AcctError96987 (3722) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Shared by Thorpe429. A nice and unexpected surprise.
The beer is light chestnut / amber / crimson hued (I need to learn my colors, apparently) with a small head. The aroma offers funk, must, old cherries, fruit. The flavor is a bit odd. Lots of wood emerges in the flavor, overpowering the beer. A bit tannic with some odd flavors. Still, intriguing and flavorful. A bit unbalanced. Some darker malts and hints of nail polish. Overall, this was just OK.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-05-2012 Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Huge thanks to Jim for this bottle. Served in a Jolly Pumpkin tulip. Pours a dark golden color with a few bubbles on top. Extremely mellow nose. Very smooth. Oxidized malt with cherry, vanilla, and oak. Smooth. Light acidity. Nose was better than the flavor, where it fell apart a bit. I bet this was quite good in its prime, but it’s over the hill by now. SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2012
12 oz. bottle; pours clear copper with trace head upon pouring; I get aromas of a little dirty feet, oranges, lemon peel, stale hay; very light mouthfeel with some dry oak, very light lemon and dry funk; vanilla cookies, light hay; quite simple overall and lacking depth and complexity; plastic-y ginger; kind of strange overall but this does have some age on it hivemind (918) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Bottle courtesy of James. Shared w Andy, James and Streets. Pours a bottom-heavy pale orange with some chippy red sediment. Scent is extremely sour, but taste was lacking a little in tartness. Still very good and I would have loved to have had this a few years ago. Some cedar notes. AcctError54399 (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Courtesy of James. Sweet Rainer cherry tang, sour, tart brew. Pours with a red hue. Oak, wine, and Brown sugar in tHe finish.
jredmond (8445) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2011 Bottle split with Andrew, Brendan, and streets. Pours a deep hazy amber body with barely any lacing. Aroma is delicious puckering tart, oak nd fruit. Mouthfeel is thin with very muted flavors, this might been lost at this many year - light notes of fruit, wood. MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Transparent red nut body leads to concern over empty profile, a larger bubbled cream head than most of the JP drank this weekend. Bit woody, peppery flavor, heavy paper through finish, light earth and acetic grapefruit. Very oaky flavor, thin with a bit of grapefruit and acetone. Nail polish, light earth and tea finish off the slick, soft profile. Very empty experience throughout. chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
375ml bottle given to me by my boy Papajcik...Pours a dark muddy orange with notes of copper. A big finger of off white head, pretty good retention...Aroma stunningly lacking a ton of oak, wood notes are there with bourbon, and tart fruits, but not very sour?...The taste keeps me surprised again as its not that sour. Caramel, bourbon, spice, with some tart notes. Not a puckerer at all and the thing I do like is that its not the typical Jolly Pumpkin oak sour flavor.
Not bad but nothing special, maybe its not aging well? j12601 (12974) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Bottle that was a Summer Secret Santa gift back in 2009 I think. Pours a fairly clear brown with a medium sized head. Nice big sour Jolly Pumpkin aromas hit even as the bottle is opened. Mouthwatering sourness, wood, dark pitted fruits, some soft cherry aromas and some big long acid. Smells awesome, lots of Bam on the nose. Interestingly it doesn’t really follow the nose. Where I was expecting some rather fierce acid up front, instead there’s a nice sweetness. Smooth with some caramel tones and a very faint acidity. Nice barnyard notes and very light cola. Some warming alcohol on the finish which lingers for a while, as well as a bit of tannic bitterness. SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2010
I think the P1 and P4 bottles were courtesy of Ryan at the DC epic tasting. Thanks man! This one started off awesome. Aroma was close to perfect. Super sour, acetyl, slight bandaid, tart. Beautiful nose. Taste was largely disappointing. Too thin, not very sour, not much body. Overall, great aroma, not so great taste