mikem409 (1445) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours black with giant coffee head. Big aroma of berries and burnt sugar. Taste is bramble ish at first then metalic. Hoppy
KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a deep dark black with a large (2-3 finger) medium brown fluffy head that receded slowly, down to a light film with a large collar and had excellent sheets of streaky lacing.
The aroma was bold and powerful with a burnt chocolate malt, a light resin hop and a heavy leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, molasses, vanilla and dark fruit (berries).
The taste was very malty with a nice chocolaty sweetness and a note of coffee from the onset with a mild bitterness settling in along with a hint of molasses and a somewhat strong smoky berry ending. The flavor lingered for a good long time with a wonderful chocolate espresso taste that was left hanging for a while longer.
Mouthfeel was a few steps past medium in body with a smooth and creamy texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall an extremely bold, robust and tasty brew that ended with a mild fruity sweetness that possessed a touch of smoke, which made this an exceptionally fantastic drinking experience...
maxwelldeux (2713) - Spokane, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a thick and very dark brown with a very thick tan head. Lots of bitter and roasted notes to the nose. Definitely bitter and biting in the taste - not for the uninitiated.
kabsetter (104) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured into a snifter: Aroma of pomegrante shines through nicely! Awesome aroma. Taste smokey to me, slightly sour. Different for me, but grew on me as I drank. Intresting beer.
deekyn (854) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - pours deep dark coffee black with very high fluffy chocolate head. Strong lacing. S - aromas of chalky toasted malts. Burned malts. Chocolate and charleston chews. Toffee. M - more watery than expected. Medium bodied with a light watery end. Bitter towards the end. T - simplistic chalky toasted malts. Coffee, toffee. Watery light end. I - drinkable simplistic IMp ipa 6+
edgallow (1442) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma is nice roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is malt, chocolate and coffee.
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Bosco (135) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a finely bubbled thick head and lace.
Bitter, sweet with heavy palate and metallic.
I enjoy some of the most bitter beers but I’m not sure what went wrong here.
$2.79/12oz @ Total Wine & More, Boca Raton, Florida
kayres (320) - , Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a thick tan head. Dull hopy aroma. Smooth well balanced hop bitter full bodies. Really plain
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Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Originally reviewed: 5/31/09. This beer pours a jet black with a small thin tan head on top. No retention whatsoever, and no lacing either. Weak. Smells of cocoa, currants, figs, grapes, and booze. Interesting.
Mouthfeel is decent. Some mild carbonation on the tongue. I thought it’d be a bit more as a strong ale. Flavor is interesting to say the least. Right away I taste copious amounts of black licorice. If this is the "black" in "Mack in Black" I’d be severely disappointed. Not a fan of the licorice flavor. Molasses, and a faint nuttiness in there as well. Finishes roasty.
This is an interesting beer. Different, and it threw me for a loop on all counts. I don’t know what I was expecting, but this was and wasn’t it at the same time. Try it if you must, you may be surprised.
burg326 (2762) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle, pours a black color with aromas of roasted malt, coffee, dark dried fruit, nuts and some sweetness. Flvoar is the same, mostly roasted coffee throughout, other flavors are there, you just have to work for it.