juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Bob Gordash, the brewer, for sharing this up at Redlight. This one poured a deep black color with a thin tan colored head that elft spotty lacing around the glass. The aroma is very interesting on this one with a lot of chocolate and a touch of roasted malts on the nose. Another whiff of the beer brings out some belgian yeast characters and a hint of the pomegranate. The flavor follows suit with the dark and milk chocolate flavors rushing forward with a small amount of roastiness and then promptly followed by fresh pomegranate. The pomegranate and chocolate came together beautifully and with great balance between the two. The mouthfeel was medium bodied that was almost creamy with some vinous quality to it. The finish was chocolate covered pomegranate with a touch of hops in there. This was really nicely done, and I am glad I got to try this. I can’t wait until he bottles this in April.
PhillyBeer2112 (2523) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ditto to Dragonstout, thanks to Bob for sharing his brand new beer. A strong Belgian style stout of sorts. Neat stuff. Nearly opaque black, light creamy head. Nice aroma with mild roast and a frruity funky Belgian carnival. Chocolate, meaty roasted plums (what?), chocolate covered cherries but thats probably the pomegranate. Lightly vinous. Clean chocolate and roast flavors with pom in the background. Pretty well built, almost a dessert beer. A touch of acrid husky dark gains in the finish. Plenty of complexity here, really nice.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanx to Bob gordash for sharing this at Redlight.Pours a gloomy black color with a small khaki head.The nose has chocolate all over it.the flavor was definately interesting. At 1st the chocolate slams into you and after that its little brother, the pommegrante comes by and kicks you some more.Well balanced beer, getting all the flavors intended.Also there was some vinous grape notes, wine like here.The finish had some tanginess to it.Well done.