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Black Hawk Stout - Mendocino Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

610 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 610
Reviews: 424
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 10
Gots: 19 | 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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GrandmaSweater

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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

Brazil

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
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elevatedgreens

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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

Arizona

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

01-02-2014 05:36:00 | More by LXIXME
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cvalleskey

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

12-31-2013 05:20:41 | More by cvalleskey
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freshflesh

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

12-20-2013 02:15:28 | More by freshflesh
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csmalley

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

12-14-2013 23:32:43 | More by csmalley
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

12-14-2013 16:36:58 | More by jaydoc
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BodiesLexus

New York

4/5  rDev +14%

12-11-2013 01:50:55 | More by BodiesLexus
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14%

12-10-2013 23:12:56 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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I_Like_Beer

New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

12-01-2013 21:13:14 | More by I_Like_Beer
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baccala

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14%

12-01-2013 17:12:01 | More by baccala
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

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
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MattXT

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14%

11-14-2013 14:50:49 | More by MattXT
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

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
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rypkr

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

11-09-2013 01:03:34 | More by rypkr
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iannutter

Chile

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

11-05-2013 03:29:32 | More by iannutter
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illidurit

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

10-23-2013 03:17:50 | More by illidurit
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drinking12many

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

09-29-2013 22:19:11 | More by drinking12many
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csfcmitchell

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

09-16-2013 21:13:55 | More by csfcmitchell
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bernat1971

Washington

2/5  rDev -43%

09-15-2013 08:49:37 | More by bernat1971
Black Hawk Stout from Mendocino Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 610 ratings.