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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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7826) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7779) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Bottle sampled at Noog Four-0 5/31/08: Pours a mostly opaque black with a thin, wispy-lacing light tan head. Aroma of dry, roasty earthy dark chocolate malts and some toasty grainy notes. Body starts sweet and sugary with a hint of soy sauce and light fruits before a drier, thinner earthy dark chocolate finish. An ok imperial stout but needs more body and balance.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7122) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2008
12oz bottle. Poured deep ruddy brown with almost zero head. The aroma picked up sour pomegranate and cherry pit notes upfront, giving a bright, funky twist to the style.. semi-sweet chocolate and a hint of copper behind (the latter may have been related to the fruit).. the interesting factor outweighed the I-was-kinda-feeling-a-traditional-deep-roasted-no- The flavor opened with tart pomegranate juice, then opened up to more roasty malt character than the nose (blend of sweet and darker chocolates, mild coffee bitterness, and a pinch of brown sugar).. the fruit juice outweighed the chocolate by a little on the back-end and through the finish.. bright overall feel to it. Medium-bodied and tangy on the palate with a sweet underlying impression.. a little tacky on the finish.. intriguing brew that isn’t in the same league as the better imperial stouts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Poured up into a stout tulip glass from the tap at the Oldsmar Tap House. Pours dark dark brown with frothy brown head and spotty lacing. Nice big inviting aroma with dark roasted malts, burnt malts, sweet rich maltiness and chocolate malts. Really nice smell of each successive draw from the glass. The taste seems a bit thin for the style. I get highly roasted malts to burnt malts, some coffee and chocolate with faint dark fruity esters. There is a fruity pomegranate fruit tartness that runs into the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6624) - 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!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6595) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 4, 2013
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6584) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6386) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 11, 2008
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance: Black with hint of brown. Light tanned –light brown slim top. 3-.
Nose: Heavy , rich with plums , raisin, alcohol , dark malt . Softer sweet tropical fruit behind. 7+
Flavor/Palate : Metallic , dark malts with charcoal episode. Dryness of mocha at finish. Slight sourness, acidic in the centrum. Rich brew but not fully developed.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 21, 2008
Bottle courtesy of juiceisloose. Pours black with a thin off white head. Smells of chocolate malt, booze, some molasses, hints of spice. Tastes of caramel, molasses, a touch of pomegranate, boozy. Decent.


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