Huhzubendah (2995) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Growler shared by durwoodx. Thanks Darrell.
An Easter offering. Belgian golden ale aged on cacao nibs.
The beer appears a bright, golden hue. The white head is 1/4" thick and leaves some decent lacing on the chalice. The aroma brings a potent dose of hot, spicy, cacao nibs. The flavor is full of cacao nibs, and has a tabasco like characteristic throughout. The feel is a bit harsh and out of balance. The special ingredient takes center stage and overshadows everything else. This is hard to finish. Fun to try, but I have had enough of this.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 04-17-2011
DocLock (8529) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft from Capone’s. Pours gold with white head. Nose is hops, florals, funk, mangoey citrus. Tastes a bit tart, with fruity, funky, and spicy floral notes. Didn’t get much cacao here, but found this one enjoyable.
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a medium golden color with an averaged sized frothy head. Lacing left on the glass. Aromas of spices, citrus, and some earthiness. Tastes of citrus, fruity, spices, and vanilla.
adrian910ss (2421) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Capones. Pours a cloudy deep golden orange with a medium sized white head. Aroma of light spice, peppery notes, cloves, banana and bubble gum. Taste is much the same as the aroma.
anders37 (19331) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a dry spicy yeasty finish.
DiarmaidBHK (3724) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big hint of bakers chocolate on the nose. Pours golden yellow with a nice white head. You definitely get the chocolate on the tongue though it overpowers every thing else. Has some linger to it. A very odd beer. I enjoyed it and was bitterly disappointed by it at the same time.
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2011 hazy gold, thin fizzy white head gone quick. Nose of pepper, lemon, and a strong vanilla bean note. Flavor has heavy citrus and wheat that unfolds into wood, vanilla, and a light bean, dry peppery finish with more light vanilla. Creamy body, vanilla really takes edge of base, and dry, woody character shines nicely through finish, particularly the finish where the aging is mostly apparent in the dryness and lightest sweetness.