KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a deep dark black with a large (2-3 finger) medium brown fluffy head that receded slowly, down to a light film with a large collar and had excellent sheets of streaky lacing.
The aroma was bold and powerful with a burnt chocolate malt, a light resin hop and a heavy leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, molasses, vanilla and dark fruit (berries).
The taste was very malty with a nice chocolaty sweetness and a note of coffee from the onset with a mild bitterness settling in along with a hint of molasses and a somewhat strong smoky berry ending. The flavor lingered for a good long time with a wonderful chocolate espresso taste that was left hanging for a while longer.
Mouthfeel was a few steps past medium in body with a smooth and creamy texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall an extremely bold, robust and tasty brew that ended with a mild fruity sweetness that possessed a touch of smoke, which made this an exceptionally fantastic drinking experience...
rajendra82 (986) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The pour consisted of an impressive looking, opaque colored, solid black body, topped by a one finger thick head. When held up to a bright light, the body revealed some deep red highlights. The aroma of the beer was just as impressive as the looks, with loads of black coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, toffee, and roast grains hitting the nose with each whiff. The taste was grainy, astringent, and has a backing of burnt sugar. The finish had a molasses like sweetness. The body was touch runny, but the feel was creamy and not disappointing in any way. I could not detect much of a pomegranate presesene in the beer, but still a fine stout as is.
Homer321 (2897) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose is dark cherry and fig with some sherry. Pitch black pour with minimal head. Taste is moderately fruity with some light alcohol warming. Dried grape and plums too. Not too bad for an old beer from the rotte
Naka (717) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black. Coffee and chocolate notes with obvious pomegranate. I had more, but my stupid phone cleared it.
frlrv1020 (88) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
My favorite Holy Mackerel variety. Coffee, burnt caramel and lots of earth on the palate. Delicious.
devman171 (1222) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black ale with a big up front roast with a medium crisp body and a chocolate roast finish, not much fruit
AndyW68 (1235) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
ClassyBeagle (374) - USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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...
Marheb (3384) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
suprchunk (2684) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.