Friday, 26 April 2013

Black Oak Pom Bomb

Black Oak Pom Bomb is a pomegranate pale ale brewed by the Black Oak Brewing Company in Oakville, Ontario. A cask ale, I had a pint on tap at an excellent Toronto beer bar. Pom Bomb arrived a hazy orange colour topped with a very thick white head. It had a sweet, fruity aroma with some slight tartness. The pomegranate flavour is nicely on display without being overpowering--it gives the ale both a little sweetness and a little tang. It's marginally bitter near the back end.

Pom Bomb is a little bit on the thin side, but it's quite flavourful. If there was a bit more emphasis on hops, this brew would have garnered a higher rating. I was fearful that it might have an un-beerlike pinkish hue, but it looked any other cask ale. For a flavoured ale, Pom Bomb is neither too sweet nor too fruit focused to be beer. It's certainly not my cup of tea for regular consumption, but definitely a unique and interesting brew. I'm glad that I gave it a try.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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