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Black Hawk Stout - Mendocino Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Black Hawk StoutBlack Hawk Stout

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BA SCORE
80
good

601 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 601
Reviews: 424
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.07%
Wants: 11
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by Darkmagus82:
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance - Pours a deep deep brown if not black color, with a thin off white head that fades very fast after pouring leaving no lacing.

Smell - Roasted malt with dark chocolate and burnt coffee aroma. A little bit of sweeter caramel and licorice come in toward the end of aroma, but are only very light.

Taste - Burnt coffee and unsweetened dark chocolate. A very faint earthy hoppiness comes in toward the middle of the tasting. Not the slightest bit of sweetness in the beginning, but there is a very little bit that comes in toward the end with faint vanilla flavorings.

Mouthfeel - Quite dry on the tongue with a more watery less creamy taste. Not as good as most stouts on the mouthfeel, a bit too sharp that could use come mellowing of a creamier body feel.

Overall - The beer has some very nice qualities for the style, but then others really put away from its greatness. Overall fairly average

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 01:00:15 | More by Darkmagus82
More User Reviews:
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LakerLeith

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-29-2014 16:16:37 | More by LakerLeith
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mmmbeerNY

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-16-2014 03:49:50 | More by mmmbeerNY
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The Black Hawk stout...has a great name #1...as in the #1 hockey team in the NHL...but is also a solid stout. The beer pours an opaque black with thin slightly offwhite head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent carries chocolate and peat. The taste is more leaning towards espresso. The mouthfeel is fuller in body with smooth carbonation. Overall this is a solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 02:20:43 | More by WoodBrew
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

05-09-2014 00:37:08 | More by Durandal_777
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-05-2014 21:57:38 | More by MikeWard
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Honisbygonis

North Carolina

3.2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

App: moderate head, of deep black "stouty" color, and sweet bouquet in pint

Entree: impactful mouthful, with unwanting - unpleasant lingering aftertaste

Dessert: not tasteless, but not really taste full. Again, not eloquent in defining hints of this and that (not a judge, just a critique sampling the many offerings and commenting accordingly--since looking for holy grails of a variety).

Not crave / repeat worthy.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2014 21:29:30 | More by Honisbygonis
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

04-29-2014 17:49:55 | More by ramrod666
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ksimons

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

04-22-2014 01:10:02 | More by ksimons
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archero

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

04-16-2014 13:16:05 | More by archero
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IRONRakkasan

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

04-14-2014 19:57:02 | More by IRONRakkasan
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stanale

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

04-13-2014 22:42:07 | More by stanale
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ESimmons

Virginia

3/5  rDev -14.8%

04-02-2014 11:23:39 | More by ESimmons
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-13-2014 21:02:12 | More by scottbrew4u
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Soto

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -14.8%

03-10-2014 00:37:53 | More by Soto
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mountaincoffee

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

03-03-2014 23:32:46 | More by mountaincoffee
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GrandmaSweater

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

03-02-2014 20:11:29 | More by GrandmaSweater
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CardiacNP

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

03-01-2014 16:29:15 | More by CardiacNP
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.8%

02-01-2014 14:36:46 | More by Jason1337
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-22-2014 16:55:53 | More by williamjbauer
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FLima

Brazil

3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deepest black color with a thick caramel head with good retention and leaving lots of laces.
Aroma of coffee, a touch of smoked malt and dark chocolate.
Flavor of earthy and citrusy hops, roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate powder, charcoal, pepper and licorice.
Very dry aftertaste with a long lingering bitter roasted coffee notes.
Light to medium body with perfect carbonation.
Assertive beer, but quite flavorful and very enjoyable. In my opinion it is under rated, and definitely I would drink this over Guinness.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 03:04:28 | More by FLima
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elevatedgreens

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

01-07-2014 07:10:49 | More by elevatedgreens
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UncleAddie

Arizona

2.5/5  rDev -29%

01-04-2014 00:12:32 | More by UncleAddie
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drbenderdo

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-03-2014 02:10:02 | More by drbenderdo
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

01-02-2014 05:36:00 | More by LXIXME
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Black Hawk Stout from Mendocino Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 601 ratings.