esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Todd for the glass of Poppaskull! Golden yellow with a two finger white head that fades away moderately leaving some lace. Yeast and booze up front with sweet sticky malt, strong cardamom, mild fruit and some floral hops and the oak is there, perhaps by power of suggestion on the bottle label. More malty than hopped with plenty of yeast and alcohol. The cardamom and related spices ring through clearly and while I get the oak, Iím not getting the brandy, but Iím perfectly fine with that. Sweet and sticky this one warmed me up on a cold November Wisconsin night.
GMCC2181 (1591) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from krestons in Middletown DE... Pours the color of a pale ale... yellowish...decent head...nothing outstanding. Decent aroma of some flowers and spicey spices. Taste is the same....blended together very well... Flowery, almost perfume like.... spicey... enjoyable... I really couldnt tell this was aged in brandy... Alcohol was well hidden...Medium to light body, easy to drink...
bobvenekamp (12) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2010 750mL bottle. Pours a nice orange color with a medium sized white head. Some spice and light citrus on the nose as well as some Belgian-esque funk. Definitely tasted some of the cardamom and cinnamon along with a slight hint of brandy. Not bad, but I would say let this one mellow out for a while.
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle, pours a hazy golden with nice white head and lacing in the glass, the aroma is of cardamon mixed in with some citrus and hops, the flavor is smooth and nice with a fruity, spicey and some hops in the finish, interesting.
kassner (1552) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Classic strong ale, blond very slightly hazy, nice head but not much lacing, certainly alcoholic and light fruity and citric notes from the yeast
efdejesus (93) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very interesting beer. Can taste the belgian funk. Finishes with an intense sweetness that is definitely different.
edwardbass (795) - Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not sure Iíd call this a Belgian strong ale...itís kind of itís own thing, like several DFH beers. Taken on itís own, definitely has the spice aroma. The taste is surprisingly pleasant (for me - I am not a Belgian fan) The spices dominate, cardamom especially. Thereís a hint of bitter and a sweetness that compliments the spices. Glad I tried it (I pretty much try anything that 3F is involved with), but not something Iíll repeat.
Goodgrief (2000) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iíve bought every Dogfish beer since Iíve started out, so despite my misgivings over it being spiced (not a fan of spiced ales). Plus the beer guy at the store told told me it wasnít heavily spiced. So, the beer poured clear yellow. The first whiff told me the beer guy lied. Heavy spicing, ginger and cardamum present. The sweetness was almost enough to compensate. I just donít like the style. Meh.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Mouth tasted like a lot of rye. Sweet, sharp, and some barrell mellowness.
jredmond (7661) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at DFH with Andrew. Pours a bright clear yellow body. Aroma is sweet Belgian CA dying and sugary malts. Mouthfeel is sticky with flavors of sweet oak, malts, candy.