rags2rags (149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Kenny Road Market, poured into dimpled mug. Pours surprisingly light in color with a dissipating white head. Aroma is medicinal and herbaceous. Flavor is sweet with more herbs and some added spice, a little bitter cocoa present as well. Light in body. I like this experiment by Dogfish Head, just not this beer. the Sahtea is much better. Try that one if you can.
Dave_M (2) - California, USA - MAR 28, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A cousin of Midas Touch. Despite the cocoa and spices, the initial aroma is grapes and the fruity odors dominate the entire tasting experience. This is a smooth, tasty fruity beer, but not quite as complex as the ingredients might suggest.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
PartyFowle (176) - - MAR 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Colored deep orange and hazed to opacity. The silky off-white head has decent retention. Aroma is sweet: golden raisins, honey, a bit of cocoa, a soft nuttiness in the background. The flavor is less sugary and has more alcohol character, starting off with crackers and orange blossom honey before moving into gentle nuttiness, raisins and just a teeny bit of pepper heat. I was expecting more cocoa, and its presence would bump this up a few points in the flavor department.
pete4999 (1166) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice beer, cloudy somewhat orange-ish. Doesn’t really taste like a lot of the things mentioned on the label, cocoa and whatnot. Tastes kinda sweet, heavy on honey, maybe a little spice. Very nice.
Syzzer (602) - Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bomber 3-7-15. Weak white head, thin line on rim & splotches in center. Taste of honey, grain. Smooth fairly plain but good body. Cloudy light orange with sediment. 7.9bd 7.5bry
connor0415 (36) - - FEB 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It didn?t taste bad but wasn?t exactly what I expected the peppers were slightly noticeable but the chocolate wasn?t on the forefront at all. Not sure if I got an old bottle or something. It was a cool concept but may have needed a bit more of the ingredients listed to make an impact. It tasted good but wasn’t what I’d imagined
bastarda (147) - Freiburg, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@Roland’s post Mondiale tasting; woody, earthy champagne nose, some dark honey, fizzy, too fizzy mouthfeel, some turkish delight/melted down Toblerone chocolate in taste. Interesting, but less complex than expected.
Iznogud (1207) - CROATIA - FEB 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Birreria Eataly New York. Pouts hazy orange with small white head. Malty, caramel, toffee, spices. Light to medium bodied.
tomer (1904) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 8, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
At a tasting, thanks Tom L, big bubbly but quickly dissapearing head, lively carbonation, dirty honey yellow color, aroma of honey with hints of wood and bread, grainy flavor with hints of chillie, very light bitterness. Not too good.
mtdewa1 (431) - rome, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear gold pour, little head. Aroma is mild, chocolate, spice and pepper. Taste is dry spice, pepper, heat, chocolate and a touch of honey. Very complex layering and smooth. Overall interesting and good.
monk191 (1201) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very interesting beer, another great experiment from dogfishhead. Pours a deep orange with lots and lots of sediment hanging out. Smells of honey, peaches, chilis and grape blowpop. Taste is very thick, like a meal, with Apple blowpop or jolly rancher, honey, peach and a chili spiciness in the finish. Reminds us of the old bubble tea like soda, Orbitz. Had in the bottle.