Madrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn Stout | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

Madrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn StoutMadrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn Stout
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Shovelbum on 02-12-2006

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Ratings: 1,021 |  Reviews: 383
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of korguy123
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 360/362 no date.

A- Pitch black pour with a two finger dense, creamy tan head. Lacing is wonderful.

S- Definite sour (flanders style) cherries, grapes, cranberries and I get a wonderful grapefruit aroma. There is the slightest roast smell that takes a far back seat to the sour wonderland.

T- Cherries, coffee, cranberries and dark chocolate. There really is not other way to describe it. It's sour and roasty.

M- Medium bodied, great carbonation, lingering finish.

O- I got my first bottle of this this summer and enjoyed it so much I decided to savor it and not review. I liked it so much I needed another. This is a odd/different sensation that I can see not everyone would appreciate. I just can't get enough.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Gushue3
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Blend 11: Bottled o 2-17-11. Poured into ill Farmstead bulb.

A Pours very dark brown and black that can be sen through. The head i a nice 1+ finger with a light brown head. Nice retention and leaves little lacing.

S Some sweeter cherry on the nose along with a tart acidity.

T Acidic cherries jump out at me on the first sip. A light roast and subtle chocolate come out toward the end but the acidic cherries are the main character here. As it warms tartness comes out.

M On the lighter side of a medium mouthfeel with a lot of carbonation.

O Taste is pretty interesting and definitely a nice take on a stout

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of denver10
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown/black with a small head that did not stick around for long. Smells a tart and a little roasty. A bit acidic in the flavor and you get the sour cherries on top of a roasty, and burnt chocalatey stout. Kinda thin in mouthfeel but it worked. Overall, I liked this one a lot. Enjoyed the sour this one achieved, the stout was a nice interesting backbone but I personally prefer a brown ale base.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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1/5  rDev -74%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Thorpe,

Beer served in a snifter, beer is dark brown hazy, tan head, small bubbles, minimal lacing, low retention, moderate to low carbonation.

Aroma is a little acetic, cherries, tart, lactic, nice.

Beer is medium to light in body, woody, cherries, some Brett character, a little lactic and a little acetic brightness. I like this beer, tastes good, nice finish.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle picked up at Connecticut Ave in DC.

Blend 6 -- Bottled February 2, 2011. Served in a Jolly Pumpkin tulip.

Pours a very dark brown with a good tan head and a bit of lacing on the sides of the glass as it goes down. Bubbles and a collar around the edges throughout. The nose brings a bit of roasted malt and chocolate, then comes through with mild acidity, a bit of cherry, and some dark fruits.

The flavor pushes the acidity through a bit more, focusing on the cherry with some dark malt in the background. Very slight roast. Light-medium body with good carbonation, a touch of oak, and dry acidity through the finish. Another very high-quality brew from Jolly Pumpkin.

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3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

1 pint 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into an EKU 28 snifter in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a one finger head of nice tan colour, great cream, good thickness, and pretty good retention for the ABV. Colour is a nontransparent solid black.

Sm: Bretts and funkiness. Some fruit ester hops. Not at all what I expected from the style. I'm intrigued. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Funky yeast with fruit esters. Very different for an imperial stout, but still good. Not complex, but enjoyable. There's sort of some layering going on. Some wild yeasty sourness.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Not too thick or too thin. Complements the flavour pretty well.

Dr: Very drinkable for the ABV, and unique for the style. I like it, but I find myself wondering why they chose this style for the base. I'd get it again at a good price.


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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Madrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn Stout from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 71.6% out of 100 with 1,021 ratings
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