Jim_teacher (7) - California, USA - MAY 12, 2010 does not count
I quite like this brew! The Pomm mostly adds a familiar earthyness - I am a brewer, and I have a lot of experience with Pom Meads...also it’s a happy acidity lent to the brew from the fruit, backed up with a mild tangerine/citric hops in the back of the tongue.
Good with Swordfish, red meats, white meats, something spicy... basically very paletable, but you might only like one half of the large bottle: very filling! Malty malty malty. Just delicious. mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - SEP 4, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2011 Read other high reviews for my technical opinion. Man o’ Man the guys who make these beers are "beer gods" I am a hop head at heart and these guys are converting me. This is funky enlightenment! Imperial amber is spot on. GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2007
Pours an amber copper color w/ a full, semi creamy froth. Good hangtime w / nice residual lacing. Aroma is full on sweet and smells more like ripe black cherries than pomegranate. Full nectar w/ ample effers that are delayed and mellow. Big malty backbone infuses flavors of brandy, black cherry, pomegranate, and citrusy melon rind on my palate. Its moderately sweet upfront. Theres an appropriate strict bittering that follows the sweet malts and miraculously balances it all out. This peachpit style bittering starts mid palte and digs in to linger to the finish and as I said, it balances this fruity sweet brew out competely. As the sweetness bitters it turns citrusy ruby red grapefruit. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Shmaltz Brewing Company--He’Brew "The Chosen Beer"--Origin Pomegranate Imperial Amber Ale--2007 22 oz. Bottle. 8.00% ABV. 55 IBU’s? (4.5 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Imperial--Pome. Mild lacy head. Slightly cloudy bright amber orange color. Mellow floral pomegranate hop front.Dry sweet crisp thin smooth caramel pomegranate fruit mild ester body. Tangy dry sweet hop fruit spicy end. Sampled 5/30/2007. carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2007
pours a reddish copper with nice head. aroma of caramel and tartness. taste is smooth and then tart with caramel up front and tart pomegranate tone at the end. i think this tops the genisis 10:10 pom brew... i love pomegrante, now i can get the juice and my brew too!!
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2008
Carmaly biscuit aroma. Fair carbonation. Redish-orange hue. Malt has strong presence much like a barley wine. Hops are very very low, and bitterness as well. Any bitterness comes from the tartness of the pomegranate. Tartness and frutiness mingle with the malty body. Easy to drink, smooth palate. Alcohol well hidden. Overall a very good beer. milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Carmaly biscuit aroma. Fair carbonation. Redish-orange hue. Malt has strong presence much like a barley wine. Hops are very very low, and bitterness as well. Any bitterness comes from the tartness of the pomegranate. Tartness and frutiness mingle with the malty body. Easy to drink, smooth palate. Alcohol well hidden. Overall a very good beer. scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Found this sitting in the cellar, probably had it for 6 months. Black raspberry nose, and soft alder wood. Reddish sienna, small pale tan head. I love all things pomegranate and this is no exception. Great brown ale foundation balances between toasty and caramel flavors, moderate heaviness, kissed throughout by that perfect fruit. wlajwl (6811) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 29, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2014 Caramel, nuttiness and grains in aroma. The flavor is thick caramel, malts and an undercurrent of the pomegranate that grows stronger into the finish. Interesting ale, similar to a Belgian Ale, couldn’t tell from the aroma that there was pomegranate in it. Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2007
Clear, ripe red appearance, under lacey off-white head.
Lovely aromatics! Bright fruit, lush malt, plentiful, but not prominent, hops. Malt is king, and fruit is...queen, I’d guess?
Beauty on the tastebuds, once slipped onto the tongue and into the belly! Slick, supple, sensuous, delicious! Juicy malt, tasty fruit, tantalizing hops...gorgeous! 8% abv not felt, really...yet.
"Imperial Amber Ale"...yup, that says it..."brewed with luscious promegranate juice"...nothing much else to say, but, thumbs up!