anders37 (14708) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty honey aroma. Sweetish malty spicy honey flavor with weak yeasty hints. Has a sweetish malty spicy honey finish.
madmitch76 (12072) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
28th February 2013
Thanks Jack for this much wanted beer, these archeological brews do fascinate me! Clear and bright amber beer, good off white head. Palate is light and a little crisp. Dry! Light tangy citrus, dried fruits and sugared crystallised fruits. Thin creamy malt. Very floral this beer and a pinch of herb. Semi dry finish. Nice juxtaposition of flavours.
bhensonb (9810) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 750 from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours clear copper with a 3 finger creamy off-white head that fizzed away quickly. Aroma is primarily floral with honey notes. Med + body. Flavor is very different. It’s like floral, very floral, with some mixed resin, hazelnut and honey aspects. And it’s pretty bitter throughout. After reflection the pomegranate is detectable. I’m thinking bitter violets for an overall description. Perhaps more US brewers should get into gentian root. Extremely unique ale.
Travlr (9807) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Churchkey. Clear deep golden color. Aroma of herbal and earthy spice. Taste is mint and spice. Interesting.
Tmoney99 (9573) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured dark copper with an average to large frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate roasted malt, dark fruit and earthy aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium earthy dark sweet flavor with a medium dark sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a complex and one of a kind beer.
brokensail (9096) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Malibu Sundowner. Amber pour with a white head. Really sweet and spicy. Weird nuttiness, some pomegranate, sugar, and caramel. A little bit of tart golden raisin. Tastes of golden raisin, sugar, herbs, and spices. Lightly floral, some hazelnut, pomegranate, and honey. Typical overly sweet beer from DFH.
Leighton (8582) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bruce’s, London - thanks to Jack! Pours clear amber with a small, creamy tan head. Sugary fruits in the nose, toasty bread, strawberries. Medium to big sweet flavor, sweet berries, bready and lightly doughy malts, mellow bitterness. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish, light warmth, some peppery spice, bit of ripe citrus, bread, low bitterness. Pretty rich stuff but decent overall.
Ratman197 (8463) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, spice, honey, pomeganate, raisin and hazelnuts. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, hazelnut, honey, spice and light fruittiness with a crisp lingering hazelnut finishg. Just plain strange tasting beer! Sam Quit jacking around with your weird vacations and just brew some tasty beers I know you’re capable of!
BeerandBlues2 (8442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours clear dark amber with a medium, creamy off-white head with medium retention and good lacing. Aroma is earthy hops, nutty and caramel malt with dates, honey and hazel nuts. Flavor is malt dominant with nuts, honey, fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
daknole (8002) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour, very small head. Spice up front, tart fruits, very yeasty, bready, nuts, wheat crackers. Flavor is nice and spice laden, some tart dark fruits, toasted nuts, dark wheat bread. Neat beer.