trevor211 (1339) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Urban Family. I feared this one would be all novelty, but this is a complex, yet quite drinkable brew -- one of the more interesting ones I’ve had from DFH in a while. The first thing that comes to mind is a Latin American dessert -- cinnamon and chocolate, with some other baking spices in there as well. Cherry wasn’t more than a background flavor -- this was mostly roasted malts, toffee, chocolate and coffee. Fairly thin -- this certainly isn’t a palate bomb, and remains quite drinkable through a glass. Nice!
walleye (1067) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark brown with mahogany small tan head. When cap was popped got a nice chocolate covered cherries coming out of the bottle, in the glass coffee, malts and honey, the chocolate cover cherries diminished, has it warmed some floral and sour notes. flavor chocolate, nutty, malt, alcohol, honey. lift a nice honey flavor on the old taste buds.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has some nice cherry scents with an earthy character as well. Pours a dark brownish red color. Taste has an earthy/nutty flavor with cherries and a very subtle sourness in the after taste.
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SSSteve (3835) - - JUN 9, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. pours a clear brown with ruby highlights under a thin, filmy, beige head. i get a lot of fudge in the nose with some licorice-like spice note and lesser notes of chocolate covered dark fruits. flavor is nutty with chocolate and fudge. i suppose it’s the toasted amaranth that imparts that awesome nutty flavor that i’m really digging. this is great!
MadIndian (2435) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. I was surprised on how good this was. A nice blend of chocolate, nut, floral and bread. A solid spicy /sweet finish with some hint of fruit.
tgncc (2901) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is chocolate, nuts, toasted malt, honey. The appearance is deep red/brown, translucent, off-white head. The flavor is chocolate, nuts, toasted malt, molasses. The finish is nutty, spicy, pine hops. Medium in body. Interesting and enjoyable.
unclemattie (4267) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
New DFH 750mL bottle. Vintage 2012. Dark brown color. Khaki, light tan foam. Sweet herbal aroma, nose of heather, spice, alcohol filled chocolates, chocolate covered cherries. Soft roasty flavors, some cola, coffee roast character, hints of chocolate essence , floral herb layer as it warms. Very complex, lots of layers (not in an ogre kinda way (well a good ogre)). By far, the best of the "off-centered" ingredient DFH brews so far!! Well done. Overall, herbal hodge-podge blended with an Abbey Dubbel.
DialSquare (2944) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from Liquor Loft. Brown pour with a small light tan head that leaves a ring. Aroma is dark fruit, sugar, honey, earthy, nuts, chocolate. Tastes are yeast, spice, banana, chocolate, floral, grain, brown sugar. Toasty vibe. Good balance. Not bad.
brigg (521) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) A reddish-brown body with ruby highlights and a thin tan head. Heavily sweet aroma, fairly noticeable alcohol, dark fruit (raisin, cherry), chocolate. Medium body, soft carbonation, smooth texture. Sweet dark malty flavor, cherry, nutty, prunes; light grape and chocolate notes. Overall malty and fruity.
boxofrane (2259) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at pinnochios. Pours nearly black with a finger of white head. Aroma is very sweet and had a ton of honey in the nose. Taste is very sweet and does have red tea present. Palate is very smooth and the finish is alcohol free. Nice.