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Black Eye Ale - Mendocino Brewing Company

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Black Eye AleBlack Eye Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

194 Ratings
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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 9
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Black & Tan |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-29-2001)
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gelasin, Jul 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

KAF, Jul 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

MikeWard, May 05, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Amazingly dark in color, half stout supposedly, half eye of the hawk which is a dark coppery red, impressive color considering the combo. Light frothy head dissapates quickly., Smells decent like any other stout but light and modest. Has a strong metallic taste to it, quite strange. other than that eye of the hawkesque stout flavor is remarkable. mouthfeel is pretty nice, in the middle there. Overall I say 3 an a quarter although the metallic taste is strange.

Gabriel_Vaughn, Apr 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

jsanmarco, Apr 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

GraduatedCashew, Feb 03, 2014
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casapy, Jan 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

nygannon, Oct 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

harpus, Oct 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

MIrvine, Oct 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

b-one, Sep 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Beermazter310, Sep 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

SerpentX, Jul 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

mmilyko, Jul 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

jbaakko, Jun 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

mrfrancis, Jun 19, 2013
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3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Almost opaque deep brown with clear garnet highlights and a frothy half inch khaki head that dissipates to a thin foam layer.

Floral hops, tar, roast malt, nutty caramel, and licorice form the aroma. Fairly complex.

Flavor reveals roast malt and an initial buttery note, which becomes nutty and deeply toasted at the slightly bitter finish. Undertones of minerals and earthy hops add complexity. Floral hop notes emerge.

Body is slightly full and smooth, with carbonation a touch low.

There's good roast character, not overpowering, and somewhat substantial malt backbone, but there's a minerally, acidic character that is offputting. Becomes somewhat metallic. May be the roast acrid notes and citrus hops clashing.

barczar, Jun 11, 2013
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ravot, Apr 10, 2013
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3.26/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured two fingers of head on a black body. Looks nice.
The aroma is chocolate, roasted malt and a little coffee. Pretty good except for a slight metallic note.
The taste is watered down roasted malt with metallic undertones. There's a mild bitterness at the end.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
An easy drinker. The metallic notes took some points away, but not good overall.

Fatehunter, Feb 11, 2013
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Black Eye Ale from Mendocino Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.