rcmatthews (10) - USA - AUG 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I think this is a very good DFH brew. I got a sort of toasted malt note which is very pleasant. There is also just a hint of coffee on the end, not too much. The smell is enticing, and brings forth the brown sugar, with just a hint of coffee. The hops provide a nice accent on the end of this one.
CapSeattle (8) - - AUG 31, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid. Aroma of caramel, wine, maybe a bit of cinnamon. Tastes the same with a light sour aftertaste that isn’t overwhelming. The cinnamon taste lingers. Could do without the sour but overall a great showing.
Dacrza (513) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
DATE REVIEWED: August 8, 2014... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint... OCCASION: Watching Return of the King with a worthy beer... APPEARANCE: Wow--allows a look through its body only when held to light--glass is black as a Wraith; the head is two-fingered, off-white and thick.. AROMA: wonderfully balanced: hoppy and citric, with raisin and plum, yet toasted with biscuit... the malts predominate, with a hint of roasted nuts and caramel--intense and robust ... PALATE: thick, creamy, and rather soft in ts carbonation--that classic cola mouth feel; slightly bitter at its end ... TASTE: the aroma sets this beer’s flavor, as dense, blanketed hops give way to unsweetened chocolate and toasted rye bread--a wondrously stout yet drinkable brown, that only hints at the alcohol it wields... OVERALL: what a drink with which to welcome crisp fall nights--strong, stern and warming, yet balanced, complex and highly drinkable...another victory for Sam and the guys at DFH...
solidfunk (3902) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice brown ale. Hop heavy but still has a nice dose of roast. Pours mahogany with mocha head and lacing. Medium bitter finish with a light note of dark chocolate. Bottle thanks to the roommate.
Tschn012 (4) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a beer that has such a hoppy front with the most flavor on the back. The malt character, the roastyness and all the sweet caramel and smooth flavor just really makes this a favorite of mine.
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Vaiz (3336) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown pour, thin off-white head. Aroma of caramel, bready yeast, spicy and brown sugar. Flavor is quite bitter, spicy and with a decent body. Well balanced. More like a Belgian Dubbel.
Crispy34 (380) - Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Aroma is a danker hop with some dry chocolate malt. Appearance is a darker brown, with some tan lacing. Taste is a darker brown ale that ends with lots of dank hops at the end. Palate is dark and hoppy. Overall, a good beer. Will buy again and again.
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MarkoR (518) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle. Pours a deep brown colour with generous tan head. Aroma is molasses, coffee, roasted malts, caramel. Taste is molasses, caramel, malts. Creamy. Pretty good.
Rangi (573) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice deep brown clear poor with lasting fluffy white head. Aroma of roast and mollases. Taste is bitter sweet with the mollases coming through strongly. Enjoyable beer.
hawthorne00 (2414) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 10C. Clear deep brown with a beige head that laces well. Aroma is malty and spicy with some figs and sultanas. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Fairly sweet with enough bitterness that it doesn’t seem that rich. Chocolate, sticky breadcrusts, light spices. Wholesome and harmonious.
chucklemation (460) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a foamy, long-lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet brown sugar and caramel. Flavor is caramel malts with a little bit of bitter hops. Quite good.