Marko (6088) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 24, 2017 gnoff (10943) - Göteborg, - SEP 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2012 First rating
Bottle thanks to _angst_! Sampled on September 1, 2012
1 pt 9.4 fl oz, Batch 981, Bottled 02-07-2012
Dark brown to black color, dark brown head. Acidic, roasted scent. Sour, thin, apple, tart taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
So far I personally don’t get the thing with sour black beers, feels too much like an unwanted part, towards infection, even when the acidity/sour part is intentional.
Bottle bomber size thanks to (non-ratebeer) Matt/Nekrobarr! Sampled on December 2, 2012.
Dark brown to black color, brown head. Sweet and sour scent. SWeet and sour taste. Warming alcohol. Medium mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.
Liked this bottle a whole lot more than the last one I tried, hmm.
Thanks Višnja! Poured a full black body with a tan head. Heavy maltiness, light raisin, some acidity, grapes. Lovely roasty touches, light acidity, grape-like, tart finish. Veeery good sour beer! Aurelius (5570) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2017
Vinous, fruity, choco fig aroma. Good label on a standard brown bomber. Black, oily pour, thin tan head. Moderately sour, lightly roasted, winey, a little astringent. Medium body, light carbonation, sour finish. Offbeat, but sound. Market Square Liquors, Timberlane. martin00sr (4440) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2017
Black with brown head. Aroma has wood and berries. Light roast and choc. Flavour has coffee and sour cherries. Some slightly tart acidity. Has some vinous notes too. I see the point, but I think it tastes more infected than intended sour. MetalNHopHead (2182) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 8, 2017
In a beer market that’s as overwhelmingly diverse as the one we have now these so-called Belgian-style Stout are becoming increasingly common. All of them are weird but quite a lot of them are surprisingly good. Jolly Pumpkin’s Madrugada Obscura might well be one of the oddest and best ones. It pours black with a yeasty, fruity, and malty nose. Flavor is a strange blend of elements, yet it’s somehow cohesive. There’s earthy and fruity sourness in the forms of musty wood and tart dark berries. There’s bitterness coming from hops and charred malt. The sour and spicy elements are contained by the chocolaty malt. Despite having lots of acidic sour flavor, the feel is smooth. Each sip gives you something new to taste and it’s not always easy for you to know what you’re tasting. This brew is complex, bizarre, and brilliant. SG111 (2025) - New York, USA - MAR 24, 2017
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours black, tan head. Aroma is tart sour notes, Bretty almost (not vinegar), bit of chocolate, roasted malt. Flavor is very tart, some cherry, sweet fruit, roasted malt. Little bitter finish. Very sour heavy but prominent "Stout" presence at least by Jolly Pumpkin standards.
Arcanor (422) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2017
750ml bottle, unreadable date. Pour pitch black with a medium dense tan foam that reduce to cloud and ring. Aroma of lactic roasted malt, bitter coffee beans and alcohol. Taste is tart and spicy, I was expecting that from Jolly Pumpkin. Very complex, broiled brown sugar, black fruits, molasse and coffee crust. Medium body and high carbonation for the style. Dry and oily. Long roasted and bitter finish Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Fajne połączenie palono-czekoladowej słodowości z wyraźnym kwaskiem, lacto. LLaurin (526) - Motala, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2017
Dark Brown almost black with beige creamy head. Nose is acidous with hints of malts. Taste is almost bitter and lots of acid with an almost flat palate. Short and not that enjoyable. Holmen2 (4031) - NORWAY - JAN 16, 2017
From tap at På kornet, Stavanger, 16.01.17. Ebony. Dense and persistent brown head. Aroma of acidity, lemon and fermented balck malt. Similarly dry taste. nilsas (4548) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2016