obguthr (5417) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Green beans and candi nose, weird. Clear copper, thick off-white head. Less vegetal on the palate, tart pomegranate. Odd hint of coffee in the finish, that turns out to be the best thing about it. Pomegranate isn’t something I want in beer. As a matter of fact, I don’t like pomegranate at all.
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick beer that had a nice gold color and head that held up well. Taste was of sour fruits with a small bit of nuttiness.
thornecb (5365) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep ruby-tinged amber into a tulip. White head with medium retention recedes to mottle surface leaving no lacing. Spring flowers, hazelnut and bubblegum aromas. Dry with sweet honey and pomegranate upfront turning to hazelnut in the middle before a lasting flowery finish.
drfabulous (6178) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a copper color with nice carbonation. Taste is hazelnut, honey, pomegranate. A flowery taste for sure in there. Pretty unique.
Iphonephan (5796) - 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 (4442) - Seattle, Washington, USA - 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 (3827) - Marietta, 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 (2222) - 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 (2544) - 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 (5975) - 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.