puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - APR 29, 2007
Pour was totally ridiculous, the most head of any beer I’ve ever seen. Wet, fruity, hay, yeasty aroma, toasted oak notes. Flavor definitely covers that dark fruity malts thing well that foreign stouts usually display, an odd lagered sort of taste. Bitter undertones were there, and oak was a good compliment. Low carbonation despite the out of control head. CheesedMan (572) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2007
CRAZY...Upon first pour, I swore I detected a toasted sesame aroma that seems to have yielded to a funky (in a good way), fruit, sour aroma. Flavor is initially sour, giving way to a rich and lasting roasted bitterness. JP never fails to deliver. DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2007
Jolly Pumpkin has some badass labels. I just wanted to put that out there. Pours very dark brown with a large, foamy tan head that sticks around. Aroma is potent, roasted malts, chocolate, wild yeasts, fruity, tart, and sour. Amazingly complex aroma. Taste is very bitter and roasty then comes a tart explosion. This thing does very interesting things in my mouth. Carbonated taste with a long, bitter roasty aftertaste. Very interesting beer. This is great. jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2007
Really dark thick black as night type of appearance.. Chunky off white head. Stays around quite a bit. Tastes really tangy. It tastes like coffee really really cold left over coffee sitting in a cup for a couple of days. Nose of really huge roasted malts and oats. Yep, the tang and bitterness really takes over. Quite crazy. After drinking this, I still can’t quite get a handle on this. Good? Hmm... I’d need another bottle to judge. TampaBeer (257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2007
You can always count on Jolly Pumpkin for colorful flavors.. the aroma is tons of fresh roasted scents, the flavor is roasted - to sweet - to that JP sourness that seems to characterize their beers.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2007
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with a huge, cascading head. Fair lacing. Aroma is funky sour with dark roasted coffee. Tangy sour taste, with coffee and some smoke and citrus. Heavily sour, moderately bitter and lightly sweet flavor. Medium to full body. Tangy texture. All the flavors meld stunningly well. Very original, even for Jolly Pumpkin. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - APR 26, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Shigadeyo. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Smells of rich roasted malt, chocolate, some signature sourness. Tastes wild with some tea like hints and a rich chocolatey texture that gives way to some nice house character found in many of his creations. Another great beer from a great brewer! holdenn (2127) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2007
750 ml. thanks to drewbeerme. First of all great label, i love all of their labels but particularly this one. Pours black in color with a thin beige head. Sour fruit aroma hoovering on top of a coffee base. Sour flavors strike me first cherries and fruit balanced out with dark chocolate and roast. The sourness is a bit odd but its balanced well and I am really enjoying it. jason (1836) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2007
Bottle. Thanks to moejuck and punkrkr27 for sending me this one. Dark brown body with nice head. Aroma is a really nice roasted malt with a small sour feel, wood. Flavor is of sweet malt with a funky sour taste, tart. A well balanced sugary flavor. Perfect mouthfeel - this really awakened my tastebuds. As it warmed the barrel again really started to make an appearance. As it warmed more it becomes very vinious and takes on a more wine like state. A nice take on the style. mmhnto (31) - Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2007
Inky black with slight tan head. Aroma of coffee and berries. Bitter roasted taste with some hops and sour finish. This beer lingers nicely.