pivo (2603) - GERMANY - AUG 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light hay nose, some herbs mixed in there. Lovely organy color with a low scumy head. Complex tastes in the middle with a sweet honey base supporting it all: cocoa, vanilla, spices, pepper. Leaves a light coating on the lips like a lollipop. Fully body, and well balanced but not a beer for everyone. It definitely stands well on its own -- a good sipping beer.
YogiBeera (2510) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy light orange amber color loaded with sediments. Medium foamy head. Very light hay, herbal nose. Light cocoa, red pepper, caramel taste with little spicy aftertaste. Interesting. Mellow light alcohol taste.
Tonkun (930) - 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 (1411) - 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 (4549) - 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 (619) - 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 (815) - 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 (462) - 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 (717) - 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 (133) - 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