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Madrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn Stout - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

789 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 789
Reviews: 347
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 16.06%
Wants: 62
Gots: 94 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Shovelbum on 02-12-2006)
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SupaCelt

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blend 7, bottled February 8, 2011:

A lush dark abyss with a small cocoa tan head. Lacing takes hold and persists.

The nose is Jolly Pumpkin. Sour and woody with a muted roasty chocolate stout character in the background where it somehow fits.

The taste is something far outside of the ordinary in the imperial stout realm. The sour tones hit up front and cause the lip smacking pucker in classic fashion while the stout richness dawdles behind before coming in to proclaim itself. The oak is beautifully subtle and imparts an enjoyable woody presence that pokes through the sourness and ends up complimenting the roasted and milky classic stout profile. The complexity unfolds and grows ever more deep as warmth settles in. The amazement grows. Oh the charm that invited and welcomed bacterial infection can conjure.

The mouthfeel approaches light on the wings of the sourness. It manages to weigh in appropriately albeit by a thread. It toes the line of being a bit thin as far as technical criteria, but as this ale is essentially a style in and of itself it maintains its status.

Overall, this is an interesting and enjoyable creation that broadens the ideals of a familiar style. This brewer follows its own unique heart and does it well. This artisan ale is unique. While excellence absolutley abounds these days, finding something that you have never come close to experiencing in the craft brew realm is still a complete rarity. This is one of those rarities. Bravo for originality. If intentionally sour ales are not your cup of beer, you may not see the beauty in this. This is bread for the starving.

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2011 00:01:12 | More by SupaCelt
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