deyholla (8034) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
ineedbeer (1164) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
DialSquare (3355) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from ABC on Button. Black pour with a big pillowy tan head. Sweet aroma - roasty, cocoa, dark fruit. Tastes are coffee, chocolate, little yeasty, syrup, booze, licorice, little juicy. Slick creamy palate. Not necessarily to taste, but lots going on and we’ll constructed.
cbfobes (2678) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours black with a thick light brown head and lacing, really sweet aroma without chocolate and malt than hops, dark fruits as well, little bit if the booze, flavor has a sharp front end without a lot kid hops and mostly malt, booze comes through, meh.
jbruner (2920) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaque blank from the bottle with bubbly beige head that dissipates to leave decent lacing. Aroma of sweet chocolate and slight pomegranate note. Taste follows, is bubbly, effervescent, and a little thin. No hint of the booze, not bad but nothing that blows me away.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Pours black, thin to moderate frothy beige head, spotty lacing.   Assertive pomegranate, roasted malt, and dark pitted fruit nose.   Smells very interesting, Imperial Stout like, but also fruity.   Smooth roastiness up front, backside has a strong pomegranate backside.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, albeit its very smooth and coats the mouth and tongue very well.   Slight roastiness and ashy backside, but still retains some fruity pomegranate aspects.   Interesting beer, and one I enjoyed more than I thought I would.
ChiGuy68 (443) - Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Garbageman (450) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
AWISLguy (1712) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Jensen Beach. Pours an opaque black with a tan head. No real lacing. Aroma has molasses, roast, some soy, and liquid chocolate. And more liquid chocolate. Taste is of bakers chocolate, expresso, and molasses. Quite sweet and lactose-y. Probably a bit thin for a stout. Should be a sweet stout? Finishes sweetly bitter with some length. Interesting with nice flavors.
b3shine (6520) - Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.; thanks burg326). Looks good; a dull black with mocha head that dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; dark malt, roast, and hops with some pomegranate notes. Tastes like it smells with some chocolate too. Nice on the palate. Enjoyable.