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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Holy Mackerel - Mack In Black Imperial Black Ale

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Holy Mackerel
Mack In Black Imperial Black Ale

Gordash Beer Company
Melbourne, FL USA
Est. 2003

Brain Damage Quotient = 8.0 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Dark chocolate brown, nearly black color.
Pomegranate and malt, bittersweet taste.
Hints of chocolate flavor, lots of carbonation.
Bitter alcohol aftertaste; antiseptic.
Medium sized, brown head that dissipated slowly leaving some lacing.
Medium to heavy mouth feel; complex flavors.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
This one had some bitter alcohol taste throughout the glass. It was very, very dark in color; nearly black. The alcohol and pomegranate produced an unusual aftertaste, while the nose had more ester smells which were more pleasant. Interesting, but not my cup of tea.

Mack in Black also had lots of fizzy carbonation present. Their website recommends storage of this type of brew as it will keep for up to 2 years. This one was labeled as a 2008 edition, so perhaps it needed a little more keeping. Maybe it had not been handled well, prior to my purchase.

As for this review, Mack in Black, "...sleeps with the fishes". On another note,they do have second creation; a small batch "Special Golden Ale" that will definitely get a try sometime.

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