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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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SpecialK088

Missouri

3.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass

Dark black but more resembles that I just poured a coke than a beer, head is bright white and lingers a little while but not overly long and with no laceing

Rich malt and subtle more bitter fruit notes, somebrown sugar notes as well

Taste was a bit of a letdown, the fruit flavors really do not present themselves much at all and has more of a nutty undertone than anything other than a straight forward stout flavor. Some coffee flavors in the finish

Pretty thin for a stout but not to bad on the carbonation and balance, the mouthfeel is honestly a little dead.

Ok to drink and in a blind taste might do pretty well but to put that it is brewed with a certian juice in it really makes me look for some flavors that really never present themselves

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2009 04:43:25 | More by SpecialK088
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Holy Mackerel Mack In Black from Holy Mackerel Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.