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Black Hawk Stout - Mendocino Brewing Company

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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 pentathlete:
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pentathlete

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black, opaque in the body, but a dark brown tranluscence at the edges. The smell is mild roasted malts, nothing bad at all, but nothing noticeably special either. The taste is similar to the nose but it does have a pleasant malt character that tells us it's a stout. The mouthfeel is medium and consistent. Overall, a pleasant if not outstanding beer. Certainly very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2007 00:04:33 | More by pentathlete
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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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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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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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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

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%

04-29-2014 17:49:55 | More by ramrod666
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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Virginia

3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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Kansas

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Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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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

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Black Hawk Stout from Mendocino Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 601 ratings.