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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

806 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 806
Reviews: 349
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 16.06%
Wants: 63
Gots: 98 | 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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jdmandel

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

11-26-2012 02:01:02 | More by jdmandel
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gunclubchris

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-24-2012 21:14:41 | More by gunclubchris
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pknyc

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-22-2012 19:47:39 | More by pknyc
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ncworster

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

11-22-2012 01:06:55 | More by ncworster
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev -17.6%

Bottle to tulip.

A - Black with half a finger of medium brown head with good lacing.

S - Roast, Belgian yeast and a fairly noticeable funk aroma that is distracting. Some chocolate in the background.

T - A big tartness up front - sour cherry and some funk. Some roast and chocolate are present as well but the big tart/funk presence really stands out and drowns out the flavours fro the base beer.

M - Medium body. Light carbonation.

11-18-2012 18:23:07 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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x37x

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

11-14-2012 23:36:23 | More by x37x
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sourgrass

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-13-2012 02:15:35 | More by sourgrass
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sendbeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-12-2012 20:41:54 | More by sendbeer
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WoodburyMN

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-11-2012 03:35:46 | More by WoodburyMN
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rolandboy

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-10-2012 18:45:54 | More by rolandboy
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -8%

A - shiny black, half finger of head dissipated to random thin covering
S - coffee and bakers chocolate with candied cherry, bit of a sweet & sour note
T - starts with a sour fruit and sweet cherry thing that is fairly pungent, then gives way to some charcoal and coffee maltiness with faint chocolate, definitely a different approach for a stout
M - a little too light and carbonated for my stout liking, does finish with some chaulky bitterness
O - this is a different cat, has a sour yeasty almost Belgian quality mixed into a stout, the bottle does say 'Belgian inspired stout' so i'm guessing this is intentional, not sure if I would buy another but definitely glad I bought this one

11-09-2012 02:46:19 | More by joemcgrath27
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DoktorZee

Alberta (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%

From batch 02-03-2012, poured from a bomber into a pint glass.

A - solid brown beer with the slightest edges of ruby in bright light. Moderately fluffy tan head that leaves behind some thing streaking lacing after dissipating fairly quickly.

S - completely unexpected nose from the appearance (but expected now that I've had a couple Jolly Pumpkin beers), strong sour dark fruit notes backed with a hint of dark chocolate and just a hint of smoke as it warms

T - again, an unexpected set of flavors if you think this is a standard roasty/chocolate stout. It's sour, bitter and only slightly roasty before the enduring sour finish. It's a very funky, overripe sour plum attack and this drives right through some malt softening in the mid-taste and completely sticks at the sides of the tongue and back of the throat. Very acidic.

M - very light on the palate and a touch effervescent; the body is lighter than one would expect by looking at the beer. It would be tough to drink if it was heavier, but the mouthfeel just seems strange given how this beer looks.

Overall this is an amazing funky dark beer. I have trouble seeing it as a stout given just how much sour there is versus stout characteristics. An interesting comparison is Jester King's Funk Metal, which is about 80% and 20% funk/sour, while this one is flipped. That said, if you like sour beers, this is a must try. Very interesting beer.

11-07-2012 22:30:14 | More by DoktorZee
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bobv

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

11-02-2012 03:25:22 | More by bobv
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FEUO

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-01-2012 13:20:15 | More by FEUO
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thegerm87

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

10-28-2012 02:55:37 | More by thegerm87
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KarlSpackler

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

10-28-2012 01:16:22 | More by KarlSpackler
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MystikCelt

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

10-27-2012 04:45:50 | More by MystikCelt
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brbrocc

New York

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

10-26-2012 22:54:55 | More by brbrocc
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Woodysbeard

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-26-2012 21:22:18 | More by Woodysbeard
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

Served in a snifter at Bad Apple.

Figured this would go well with my awesome burger... It pours a deep dark ruby-brown topped by a short finger of tan foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, light red wine vinegar, light cocoa, and a touch of tart black cherry. The taste brings in more of the same, with the vinegar and cherry evenly matched with the chocolatey roast. At least to begin with: the tide turns in favor of the sour components, but the finish still holds hints of the fallen adversary. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation, a generally smooth feel, and a sorta/kinda dry finish. Overall, the classic sour stout, the best of both worlds. I can't see drinking this all that often, but it is indeed a fine treat on the occasions it's employed.

10-23-2012 16:34:39 | More by TMoney2591
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dumptruck81

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-20-2012 18:24:28 | More by dumptruck81
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-17-2012 02:07:29 | More by t0rin0
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

10-16-2012 18:26:48 | More by bluckbeyes
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -6.7%

750ml bottle poured into tulip 15/10/12

A gusher nearly a fountain, big short lived mocha head leaves just a single ring of lace, liquids pretty dark but not quite black and a cola edge

S shes funky, infected alright but is that the Belgian aspect of this stout? intended or not this one has the horse blanket funk that's hard to miss, milk chocolate, sour cherries, nutty toffee and some raisin, happy accident or not this one works

T sour fruity notes and slightly less funk then I could smell but that still leaves a fair bit, some woody earthy notes and a little licorice and some faint booze

M thin and sour with just enough carbonation to give it some live, has a sour chocolate milk finish and well hidden booze

O If the sour funky notes were intended they shouldn't have bothered, if its an infection its sorta works with the beer, this is what I sound like when I talk out of both sides of my mouth, any questions?

I don't like reading reviews or more then whats written on the bottle because I know how it will influence my opinions of the beer. this beers sparked my curiosity and I'll be looking in to the sour notes to see if its intended

10-16-2012 05:07:17 | More by wordemupg
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elcrawl

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-14-2012 18:35:14 | More by elcrawl
Madrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn Stout from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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