chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer releases from the 22 ounce bottle reddish amber with a large creamy head that slowly fades leaving the lace a firm sheet upon the glass. Nose is rich in sweet malt, hops and fruit also present in the aroma. Smells and tastes like a cross between a barley wine and a big schotch ale with the alcohol just a little untamed. The fruitiness come through slightly, moderating the taste. A nice experiment but the taste unexpected and a little jarring. Finish is more fruity than hoppy. Texture is mediu, carbonation is low. An interesting attempt. I think it needs a little tweaking, but I enjoyed it.
sulawang (1099) - - MAR 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Visual: (cellared for 4 years). Pours translucent reddish brown with a very small dissipating head, ringed retention with thin island, fast steady big bubble streams.
Nose: acidic-tangy pomegranate mixed with sweet barley malt. (lvl-6)-pungency
Mid-palate: dissipiting soft sour-sustained tangy acidity, (lvl-6-sweetness), burnt brown sugar & pomegranate, toasted barley malt
Finish: pomegranate fruity, toasted malt exhale, subtle soft bitter hops.
Summary: I very much liked the wide range of taste sensations incorporating sweet-tangy-acidic-sour-toasted-bitter-alcohol; lots to experience with a very nice balance and mouthfeel.
madchemist83 (269) - USA - JAN 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of caramel, cherry, pomegranate molasses. Appears reddish brown with small head. Almost like a barley wine but a bit spritzier. Has caramel aftertaste with good balance. Not overly sweet but a bit simple. Okay.
CanIHave4Beers (4136) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 5, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep orange color with a big head and nice lacing on the glass.
The Aroma is faint and oddly grainy with a little fruitiness.
The flavor has a nice toasty maltiness & a good tart fruitiness. It’s got a little bit of caramel & a bit of bitterness. Lightly sweet, fine.
ajnepple (5629) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz bottle from Molly’s Spirits. Hazy reddish amber appearance with a lingering beige head and light lacing. Aroma of fruity esters, caramel, toffee, toasted grain, light yeast, brown sugar, pomegranates and just a hint of alcohol. Similar flavor, fruity and malty with mild sweetness and light hop bitterness. Medium to full body. Not bad overall.
Travlr (22450) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. Clear amber color, small white head that settles quickly. Aroma of booze, subtle poms and light citrus. Taste has subtle fruit, but is pretty boozy for a fruit beer.
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tastes like a lollipop got stuck underneath the car seat. Gross. Not a fan.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle, likely at least 4 years old. Misty orange brown with a few edgy bubbles. Nose is toffee, pomegranate, dank basement and green hay. Dull medium body with a watery tang. Taste is stale bubblegum, clove, dried apple and raspberry jam. Obviously past peak but a bit surprising how far its fallen.
BrewBoxer (2613) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at a random Irish pub in midtown. Pours a purple brown CPR with a lot of fizz bubbles. Taste comes off as dish soap in the beginning and end with a hint of fruit. Don't know if it's the booze or if the glass or beer were skunky.
Stuedmaster (348) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of hard candy, grain, and slight tart fruit. Light amber pour with a slight white head that doesn’t retain. Taste is of caramel, tart fruit, high alpha hops. It’s a dry beer overall considering the 8% abv. I think it goes down very well, with the slight sour of the pomegranates and the bitterness of the hops balancing the sweetness of the malt. Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation, dry finish.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle -
Pomegranate is such a mild tasting fruit that I’m surprised brewers use it in beers. But if they want a mild tasting beer, use a mild tasting fruit!! So this beer is just okay, with nothing inherently awful, but since it lacks character it’s kinda perceived that way. Alcohol, light toffee, fresh bread and just a smidge of fruit. Sweet toffe-like malts, soft hop character with just a shadow of fruit flavor. It could have been cumquats, starfruit on lychee in there...hell, the fruit was so insignifigant there could have been nothing in there for all it know. Kinda lame.