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Holy Mackerel Mack In Black - Holy Mackerel Brewing

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BA SCORE
79
okay

190 Ratings
THE BROS
62
poor

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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 16.47%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Holy Mackerel Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 06-02-2008)
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DaveFL1976

Florida

3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I live just across the river from the Florida Beer Company. I'm used to them producing rather bland and uninteresting beers. Fortunately, out of either inspiration or desperation, they've started to contract their brew system out.
They've been doing Holy Mackerel for a while now, and just started up producing Two Tail Pale Ale, which is quite pleasant.

This is a new one, as well. Mack in Black pours (you guessed it) a black body with a foamy brown sugar-colored head. The head settles down rather quickly, much in the same manner as the Holy Mackerel. The smell is roasty and chocolaty. Big time. Lots of chocolate malts in here gives it a dry and bitter smell. But not the pleasing hop bitter. Taste starts out a little sweet and then sweeps onto the back of the tounge with a bit of acidic sourness. Perhaps from the pomogranate? Or maybe from the tannins in the dark malt?

I sort of like the taste of this beer. It's not unpleasant. It has some good parts in the taste. As your swallowing you get the full sense of what's going on, but then a bit of weirdness lingers on your tongue.

Mouthfeel is on the thin side. It doesn't say if they're upping the ABV with sugar or just with fruit. I'd imagine there's some sort of added fermentable, though. I think i'd like a little more viscocity.

Drinkability is OK. Maybe it'll get smoother as it ages. I've also got my fingers crossed that the aroma will smooth out as it ages.

Edit: The taste does start to smooth out as it warms. I'm bumping the taste up to a 4.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2008 18:24:28 | More by DaveFL1976
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Holy Mackerel Mack In Black from Holy Mackerel Brewing
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