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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

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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed a bottle from Eulogy Tavern in Old City, Philadelphia

The pour on this brew was fantastic. It was super thick, and dark as oil. It had a nice two inch, mocha colored head. It had amazing retention. Some great lacing persued the brew as it was consumed.

The aroma on this brew follows the apparence well. It had a great funkiness. Some great notes were present, sour cherries, peaches, and some roasted chocolates. The notes that hit you last is a herb like hop arouma that finishes everything up very well. Its got amazing notes just popping from this glass.

The flavor on this brew is crazy. When it hits your mouth it's sour but as you begin to drink it, a fantastic smokey stout flavor roars in with a fine Belgian influence. It takes all the flavors and meshes them so well. The sour start makes the brew, giving you that pucker you expect with a sour, but in rushes that dark fruits and chocolate that just sweeten everything up perfectly. I never thought I could have had a sour stout, but wow.

This is pretty close to a full body brew. The carbonation is dead on and cuts the acids and the sweetness, rounding out a perfect brew.

Before searching this brew I saw someone write "who would have thought a sour stout could be so awesome??" Well they did...it was huge success in my eyes, and I will be sure to have it again, as well as now begin to search out more Jolly Pumpkin Brews. It was easy to drink.

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Madrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn Stout from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,022 ratings
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