j12601 (13297) - 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. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2008
(12oz. bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted nuts, pomegranate, burnt microwave popcorn, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, pomegranate, caramel malt, and some chocolate. hopdog (13191) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2008
12oz bottle. Poured a dark black, with brown edges, and a smaller sized tan head. Aromas of chocolate, cherries (or is it the pomegranate juice), caramel, and dark berries. Tastes of chocolate, same berriness, caramel, roast, some dark fruits, vanilla, and had a light coffee finish. Alcohol content well hidden. Sammy (12995) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2008
Oakes bottle, brought from Florida. I liked its smokiness, not the addition of pommegrant juice. Its black with a white head. It has a sour finish. deyholla (12583) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.
jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
12oz bottle @Noogfest4.0-thanks gunhaver–pours a light brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-coffee/roasty. Taste is rich dark malt-coffee/roasty/chocolate. Smooth, rich. Soft carbonation. BVery (11458) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2009
BOTTLE: jet black pour, chocolate and fruit on the nose. Taste is roast, coffee, fruit, very creamy, pretty awesome. hopscotch (11420) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2008
Bottle... Pitch black ale with a small, creamy, khaki-colored head. Decent retention. The bold, acrid aroma provides heaps of smoke, charcoal, espresso grounds and tart berries. Medium to full-bodied with ticklish carbonation. Sweet and acidic berries, bitter chocolate and charcoal malt. Burnt, tangy, drying finish. alexsdad06 (11223) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2008
12 oz. bottle courtesy of daknole. Thanks. Mack pours a very dark brown/black in color with a small tan head. The aroma has the nice roasted characteristics of a good stout with the more unique mild sour/tart presence of berries and pomegranate. The flavor seems to have a bit more going on: roasted malts, chocolate, pomegranate, mild coffee and a hint of bitterness in the finish. The tart fruit is an interesting addition to the style. A little thin for an impy, but a nice beer nonetheless. DocLock (11189) - 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.