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Black Hawk Stout | Mendocino Brewing Company

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3.52/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company
United States
mendobrew.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-15-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,435
Reviews:
432
Ratings:
656
pDev:
13.35%
Bros Score:
3.73
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
34
Trade:
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Irish dry stout - okay, then clear mug sounds like it should be a good to go then, right?
Here's the rest.
The appearance was a stiff dark brown color almost black with a quickly dissipating foamy white head. Not much lace, somewhat stringy yet slid off very quickly.
The aroma had some cardboard, earthiness, quick roastiness, slight toast, light coffee grounds and some dark chocolate.
The flavor had that dry sweet earthy cardboard and roastiness. Dark chocolate seemed there, but faint. Slight aftertaste of the roast and dark chocolate.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt on par. Dry roasty and toasty to semi-dark chocolate bitterness nipping the finish.
Overall, pretty decent as an Irish dry stout, perhaps could come back to.

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Photo of frasergrove
3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.29/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.62/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cabage99
2.63/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jodio
3.67/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.1/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good deep black appearance indicating heavy roasting with a full one inch of cream to beige colored head on the top of it. Plenty of roast, earthen smoke to the aroma.

Chewy, but not as much as you would expect from the color. Coffee malt notes, still some earthenness. Its reliable stuff for the stout crowd, must love roasting and can't be the guy who always complains about a stout being too thin.

Otherwise, plenty serviceable.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got as a gift. 12oz bottle served at 8deg in a tulip

A- Opens well and pours a nice high 2" high brown head that lasts for nearly four minutes before film out. Nice dark brown colour

S- Not much here. Some malt and a touch of chocolate but that's it.

T- Lacking all around. Just a lack of proper ingredients and money into this one. Not for me thx. From an Irish dry stout stand point it is fair at best hence the rating

M- Creamy going down then dries out

O- Nice brew but not for me. Good to those who like this style. My rating is fair and won't upset the balance of the universe with respect to where this brew stands in the ratings.

Food Pairing

This alright brew went ok with....... Liver and onions! I fry bacon and then the onions in the grease! Yum LOL.

Enjoy

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Photo of Squire123
3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed in Roger Protz' CAMRA classic "300 Beers To Try Before You Die!"
Listed in the "1001 Beers."
MJ"s 1999 "Guide" gave it 2 of 4 stars.

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Photo of psmith161
4.08/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.2/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Zylod
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
2.87/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
3.61/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SensorySupernova
3.87/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DucksFan16
3.42/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ordybill
4.43/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Big coffee smell with a nice malt backdrop
Appearance- pours a black color with a thick brown head.
Taste- Coffee and a bit of licorice with a nice malt mix
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation with a dry finish
Overall- A real good Irish Dry Stout, highly recommended.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeorgeBeerS
3.44/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reminds me of Old Dominion Stout

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Photo of Damian74
3.09/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 303beer
3.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Of course there is roast but there is some hops too. Has some lacing to it. You can see light through it in a pint glass if you hold it up to one. A fact I like.

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Photo of DaveMiller
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Black Hawk Stout from Mendocino Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 656 ratings
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