desurfer (1186) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the Map Room in Chicago. As usual, DFH puts out a beer that, even if it’s not great, sure turns heads and pushes boundaries. Alcohol is mildly noticeable, and the flavor is similar to chocolate-covered chilies, although this characteristic is subdued. Interesting for sure.
tomthompson89 (1837) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
jad at Coles with swoopjones, everything he said i agree with, intresting light kinda amber color, was expecting a much darker beer, some cocoa but not alot, will age a bottle and see how it does. really not what i thought it would be.
swoopjones (4895) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Coles in Buffalo NY. Pours a light amber. Not was i was expecting. Light cocoa sweet aroma. Taste initially was rather light cocoa & little else. the chilies became more evident as it warmed. Cool beer to try but not really one to return to
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft) Beige head atop lightly hazy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, some chocolate, vanilla, light alcohol. Taste is medium sweet, cocoa, berry, some alcohol. Medium-full body, low carbonation, smooth. Not at all what I expected.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a dark red with a small off white head. Aroma of chili, chocolate and honey. Flavor was spicy with a honey/hot chocolate finish. Medium body with mild carbonation.
garthicus (2469) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
HogtownHarry’s bottle. Awesome label. App: Golden yellow/orange with a medium white head/ Aroma: Honey/Spice. Flavour: Honey, spice, slight chili, chocolate too, very interesting, slight alcohol burn and some cloves(?) in the finish.
ilovedarkbeer (2136) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours and orange reddish color with a small bone colored head. Nose: chili, cocoa powder, earth, and honey. Taste like spicy honey and cocoa. Thin mouthfeel. Weird warming burning bite on the back end. I am not sure how I feel about this one. Kind of tasty.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2010 Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a finger width off-white head and a chill hazed golden body. Aroma is husky with chilli peppers, chocolate, honey, alcohol burn and dirt. Taste is sweet but spicy with peppers and honey. Alcohol is well hidden. Watery mouthfeel and a bit flat. Peppers when mixed with 9% ABV can tend to burn, but this keeped it in check decently.
Butters (3573) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a peachy hazy amber with fair offwhite head. Aroma is fruity, but not a fruit that i can place. Flavor is caramel and malty but with a little grassiness. there is a burnt or earthy quality, but not in the way that is smoked malt. Pretty cool for the history, Not bad for 3000 years old, but still, brewing has come a long way....
mar (4464) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. nice amber pour with a thin cream head that dissipates fast. notes of honey, alcohol, sweet malts and fruits. wow a bold chocolate flavor that finishes clean with honey and apples.