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Madrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn Stout - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Madrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn StoutMadrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn Stout

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BA SCORE
87
very good

886 Ratings
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Ratings: 886
Reviews: 359
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 16.1%
Wants: 73
Gots: 108 | 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:
Beer added by: Shovelbum on 02-12-2006

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

hard to put that farmy funk into a darker beer sometimes. it can get crowded out by the roasty malt, but not in this case. here, its exactly dialed, and given BA's penchant for funky brews, im shocked this doesn't have higher scores. it pours an intimidating black color with a creamy thick mocha head with fine retention. the nose is almost sour, bretty maybe, definitely strange on the yeast front. that hits me before its intensely dark roasted malts do, which have a touch of smoke to them and quite a bit of attitude. the flavor is quite the opposite, finishing with that wild ale taste and starting with the bitter barley. there is some vanilla, charred oak, and almost fungusy earthiness to this. its dense in feel, but the carbonation is there to make it a bit more drinkable. still, it leaves a considerable residue in the entire mouth, reminding me of that dark funk that was. you could blindfold me and give me this, and I could tell you it was made by jolly pumpkin. not sure what it is, but they have a distinct character to their beers that is entirely their own. I really enjoyed this, and will anticipate my next bottle with much vigor. super stuff.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Blend 11, 2-17-2011

A: Gusher bottle. Pitch black pour with an enormous foamy, frothing light brown head. Head fades very slowly. Great head retention and thick swathes of lacing.

S: Lots of smoke. Some tart dark fruits to boot along with some char.

T: Lots of tart cherries mixing in with char and smoke. Pure sour dark fruits in the middle. Acrid, burnt wood and smoke in the finish. Lingering, drying campfire aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, very dry.

O: A sour stout. Pretty much tastes like rotten fruit that's been sitting in an ashtray, unfortunately. Not very appetizing if I'm honest.

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Blend 3. Bottled 1/14/11.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour and tart with dark roasted malt, cocoa, and woody aromas. Taste is much the same with fruity and cocoa flavors on the finish. There are mild amounts of roasty bitterness and acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is a solid sour stout.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

pours completly black with 1 inch foamy khaki head. aromas are quite different from a normal stout... smells like a sour to me, which is fitting for Jolly Pumpkin, has that sour fruit smell to it. High carbonation (which im not a fan of, in any beer especially a stout.) then sourness hits your palate significantly, making lips pucker a bit, then sourness subsides with hints of roasted malts in the aftertaste, very different for a stout but good if you like sour beers... in notes i wasnt sure what to rate on "style" but overall i gave it a 9 outta 10 which is pretty darn good, get more sour as it warms and less stout like, carbonation subsides as well.

Madrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn Stout from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
87 out of 100 based on 886 ratings.