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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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.13/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Beer pours jet black with a think and creamy tan head. No highlights, this is a very dark beer.

Aroma is bitter/roast and funky. It is quite clear that the beer is going to be lip puckering sour just from the aroma. The bitter/roast aroma does not go great with the funky aroma, think sour coffee.

Beer is sweet, sour, and a little chocolaty. The finish is both funky and bitter/roasty. Just like the aroma this kind of clashes. It is not as bad as the aroma but it certainly confuses the taste buds.

Body is full and beer is silky and smooth, just like a stout should be.

Overall and ok beer. I do not think dark malts and funk go all that well together. That being said it is not terrible and would be worth trying, although maybe not at 18$ a bottle!

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Blend 10-Bottled 02/12/13. Poured into ale glass.

A-Poured a dense black body with a thin brown pinkys width head. Lacing and head retention are minimal.

S-Great smell from this BA beer. Oak, roasted chocolate and subtle hints of vanilla sweetness are throughout the nose. None of those belgian esters from the yeast are apparent.

T-The belgian notes from the yeast shine through on the tongue. This taste like a belgian stout now. Roasted/chocolate malts give way to the sweet/sour from the Belgian yeast strain and barrel aging that it acquired. Nice sweet taste throughout with notes of plum and raisin mixing well with the malt notes and belgian yeast. Delicious stuff right here.

M-Medium to light for a stout with the mouthfeel, real dry finish and good carbonation.

O-Another great beer from JP. The aroma smells great but does not give away its belgian characteristics like the taste does. The beer is defiantly on the acidic side and you notice that as you sip on the beer more and more. If you enjoy eclectic beers you will really enjoy this brew. Cheers.

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I saw this as a sour but as it poured dark brown into the glass I thought there was mistake. All the looks of a stout with a thick head of foam.

The scent had some sour lemon qualities but an evidentiary charred malt comes out with pop. The aroma is smokey and sweet with touches of chocolate and barley.

Despite being ready for an exceptionally sour opening I still puckered when I took the first sip. Trust Jolly Pumpkin to hit you in the face with a stout but this is truly the biggest disparity I've experienced in a beer. Tart and sour in its opening salvo it ends in a dry, charred malt like a true stout.

The feel is smooth but bitter, moderately carbonated but tart.

This is a true Jekyll and Hyde beer, two divergent concepts that meld so well.

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3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The loose and bubbly dark tan head falls off quickly.

Has a sweet milk chocolate nose with a touch of soured dark fruits, cream, taffy and a certain nuttiness.

Much lighter than expected with a surprising and profound tartness up front. It doesn't pucker, but doesn't back down either. A little grain and alcohol is noticed, along with faint chocolate. Grape juice and plum wrap it all up nicely.

Like taking communion with a beer instead of fruit juice. I can get behind that kind of tradition right there.

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Madrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn Stout from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
3.81 out of 5 based on 1,019 ratings.
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