Iphonephan (3018) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the Gaithersburg brew house. Pours a clear dark amber with an off white head. Nutty bubblegum aroma. A melange of flavors, sweet and tart, honey and bubblegum dominate. An intriguing brew.
luttonm (2138) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Pine Box, Seattle. Ruddy brown, gorgeous, foamy head. Big grain aroma, some red fruit, lots of cereal and some whole kernel corn. Corn bread body, some pomegranate, grainy but nice. Not incredibly tasty, I won’t be ordering another glass soon, but super interesting and obviously well put together. Impressive beer
jbruner (2135) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper from the bottle with a fluffy off-white head that dissipates quickly to leave little to no lacing. Aroma of bready malts, slight sweetness, but mostly spices. Taste is peppery, grainy, metallic,, the spices are calmed down from the aroma, and a bitter sweet finish. More balanced than I expected when smelling it, but still pretty out there. Nice to try, but I don’t need anymore.
poisoneddwarf (1676) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy bronze hue with a medium beige head with good retention. Aroma is doughy and full of clovey phenols, honey, grain, fried corn tortilla, earthy. Taste is lightly sweet and savory before turning on a lightly sour note (from the pomegranates, I imagine). Body is a little on the thin side. This is really well made and put together; quite tasty.
jimhilt (2387) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a two finger white head that vanishes leaving no lace. Crystal clear amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Honey and gentian root nose. Flavor has a lot going on - at least honey, gentian root - reminds me of juniper, higher ABV is hidden. Pricey as usual for DFH at $14.00 for a 750ml bottle from Tully’s Beer and Wine Wells, ME.
thirdeye11 (5480) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle poured by Sam Calagione himself) clear gold, not too many bubbles. Nose of myrrh, juniper, honey, pomegranate, complex. Taste of pomegranate up front, honey, herbal, spices, well integrated.
Syzzer (581) - Oregon, USA - JAN 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2013 The smell is of a rich honey, the color is a true clear bronze with a nice head that eventually dissipates. A very unique, great beer. The hazelnut/pomegranate taste is terrific. 9.5 BD 8.5Joek- reminds me of a hard cider. 7-4-13 9.7 BD; 9.9 Joek
Volsconti (21) - - JAN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very tasty and I don't agree with Dogfish Head here. Malbec's are crap an this is a very good beer with real taste. Reminds me of a drinkable Barley Wine with an ale feel. Try it!!!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty red-brown pour with a large light tan head. Wow is this different than anything I’ve had before! Cereal grains (capn crunch), corn, red fruits, and baking spices. Actually quite complex - I wasn’t expecting that - and really tasty. A lovely surprise with a great story!
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bottleworks. Clear, medium amber pour with a brief white head leaving no lace. Nose is spices, honey, wildflowers and fruits. Medium body with light carbonation. Pomegranate, honey, green and red apple and spices. Finish is shortish, tart and sweet, with an ending spiciness - lavender and...something. Very much an Italian amber, but more interesting than most. Fun, but I doubt I’ll be going back to the well here.