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Madrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn Stout - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

788 Ratings
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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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PappyVans

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-28-2014 07:23:17 | More by PappyVans
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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
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neckbracesub

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-20-2014 21:23:58 | More by Wobbly
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-19-2014 01:21:01 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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alostplot

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

05-18-2014 20:51:44 | More by alostplot
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ttylicki

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-15-2014 23:55:50 | More by ttylicki
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sd123

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-15-2014 23:20:46 | More by sd123
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-14-2014 23:50:03 | More by CDCNAM
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C2H5

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-14-2014 05:14:49 | More by C2H5
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dionito

Washington

1.46/5  rDev -62.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Looks ok, black, what else do you expect a stout to look like, right. Barely any head, ok overall.

Smell is sour with a hint of roast. More than sour, acidic. Not nice, no way I was expecting this. Did not like it at all.

Taste is plain awful. I like sour beers, but this is more acetic than lactic. Vinegar. That's good for salad dressing, not for beer. And if you add the roast to the mix... What kind of joke is this? Not a good one.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery. Where's the creaminess of an imperial stout? Is this infected or was done like this on purpose?

Overall an awful beer. I'm glad I paid $2 for a taste rather than $14 (YES, $14) for a 12oz pour. Bad beer, bad price, great disappointment. Why had I ever heard anything good about this beer? I do not get it. Will not try again.

Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2014 02:50:57 | More by dionito
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brauseboof

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

05-13-2014 22:51:59 | More by brauseboof
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cobyj

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

05-12-2014 02:39:26 | More by cobyj
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prandlesc

Massachusetts

2.21/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Sadly surprising. It has a nice dark color as expected from a stout. Even with a robust pour it has a limited to nonexistent head, which is not completely out of style for a stout, but somehow I expected a little more. The aroma has a hint of coffee that is shadowed by a hint of sourness. And It is sour for a stout - especially without any label reference to its tartness. Overall, it's a rather nasty tasting stout - it may be a fine sour, but one can't really call it a stout.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2014 20:18:53 | More by prandlesc
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PatrickKlopfenstein

Iowa

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-11-2014 00:30:40 | More by PatrickKlopfenstein
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stevergca

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

05-05-2014 20:16:14 | More by stevergca
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Jakethesnake503

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

05-05-2014 00:02:58 | More by Jakethesnake503
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amalburg

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-03-2014 17:12:11 | More by amalburg
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.3%

05-03-2014 03:44:52 | More by ejimhof
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4thelvofbeer

Virginia

1.23/5  rDev -68.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Looked to be ok, smell, ah....taste....yuck! Disgusting is a gift for how this beer tastes. Truly undrinkable.... I took three drinks, tried hard to like each drink....cringed each sip and unfortunately, yet thankfully, poured this bottle of shit down the drain. The drain even puckered as it reluctantly accepted the shitty contents of this bottle.

Appearance, not bad....looked ok
Smell, a bit off, but wanted to try this beer
Taste, yeah this is where everything went to shit...sour nasty filtered through a dirty pair of underwear taste...repulsive
Mouthfeel...the taste just made it downright tough to swallow this crap
Overall, disgusting

The really unfortunate thing...I traded some good beer for this crap! Yuck!

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2014 20:05:58 | More by 4thelvofbeer
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MrJolly

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

04-27-2014 21:31:35 | More by MrJolly
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reebtaerG

Maryland

3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had on draft at Lures on 4/14/14

A-Pours a very dark brown color with a smallish light brown head on it.

S-Nose is very roasty, with just some hints of some floral hops and sour coming through underneath.

T-Taste is roastier than it is bitter, but there is a little bit of hoppy bitterness with a sour notes on the back end.

M-Has a light/medium body and okay carbonation

O-Overall a great beer thou it is not anyway a stout. It is a hybrid of a sour and stout.

Serving type: on-tap

04-25-2014 01:05:31 | More by reebtaerG
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-23-2014 21:53:45 | More by afsdan
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cl3

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-22-2014 15:19:20 | More by cl3
Madrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn Stout from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
87 out of 100 based on 788 ratings.