maxwelldeux (4433) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2012
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
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 (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 21, 2012
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 (4619) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2012
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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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 (888) - , Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Black with a thick tan head. Dull hopy aroma. Smooth well balanced hop bitter full bodies. Really plain
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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 (5628) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2012
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 (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2012
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 (6539) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
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.