fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 750ml. @ PBF 2011
ABV: 6.3%. Clear medium to dark amber orange colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, light smoke, light rubber - plastic, light plantains and carob. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, smoke, strange maybe the plantains and carob ! Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
oh6gdx (20869) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (thanks thomassova4!). Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is wood, some mild fruity and mild brady notes. Flavour is sweet malts, mild leathery notes. Also some quite nutty notes once it warms up.
madmitch76 (15850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
15th May 2010
Clear dark amber beer. Small off white head. Light semi crisp palate. Typical Dogfish Head left field. Sweetish malt and a plantain vegetal edge morphing into bubblegum sweetness. Riding alongside all of this is smoky malt. Any carob is subtle and on the back of the tongue. Sweet! Different! Dogfish Head!
Travlr (13029) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at DFH Rehoboth Beach, courtesy of tarheels86 - thanks! Dark amber color, large tan head with great retention. Aroma of fried plantains, but I wouldn’t have guessed that if I hadn’t read the description. Taste is caramel, chocolate cream pie, scotch. Interesting.
TBone (12966) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 750ml (PBF, 6.3%)
Deep amber color, small white head. Light sweetish, bready, maybe slightly herbal aroma. Medium-bodied. Sweet, pumpkin, a bit herbal, Lingering herbal flavors. Odd .. like some pumpkin beer.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of JJFoodie) Pours a clear copper body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, evergreen, nuts, herbs, and earth. Flavor of banana, caramel, nuts, baking cocoa, and subtle smoke with a somewhat dry finish.
Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at BCTC 2010. Pours copper with a moderate, off-white head. Malty aroma with notes of caramel, nuts and some earthy hops. Has a fairly sweet flavor, with notes of banana, toasted malts and some more nuts. Bodied medium and carbonated no more than any other. The finish is sweet, with some notes of smoke and wood, along with more caramel. Pretty good on the whole.
brokensail (11371) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: A very nice looking pour--a crystal clear amber color with a fluffy off-white head on top.
S: Not a very intense nose, but a bit of smoke and some sweet toasted malts. A bit of fruitiness to go along with some bread.
T: The smokiness of the beer really dominates the flavor, and prevents the full enjoyment of it. After the smoke fades, a slight banana/plantain sweetness comes through on the finish. There is a hint of bready malt and some caramel in there as well.
M: A medium bodied beer with a moderate level of carbonation. Maybe a bit thin.
D: Perhaps a nice idea, and nice of DFH to make this beer for EBF, but not quite what I was hoping for. In any event, I’m glad I got to try it.
BeerandBlues2 (9997) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is carob, toast and bread malt, plantains, dates, light vanilla and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant, plantains and carob with light earthy hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
daknole (9417) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour. Sweet aroma with wood, booze, brown sugar. Flavor has some good wood, light smoke, malty sweetness.