Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle this was weird. A dark amber body with a thin white head. Chili pepper, chocolate powder, and something sweet. Caramel and chocolate malt, spice, honey, and sugar.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2009
Date: October 11, 2008
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear copper, fine off white head
Aroma: hot chili aroma with a light touch of chocolate
Body: big honey body
Flavor: sweet caramel and chocolate flavor, touch of spicyness, light hot pepper balances the sweetness of the honey, good balance and complexity, upon warming the honey sweetness comes out but the hot pepper keeps the pace
Date: October 29, 2008
Source: brick store
Appearance: hazy gold, fine beige head
Aroma: sweet honey aroma with light spicy peppery character
Flavor: sweet honey flavor, light pepper character
Overall: much milder on draft
Date: August 23, 2009
Words: hop city
Aroma: sweet honey and chocolate aroma
Flavor: sweet chocolate flavor, honey sweetness, light peppery character
Overall: continuing to mellow out as it ages
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear orange color with nice white head. Aroma is honey and earthy with a little bit of spice. Flavor ginger, spice, pine, pepper, and a little bit of sugar in there. Finish is nice with no trace of alcohol. Unlike anything I have had before, a unique brew by DFH.
unclemattie (4167) - Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Deep amber- orange color. white head.. Aroma of freshly raked leaves. Slightly hopped mead aroma with a bit of chilli pepper spiciness. The flavor is very busy. Some peppery tingle in the esophgus. Full bodied. Creamy mouthfeel, like most DFH. Overall, it is very interesting.
CaptainCougar (7131) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a transparent deep copper orange with a well-lacing froth of off-white head. Aroma of sweet toasty pale malt and a touch of honey. Body starts fairly full with some sugary sweet corn and grainy malt character with some mild spice toward a slightly warming light peppery finish. I don’t really taste any cocoa in there. A pretty interesting and drinkable brew, but would be nice if it had more cocoa flavor.
TheBeerGod (5230) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear amber pour. Small white head. Aroma is peppery and spicy with strong cocoa notes and soft honey. Taste is lighter on the spices, strong cocoa notes, sweet almost candy like flavors, honey, and light chocolate. Body is soft but medium overall with a dense carbonation. Little bit of spicy hotness lingering in spots. Finishes with more strong cocoa notes, honey, spices, peppery notes and candyish flavors. Very tasty! The alcohol is nowhere to be found. My bottle states this is 9% ABV, by the way.
LinusStick (2842) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not too bad and a great experiemental beer. Aroma was decent. Has a strong graininess with dark chocolate notes. Pour was a flat light orange with just a thin off white film for a head (which would usually get a 2) but the nice sediment floating around in the glass bumps it up. Taste was interesting. Amber malt flavor with a distant chocolate undertone and as it warms can taste a hot chillie pepper taste that wasn’t noticeable before. Moderate carbonation actually hurt this. WIth some strong carbonation would have been better. Kudos for DFH for having the balls to brew a beer this unique and distribute it
HonkeyBra (3353) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy, Deep orange pour with a fluffy, quickly dissipating head. Aroma of devil’s food cake, honey, fresh pepper, caramel and vanilla. Flavor has a bit of must, some honey on the tongue with chocolate and caramel, then a great pepper chocolate finish. One of the most interesting ales i’ve ever had.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2008: Pours a deep orange with good clarity and an off white fading head. The aroma is very interesting, both sweet and spicy- honey, nutmeg, cinnamon, evident cocoa (chocolate sponge cake subtleties) and soft vanilla. Has a slick body with nice tight carbonation. The flavor has an overall honeyish sweetness, but as it warms there are many interesting nuances. Some graham cracker notes, cocoa (but it’s very soft and subtle), nutmeg notes, mild peppery suggestions, and a late herbal note. A bit on the sweet side for me, but it’s very individualistic and interesting. The alcohol is also well masked.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden pour fluffy head. Honey on the nose. Interesting flavor. Pepper, cocoa nibs, and honey. This was better than I assumed it would be!