Great presentation—the label shows a crowd who's had enough and ain't afraid to advertise the coming revolution. All that discontent packaged in a wine bottle, cork-finished and caged; the parallels to the velvet revolution are obvious. Now, the idea that we'd need to dethrone the Czech Pilsner is a bit ballsy, for sure; but the brewers clearly have faith that this beer will lead people to question everything. Pours a golden straw-honey color, with a 2-finger-thick head from a hard pour. Very few carbonation jets are visible; just a few bubbles here and there rise slowly, a signal of a higher viscosity/gravity brew. Maintains an eternal covering and thick collar that laces nicely. The nose presents a big bouquet of floral, rose petal-like notes, mixed with raw honey, Muscat grapes, a hint of herbal earthiness and a kiss of must. Zero sulfur-notes to speak of in this Pilsner, and caramel blossoms as it warms, with a backing of fresh wort and grains. On the palate, there's a rush of sweetness, the amount of which is quite unexpected for a traditional Czech pilsner, but this sucker's been "imperialized" by none other than Sam Calagione, owner and founder of Delaware's Dogfish Head Brewery, a brewery known for its high-gravity, sweet, envelope-pushing, mold-busting beers. Expect notes of honey, white grapes, alcohol heat, saffron, and a Riesling-like tone wrapped in ripe red apple pie. At full warmth, there's a saltwater taffy flavor that emerges. This beer is sweet and round, but contrastingly, the sweet surge is replaced by a very dry, almost chalky, earthy hop character that really grabs the roof of the mouth, back of the throat, and front third of the tongue, drying things out nicely—which is a must for a pilsner, particularly one of this magnitude and hefty a grain bill. It all has a ghost-like whisper of the Pivovar Herold's traditional pilsner, amped up Calagione-style. Dogfish Head's own stab at the style, "Golden Shower Imperial Pilsner" (later renamed to "Golden Era"), has a similar flavor profile to this beer, but Golden Revolution is not a reformulation, it's a reinterpretation using Czech ingredients and brewing techniques. It's considerably drier than the Dogfish Head version and does stick a bit closer to the traditional characters found in well-made Czech pilsners. Substitute port with this beer, serving as a digestif.