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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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doerickson

Virginia

3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Opaque black with a frothy, cakelike burnt tan head, which dwindles quickly to a dark lace. Roasted and caramel malt aromas with some fruitiness. A metallic twang on the tongue, with some citrus-like hop flavors and roasted malts. It's dry--not as sweet as it smells. Finish is bitter and drawn out. It's not bad, probably nothing I'd pick up again though.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2002 20:40:46 | More by doerickson
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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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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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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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Illinois

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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

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