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Madrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn Stout - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

858 Ratings
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Ratings: 858
Reviews: 352
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 16.06%
Wants: 73
Gots: 105 | FT: 10
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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4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance is an opaque black with thin rim of tan head and decent lacing. Nose features funky oak and vinegar with chocolate and coffee in the background. Taste features acidic notes with chocolate covered cherries, oak, and a bit of wild character. Mouthfeel is moderate with medium to high carbonation. Overall, a nice sour stout and worth a try if you're in the mood for something different.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter

Appearance- like the name says, dark dawn. This one is dark as night. Very little to none head or lacing.

Aroma- at first you do pick up some stout characteristics, roasted malt, chocolate, and some of the oak from the barrel aging. Ounce you get your nose closer and smell you pick up the tart, dark fruit, sour notes.

Taste - I picked up some semi sweet malt, dark fruits like raisins, plums, black berries, and raspberries, pretty much giving you that tartness. Almost like a Belgium Quad or double that got some bacteria in it making it sour.

Mouthfeel- medium bodied with hardly any carbonation.

Overall - i thought it was great. Reminded me of Monks Cafe Sour Red ale. I would definitly recommend as long as you know your not getting a stout.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.61/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the single beer that got me started in artisan brew. Got a glass of it at the famous Lion's Pride in Brunswick, Maine where I currently live. My first sip of this sour ale was like getting hit by a bus of exotic flavor. I had never dreamed of such a full throttle experience from "just" a beer. This instance completely changed my views of beer. Sure I had special craft and micro brews but this was an introduction into something so much more. A passion had been ignited. So all of that being said, this is a very important beer to me and I finally decided to properly review it. Picked up a bottle for $15 at Bootleggers. Allons-y!

A- I am full aware of the criticism this drink has received as an allegedly calling itself incorrectly an Imperial Stout, when in reality it belongs to a much different class. Although the pitch black with a streak of dark brown suggests a stout I do agree with the misnaming. Mild carbonation with a finger of head leaves barely any lacing.

S-Major tart, sour fruity vinegar, almost grapefruit or sour apple...hard to tell

T-Oh so sour, but such sweet bliss, as a full on assault on your taste buds begins. A blitz of funky lemon, cherry, vinegar possibly grapefruit and apple. Not much yeast detected and the sour overwhelms everything including the alcohol.

MF- Heavier carbonation then it looks, very mysterious and full feel complete with intense puckerage.

Overall, one of those you kinda have to taste to believe. Very intense, quite potent, and a true adventure. I thank god for this beer because it showed me the way of respecting beer.

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4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark black. Moderate brown head.

S: Roasted pumpkin smell.

T: Sour pumpkin dominates malt. Light hop flavor. Near-rotten fruit but pleasant.

M: Light and upfront feel. Thinness made up for slightly by fruit profile.

Overall 4.25
In-style 3.75
Note: This is an interesting and unique beer but is not characteristic for a stout. Was slightly disappointed but should have known.

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Madrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn Stout from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
87 out of 100 based on 858 ratings.