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Black Hawk Stout - Mendocino Brewing Company

Black Hawk StoutBlack Hawk Stout

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BA SCORE
80
good

592 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 592
Reviews: 422
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.35%


Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-15-2001)
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BeerAngel

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3.2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark brown with mahogany highlights and a modest light tan head. The smell is nice but faint and consists of roasted malts an burnt chocolate with just the slightest of hop notes in the distant background. The taste is a short-lived bitter chocolate flavor encapsuled in a smooth malt that has just a hint of hops on the tail that carry nothing more than a gentle bitter nibble. This is an extremely light bodied beer for the style however it does drink down fairly easy.

Notes: Stout Light come to mind when I drink this. It has the makings of a good beer, but falls short in my two most important categories which is taste and mouthfeel. Too thin! Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2004 02:15:36 | More by BeerAngel
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A: Pours a very dark brown color. There's about a finger worth of a light tan colored head, also. Retention is about average for the style, but the texturing is very nice. Some decent lacing is left behind.

S: The aroma is rather muted, unfortunately. There is a presence of chocolate backed by some brown sugar, and there's even a touch of hoppiness. As it warms up, it becomes quite caramel-forward...too caramel-forward, actually.

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Black Hawk Stout from Mendocino Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 592 ratings.