tomspalla (9) - Orange Beach, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2009 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very unique beer. I feel that the chilis are a little overpowering for the proposed showcasing of cacao. It does remind me slightly of the classic "Mayan chocolate," but only to a lesser degree. It’s a fun beer to showcase as unique in a beer tasting, but the cost is a little much ($14.99 per 750mL) to stand alone with a meal.
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - APR 5, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 Bottle. Not at all what was expected. Aroma of cocoa and malts (not spicy as expected). Tastes very similar to ale with hints of dark malt and cocoa. Perhaps a hint of salty spiciness, but it’s not apparent or overbearing. Very interesting and worth having again.
Rustyham (1825) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Started off really lame and light, but then the flavors of chili powder and cocao powder really came through, increasing the delisciousness. Not worth the price, but darn good. It would probably taste better in the dark, where I could pretend the beer was black.
JoeinDahlem (1437) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color with thin white head. Nose full of chilis and more subtle cocoa. Tastes maybe a little sweeter and boozier thn necessary, but I’m always impressed how DFH throws all this nonsense into beer and still keeps it so drinkable. Interesting, anyway.
mcox90 (1818) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of Acknud. Pours a cloudy golden color with a 1/2" off white head. Nose is honey and malt. Flavor is same with a touch of cocoa and a hint of spice. Moderate mouth feel with low carbonation.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Seventh Annual Richmond Beer Dig on 03/08/2009. Clear light amber body with a medium off-white head. Sweet spice and light cocoa aroma. Sweet chocolate and pepper flavor. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF 2008. Amber pour with small fizzy head. Nose of sweet malts, honey, and some chocolate. Low carbonation and very light palate. Flavor is sweet and almost cloying....no chili flavor, but the chocolate is there. Interesting, but not great.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 21, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells good, tastes good, with a nice palate and solid all around. Would probably be an ideal beverage for Halloween, since it’s kind of a surprise beverage, being from so long ago, and full of flavors, with more subtle hints of chocolate and chile.
OldMrCrow (2308) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hmmm...strange beer, unsurprisingly. Honey and chicken mole, caramel and bread dough. Hmmm. When will I have the sense to add DFH to the "don’t bother" list?
BiddleBrau (1088) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden with thin white head. Sugar sweet aroma… strawberry? Cacao/dark chocolate, something lingers. Is it the bitterness of the chocolate or chilies? An interesting brew and one that if I didn’t have an inkling of what it was would certainly have been completely unexpected. On tap and Andy’s DFH Promo night.