Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
THOUGHTS: A little disappointing. Overly sweet. More like a fruit juice than a beer. Hid alcohol almost too well, making it seem even more like a fruit juice.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark amber with a small, off-white head that fully diminished and left virtually no lacing. The aroma had mostly pomegranate juice; light to moderate hazelnut and wheat; light fruity yeast; honey; and odd spices. The initial flavor was moderately sweet, lightly acidic and slightly bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet, moderately acidic, slightly sour and lightly bitter with an average to long duration. There was honey, pomegranate juice, odd spices, hazelnut, and wheat; but mostly pomegranate and raisin. The medium body was sort of syrupy with fizzy carbonation and a dry, slightly metallic and lightly alcoholic finish.
Koskela (281) - Marysville, California, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Honey clover rasins and somethin come from this slightly hazy amberish purpleish brew with no head The taste is pomegranate kinda some crazy honey and spice. Its weird but not super horrible. But very different. The taste lingers like none other and i wish it had some more hops. Its a medium body with good carb. Worth a try if ur daring.
pras (436) - Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the brewery. Earthy aroma. Flavor was slightly sweet and very earthy. Sweetness I think is from the honey. Enjoyable will drink again.
bnokk (16) - Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dogfish Head, Etrusca, bomber.
APPEARANCE- great light brown color. Nice head, but it dissipates quickly. Very carbonated as there’s a lot of bubbles originating from the bottom of the glass.
NOSE - Distinct, but unlike most other beers I’ve tried. Very earthy, but difficult to distinguish.
FLAVOR - very unique flavor. Slightly sweet but not malty, and certainly no pronounced hop flavors at all. It evolves as it warms up to reveal the sweetness has honey notes.
NOTES - this is a very exciting beer in the ancient series. It’s not an everyday drinker, but I enjoy thinking about what a beer may have been like almost 3000 years ago. I was able to taste this alongside the Birra del Borgo (one of the other collaborators on this experiment), and it was a lot of fun.
60minuteman (716) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good brew cold and poured into a glass. Dark brown, opaque, not much head or anything. Aroma is dusty; mildew. It has lots of dark fruit, raisins, plums, grapes, coconut milk, roasted malts, mild spice, chocolate and funk. Taste is more robust and fruity than the aroma. The flavors are dominated by raisin, chocolate and malt. Less of that funkiness comes out.
Beerdedone (2603) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a small off-white head that left spotty lacing. Aroma of honey, caramel, herbs, nuts and spice. Flavor was sweet with honey, herbs, pomegranate, earth, light caramel, hazelnut and spices. Medium body, sticky texture, dry sweet finish.
Europa326 (13) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dungeons and Dragons is nothing without a weird new beer to go with it (or so my friends and I have always believed.) The story behind this one was pretty interesting, but then again they always are, aren’t they? Head was short lived and white, while the beer was brownish amber. Aroma was fruity and herbal with just a hint of spiciness. Flavor was tart, with notes of pomegranate, rhubarb, and honey. It was a little on the dry side and very complex, making it a perfect candidate to enjoy over the course of a nice long evening. Quite enjoyable!
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle while hanging with the lagunitas crew in chicago, from notes. Sweet, with caramel, moscato wine and dark grapes. Good.
drpimento (2209) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very interesting beer. Smallish had kind of a muddy color short-lived head. Aroma is honey spices hint of acid. Flavor is fabulous like aroma much more concentrated and exotic. Really good beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hotstuff (4066) - Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on 02-28-2013 at DFH Brewpub, Redobeth Beach, DE. This draft beer has a very small beige head with a short retention, golden transparent body, no carbonation noted, and no lacing. The aroma is malt, wheat, honey, fruity, raisins, and spicy. The flavor is spicy, sweet, malt, honey, raisins, fruity, and has a dry finish. This beer is medium bodied and the mouthfeel is mild. This beer is quaffable, a sipping beer, somewhat complex, worth trying, and a beer I would drink again.
TomDecapolis (4459) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brownish kinda amber with a medium bubbly white head. Aroma of herbs, nuts, brown sugar, grapes and a malty sweetness. Flavor was also herbal with nuts, some tropical fruits and sugary.