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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

189 Ratings
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Ratings: 189
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

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

07-22-2014 00:04:46 | More by gelasin
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KAF

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

07-17-2014 02:58:04 | More by KAF
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

05-05-2014 21:57:17 | More by MikeWard
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Gabriel_Vaughn

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 00:34:10 | More by Gabriel_Vaughn
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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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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-03-2014 19:14:10 | More by GraduatedCashew
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casapy

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-10-2014 05:53:25 | More by casapy
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nygannon

California

3/5  rDev -17.6%

10-23-2013 04:19:07 | More by nygannon
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harpus

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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b-one

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

09-15-2013 02:53:52 | More by b-one
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Beermazter310

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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KiMiRaiK

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

01-27-2013 23:07:56 | More by KiMiRaiK
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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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Bubbles

California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-17-2012 02:17:39 | More by Bubbles
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MarioM

California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-23-2012 03:45:58 | More by MarioM
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Chris_Cali_2o9


4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

11-20-2012 05:50:01 | More by Chris_Cali_2o9
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Black Eye Ale from Mendocino Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.