Madrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn Stout - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by robboyd:
2.8/5 rDev -27.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Popped a 2010 vintage and poured into a snifter, then a pint, then another pint to stop it from spewing foam all over my kitchen. This beer was a gusher even after resting peacefully for a day after bringing home from the vintage cellar of a local store. I honestly have never seen anything like it so my first impression left something to be desired. It didn't get much better from there. The smell is interesting enough although it doesn't much remind me of any stout I've had to date. There is sour fruit to it, a bit of barnyard, some licorice, a bit of malt.
The taste is in your face with the sour fruit but unfortunately the fruit itself is indistinguishable. There is a touch of malt, some bitterness, and a fairly dry finish.
It's surprisingly light bodied for how dark it pours. As I mentioned before, this bottle was spewing foam for what seemed like several minutes. Based on that initial reaction, I thought it would have a highly carbonated mouth feel, of which it did.
Overall, I can't say I'm impressed although I will say that this just isn't my thing and would show promise if I was more into belgium styles.
Serving type: bottle
03-27-2012 02:19:21 | More by robboyd
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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
Madrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn Stout from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
87 out of 100 based on 736 ratings.