Madrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn Stout - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by Med:
4.33/5 rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
The beer pours black and completely opaque with a huge cocoa tan head that stays around very well and leaves a ton of lacing. The smell is layered, with chocolate, toffee, coffee, and a noticeable oakiness (bourbon?). The taste surprised me by having a much more bitter hop flavor than I picked up in the nose. Still some nice cocoa and coffee, and the oak (bourbon?) barrel taste comes through very well, and the finish lasts forever leaving a sour tinge right on the tongue. Mouth is medium with great carbonation. Not as thick or creamy as expected but very pleasant. Overall I find this to be an exceptionally drinkable stout. Highly recommended!
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2008 23:50:37 | More by Med
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3.75/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Sample on tap at Max's (3/11/14)
A: Pitch black with good lacing.
S: Sour, tart and funk with a lot of cherries.
T: Tart. Sour. Nice taste of cherries. This is only vaguely a stout at all.
M: Smooth with only a tingling of carbonation.
O: This is a good beer, but it is quite pricey given what it is.
Serving type: on-tap
03-21-2014 08:48:44 | More by gillagorilla
3.03/5 rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours black with some reddish brown highlights. Very little carbonation and no head. This one has some chocolate and some dark fruit aromas, some vanilla and licorice. The taste is very unexpected and, for me, unsatisfactory. It starts sour, and finishes sour and bitter - vinegar sour, dark chocolate bitter. Not much viscosity to it, and it's very thin and a bit watery.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2014 03:13:16 | More by kaufmaal
Madrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn Stout from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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