RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
This beer is based on a beverage that may have been enjoyed by the Etruscans of Ancient Italy around 800 BC. For this one Sam traveled to Italy with Dr. Pat McGovern where they met up with Teo and Leo (Sams buddies from Baladin Brewery and Birra Del Borgo respectively) and researched ingredients from various Etruscan dig sites. The result of their research is a strong ale containing an Italian heirloom grain called Cappelli Senatore, along with pomegranate juice, raisins, and hazelnut flour, together with 3 types of honey: chestnut, wildflower, and clover. The brew was then spiced with several hop flowers, Gentian root and tree resin (think Myrrh) in the kettle. To simulate fermentation in a bronze vessel (which possibly would have been what the Etruscans used), we actually tied a bronze plate inside our modern stainless fermenter which was suspended in the wort as it fermented. The aroma is dominated by pomegranate and spice from the yeast. The flavor is an intriguing interplay between the tangy pomegranate fruit and nuttiness from the hazelnut flower. One can definitely envision sipping this unique brew while relaxing on the Mediterranean coast. Versions of this brew will also be made at Baladin and Birra Del Borgo with the same ingredients but varying processes.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (10386) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
Bottle at Craigs. Thanks to the SF brother in law. Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Aromas of honey, bread, dried fruit. Taste is clean, malty, dried fruit. Clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (1746) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
Pours light amber with no head. Aroma is raspberry jam. Taste is raspberry sweet, earthy bitter, mild sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (12723) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
Bottle at craigs. Pours clear amber, nose is honey, caramel, fruity, taste is raisin, pomegranate, tart, juicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (23884) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
bottle at home ... copper .. thin whie lacing ... soft toffee .. soft fruit nose ... oily fruit .. juicy fruit .. zezty fruit .. bitter fruit .. soft honey ... light bready yeasty fruit .. soft metalic fruit ... soft fizzy fruit

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2016
Pours a hazy medium orangish amber color. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty, with a touch of fruit. Flavor is a nice mixture of malts and fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (1623) - Beckley, USA - MAR 31, 2016
cloudy, deep amber color with a spicy, fruity aroma; theres a lot going on in this beer - lots of spicy fruity flavors; the different spices and fruits really blend together in a potpourri of flavors. The pomegranate is the only thing that stands out (although I have no idea what myrrh tastes like)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsporrer (969) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Poured a clear copper colored with an off white ring. Light carbonation with plenty of lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel toffee with Belgian spices. Light body. Starts with a slight tart tingle then the flavors seem to wash out with a somewhat dry finish. Leaves an odd numbing sensation on the tongue and palate. Probably from the myrrh. Complex mix of flavors. Very different but enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JStax (6115) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2016
750 ml bottle poured into a snifter. The beer is a clear copper with a head of beige foam that fizzles out quickly, like that of a soda. The aroma has rich, caramel sweetness, grape juice, and some dry, woodlike notes. Very grape forward. Sweet and boozy in the taste. Big body, high carbonation. Super sweet beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Pours a murky chestnut brown with the head dissipating rapidly and has hints of honey, a grainy wheat and a sweet alcohol odor. Taste is mildly sweet with a bold honey presence and a nice bit of wheat creeping in. The finish is has mild yeasty presence with a light lingering tart flavor...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
blueshockey24 (607) - Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours Amber reddish. Aroma is spicy sweet. Taste is spicy sweet with same finish. I like dogfish beers but this one isnt memorable to me.

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