marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
I tried a sample of this, and I was less than enamored of it. I can taste the cocoa and chiles, but I found they created a strange taste which I didn’t particularly care for.
DiscerninDrunk (37) - - SEP 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours orange/golden, what little head there is has large, brief lasting bubbles, looks almost crystalline in the glass. Aroma spicy (hot), roasted cacao, sweet. Starts off with the ancho, moves quickly into caramel and is followed by a Mexican hot chocolate finish, only mildly spicy, decent amount of chocolate.
ttroha (275) - Americus, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Maltitude. Pours clear amber with a white head. Aroma of wheat and chocolate. Tastes of wheat, a hint of chocolate and chilies. Sweet aftertaste. Very unique beer. I liked it.
gripweed57 (687) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Honey gold color. Brief white head. Fragrant malt aroma has notes of cocoa and spicy hops. Flavor touches on cocoa and subtle chili heat. Sweet malt is accented by the honey. There is an ever present warmth from the chili peppers and alcohol. There are complex flavors at play. Citrus, nuts, earthiness and cocoa. Certainly, this is a unique beer. Noticeable alcohol is blurred by the chili heat.
bartlebier (1734) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bottle pour@5e Mondial de la Bière, Mulhouse FR. Fragrant and inviting nose of wild honey, white chocolate, vanilla. Smooth taste of white grapes, white wine and vanilla. Hard to pin down stone/pit fruit exotics meandering about in between. Oily, luscious and smooth: surprisingly balanced - for an archeological concoction reconstructed from pottery fragments.
knights97 (105) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First, I used this to marinate a steak. Amazing cocoa taste to the steak. Gave it a nice flavor and now to the beer itself. Poured to a dark brown body with a nice sweet honey taste and cocoa nibs. Has a sweet smell and is a solid beer that was balance for me
beerguy00 (107) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light amber color with a small head. Nice aroma of bread and honey, not much cocoa on the nose. Very nice flavor of honey, bread, a bit of chocolate and sweet fruit.
purpleoctogod (6) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is an amazing beer. The coco nibs are so pungent and delicious in this beer it almost over shells then chili but, right at the end you taste the nice spice and earthy tones.
chucklemation (480) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy yellow with a quick-fading white foam head. Aroma is largely honey and a bite of alcohol. Taste is dominated by honey, with traces of cocoa, fruit, and some chili heat, which provides a touch of bitterness as well. Has a large combination of flavors, but unfortunately they all come off a bit too subtle.
N3lson1 (187) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank out of a pint. I can not put my finger on the aromas. Nice golden brown color, a white lacey head. Delicious, usually not a fan of Dogfish Head’s brews. But this beer is amazing, I was hoping for little more chile flavor.
TimE (3191) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep amber color. Very thin head. Malty nose with lots of cacao, chillis and hints of marmalade. Very low carbonation and this beer has integrated well over five years. Slightly sweet, oranges and chocolate dominate mouth but well rounded and slight hint of pepper. Warming cacao and chilli finish. Very nice and aged well. Nice