Bosco (217) - 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 (581) - , 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
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
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 (4337) - 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.
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
heavy sepia, cream ring with lightly oily top. Nose is dusty chocolate, but of oat and plum. Flavor is more chocolate, anise and cherry lightly offsetting, but pleasant.
sonnycheeba (4103) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with thin, fizzy beige head; short retention and no lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, earthy hops, figs and other dark fruits, and light vanilla. Flavor is malt dominate with faint supporting hops and dark fruit esters; dry, chocolate finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
GT2 (9177) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 15, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355mL thanks to maniac. Clear deep mahogany with tan head. Weak retention. Nose is black olive and marmite with salty black patent black. Like a foreign stout. Taste is carboardy and salty with odd paper and tannins. Sticky sugar.
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Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours a nice black, aroma is sweet, the flavour is nice, its nice dark roasty malts and a good body, there is some kind of fruit in the back round, that is nice, interesting offering
newcigarz (43) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black pour with brown head. Roasted malts and dark chocolate on the nose. Taste is very interesting mix of chocolate, fruit, dark roasted malts. An enjoyable beer.
TheJackalope (30) - Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2012 THIS IS NOT AN IMPERIAL STOUT. THIS IS AN IMPERIAL BLACK ALE. That being said: this is a very complex beer. Dark and rich with a pretty quick finish. This is not a beer for the uninitiated. Complex fruity heads. Large aroma out of the bottle. Tastes like it pushes for its gravity. Might mature beautifully if put up for a year or two, and mellow that bite out a bit, or smooth it. Overall a very interesting offering.