jimhilt (2457) - 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 (5741) - 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 (605) - 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 (1402) - 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.
boxofrane (2347) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at craft ale house. Pours clear copper with no head. The aroma reminds me of a hard water euro lager with a sweet trail.. Maybe a fruit of sort (pom mentioned on bottle.). The taste is very honey forward.. Actually reminds me of a light mead I had from Lithuania. A fun brew but a bit sweet for a big serving.
olr1984 (1265) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Golden orange pour with slight tan head. Strong fruit aromas. Very easy sipping beer, a lot of carbonation, with lots of tart fruit and honey taste.
odinstyr (587) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber red with a minimal and short lived fizzy head. Smells of grape, clove, honey, fruit, wheat. Taste is sweet, sour and mildly bitter - wheat, spices, grape, sour apple.
mwmanvt (13) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to ben4321,
Aroma is super sweet..smells of raisins. Nice copper color, and a bit of head. Nice and foamy on the palate. Overall quite an interesting beer, but I a word it’s sweet.