GandGKevin (841) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coffee and chocolate aromas. Coffee and dark fruit flavors. Overall itís a good beer.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
black color, aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruits, flavors of roasted malt, dark chocolate, pomegranates, and other dark fruits, slight pine hops, and Belgian spice, med body, not bad
mikem409 (1136) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours black with giant coffee head. Big aroma of berries and burnt sugar. Taste is bramble ish at first then metalic. Hoppy
KajII (705) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a deep dark black with a large (2-3 finger) medium brown fluffy head that receded slowly, down to a light film with a large collar and had excellent sheets of streaky lacing.
The aroma was bold and powerful with a burnt chocolate malt, a light resin hop and a heavy leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, molasses, vanilla and dark fruit (berries).
The taste was very malty with a nice chocolaty sweetness and a note of coffee from the onset with a mild bitterness settling in along with a hint of molasses and a somewhat strong smoky berry ending. The flavor lingered for a good long time with a wonderful chocolate espresso taste that was left hanging for a while longer.
Mouthfeel was a few steps past medium in body with a smooth and creamy texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall an extremely bold, robust and tasty brew that ended with a mild fruity sweetness that possessed a touch of smoke, which made this an exceptionally fantastic drinking experience...
maxwelldeux (2222) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a thick and very dark brown with a very thick tan head. Lots of bitter and roasted notes to the nose. Definitely bitter and biting in the taste - not for the uninitiated.
kabsetter (104) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured into a snifter: Aroma of pomegrante shines through nicely! Awesome aroma. Taste smokey to me, slightly sour. Different for me, but grew on me as I drank. Intresting beer.
deekyn (539) - Yosemite, California, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - pours deep dark coffee black with very high fluffy chocolate head. Strong lacing. S - aromas of chalky toasted malts. Burned malts. Chocolate and charleston chews. Toffee. M - more watery than expected. Medium bodied with a light watery end. Bitter towards the end. T - simplistic chalky toasted malts. Coffee, toffee. Watery light end. I - drinkable simplistic IMp ipa 6+
TheBrewSherpa (269) - Belvidere, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a dark brown-black with a half finger tan head that leaves absolutely no lacing.
S: Strong roast, chocolate, malty notes with a sweetness and dark fruit taste.
T: Pretty much follows the nose, but the pomegranate flavor comes on strong at the finish.
M: Mild carbonation and medium body.
O: An interesting brew that surprised me with the roasted notes. Personally, I could have done without the pomegranate, but thatís just my personal taste...
edgallow (1083) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma is nice roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is malt, chocolate and coffee.
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Bosco (135) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a finely bubbled thick head and lace.
Bitter, sweet with heavy palate and metallic.
I enjoy some of the most bitter beers but Iím not sure what went wrong here.
$2.79/12oz @ Total Wine & More, Boca Raton, Florida