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Madrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn Stout - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 887
Reviews: 359
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 16.1%
Wants: 73
Gots: 108 | FT: 8
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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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Photo of PatrickSwayze
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blend 3 January 14th 2011

A: Pours a light black almost tricking the eye with a dark brown shade

S: Wild sour cherries surprise the nose followed by a smooth mellow roast

T: Man i was not expecting this flavor at all. The forward flavor rolls in with a sweet tartness, as it glides towards the back present a thin yet well balanced roast finish.

M: Very thin for an imperial stout yet hold up with enough flavor to make the body slightly more bold on the taste buds 

Photo of vonnegut21
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of antoines15
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Tone
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hint of hop, hint of alcohol, and cherry, hint of syrup, hint of chocolate, hint of roasted malt, and sourness. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial Stout. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable tartness and dryness. Tastes of strong sourness, slight roasted malt, sweet malt, a hint of hop, cherry, hint of spice, oak, and slight chocolate. Overall, the body of this beer is the best attribute. The sourness dominates, but still blends well with the roasted malt and slight hop.

Photo of SalMineo
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Skye1024
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of rootbeerman
4.44/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch #995 Bottled on 2-14-2012

A: pours dark black with a finger and a half thick two tones of brown head. Head color was lighter brown on top and darker brown through the glass. Falls to a thin halo.

S: almost a sour chocolate, coffee and dark malt. The sourness seems to lend out to anise aromas as well.

T: stout upfront, dry and sour in the back. Chocolate, anise, and a hint of coffee. Dry finish is oddly pleasing, as most stouts are very sweet and coating.

M: to restate, dry aftertaste, medium to light carbonation.
O: only the second time trying this. I really like the sour stout idea. I've had this on tap as well, over a year ago.

Photo of mbiscombe
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Njstoutlover23
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of david18
3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a small glass of this at the Public House on a recent visit to Las Vegas.

Appearance was a very dark color, but pretty clean looking with a non frothy head, like champaign.

Aroma had both a roast and fruit sour elements as well as the flavor, which was surprisingly easy to drink considering the complexity.

Good beer.

Photo of BethU
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of GENNER
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of andrewrockwell
4.47/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap in a snifter. Fantastic. Multiple stages to the taste. At first almost raspberry, fruity, then rather hoppy and sharp, with a dark, clean finish. A nice fruity noise, nice dark complexion. My first Jolly Pumpkin beer, though much anticipated, and very much enjoyed.

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap at Avenie Pub in NOLA. Ppoured into oversized snifter; black amber with no head. It looks thin. Smells of sour dried fruity roastedness. Taste is very very unique...deff sour up front but mixed with roasted malts/coffee/ and a bit of dried fruit or nuts??
Easy drinker for a sour style brew and for the abv. Overall a really good brew and a very drinkble sour style.

Photo of JMBSH
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of theminutemen
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of tln13
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of yergermeister
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of MaltyMama
1.5/5  rDev -61%

Photo of Lob
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.39/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the source. A bitter and sour stout that is somewhat light bodied for the style. Pours black with a one finger, slightly off white head. This one smells slightly chocolatey with some mild roast and perhaps some yeast. The flavor is mostly sour with a brief bit of chocolate in between and a hint of sour roast lingering on the palate. It is a solid brew, but not something I was expecting when in the mood or a hearty stout. I probably wouldn't revisit this one again, but I seem to be in the minority here.

Photo of DaveONan
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Madrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn Stout from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
87 out of 100 based on 887 ratings.