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
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap in Plantation, FL. This is nice. Very nice actually. No real hint of the pomegranate, just a nice chocolate and coffee scented beer with some of the same flavors on the palate. Pours very dark with a very small head. Good amount of hops. Well done.
hopdog (10285) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark black, with brown edges, and a smaller sized tan head. Aromas of chocolate, cherries (or is it the pomegranate juice), caramel, and dark berries. Tastes of chocolate, same berriness, caramel, roast, some dark fruits, vanilla, and had a light coffee finish. Alcohol content well hidden.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Pitch black ale with a small, creamy, khaki-colored head. Decent retention. The bold, acrid aroma provides heaps of smoke, charcoal, espresso grounds and tart berries. Medium to full-bodied with ticklish carbonation. Sweet and acidic berries, bitter chocolate and charcoal malt. Burnt, tangy, drying finish.
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the HSC Sour Beer Tasting on 06/19/2010: Bottle courtesy of a traveling colleague. The beer is black with a medium thin light beige head that diminishes to an outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of bready malt and grain along with some chocolate. Medium body with flavors of roasted malt, chocolate fudge and coffee. Pomegranate is barely detectable. The finish is sweet bready malt with a grain and coffee aftertaste. Better than expected overall.
Sammy (9986) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oakes bottle, brought from Florida. I liked its smokiness, not the addition of pommegrant juice. Its black with a white head. It has a sour finish.
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 15, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355mL thanks to maniac. Clear deep mahogany with tan head. Weak retention. Nose is black olive and marmite with salty black patent black. Like a foreign stout. Taste is carboardy and salty with odd paper and tannins. Sticky sugar.
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JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown-black beer that is loaded with cocoa and chocolate. There is a bit of chocolate syrup, cocoa and a very light earthiness. A touch of tartness and fruit before you start getting even more rich roastiness. An interesting take on the Impy stout style.
deyholla (8901) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours a black with a dark brown head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a good amount of roasted malts, dark grains and a touch of coffee with a hint of underlying pomegranate. Flavor is similar with roasted malts and dark grains up front with a bit of tart pomegranate underlying.
3fourths (8801) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Rich dark purplish black colored body, 1/2-1 inch deep fudge brown colored head but it dies quickly and leaves a small film above a purple-tinted top layer. Rich red wine and dry oak in the nose but muddled by a moderately strong lactic note - burnt milk, yeast-heavy plum skins, etc. Surprisingly fruity flavor. Dry, tannic, lactic, rough and astringent. Reminds me of syrah but at the same time it is messy and flabby on the tongue. Imperial stout rating 200.