egajdzis (6130) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Murky reddish color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruits, grass, toffee, herbal, and some oxidation. Taste of dark fruits, cardboard, herbal wasabi, dry finish.
tfontana (722) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour into pint glass from Cigarette City. Aroma is malty bread base with sweet, almost tropical, fruit and musty smell. Appearance is cloudy light brown/orange with dark floaters, nice sparkle, finger-width off-white foamy head with nice retention and light lacing. Taste is the sweet fruit and malt base as in aroma with mild alcohol taste and late spiciness. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with soft to average carbonation, with sweet and spicy finish. Overall, this was unintentionally aged--2 years--which may not have been the best thing for it. Still good and some novelty with the wasabi but this was probably not at its best.
Worsenma (74) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a murky dark auburn with definite hoppy notes on the aroma. No wasabi in the aroma and very little on initial sips but definitely build up over the session. Wasabi does add a little more depth of bitterness with something I can't quite figure out. Interesting beer but nothing is buy for myself.
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oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy reddish brown. Aromas of hops, caramel malts, kind of medicinal. Flavor is to strong for me, big hop taste, malty with a funky yeasty taste.
AshtonMcCobb (5373) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl via the cgarvieuk dregs run.
Appearance - murky brown, decent head assumed.
Nose - sweet line and honey. Slight hit of the spice at the back.
Taste - more of the same. The spice is a long slow burn and generally subtle.
Palate - medium bodied with a tangy texture and a fairly balanced finish.
Overall - really interesting beer.
allmyvinyl (9546) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Craigs, dregs run, shared with AshtonMcCobb. Pours murky brown with a thin white head. Aromas of sweet caramel, faint wasabi tingle, light citrus. Taste is creamy, light spice, more caramel. A steady hand with the wasabi, gentle tingle finish.
GlasgowTAD (1389) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a frothy cream head. Aroma is caramel, slightly floral. Taste is caramel, slight resin, minute wasabi spice.
Stuu666 (10864) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours clear amber, nose is salty toffee, caramel, wasabi, taste is similar, dry finish,light spice.
cgarvieuk (21884) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home... Golden amber... Thin off white head... Soft sweet toffee fruit nose... Soft sweet toffee fruit.. Bitter herbal fruits... Big toffee.. Caramel toffee
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Poured into a snifter.
3.5 A: Well hazed amber copper color. Two fingers of frothy/pillowy beige head. Retention is about average and lots of lacing is left.
1.5 S: This smells interesting, but not good. The wasabi makes it smells like rotting vegetables. I’m not sure what else to say. It smells like a terribly brewed homebrew. Some caramel and doughiness. Orange citrus hoppiness.
1.75 T: It doesn’t taste as bad as it smells, but it’s not much better. This is just freaking weird and not in the usual good way that DFH manages. Again the wasabi gives a strange vegetal flavor. Unfortunately, it offers almost no heat, which could have helped a bit. Herbs, vegetables, tree bark, caramel, doughy yeastiness.
2.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Too chewy for my liking.
1.25 D: This beer is tough to drink. There’s a good chance I’m going to dump some of this, which is something I’ve only ever done one other time. Wasabi gets put on my "do not brew with" list without a second thought.
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DavoleBomb, Feb 19, 2015