DocLock (8593) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
deyholla (8347) - 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.
BVery (8064) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
BOTTLE: jet black pour, chocolate and fruit on the nose. Taste is roast, coffee, fruit, very creamy, pretty awesome.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
sebletitje (7879) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
phaleslu (7600) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Ughsmash (7387) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
douglas88 (7337) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.