Black Eye Ale - Mendocino Brewing Company

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Black Eye AleBlack Eye Ale

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196 Ratings
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 9
Gots: 2 | 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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Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
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.

Photo of jsanmarco
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of casapy
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of nygannon
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of MIrvine
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of b-one
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Beermazter310
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of SerpentX
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mmilyko
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of jbaakko
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mrfrancis
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of barczar
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.

Photo of ravot
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Fatehunter
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.

Photo of KiMiRaiK
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
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.

Photo of Bubbles
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of MarioM
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Chris_Cali_2o9
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of DarrellK
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Duskskater
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Black Eye Ale from Mendocino Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.