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Madrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn Stout - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

823 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 823
Reviews: 350
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 16.1%
Wants: 65
Gots: 99 | FT: 8
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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4.22/5  rDev +9.6%

Appearance: pours pitch black and formed about half a finger of brownish head. Active carbonation is extremely low. The head dissipates to a thin edge of the glass while drinking.

Smell: Silky dark chocolate is balanced by roasted coffee and malts immediately on the nose. Plenty of oak really opens up on the body. Some sprite fruits and grape must bounce off the oak and create a punchy tartness. Dark chocolate and earthy, mossy hops carry through and sit on the nose long after drinking.

Taste: Bright bubbly fruits splash onto the palate immediately, quickly followed by tart and oaky wood. Cherries, pears, apricots, and white grapes all dance on the tongue as the heavier malt notes begin to set in. Heavier charred oak, raisin, chocolate malt, and coffee grounds all blast through on the finish. Lingering tartness wins out on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Complex oak, tart fruits, and roasted malts all make for a slow sipper for sure. Carbonation is low but it is felt on the front.

Overall: Another winner for me from Jolly Pumpkin. Tartness is certainly present but not overdone. Dry oak and heavily roasted malts play off of each other nicely. Certainly going to try many other offerings.

KFBR392, Today at 02:46 AM
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Bottle.
A: pitch black. Thinnest of head.
S: roasted barley and acidic sourness.
T: same as smell. Roast invests up front followed by sour/tartness.
M: medium carbonation. Medium body. Dry.
O: not bad. But, for me, it is a clash of styles. Sour and stout are not a great pairing in my opinion. With that being said, this is not a horrible beer.

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Madrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn Stout from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
87 out of 100 based on 823 ratings.