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RATINGS: 384   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Pours an opaque, dark. Head is thin, yet dense and coherent; tan with a purplish tinge. Aroma is restrained, with alcoholic fruit (cherry, grape, and, yes, pomegranate) most prevalent. Some chocolate malts are present, but they are definitely relegated to the background. Taste is dominated by fruitiness (again, pomegranate and cherry) with burnt chocolate malts playing a supporting role. Alcohol is detectable throughout and almost threatens to upend the other flavors. In sum, a good, but not great, fruit beer. On a personal note, my inner epicurean applauds the brewer for trying this combination, as pomegranate and chocolate make an awesome combination. But this beer is a bit unbalanced. There needs to be more malt flavor here; I simply didn’t get that roasted flavor characteristic of a stout. Alcohol needs to be toned down a bit. Some issues, but this could be a winner and fill a real niche in the fruit beer category.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Naka (714) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Black. Coffee and chocolate notes with obvious pomegranate. I had more, but my stupid phone cleared it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
frlrv1020 (88) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2014
My favorite Holy Mackerel variety. Coffee, burnt caramel and lots of earth on the palate. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (1151) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Black ale with a big up front roast with a medium crisp body and a chocolate roast finish, not much fruit

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyW68 (1188) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Would like to try minus the pomegranate. Still very good. Near black pour with deep tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate with a sweet back. Taste is similar, but the sweet is a bit much at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - OCT 23, 2013
FROM NOTES: June 29, ’12 Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. A: Strong roast, chocolate, malty notes with a sweetness and dark fruit taste. A: Pours a dark brown-black with a half finger tan head that leaves absolutely no lacing. T: Pretty much follows the nose, but the pomegranate flavor comes on strong at the finish. P: Mild carbonation and medium body. O: An interesting brew that surprised me with the roasted notes. Personally, I could have done without the pomegranate, but that’s just my personal taste...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (2817) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Belle dentelle sur corps velouté, des notes de bleuets et de petits fruits se faufilent dans une marre de grains de café dans le chocolat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Aroma of blueberry coffee, dark chocolate, and espresso. Pours black with a small brown head. taste is roast coffee and raspberry chocolate. Nice and roasty. Big coffee finish. Exciting brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2500) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Dark pour. Big tan head. Plenty of lacing. Sweet/sour aroma reminiscent of sour cherries. Some chocolate and coffee mixed in. Coffee and smoke up front. Some sour fruit notes. A slight slick mouthfeel with a sweet finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChiGuy68 (440) - Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Tasted from a 12oz bottle. It poured a deep reddish brown with a light brown, thick, bubbly head. A roasted malt & chocolate aroma and flavor, that is thick and rich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (1000) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Aroma is fairly fruity but with a well balanced dark malt character. Lots of chocolate and roast with dark fruit esters. The dark fruit is cherry, prune, pomegranate and a hint of cassis. Pours black with a moderately thick dark mocha head that steadily recedes. Light lacing with medium sized legs. Flavor is fairly sweet upfront with some fruit and chocolate. The fruit is dark cherry, prunes, plums and a definite pomegranate note. Mod palate the chocolate takes on more of a roast character. Some moderate bitterness in the finish to balance the sweet fruitiness. Hints of alcohol spice are also present in the finish. Some astringency. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium high carbonation. Astringency is medium low with medium alcohol warmth. Overall a clean beer, but not one I particularly enjoy. The fruit is fairly present making the beer overly sweet which contrasts with the astringency and in my mind makes it seem more astringent. Its similar to a fruity Belgian stout but without the body. It could use some oak or red wine to help balance and round everything out. Less carbonation might help as well.

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