OldMrCrow (2443) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2009
BiddleBrau (1221) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Hmmm...strange beer, unsurprisingly. Honey and chicken mole, caramel and bread dough. Hmmm. When will I have the sense to add DFH to the "don’t bother" list?
Hazy golden with thin white head. Sugar sweet aroma… strawberry? Cacao/dark chocolate, something lingers. Is it the bitterness of the chocolate or chilies? An interesting brew and one that if I didn’t have an inkling of what it was would certainly have been completely unexpected. On tap and Andy’s DFH Promo night. mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Pous a lightly cloudy gold color, with a medium off white head. Smells of honey, caramel malt, some sweet fruits, and mild spices. I didnt care for the flavor much at all. Way too pounding sweet, no blance or assistance from much else at all. Just funked out honey and candy sugar the whole time. i admit i couldnt get through the whole beer. Havent been a big fan of DFH’s new experiments recently. Beerdedone (3408) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Aroma of honey, cocoa/chocolate, chili pepper and spices. Flavor is moderately sweet with light malts, honey sweetness, chili pepper, cocoa, light caramel and a touch of spiciness with a sticky texture and a medium body. RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Thanks to tytoanderso for this brew. Pours slightly burnt orange with a small head that fades fast. Aroma is largely of honey, caramel, white chocolate, some distant toast, a light amount of chili peppers on the occasional whiff, and traces of the cocoa even less often. Taste is dominated by the honey with other notes of toast, grapes, white chocolate, with the occasional trace of chili and cocoa. The exotic flavors are remarkably subtle. The chili finally appears a little more assertively in the finish with a sort of honey meets sourdough bread and crust aftertaste. Honey becoming bitter and spicy. Palate is a little odd. Well carbonated, but it’s oily and a little sticky. Fairly thick. This is not as interesting as the ingredients make it out, but it’s still nice, like a carbonated mead with a light spice finish. I’d rather have Jiahu though.
jkwalking05 (4743) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Light amber in color with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma is of chilis, honey and cocoa. Taste is the same. BrianDorry55 (361) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2009
750ml from GMCC in trade. Thanks Gabe!
Pours orange-brown, with a think white head. Aroma is...WHOA! Weird. Strong cocoa, some of the chillies coming through. When you look at this beer, the last thing you expect to smell is chocolate, but its a pretty cool aroma. Flavor is again really weird. The cocoa is dominant...honey, grapes. None of the 9% alcohol comes through. Very drinkable, but there is a weird mouthfeel...bit of a cocoa aftertaste. The last style that this beer should fall under is "traditional"...this is probably the weirdest beer Ive had...But its interesting and I like it...its definately worth trying. ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Bottle from Sean. Thanks, at least you were able to carry this one back for me. I am surprised the plane could take off after you filled it with tears. Pussy. Anyway, this beer is supposed to be some elaborate concoction based on its description; however it falls short. To me this tastes smells and looks like "beer". It could be in a generic can that says Beer across the front of it, and that would about sum it up. All of the elements listed are very subtle, and actually I cannot pick up alot of them. Chiles? Uh? I get corn, alcohol, and some grape flavor or something, similar to Midas Touch. It is drinkable in every way, but it doesnt stand out as being something very original. drfabulous (8100) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 13, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2009 Pours ale color. But when you drink, you get lots of chocolate and honey. Cocoa. A very interesting beer that defies its look. You expect a stoutish color. You get pale ale color. ..Ok...it’s a little later...and I have to rerate. All that chocolate is giving away to grape! And not just grape, but artificial soda grape. The beer does not improve with warming and starts to let down seriously. noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009 Pours a clear amber, big frothy off-white head, leaves a spotty film of froth on the glass. Aroma is led by grass, with some tootsie roll chocolate following that up. In the mouth, there’s a little bit of apple on the front, but the main body is grass, tea, and hay, a strong bitterness of raw vegetables, finishes with some chocolate, and a lingering warmth that might be alcohol and might be chiles. The vegetation and the heat are overall reminiscent of radish, and not really in a good way. Somewhat more than a medium body, warm on the tongue.