Black Hawk Stout - Mendocino Brewing Company
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3.95/5 rDev +12.5%
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.
01-20-2014 03:04:28 | More by FLima
2.69/5 rDev -23.4%
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
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.
T: Actually, it's hoppier than I anticipated. It tries to have an initial coffee-like flavor to start, but it's general hop bitterness that I'm picking up the most. That, and a ton of caramel. I'm really missing some of the roasted and chocolaty flavors I get out of other stouts.
M: At least it deserves some credit for having a crisp dryness to it. Given that, its light body, and its decent carbonation, it's pretty easy to drink.
O: Not a fan, really. Hoppy stouts need to have a nice backbone of malt and hop flavors, not weak caramel with a ton of generic bitterness. Guess which one this achieves?
11-24-2013 19:49:10 | More by ThisWangsChung
3.79/5 rDev +8%
A-dark brown color with a nice tan head and good lacing
S-dark malt, chocolate, coffee, hint of molasses
T-dark roasted malt, chocolate, light coffee, molasses, mild bitter finish
F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth
O-decent stout, needs bigger flavor, but enjoyables
11-10-2013 21:57:16 | More by MDDMD
Black Hawk Stout from Mendocino Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 610 ratings.