Black Eye Ale - Mendocino Brewing Company
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3.71/5 rDev +1.9%
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.
04-19-2014 00:34:10 | More by Gabriel_Vaughn
3.54/5 rDev -2.7%
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.
06-11-2013 22:04:01 | More by barczar
3.26/5 rDev -10.4%
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.
02-11-2013 01:51:39 | More by Fatehunter
3.53/5 rDev -3%
Pours an opaque dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy latticework of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and a mild char aroma. Taste is much the same with a slight soy sauce taste on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that seems to be much more stout forward compared to the other beer it's blended with.
12-28-2012 07:24:05 | More by UCLABrewN84
Black Eye Ale from Mendocino Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.