flavors. A can't even describe the flavor anything more than dirty dishwater.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle: Thanks, Kevin. Swampy & mucky, opaque brown trudge water. Slow gusher. Enormous beige head piles up & lasts for years. Annoyingly long actually. Chunky lace all over the glass; the only savior for this poopy looking brew. Nose is a mix of dusty, roasted, old coffee beans & slightly tart fruit with undertones of citrus peel, oak, & mild tannins. Hints of leafy spice & some seemingly yeast heavy esters in the periphery. Strange, different, but not bad. Despite the tartness presence in the aroma, there is almost none in the flavor. Flavor is mostly murky, oily coffee beans with a moderately heavy roast. Hops are more vibrant with semi-floral undertones, along with a hint of cola, tannin, & musty oak. Allowing this to warm brings out even more complexity; toasty yeast, earthy esters, dirt, mild smoke, sweet lemon & apple, & vague spiciness. I guess that MAYBE there’s a SLIGHT hint of tartness way in the back. But this is far from the "sour" saison that it’s labeled. Either way, a super unique brew. Not as dry as many JP offerings, but still in the sub 1.005 FG range. Different, pretty good.