HopHobo (12) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2009
12oz. bottle Batch 4: blend of La Roja, Madrugada and Noel poured into an oversized duvel tulip.
A-Pours a semi-opaque black color with very thin lacey head that retains very well even after several drinks. Carbonation appears to be medium with good lacing around the glass.
S-The smell of this beer is amazing! Having had Perseguidor 3, I would say this is the only trait that is better in 4. Insanely complex nose, smells of wood, funk, dried fruit, chestnuts and roasted malt. Overall, the most dominating smell is the funkiness with the smell of La Rojo as the most prevalent of the 3 beer in the blend.
T&M-somewhat thin, not at all what you would expect from a beer this color. Tastes of funky souness, very tart, with hints of dried fruit along with the taste of the barrel. Truely exceptional. When I poured this beer and smelled it I thought it would taste like a roasted sour type of stout. There is virtually no stout flavor, I tastes similar to an Old Bruin, but thiner and less acidic, a sipper to be sure do to the tartness, but very tasty.
D-Another great offering in this series, Captain Ron is a master at blending his styles. I’m not really a big fan of the Madrugada, so when I heard it was gonna be a part of this beer I had my doubts, but it works so nicely. A truely wonderful beer perfect for that cold winter night, but light enough to be enjoyed anytime.
fonefan (49331) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2009
Bottle 75cl. @ home.juiceisloose (1492) - Windermere, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2009
[ Trade by Bobby91w ]. Unclear dark brown color with a small, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy sour - tart, grape, wine, wood - oak, vanilla. Flavor is light heavy sweet and moderate acidic with a long duration, and dry dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2010 12 oz bottle from WTF OMG! tasting. Pours a dark brown almost black color with hints of mahogany at the edges. The small kahki colored head dissipates quickly leaving some small dots of lacing in the glass. The aroma is quite roasty and sour at the same time with dark cocoa coming through with the oak, tart cherries, acetic notes, and a touch of sour mash. The flavor follows and is definitely sour with the tart cherries and apples from the La Roja coming through along with some roasty chocolate, acetic vinegar and bretty oak. Some vanilla seaps through the oak and smooths out all the sour and funk just a touch. The flavors are all over the place with roasty chocolate, soured fruits, and funky oak. Medium bodied with soft carbonation with a lingering dry finish. A really nice brew from JP and a pleasure to try. emerson430 (95) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2009
On cask @ special sour beer tasting via Buckeye Beer Engine in Lakewood, Ohio. For a lover of all things Jolly, this is magic in a glass. It has all the roasty notes of the Noel and all the amazing zing of the Roja. The Madrugada seems to make up the body of the beer. On cask the natural fermentation adds wonderfully to the experience. The best part is tasting it bit by bit as it warms and newer, bolder flavors emerge. Pure heaven! Thanks JP kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2009
25 oz bottle. Pours a clear very dark mahogany brown body with just a small wispy beige head. Probably the smallest head I’ve seen on a JP beer yet. The nose is quite sour and tart with lots of cherry skins, heavy oak, some bourbon, chocolate, and roast. The aroma on this thing is all over the place, almost like a sour Porter, reminds me of the Jackie-O’s Grand Wazoo. Some noticeable alcohol. Quite a bit more funky than it is sour really, lots of brett influence. Tart cherry skins, roasty malt, and a good bit of bourbon but it’s not overly boozy. The blend seems to be a little heavier on the Roja to me and I don’t really get much of the Noel at all. Finishes with a great dry lingering brett flavor and heavy oak tannins. Mouthfeel is fairly thick but the spritzy carbonation keeps it from being overly heavy or cloying. Lingering bourbon and vanilla notes. This was a really neat beer, I keep getting new bursts of flavors as I drink it. Sometimes it seems chocolaty, sometimes coffee, some dark fruits, hints of vanilla, all kinds of stuff. A real treat to sit down with a whole 750 and drink it over two hours or so.
hopscotch (11101) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Bottle (dregs)… WTF OMG!… Murky, dark brown blend with a small, white head. The aroma is malty, acidic and earthy – chocolate, lactic acid, wood and a whisper of bourbon. Full-bodied with a whole-milk mouthfeel and zippy carbonation. Mainly sour, but also lots of roastiness and some cocoa and caramel sweetness. Tart, dry finish. gkost (1069) - Alaska, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Bottle @ WTF OMG! Poured a deep murky brown. Loads of fig, sour acid, tart fruit, raisin, nutty, plum, red wine, vinegar. Flavor was rich ripe fruit, sour, tart grape, cherry, unripe fruit, vinegar, lactic acid, loads of wood, tons of signature Jolly Pumpkin funk. Beautiful! JohnnyJ (5562) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2009
On tap at the stone 13th fest. Pours a dark brown (slightly red), tan head. Cherries, caramel, sweet malt, lemon, a bit of funk and dark malts, and some sourness. Not an extreme sour, but still very tasty. JackT (71) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Instant tart and sour fruit flavor. Another great Jolly Pumpkin beer. fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 18, 2009
12 oz bottle. Some sour fruit aromas. Flavor was not as sour as I had expected.. Still very good. Yummy beer.