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Black Eye Ale - Mendocino Brewing Company

Black Eye AleBlack Eye Ale

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82
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185 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 11.54%


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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Reviews by BigPlay1824:
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BigPlay1824

New York

3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Enjoyed in a snifter
A: pours a deep brown that does not allow any light to permeate, pours with a nice finger of very active and fizzy head which dissipates rapidly, leaves
S: nice scent, gentle notes of dark fruits with a slight sweetness behind it
T: taste pretty much mirrors the scent with some nice coccoa notes which add a nice depth
M: a very smooth brew on the palate, virtually no carbonation tingle, leaves the mouth cleanly
O: I was a bit weary of buying this bottle simply because it looks kind of cheap and tacky at face value, also I had no idea how long it had been sitting on the shelf for since there was no bottling date, quite pleasantly surprised by this well balanced beer

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 20:17:35 | More by BigPlay1824
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jsanmarco

United Kingdom (England)

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

04-14-2014 04:42:21 | More by jsanmarco
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California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Idaho

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Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

10-15-2013 18:35:08 | More by harpus
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MIrvine

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

10-03-2013 06:22:04 | More by MIrvine
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California

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

09-15-2013 02:53:52 | More by b-one
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Nevada

4/5  rDev +9.9%

09-03-2013 19:16:21 | More by Beermazter310
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-04-2013 17:15:20 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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SerpentX

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-29-2013 06:12:55 | More by SerpentX
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mmilyko

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-06-2013 03:54:37 | More by mmilyko
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jbaakko

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-27-2013 17:34:24 | More by jbaakko
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-19-2013 16:10:44 | More by mrfrancis
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barczar

Kentucky

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 22:04:01 | More by barczar
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ravot

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.6%

04-10-2013 02:52:02 | More by ravot
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Fatehunter

Oregon

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 01:51:39 | More by Fatehunter
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Washington

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UCLABrewN84

California

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 07:24:05 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Black Eye Ale from Mendocino Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.