bhensonb (12440) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Josh. Pours really dark brown with a foamy 3-finger dark tan head. Aromas of creamy burnt malt. Medium body with creamy foamy carbonation. Flavor is berry, smooth burnt malt and a touch of something hoppy/spicey. Overall this is a very good flavor. I think the pomegranite is distinguishable after some time. A bit thin for an IS, but it is really very tasty.
bu11zeye (12256) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz. bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted nuts, pomegranate, burnt microwave popcorn, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, pomegranate, caramel malt, and some chocolate.
Tmoney99 (11900) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured black color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted grain and chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body with a thick smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium roasted sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Interesting complex beer.
jcwattsrugger (11553) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle @Noogfest4.0-thanks gunhaver–pours a light brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-coffee/roasty. Taste is rich dark malt-coffee/roasty/chocolate. Smooth, rich. Soft carbonation.
Ratman197 (11222) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by aplusbreaks poured a clear dark brown with red highlights and a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of coffee, toffee, light fruittiness and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bitter chocolate, coffee, light carmel and light pomegranate with a smooth bittersweet finish.
bierkoning (11110) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Solan. Black and opague. Roast, licorice and a hint of pomegranate in the aroma. Sweetish, fruity, roasty, salty flavor with licorice. Medium to full bodied, smooth beer.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Date: May 31, 2008
Source: Tasting, Noog Four-O
Appearance: black, wispy tan head
Aroma: big roasted malt aroma with dark chocolate and lots of earthy hops
Body: thin and creamy body
Flavor: rich dark chocolate flavor, dark caramel sweetness, touch of roasted for balance
Date: January 23, 2009
Source: summits woodstock
Score: 2.7 to 3.1
Appearance: black, fine tan head
Aroma: dark roasted aroma with lots of sweet fruity esters, upon warming it picks up a big woody and tart fruity cherry pit character
Body: creamy body
Flavor: strong roasted and dark chocolate flavor, lots of fruity esters add a strange but balancing sweetness, sweet licorice, develops a tartness to the fruity esters, oaky character comes in to meld with the tartness and add an earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
jtclockwork (10783) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Coffee notes hit the nose and palate. Thick molasses mouth feel. Heavy ale, but very tasty. Rated 4/9/10
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12-oz. bottle received via trade with dchmela. Pours clear rubied black with a small, fizzy, light brown head, mostly diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (molasses, chocolate, burnt), light hops (herbs), average yeast (leather) with notes of tar, charcoal, soy sauce, licorice, and pomegranate. Full bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness and acidity, moderate bitterness.
Drake (10499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled in the presentation tent at WBF Raleigh. Reddish black color. Medium head. Rich, malty aroma with notes of coffee and tobacco. Chocolate taste with a bit of a sour touch, perhaps from the pomegranate.