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Madrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn Stout - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

788 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 788
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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Wadsey

Indiana

3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Madrugada Obscura, batch 359/361, which I purchased for $12.39 at Siciliano's February 2009. 

Served in New Belgium globe glass

A:  Pours darkest of browns with creamy mountainous head that lasts forever and leaves lacing reminiscent of an arts-and-crafts stenciled border. Along the glass' edge, the beer appears brown and clear. Difficult to see bubbles, but I bet this is quite effervescent. 

S: Lactic sourness, of course, but powdered dark chocolate and chocolate truffles assume a primary role in smell. Additional aromas include tart cherries, spice and damp wood. 

T: Tartness and roasted malts do strange bedfellows make. The roasted malts present themselves as powdered dark chocolate and chocolate truffles. The tartness strikes more of a lactic note.  Medium-high bitterness joins malts and creates an almost burnt roasted taste. Additional tastes include light copper and low-grade funk. 

M: Medium body and medium-high carbonation. Lively mouthfeel, which is another odd dimension of this most unusual stout. 

O: Madrugada Obscura is too much of a divided beer to rate very well. Still, I admire Jolly Pumpkin's ambition to create something radically different. Interesting, but I would be surprised if I seek it out in the future. 

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 12:07:30 | More by Wadsey
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Resuin

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-28-2014 20:57:44 | More by Resuin
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-27-2014 20:53:56 | More by DrBier
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blakkorchid

Hawaii

4.48/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Not so much a stout as it is a dark sour beer. Pours very dark with a thin head and thick lacing. Smells of granny smith apples with darker earthy undertones of cherries and liquorice. Mild carbonation on the mouthfeel. The most immediate flavors are sour apples accompanied by a slight spicy funkiness (the usual for jolly pumpkin) the darker tobacco, liquorice, and cherry flavors kick in a little later, and are accompanied by a lingering sour taste. The carbonation is pretty mild yet lends a pleasant mouthfeel to the funky taste. Out of all the Jolly pumpkin beers I've had this is by far my favorite!

Please forgive me this is my first review!

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2014 12:16:47 | More by blakkorchid
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GABrew

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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zander4dawin

Texas

3.39/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown, smell like chocalate, tart, banana. Mouthfeel is sharp and sour on a light body. After taste doesn't linger long. Not much oakiness. ---.-.-.--.-.-.-.-.-.-.-..-.--.-.-.-.-.-..-.--.-..--..-.-.-.-.-.--...-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-..-.-.-.-.-.-.--.-..--.-.-.-.-.-.--..-.-.-.-.-.-

Serving type: bottle

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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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brandon911

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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ngaron

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Michigan

1/5  rDev -74.1%

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klipper

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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erialbill

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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mve102

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Madrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn Stout from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
87 out of 100 based on 788 ratings.