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Black Hawk Stout - Mendocino Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

604 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 604
Reviews: 424
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.07%
Wants: 11
Gots: 16 | 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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JackieTH

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at 2012 Autumn Brew Review, from notes.

Pour was cola black with a small head that dissipated quickly and no lace.

Smell was roasted malt, bordering on smoky. Taste was initially creamy and slightly sweet but roasted malt was assertive driving underlying chocolate and coffee characteristics. A bit earthy. Medium body. Dry finish. An okay Irish stout certainly, though nothing memorable.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 20:31:01 | More by JackieTH
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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.

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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).

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Black Hawk Stout from Mendocino Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 604 ratings.