1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Madrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn Stout - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

Not Rated.
Madrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn StoutMadrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

782 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 782
Reviews: 346
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)
View: Beers (39) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 782 | Reviews: 346 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by rwmiscik:
Photo of rwmiscik
rwmiscik

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up last night and split it with a friend. We drank out of snifters and the beer poured very black obviously with very little head. Had notes of chocolate, slight roast, with a hint of coffee. Not very sour but it was a little tart and very clean.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2011 15:22:38 | More by rwmiscik
More User Reviews:
Photo of zander4dawin
zander4dawin

Texas

3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

07-21-2014 03:26:34 | More by zander4dawin
Photo of zestar
zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-19-2014 06:35:59 | More by zestar
Photo of brandon911
brandon911

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-17-2014 19:57:45 | More by brandon911
Photo of ngaron
ngaron

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-10-2014 18:24:20 | More by ngaron
Photo of KAF
KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-07-2014 12:46:59 | More by KAF
Photo of msumike89
msumike89

Michigan

1/5  rDev -74.1%

07-06-2014 19:10:17 | More by msumike89
Photo of klipper
klipper

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

07-06-2014 02:55:47 | More by klipper
Photo of erialbill
erialbill

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-30-2014 14:21:23 | More by erialbill
Photo of Itmustbethewater
Itmustbethewater


4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

06-26-2014 06:42:37 | More by Itmustbethewater
Photo of ndclimber
ndclimber


5/5  rDev +29.5%

06-26-2014 01:02:10 | More by ndclimber
Photo of blameo
blameo

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-24-2014 23:55:23 | More by blameo
Photo of hermit990
hermit990

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-20-2014 04:16:58 | More by hermit990
Photo of tykechandler
tykechandler

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-19-2014 04:24:52 | More by tykechandler
Photo of IanSpindler
IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-15-2014 00:49:49 | More by IanSpindler
Photo of mattsucks
mattsucks

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

06-14-2014 01:51:40 | More by mattsucks
Photo of tectactoe
tectactoe

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-09-2014 20:58:53 | More by tectactoe
Photo of mve102
mve102

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-02-2014 14:50:12 | More by mve102
Photo of 22Blue
22Blue

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-02-2014 13:13:58 | More by 22Blue
Photo of KevMo84
KevMo84

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-31-2014 17:26:35 | More by KevMo84
Photo of PappyVans
PappyVans

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-28-2014 07:23:17 | More by PappyVans
Photo of woemad
woemad

Washington

2.93/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

1pt.9.4oz. bomber purchased at Enoteca in Post Falls, Idaho for $16.99. This might be the single most expensive beer I’ve purchased in terms of price (though not most expensive per ounce – that honor belongs to the Cognac Beer Geek Brunch Weasel). I purchased this because it was the first beer I’d ever seen of this brewery and the first Michigan beer I’ve laid eyes on (except perhaps cans of Strohs spotted in supermarkets in Berkley and Royal Oak while staying with my teetotal grandparents as a child). According to the bottle, this was brewed February 3, 2012, part of batch # 980.

Poured a dark brown that took on a midnight black appearance once safely in my glass. Light was not permitted to pass through it. Big, creamy tan head.

Slightly sour, acidic aroma. There’s also some dark fruit scents to be had.

Hmm. Not so much a sour stout as a fruity sour beer that happens to be pitch black! A moderately sour fruit flavor dominates the taste, instead of the “roasted malts and bitter hops” mentioned on the label. As it warms, there’s a little “woodsiness” in the background from the oak aging, and a very faint roasted malt flavor, but the sour, green apple-like fruit flavor stays in charge. It’s not exactly bad, but it’s weird and it is light years from what I was expecting. I was expecting a Belgian take on a typical barrel-aged Imperial Stout, so I can’t help feeling disappointed.

Thin, prickly mouthfeel.

This could be called a dark sour ale rather than a “Belgian inspired stout” and it would be a perfectly fine stylistic description. That’s not what I was expecting going into this beer and I feel cheated, especially in regards to the price. I might try another beer from this brewery if I should see any others, but I think I’ll be giving this one a wide berth.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2014 22:03:57 | More by woemad
Photo of neckbracesub
neckbracesub

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-22-2014 22:09:09 | More by neckbracesub
Photo of TimoP
TimoP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-20-2014 22:51:11 | More by TimoP
Photo of Wobbly
Wobbly

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-20-2014 21:23:58 | More by Wobbly
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Madrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn Stout from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
87 out of 100 based on 782 ratings.