GothGargoyle (2587) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2013
Dark golden with a pale head. Aroma is honey, heather, jasmine, apricot, peach blossom. Sticky mouthfeel, quite sweet on the palate, floral and almost cloying finish. Taste is jasmine, peach blossom, heather honey, dried apricot and dried tropical fruits. Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 1, 2013
THOUGHTS: A little disappointing. Overly sweet. More like a fruit juice than a beer. Hid alcohol almost too well, making it seem even more like a fruit juice.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark amber with a small, off-white head that fully diminished and left virtually no lacing. The aroma had mostly pomegranate juice; light to moderate hazelnut and wheat; light fruity yeast; honey; and odd spices. The initial flavor was moderately sweet, lightly acidic and slightly bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet, moderately acidic, slightly sour and lightly bitter with an average to long duration. There was honey, pomegranate juice, odd spices, hazelnut, and wheat; but mostly pomegranate and raisin. The medium body was sort of syrupy with fizzy carbonation and a dry, slightly metallic and lightly alcoholic finish. ads135 (4607) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Brownish red appearance. Head disappears very quickly leaving a pretty weak mouthfeel. Honey sweet with some dark fruit flavors. Tried with Jay in Lawrence in 2013. BrewBoxer (2636) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle to glass. Bronze brown color. Nutty Andalusia but light with lots of liveliness. Very drinkable and easily sessionable despite the abv. Like it a lot
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Pours sparkling copper with thin white head that quickly recedes. Very complex aroma with elements I couldn’t hope to identify without reading the label. Similarly complex and delightful flavor. Sweet and wine-like... I can definitely detect the pomegranate and a tiny bit of the Gentian (luckily not too much... I find Moxie revolting). Thanks Dogfish for once again showing me that I could’ve managed to survive in a different historical period.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Very interesting beer. Pours a red/copper with a small tanish head. Lots of pomegranate and raisin on the nose. Flavor has the pomegranate and raisin with notes of hazelnut and honey. Really complex and well-balanced I don’t feel like any one flavor overpowers the others. It is a sweeter brew but I don’t think it’s super sweet to the point of it being a negative. Very interesting beer, I love that DFH always tries new things with their beer! annunz123 (957) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Sweet aroma with raisins, fruit, honey, and spice. Flavor is rich and sweet with orange, grape, and spice, with some drying alcohol in the finish. If you can handle your beer on the sweet side, this is pretty enjoyable and definitely a change of pace. BobFrapples (50) - Bryan, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2013
The aroma of this beer is wonderful. The appearance is a little strange - like fizzy apple juice. Although I appreciate the research and effort that went into producing this beverage, it just doesn't click with me. Prevailing flavor is dry, metallic and pomegranate rich.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone moonbug (68) - Bryan, - JUN 20, 2013
Strong pomegranate aroma. Color is unusual...browned like dirty water. I can taste the pomegranate too, but then it flattens out. Maybe a bit of nuttiness, but there is an almost metallic taste (from the bronze) that disturbs my palate. Interesting beer...fascinating back story and process.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone SudsMcDuff (8429) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2013
had a small glass at Bangers in Austin,TX .. . a strange beer- cardboard dust and hazelnuts .. .
quite sweet and slight perfume .. . abv is well done .. . a bit bold, but
a small sample was enough .. . . some people really are living in the past, its pathetic! now
bugger off, i’m trying to listen to my Walkman!