Tonkun (821) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Amber pour with a nice white head. Spice, grape, citrus, cocoa, honey, lemon. Medium body. Nice sweet spicy body. Nice
beerbaaron (1160) - Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Unclear burnt orange amber. Fizzy dissipating white head. Aroma is malty, honey, chilies, some spice. Interesting flavor. Chilies are definitely a key player. Mild spice. Some overripe fruitiness. Some alcohol there but nothing to indicate the 9%. Lighter medium body. Really unique. A Ponderous recreation.
solidfunk (3674) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2014
0.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Different but interesting and not bad. Pours cloudy golden without head or lacing. Some sweetness. Light cocoa. Light sour finish and some citrus here. Tap at Rehoboth Beach brewpub.
MarinEvelyn (536) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
smooth sweet honey lives in perfect harmony with tangy chilie spices. A little cocoa, well made.
geologyguy (646) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
malty with fairly strong alcohol zing....low hop flavor...mostly a taste of darker fruits even though this beer is fairly light...good!
delnoche (441) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1pt bottle poured into a chalice. Cloudy orange with liberal frothy head. Aroma is heavy chile. Initial flavor is chile. The chile lingers even as cocoa begins to appear in the back end. Chile persists well into the long finish after the cocoa fades away. Another interesting Ancient Ale from DFH.
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generallee08 (621) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The body has a dark golden honey color with a slightly hazy appearance and some fine sediment floating in it. Its head is light tan in color, average in size and slowly fades down to just a small ring of slick lace. The aroma has hints of light sweet honey and malts. Its flavor has a pleasant honey and malty sweetness with just a mellow hint of chocolate. There is also a hint of chili flavor with is very mild and complementary. Its texture is smooth and slick on the palate with light carbonation and a solid well rounded medium body.
lownote (53) - USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange pour with a quickly dissipating white head. Light mouth feel with some carbonation. Smells lightly of honey. Taste has a bit of a bite to it. I honestly dont taste thee cocoa its brewed with but do sense the honey and spice
hockeybeerguy (1705) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes.
The bottle was big enough to pour about half into a pint glass and the rest into a snifter.
The appearance was a nice hazy light golden yellow with a one finger-ed white foamy head in both glasses. The lacing was the same in both glasses= trickles into the beer and was mostly light.
The smell had a roasted cocoa bean over top of some light chilis.
The taste was a good blend between the previously mentioned flavors.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium and actually showed a decent sessionable quality about it.
Overall, it kinda reminded me of Boulevard’s Chocolate Ale without the chilis.
TXBadger (1265) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an amber color with off-white head. Cocoa, sweetness, and some floral note on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a good amount of heat. Not my style. Too much heat on the end. Not enjoyable.