Madrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn Stout | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Madrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn StoutMadrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn Stout

Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Michigan, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Shovelbum on 02-12-2006

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sample on tap at Max's (3/11/14)

A: Pitch black with good lacing.

S: Sour, tart and funk with a lot of cherries.

T: Tart. Sour. Nice taste of cherries. This is only vaguely a stout at all.

M: Smooth with only a tingling of carbonation.

O: This is a good beer, but it is quite pricey given what it is.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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3.1/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours black with some reddish brown highlights. Very little carbonation and no head. This one has some chocolate and some dark fruit aromas, some vanilla and licorice. The taste is very unexpected and, for me, unsatisfactory. It starts sour, and finishes sour and bitter - vinegar sour, dark chocolate bitter. Not much viscosity to it, and it's very thin and a bit watery.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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2/5  rDev -47.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pt. 9.4 fl. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter
Blend 7
Bottled 2-8-2011

A - This beer is black. There is no light coming through at all. The pour produced a couple inches of chocolate colored head.

S - It smells sour. I get some tart dark fruit aromas.

T - It starts out sour with some green apple with a segue to tart dark fruit. Then I get some roasted malt on the finish.

M - Medium

O - I just told a friend the other day that I did not think that Jolly Pumpkin beers were that sour. I spoke too soon. I really like this beer. It has some good funk, and the roasted malt on the finish is fantastic. This is right up there with my favorite JP beer, Noel de Calabaza.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Madrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn Stout from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
3.81 out of 5 based on 1,016 ratings.
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