jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper colored. Nice white head, decent lace. Big sweet nose with honey, some nutmeg, chocolate and others. Medium bodied, honey, cocoa, pepper spiceness catches the palate and back of throat, actually helps balance a bit. Gets a bit syupy as it warms. Its pretty decent. Tough to rate but unique, interesting and above all else, I think thats what they were shooting for. Good job. Sadly, not really worth $13 a 750ml.
siennaemerson (19) - New York, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stew41 (1753) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Barcode in Brooklyn. The commercial description packed a fair bit in but it doesn’t fully play out in reality. A heavy duty beer by any description with thick honey, Christmas spice and good length. Festive beer perhaps? Smart beer.
ckilly (18) - Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I'm a fan of IPAs and I really sharp, sometimes bitter, high alcohol brews. This selection was very tasty.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
kerenmk (2587) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond. Cloudy amber, white head. Honey, a little chayenne pepper flakes undertones followed by cocoa aroma. Malty taste, slightly smoky, hints of cocoa and sweet. Full body, very carbonated, chili, mildly hot aftertaste and then again cocoa.
miquelcrush (1506) - Granollers, SPAIN - NOV 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cervesa molt peculiar per la complexitat de diferents sabors i aromes que hi ha, això enmascara molt la gradució alcohòlica, té un toc picant que es nota un cop has empassat que et fa salivar i mantenir els aromes a la boca.
Cerveza muy peculiar por la complejidad de diferentes sabores y aromas que hay, esto enmascara mucho la graduación alcohólica, tiene un toque picante que se nota una vez has tragado que te hace salivar y mantener los aromas en la boca.
rayaron (350) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - OCT 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Hazy copper with quickly diminishing small off-white head. Fruity aroma (pear, notes of banana), sweet honey, bubble gum, floral, faint chocolate notes. Sweet fruity flavor, honey, notes of chocolate, a bit yeasty, floral, sweet dry finish. Light carbonation, medium to full-bodied. Very nice.
bbertels (122) - NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Firm head and aromas of cocoa, alcohol and wood. Hugely original and it has the feel to it of an ale mixed with a local non-beer brew. Not something one can drink a lot of but I will try it again!
AdiBeer (1505) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: honey, caramel malts. Appearance: hazy, dark gold, small head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: lively carbonation, honey sweets. Overall: nice Tradional Ale, nice honey aroma. Pint at the Big Brew, Morristown.
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"i shoulda read some reviews first...i equated chocolate drink with brown, so i was quite shocked, as were my commrades, when the beer poured a hazy golden. as the shock wore off, the first whiff was sweet - honey first, then a hint of the chocolate/cocoa aspect (like tottsie roll) and a slight presence of the chili’s. the body was great. a little sweet, but not cloyingly so. full and smooth, with enough alcohol to warm ya. the flavor was much like the aroma. what i thought would be a cocoa beer with some chilis and honey was in fact a honey beer with a touch of cocoa and chili. a little disappointment there, but this was still a very good and intriguing beer. the chilis, which had been very subtle, almost to a fault, came out a little in the finish as the beer warmed and created a nice complexity the beer didn’t have below 55 degrees. all in all, another unique beer from DFH, and another winner in my book, although for the price, i’ll stick with Midas Touch."
stevoj (2328) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Complex character with lots of unique ingredients. Kudos to DH for bringing history to life. hard to describe, but worth the effort....