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A Belgian inspired stout that is as dark as a moonless midnight, brimming of roasted malts and bitter hops. It will keep you good company in all places, be thay light or dark.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2010
Bottled: Lasting light tan head on a black, opaque body! Aromas of barnyardy oak and roast, and of course the house yeast with it’s plasticky phenolic... At least to me... Beyond that, hints of dark chocolate, toasty malt, and caramel. There’s a touch of sourness that completes the aroma that translates to the flavor, which is a bit on the tart side (lactic). Some light chocolate, but the aroma is more predominant with barnyard than the flavor is, thankfully. Smooth after the initial tartness with a very dry, tart finish that is both caramelly and chocolate malty flavored. Spicy flavor from both wood and yeast combo. Aftertaste is chocolatey, tart, funky, and woody. MF is dry, but smooth after a few sips. Alcohol is well hidden! Body is lighter with high CO2 level. Interesting beer! Not sure I like it as it’s sour, and a Belgian stout. I appreciate it for what it is, but I can’t drink more than one of these a night. Great if you want something different though! I like the aroma, but the flavor just doesn’t do it for me for this one.

martin00sr (4045) - 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 (1981) - 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 (1829) - 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 (421) - 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 (3389) - 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 (483) - 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 (3655) - 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 (4132) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2016

Lukt: Kaffe og kirsebær.
Utseende: Sort.
Skum/kullsyre: Tykt skum.
Smak: Kirsebær, svak kaffe.
Hvor: Melkebaren, Sandnes.
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HenrikSoegaard (14176) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2016
Draught. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Some sour notes. Moderate bitter nice sour flavor. Dark malts present. Long moderate bitter finsh. Creamy palate. ok balance.

Klimaet (2601) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a medium fluffy brown head. Notes of esters, peppers, citrus, wood, citrus fruits, hay, berries, vinegar.

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