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RATINGS: 388   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Belgian Style Imperial Stout
Dark chocolate barley and roasted grains paired with American hops and Belgian yeast create a mouthful of flavors, but wait that’s 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 suitable for aging 1-2 years. Brewed by Florida Beer Co for Gordash Brewing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2009
BOTTLE: jet black pour, chocolate and fruit on the nose. Taste is roast, coffee, fruit, very creamy, pretty awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9568) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 18, 2009
Bottle from Dakine, thanks Dak. Pours a dark black with a medium to large tan head that falls off quickly. Sweet berry notes, chocolate syrup, roast. Thin to medium bodied. Starts off with a huge rush of sweetness, that was most unexpected. The pomegranate comes through big time here and is quite interesting. Finishes with a nice roast bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9426) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2010
12 oz. bottle, 2008 vintage, as an extra in a trade with smith4498- thanks again, Jason! Pours a very dark opaque brown, near black, with a small dark tan head that leaves nothing but a ring around the inner edge of the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits (fig, plum), acidic notes, and earth. Flavor of roasted malts, dark fruits (fig, plum, cherries, raisins), acidic notes, and flat cola. Medium-bodied, thin-bodied for the style, with average carbonation and an acidic mouthfeel. Sweet and fruity for the style, as well. Some smokiness late. Very odd imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9411) - 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.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2010 Big surpise out of Gordash Beer co. Pours black, with a thin nutty head. Nose is roasty with a slight fruity presence. Aroma is roasty malt, coffee with a very hidden but sweet discreet pomegranate. Sweet and bitter at the same time, mix between the roastiness and the botterness of the yeast. Still wondering how this qualifies as an Imperial!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (9150) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9141) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2008
12 oz. bottle courtesy of daknole. Thanks. Mack pours a very dark brown/black in color with a small tan head. The aroma has the nice roasted characteristics of a good stout with the more unique mild sour/tart presence of berries and pomegranate. The flavor seems to have a bit more going on: roasted malts, chocolate, pomegranate, mild coffee and a hint of bitterness in the finish. The tart fruit is an interesting addition to the style. A little thin for an impy, but a nice beer nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (8464) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Bottle thanks to Ibrew2or3. Pours a very dark black with a small off-white head. The aroma is strong coffee, some fruit juice, and a buttery sweet note. The flavor was similar, lots of coffee mixed with sweet fruit juice, not bad but odd. I dont care much for the buttery finish. Overall though, not bad and pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (8275) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Bottle. Pours near black with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma, with dark berries, dark chocolate and a hint of smoke. A lot going on in the flavor. Roasted malt and sweeter notes of chocolate and pomegranate give way to smoked malt and tobacco, which lingers in a finish which again recalls hints of sweeter fruits. Strange and original, but I think it works rather well.

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