Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - OCT 16, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle - pours a hazy yellow / orange color with no head and very sligth carbonation. Aroma is heavy with floral notes - juniper, fruit, and a bit of honey. Flavor is exceptional. Full bodied with a sweet start and a smooth, floral finish. Touch of herbs, coriander, cinnamon pepper the tongue with a beautiful mix of varying flavors. Finishes sweet and lingers with a wonderful flavor that just ends this beer perfectly. An amazing beer and a new favorite of mine. A shame it’s so expensive and hard to find - however, next time I see it, I’m picking up a six-pack :-)
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear amber color. Aromas of pine/malts and a touch of citrus/berries. Flavor is a little different. I thought it would be more pine tasting. A little berry flavor and some hop bitterness near the end.
Niko100 (2671) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of malt/wheat, yeast, juniper, coriander, & citrus; Flavor of sweet malt/wheat, coriander, caramel, citrus, some honey, and spice; Nice herbal tea qualities - interesting brew.
csaso (2097) - Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - good size foamy head, hazy burnt orange color with lots of "floaties" (maybe bad poor?), big fruity/berry aroma and flavor, moderate spice (from the tea I guess), a little different but in a good way overall
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milewide (2059) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear Amber color. $12.99/750ml is pricey versus alternatives in this market. Just not true to original style.
zvsn (1643) - ISRAEL - SEP 29, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Yoav. Hazy yellow with lots of sediments. Smell of cardamom, lavender, herbs, clove. Sweet, spicy, green tea,cardamom, coriander, herbal bitterness, over-spiced and not balanced . Light-medium bodied.
allenh89 (1) - Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is great for relaxing on a cold day. Amazing flavor, sums up Autumn in a bottle
sonnycheeba (5043) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy gold. Aroma is heavy black and chai tea, floral notes, orange peel, and faint toast. Flavor is sweet with mostly chai flavors along with some faint black tea, toasted malts, and some mixed spice. Medium body.
rayaron (1369) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - SEP 19, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle sample at Vova’s Hoppy Beerthday tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin, Tel Aviv. Thanks Yoav. Golden with small off-white head and lots of particles. Aroma of lavender, herbal tea, chamomile, very floral. Sweet flavor with notes of lavender, tea, chamomile and clove, spicy, bitterish, medicinal and alcoholic. Medium-bodied.
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 17, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sample at Vova’s Hoppy Beerthday tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Yoav. Golden with floaties. Huge cardamom and clove aroma, with other spices and some fruitiness. Sweet flavor with malt, caramel, cardmamom, clove, some fruitiness, a tart hint. Medium-bodied. Not my thing.
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2015
1.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
No head, only a smattering of fine bubbles. No lace either. Cloudy orange-amber color.
Lots of Caribbean style spice to the nose: all spice, nutmeg, clove, coriander and cinnamon. There’s a pepper aspect to the smell.
Less beer and more a spicy soft drink without sugar. Very high carbonation for the level of body. Lots of clove and pepper in the swallow.
I love Dogfish’s willingness to try something wild, different and bizarre. And their willingness to put it in front of the general public. I hope they never stop doing this. Sometimes they get hits, sometimes misses. For me, this is one of their greatest misses.