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RATINGS: 383   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Dark chocolate barley and roasted grains paired with American hops and Belgian yeast create a mouthful of flavors, but wait thats not all, add a hint of pomegranate juice and what you have here is not your run of the mill fruit beer.You’ve hit the mother load. At 8%ABV this ale is suitablefor aging 1-2 years. Brewed by Florida Beer Co for Gordash Brewing.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (8534) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2008
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2008
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8189) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2008
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2008
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2008
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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (7884) - Carlsbad, California, USA - APR 15, 2012
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2008
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Bottle thanks to Turdfurguson. Pours thick with a light brown head that fades revealing a black body. Aroma is roasty with leather, smoke and a bit of pomegranate fruit in the finish. Taste is very smokey and choclatey with the fruity rounding it off quite well, Creamy mouthfeel and light bubbles. The fruity finish and Belgian yeast makes it very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2009
My Bottom Line:
Sustained roastiness surrounds this strong ale’s inner fruitiness, as dark chocolate and a suave mouthfeel provide many enjoyable sips.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the pitch blackness.
-I would never have said there was any kind of fruit juice added to this, even though there is an obvious fruity slant to it. This fruitiness could just as easily have come from the yeast.
-The roasted malts offer good bitterness.
-The smooth bubbling makes this quite drinkable for its strength.
-Light smoke and coffee notes round out the pleasant malt profile.

Bottle.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Pours onyx with 1-finger tan head. Nose is heavy roasty dark malt, fig, prune, dark fruit, cacao. Tastes dark malty, pruny, figgy, with notes of cherry, merlot, oaky bourbon, cacao, and a mild tartnedd. Velvety, smooth palate. Outstanding.


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