bu11zeye (13029) - 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. Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2008
bottle from RCL through trade. poured black with brown head. aroma was strong with soy and dark roasts. flavor was dark roasts also with some fruit juice about half way through. palate was dry. this was interesting but not sure i would want to many. my brother gasped trying to get it down. Sammy (12205) - 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. PilsnerPeter (3046) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2008
Bottle: Thin looking pour with wispy tan bubbles for head. Has an odd aroma of roast and candy notes of purple grape and artificial/perfumy fruit hints. Somewhat watery feel for an Imperial Stout. Odd flavors upfront of tart jam/jelly character and grape lollipop. The fruit tartness seems artificial and isn’t harmonious with the late mocha-like roasted malt character. Not very cohesive, but interesting and points for the effort of combining a Stout with Pomegranates. wetherel (1883) - Cupertino, California, USA - JUN 20, 2008
Tasted at WeeHeavySDs place. Very roasty aroma. Some fruity in the aroma. Very dry (as I expected from the smell). Low in flavor. Not my favorite.
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Thanks Santa. Black body, thin tan head. Nose is lots of rasty malt, some cocoa, an odd slightly plasticy (fruity) aspect. Flavor is sweet berry, lots of roast, a strange burnt aspect. Just odd from the pomegranate. Its overly bitter.. Strange stuff. 3fourths (9347) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2008
Bottle. Rich dark purplish black colored body, 1/2-1 inch deep fudge brown colored head but it dies quickly and leaves a small film above a purple-tinted top layer. Rich red wine and dry oak in the nose but muddled by a moderately strong lactic note - burnt milk, yeast-heavy plum skins, etc. Surprisingly fruity flavor. Dry, tannic, lactic, rough and astringent. Reminds me of syrah but at the same time it is messy and flabby on the tongue. Imperial stout rating 200. jgb9348 (6257) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Pitch black coloured body with a dense, frothy, milky tan head. Aroma of pungent roasted malt, odd peat, a touch of juice and a little odd fruity notes - crazy smell, given the style and the appearance! Medium to Full-bodied; Odd cherry, plumy, fruity taste at first with a lot of roasted malt, some coffee and a touch of nuts/oatmeal at end. Aftertaste is odd - some fruit tucks in with the malt and stronger, bitter notes and makes for an imbalance and lactic twang gone awry. Overall, an interesting beer that isn’t really pulled together. Separately (as a fruit beer and an imperial stout) this might work, but this beer together just flows oddly and shows a very odd level of complexity that isn’t too nice. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in St. Petersburg, Florida on 13-November-2010 sampled at home in Washington on 23-January-2011. Garbageman (487) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2013
From bottle. Poured deep black with fizzy head. Aroma was all chocolate, dark roasted malt and coffee. Taste followed but the mouthfeel was horrible. Fizzed up like soda water as I drank. reggiedunlop (3725) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2009
pours black with a thin mocha head...poor retention. aroma is red winey...prob. due to the pomegranate. also has light roastiness and chocolate and a bit of an alcohol smell. flavor is fruity..pomegranate...upfront with some light chocolate and a faint chalky sourness. mouthfeel is lightly creamy and the finish lingers with roasty dark fruit. interesting but a little too winey for me.